Cucumber is well-loved by many especially on salads or just by simply eating it raw directly from the fridge. Cucumber belongs to the gourd family and has a considerable number of health benefits. The fruit, for your information is comprised of 90% water making it perfect in providing that refreshing feel. It is also commonly associated worldwide with skin and facial treatment.
One of cucumber's main roles to the skin is toning as it corrects the skin's complexion, removing uneven and dark spots. Cucumber extract is one of the effective natural astringents and it is proven to be helpful in reducing eye bags and dark circles around the eyes as well as in preventing acne and pimples. Since cucumber has the same hydrogen level with our skin, it is popularly used as a face pack to soothe and soften the irritated and stressed skin.
Yesterday, I tried applying the cucumber ritual on my face. Here's how I did it: Recommended to refrigerate it for about 30 minutes for an added cooling effect. Just take a few slices of cucumber and cut them into thinner portions so it can easily stick on your skin. Place them around your eyes and face and leave it for about 30 minutes, then rinse with cool water.
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