- Published on Thursday, August 07 2014 07:37
- Written by Lina
Cucumbers may do more for your skin than for your palate. Cucumber hydrates, softens, soothes, cleanses, reduces swelling and it’s a gift from the earth for oily or sunburned skin. Its cooling effect is great for treating any irritation of the skin. These cylindrical green fruits, are a member of the melon family and they have properties that soothe and soften the skin.
The more mature we get, the fewer antioxidants we have in our skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage, cucumbers can help restore some of these. Our skin has the ability to absorb antioxidants. Cucumbers are also a great source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging, including cucurbitacins and cucumerin.
Cucumbers contain vitamin C, an awesome antioxidant. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. This is why a couple of cucumber slices placed over tired, puffy eyes in the morning makes you look refreshed. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retain moisture. The vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin’s production of melanin.
And that’s why…
CUCUMBER IS FRUIT OF THE MONTH
Until Next month,
Lina your Skincare Guru