6 Ways You Didn't Know You Could Use Cucumber to Up Your Beauty Game
Clocking in at over 90 percent water, the cucumber is a treasured food that does wonders for the skin. From soothing pesky topical irritations to reducing swelling and redness, we've rounded up some of the best ways you can use this fruit (yes it's technically a fruit) for your beauty needs.
Decrease puffiness under the eyes
Treat under-eye bags with two thin slices of cold cucumbers (chilled works better as it can reduce swelling). Take things a step further by conditioning eyelashes with Rimmel Wonder'lash Lift Me Up mascara.
Put it on your bikini line
The anti-inflammatory properties in cucumber have been known to help reduce redness associated with freshly waxed skin. Place slices into the fridge before applying to the skin.
Create a cucumber and clay mask
Adding cucumber to a clay mask will create a calming effect. Try this DIY mask once a week during the cold-weather months.
Treat sunburns in any month
If you've ever missed a spot with your sunscreen and ended up with an unsightly — and painful — sunburn, try a home remedy like cucumber. They promote circulation and can help restore moisture.
Mix it in with a hair treatment
Feed dry and damaged hair something that will bring it back to life. Try a DIY treatment with olive oil, cucumber, and an egg.
Use it in a body scrub
Exfoliate your skin by creating an ultramoisturizing body scrub with cucumber, coconut oil, and sugar.