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The Beauty Benefits of Cucumber

The Beauty Benefits of Cucumber

The beauty benefits of Cucumber are boundless. While you may have seen countless images of women wearing cucumbers as eye masks, the skincare benefits of these green fruits extend way beyond the eyes.

Related to the melon family, cucumbers are one of the richest sources of water found in any fruit of vegetable. This means that they are packed full of pure hydration, which when used on the skin helps to rebalance and moisturise stressed out and dehydrated complexions.

What are the Skincare Benefits of Cucumber?

Cucumber itself is incredibly rich in many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which all work to keep the skin healthy when used in your beauty routine.

  • It has a high Vitamin C content, which makes it an excellent skin brightener as it works to renew dulling cells and leave your complexion glowing.
  • Naturally rich in Caffeic Acid, which has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, Cucumber helps to reduce puffiness and redness on the skin, making it great to use after travelling or when your eyes feel tired and heavy.
  • Due to its high water content and Vitamin B5, Cucumber is a great ingredient to use in your skincare routine if you have a dehydrated or dry complexion. It helps to replenish lost moisture in your skin by flooding it with water and plumping up the cells so that your complexion appears healthy and radiant.
  • Cucumber naturally contains a high level of antioxidants, including Vitamin K, which helps to fight pigmentation and dark circles. This makes it a great ingredient to use if you want an even skin tone and wide awake peepers.

Your Cucumber Beauty Routine

  1. bareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil
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    bareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil

    Double cleansing is not a luxury, but merely an essential part of any healthy skincare routine.

    The first part is oil-based, and helps to remove all traces of makeup, dirt, oil and impurities so your second cleanser can actually reach your skin cells and leave you with a refreshed complexion.

    The bareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil contains a blend of botanical extracts and oils to soothe and cleanse the skin, including purifying and soothing Cucumber, so that your skin feels nourished and not stripped.

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  2. Yes To Cucumber Daily Gel Cleanser
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    Yes To Cucumber Daily Gel Cleanser

    This natural daily cleanser makes the perfect second cleanse and has Organic Cucumber Extract at the heart of its formulation, making it the perfect hydrating treat when your skin needs a drink.

    It has a soothing effect on the skin to help cool and calm irritation, while plumping up the skin and leave it feeling soft and healthy. The addition of Aloe Vera makes it perfect to use in the summer months, as it will help to nourish any sunburn, and leave your complexion feeling a little less sore!

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  3. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Bouncy Cream
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    Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Bouncy Cream

    This beautifully textured moisturiser helps to hydrate and detox the skin so it stays healthy and glowing.

    Enriched with Cucumber to flush the skin with moisture, the cream also contains Hyaluronic Acid to draw in moisture from the air and keep the skin cells plumped up with water. Working in synergy with each other, they also help to detox the skin by encouraging a healthy hydration balance in the complexion.

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  4. Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel
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    Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel

    If you are suffering with fatigued skin around the eyes or dark circles, you need Ole Henriksen’s Ultimate Lift Eye Gel.

    It contains a blend of Cucumber to depuff the skin and reduce inflammation, while Red Algae tightens fine lines and wrinkles to enhance the skin’s youthfulness and luminosity. Added Hyaluronic Acid works in conjunction with the Cucumber to soothe the skin and provide immediate hydration to dry areas.

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  5. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+
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    MAC Prep + Prime Fix+

    To keep the beautifying benefits of Cucumber running through your entire beauty routine, and not just your skincare regime, start and finish your makeup look with MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix+.

    It can be used as a refreshing spritz before applying your makeup to help prime the skin, and as a setting spray to keep your makeup in place and glowing.

    Enriched with Cucumber, Green Tea and Chamomile, the mist helps to soothe stressed out complexions and combat environmental aggressors from pollution, making it the perfect on-the-go travel product for any city dweller.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!