Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) originally from South Asia is a favourite in refreshing salads and is full of water and fiber. It is well known in the beauty industry for transform skin’s health and appearance. Cucumber is 95% water and shares the same hydrogen level as skin. While it is low in calorie it has a high water content keeping your body hydrated making it a good skin diet.
Moisturises: Its high water content makes it a great cooling agent and moisturiser for skin. They make wonderful natural eye pads for reducing swelling and dark circles around tired eyes. It is also helpful in evening out skin complexion, soothing mild sunburn and skin irritation.
Calm cleansing : Its cleansing and hydrating properties helps in soothing and softening your skin which helps you relax. Very good for dry skin types. It also contains multiple B vitamins( B1, B5, B7 ) which said to help ease anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress.
Antioxidant: Cucumber contains antioxidants and vitamins. It has Vitamin K, manganese and potassium. All help in reducing fine lines, firming and revitalising skin. Its juices contains phytochemicals which help in the production of collagen necessary for improving skin elasticity. It’s been said drinking its juice daily helps control hair loss and give the appearance of silky shiny hair.
Oil secretion and acne: Its antioxidants help ease inflammation on the skin and relieve it from clogged pores and excessive oil which results in acne.