Friday, 29 January 2016

The Magic in Cucumbers For Your Skin!

Ever wondered why women put a piece of sliced cucumber on their eyes when they go to the spa or attend a spa party?  It’s an open secret that this wonderful fruity veg has calming, cooling and rehydrating benefits that are excellent for the skin.  Placing chilled slices of cucumber on the eyes is a familiar sight but truth be told, it really does help reduce under-eye bags and puffiness which is a common and major skincare concern for most people.

Gimme Some Cucumbers!
Cucumbers are the 4th most cultivated vegetable in the world. They belong to the same botanical family as melons and squashes which is why I have called it a fruity veg.
Cucumbers are considered to be one of the best foods for the health of the skin, joints, liver and kidneys.  It is said that the active chemicals in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten and these same chemicals provide benefits to the gut which helps maintain the body’s water balance, especially on hot days. As such, it is not surprising that cucumbers are used in a range of skin care products such as facial cleansers, calming balms and cooling gels which all aid skin health. Cucumber based treatments also abound in beauty salons and spas.
Five Top Benefits of Cucumbers for Your Health and Skin
Keeps you hydrated: Cucumbers are 90 percent water so nibble loads of it to rehydrate your body and skin.
Supplies skin-healthy minerals: Such as magnesium and potassiumMagnesium is needed for making new cells, relaxing nerves and muscles, clotting blood and providing energy. Potassium helps to keep a normal water balance between the cells and body fluids.
Fights heat, inside and out: Eat cucumbers, and your body gets relief from heartburn. Apply cucumber on your skin, and you get relief from sunburn.  That’s a double whammy and a positive one too!
Eliminates toxins from the digestive system: The water in cucumbers helps to cleanse you internally by sweeping waste products out of your system. 
Improves muscle and joint pain: The powerful benefits you get from the minerals in cucumbers such as magnesium and potassium, make it a powerful antidote for muscle weakness, muscle cramps, muscle and joint pain.
There you have it! The magic in cucumbers and top five benefits for including cucumbers in your diet and lifestyle.
Cucumbers, oh cucumbers. Gimme some cucumbers!
Radiance and love,

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