CrazyBusy Tip: Soothe Tired, Holiday-Stressed Skin With Cucumbers
It’s said that Cleopatra used cucumber juice to preserve her skin. Cucumbers are wonderful in salads, but what exactly is it that makes them worthy of being added to our facial care repertoire?
It’s simply this: Cucumbers contain anti-inflammatory properties that help shrink swollen tissues. Among their many nutrients, the two that we’re interested in are ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid. These help to reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin.
To give some relief to the area around your eyes, lie down and place two slices over your eyes for about 10-20 minutes. Later, the rest of the cucumber may be peeled and pureed to make a facial mask. Wash off after 10-15 minutes, pat dry, and apply moisturizer.
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