Cucumber consists of 90% water and is known to be a cooling agent. This cylindrical fruit from the melon family has properties to soothe and soften the skin. Cucumber juice and its pulp act as a natural remedy for improving skin complexion. The raw fruit is used as a facial treatment in many beauty parlours and spas.
Here’s a simple treatment for puffy eyes:
Take a chilled cucumber from the fridge and cut two thick slices. Place the cold slices over your eyelids for 10-15 minutes. The high water content in the cucumber helps hydrate the soft skin under the eyes while the chilled slices help reduce the swelling leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Cucumber is a gentle astringent that can cleanse our skin, clear the dirty pores and retain the moisture it longs for. No wonder there are so many cucumber based beauty products in the market.