Aside from being nice to eat, Cucumber also works miracles for your skin. It has properties that soothe and soften the skin whilst being vitamin rich and full of antioxidants.
Anti-Ageing: The older you get, the fewer antioxidants you have in your skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage. Cucumber can help restore some of the damage as your skin will absorb the antioxidants from the cucumber. It is also a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and anti-ageing including Cucurbiarcins and Cucmerin. Cucumbers are also a source of Silica which, as a precursor to collagen, can help fight wrinkles.
Vitamin Rich: Cucumbers contain vitamin C. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retain moisture. The vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin's production of melanin.
Skin Irritations: Cucumbers have a high water content and a cooling quality, making them appropriate to help soothe mild burns, particularly sunburn. They can also reduce swelling and relieve minor skin irritations.
L'Action Paris UK soothing Cucumber Purifying Spa Mask is packed with a combination of natural plant extracts, cucumber and vitamins. It is perfect to apply after a day in the sun as it will leave your skin feeling smooth, cleansed, refreshed and calm
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