This popular salad ingredient has so many surprising skin benefits, swap the plate for your cosmetics bag and find out why the Cucumber is a hero for the skin and an anti-ageing dream…
Cucumber is a popular fruit in our daily cuisine, part of the gourd family, it is a creeping vine that grows the cucumber fruits. Originally from Southern Asia, the cucumber is now grown on most continents with many different varieties available and is made up of more than 90% water.
How can Cucumber help my skin?
With so many benefits, don’t just think the Cucumber is a tasty snack…
Cucumber is packed full of vital vitamins for optimum skin health. Containing vitamin C – an effective antioxidant, vitamin K – another powerful antioxidant which fights dark circles under the eyes and vitamin A – which fights dark spots and pigmentation, cucumbers also contain pantothenic acid and vitamin B-5, important compounds which help the skin retain moisture.
Banishes Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
Well known for reliving the eyes from dull and dark-looking skin, cucumbers have cooling properties which help rejuvenate and refresh skin. It can also reduce the water retention, hence controls the puffiness found mainly under the eyes.
Antioxidants are your friends when slowing down the ageing process, these combat wrinkles and sun damage and cucumbers have plenty of these. The skin will absorb antioxidants such as cucurbitacins and cucumerin, to prevent further damage from free radicals and other harmful elements in the environment.
Cucumber will firm and tighten the skin once applied, helping to soften the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin. Minerals such as manganese and potassium are renowned for firming the skin, and these are also found in cucumber.
Hydrated Glowing Skin
Due to its high water content, cucumber is excellent at hydrating dull dry skin. Being a natural toner and astringent due to its cooling properties, it will improve the skin’s complexion buy brightening it. Plus, it will help to reduce the oil produced by oily complexions leaving it free from clogged pores and excessive oil.
One of the most recognisable benefits of cucumber is its cooling and soothing properties. Very effective at calming and hydrating stressed skin which has been affected by sun burn and rashes, cucumber is also a natural bleaching agent, making it useful for reducing a tan and for diminishing scars.
SBC’s Cucumber Skincare Gel is a cooling, hydrating gel enriched with soothing Cucumber and added Vitamin A for a brighter more youthful skin and eye contour. Infused with moisturising and revitalising care, this replenishing gel encourages a smoother eye contour, even skin texture and may help reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and shadows.
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