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Cucumber eye treatment: Whole truth about method

Cucumber eye treatment: Whole truth about method Illustrative photo (Photo: Freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

Cucumbers are used for the skin around the eyes to reduce dark circles and puffiness. However, it's worth knowing whether this procedure really helps, reports the Real Simple website.

Is it an effective method?

Cucumber juice can reduce swelling, soothe damaged skin, and stimulate antioxidant activity. The cooling effect of cucumber juice provides the skin with a fresh look and sensation.

Cucumbers are rich in vitamin C and folic acid. Vitamin C can invigorate the skin and promote the growth of new cells, while folic acid stimulates antioxidants that help the skin combat environmental toxins.

Dermatologist Deanne Robinson explains that the cooling effect of cucumber can reduce puffiness and simultaneously enhance blood flow to the skin. Cucumbers also have a high water content, making them very moisturizing for the skin.

The primary benefits of applying cucumbers to the eyes include:

  • Skin soothing
  • Reducing puffiness
  • Moisturizing and minimizing wrinkles
  • Diminishing dark circles

How to use cucumber for eyes:

Wash

Thoroughly wash the cucumbers to reduce the risk of bacteria or dirt entering the eyes. It's best to choose "homegrown" cucumbers. If you have sensitive skin, it's advisable to perform a patch test on the hand first to ensure no adverse reactions.

Slice

Cut the cucumbers into slices, then place them on the eyes. You can chill them in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes beforehand for an additional soothing effect.

Leave on

Keep the cucumber slices on the eyes for 5-10 minutes. If one side of the cucumber becomes warm, flip it.

Moisturize

Seal the treatment with an eye moisturizer.