My friend and I were doing a spa
party at her house, and she insisted we put cucumber slices over our eyes. Did
that, uh, do anything, or is just as silly as it seems?
Prepare yourself for a shock, sistah, ‘cause your bud was right on the,
er, veggie. You know those puffy bags under your eyes? Well, slices of
cucumbers—and their magical chemical properties—can actually help reduce that inflammation.
Cucumbers contain ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, both of which prevent water
retention by drawing water out of your skin cells.
And, since the slices of cucumber are usually fresh from the refrigerator and cool as a result, they offer a one-two punch of inflammation-fighting goodness. The cold will help constrict dilated blood vessels, which will help ya beat puffiness and redness.
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN skin problems, advice