A cucumber is the best friend of the skin

It`s easier to handle with  eye bags  than dark circles. In fact, hide these nightmarish dark circles will help you only a tool-concealer. And here is from bags under eyes (and not only from them) a cucumber will save you.

The peak of ripening of cucumbers falls in July-August, so be sure to buy the freshest seasonal cucumbers and take half a dozen: three for salad, three for the skin (in General, this vegetable is available at any time of the year, so that no excuses are accepted!) Eating cucumber, you get a minimum of calories, while it is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will perfectly affect the inside and outside of your complexion.

Refreshes and protects

Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeine acid, two antioxidants that help to cope with wrinkles, the effects of prolonged exposure to the sun and more. Vitamin C contributes to the production of collagen and elastin — the protein fibers that give the skin youthful elasticity. Caffeine acid suppresses cancer cells and protects skin cells that are exposed to solar radiation. Now do you understand why many SPAS offer hydrating masks made of soft cucumber?

How to make it at home

In a blender, turn half of the cucumber almost into a puree, add two or three tablespoons of plain yogurt and mix. The mass should be thick, not flowing. Apply the paste on the face and neck and lie down for 15 minutes. Rinse off the mask and enjoy how wonderful your skin feels. Removes swelling from the eyes: sliced cucumber slices put in the refrigerator. These mugs perfectly fall on the eye sockets, act as miniature bags of ice and relieve swelling from the eyelids. And all for one reason: cucumbers are 90% water, which helps them to stay ice cold even on the hottest places. Because of the cold blood and lymph vessels are reduced, and the liquid ceases to flow to the swollen eyelids.

Eliminates redness

Cucumber is a natural anti-inflammatory and soothing agent for red acne and sunburn. Put thin slices of cold cucumber under the eyes starting from the nose and cheeks. Lie down for 15 minutes, remove the cucumber and apply a light moisturizer.

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