7 Reasons to Look for Cucumber in your Skincare

I like my cucumber with a li’l cheese cream and chive but seemingly, I’ve been using cucumbers all wrong. Instead of chopping them up and serving them as a snack, I should have been placing them on my eyelids.

Look for cucumber when you’re seeking new skincare saviours, because this is one beneficial ingredient. Muse over seven ways cucumber improves your skin.

  1. Evens out skin tone
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    Evens out skin tone

    Cucumber acts as a natural bleaching agent, which makes it useful for artificial tan removal and also when aiming to reduce scars. It can restore and even out your skin complexion.

    Rediscover your skin’s youthful glow with the SkinCeuticals Phyto+. Red irritated skin and discoloration no more with the smart ingredient mix in this botanical gel. Improve the appearance of your skin efficiently.


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  2. Detoxifies and soothes
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    Detoxifies and soothes

    Cucumbers are infused with a very high water content and a cooling quality. This means they can help soothe something like sun burn, as well as relieving minor skin irritation.

    Pick up a bottle of Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Detox Hydrating serum, which is fortified with a 78% complex of cooling cucumber extract and replenishing hyaluronic acid. Suitable for all skin types, this serum will restore optimal moisture levels and alleviate irritation.

    Meanwhile hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin by attracting up to 1000 times its weight in water from the moisture in the air. This serum will leave your skin feeling silky soft, radiant, supple and hydrated.

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  3. Balances the skin
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    Balances the skin

    Cucumber helps with inflammation and also has skin tightening properties. It cleanses the skin, removing impurities and dead skin cells and minimizes the pores so they have less chance of becoming clogged.

    Bring tight pores back to life with Alcimie Forever’s Purifying Facial Cleanser.

    This foaming facial wash will dissolve makeup and unwelcome oils from the skin’s surface, while deep cleaning the pores and gently exfoliating. It won’t strip necessary moisture, in fact it guides your complexion to an equilibrium leaving it cleaner, softer and all-round healthier.

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  4. Hides your age
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    Hides your age

    The clever cucumber is stocked with manganese and potassium. It’s a commendable ingredient when it comes to firming and tightening the skin. If you use it early on, it will reduce and almost reverse visible aging signs such as fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin.

    Get the ultimate glow with Kat Burki’s Balancing Cucumber Elixir which softens, calms, brightens, lightens and tightens the skin.


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  5. Refreshes the skin
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    Refreshes the skin

    Cucumber is super-refreshing because of that high water content (95%). Combining all of its benefits, such as the antioxidant, astringent and cooling properties – it’s one great way to achieve radiant skin.

    Appease oily or blemished skin with WEI’s skin-balancing Mung Bean Sprout Stress-Relieving Mask. This purifying sheet mask floats in a mung bean sprout essence-filled tube. After a 10-minute application, dull skin is exfoliated while skin-damaging pollutants and impurities are extracted from the pores.


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  6. Improves the under eye area
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    Improves the under eye area

    Yes, the cool cucumber can enhance the under eye area. The presence of ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in cucumber brings down the water retention rate resulting in reduced swelling and puffiness around the eyes.

    Also, the large amount of antioxidants and silica in cucumber can help in slowly fading dark circles, and comfort the vessels in the area to restore a normal tinge.

    Unfortunately these benefits are temporary, so turn to the cucumber regularly! Pick up Juice Beauty’s Smoothing Eye Concentrate for a healthy eye area – it’s suitable for all skin types and daily use.

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  7. Has antioxidant superpowers
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    Has antioxidant superpowers

    As we age, our skin loses antioxidants that wage war on environmental aggressors and sun damage. But the cool cucumber can help keep your antioxidant levels steady. It is also a natural astringent that will maintain the skin’s natural pH.

    Try Juice Jacobs’ Cucumber and Green Tea Toner to stand a fighting chance against free radicals!

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