The opposition between the sexes already has another sphere of expression. While men have long been convinced of the benefits of cucumber as an ideal addition to a healthy salad, women quickly found another application of the slice of vegetables – in addition to daily cosmetic care . It turns out that this application of cucumber also brings benefits.
Although the cucumber extract is a constituent of many cosmetic products, many women continue to use it in the purest form by placing slices of it directly on their eyes for a few minutes.
The benefits of this addition to daily skin care are scientifically proven. Here’s what they say:
The delicate and thin skin around the eyes is very quickly and easily dehydrated and the appearance is getting worse. 95% of the cucumber composition is water. Applying a slice of cucumber directly to the skin of the eye allows it to instantly hydrate and restore the water-lipid balance ;
On the other hand, ascorbic acid and caffeic acid in cucumber prevent water from retaining the skin cells. This prevents the appearance of bags under the eyes and facilitates their removal;
The cucumber also contains substances with a slight skin-lightening effect, also useful for removing the dark tinge of the bags under the eyes;
The beneficial effect of cucumber to restore the normal color and moisture of the skin allows it to be used successfully after sunburn . The skin of the face, especially around the eyes, is very sensitive to ultraviolet rays. The cucumber cuttings, placed directly on the eyes, help cool and moisturize the skin and soothe redness;
Cucumber is rich in antioxidants. Its topical application helps to neutralize free radicals and slow down the aging process of the skin ;
The high content of potassium and tocopherol (vitamin E) helps to smooth the skin and stretch fine wrinkles around the eyes and eyelids;
Biologically active substances in the cucumber also help to reduce the pores and reduce sebum secretion;
Cucumber offers a completely natural way to revitalize the skin around the eyes, and its use in pure and organic form rages that cosmetic care will not cause skin irritation. This is especially important for the skin around the eyes, where imperfections are particularly difficult to conceal.