Are cucumbers really that good for your dark circles?
Whether it’s a scene from Princess Diaries or watching our moms over the weekends, we’ve often seen most of the people around us casually place a slice of cucumber around their eyelids. And of course, we grew up and gave it a shot too. But we’re still not quite sure of whether it helps the dark circles, apart from how soothing it is after a hard day at work
So we spoke to an expert, Dr Ajay Rana who went on to share his expertise on cucumbers. To understand why cucumbers are used, here’s understanding the most understated DIY ingredient. Cucumber consists of many essential vitamins and minerals such as Thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are very good for the skin. It is considered as one of the most effective beauty ingredients for taking care of the eyes.
Cucumber has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps to reduce puffiness of eyes and dark circles. The high water content in cucumbers helps in hydrating the skin and the cool temperature decreases the flow of blood to the space around the eyes.
- Cucumber helps in treating this and brings back the lost beauty on our faces. It contains Vitamin K, especially in the deep green part of the peel which helps to reduce dark circles.
- It has the ability to improve blood clotting and coagulation. This subdues the stark visibility of the purple and green capillaries darkening the under-eye area.
- Cucumbers are rich in vitamin C and folic acid. Vitamin C can stimulate the growth of new cells in the skin, while folic acid stimulates antioxidants that help the skin fight off environmental toxins that can make eyes appear puffy or tired.
- . Cucumbers also contain antioxidants and silica that can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles. It helps in lightening the skin around the eyes.
- The skin around our eyes is often discoloured and the nutrients in a cucumber slice works like magic to treat it.
The best way to use cucumber is directly by placing it on your eyelids. And if you really need to treat it in an easier way, then blend it into a puree and free them. The next day, you can use those ice cubes in a circular motion all-around your eyes. And if you have troubled skin, you can use it on your face and neck too.