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Friday, May 11, 2012

I love cucumbers for skin care. There's something so calming and cooling about putting them on tired eyes when you're giving yourself a facial.  Did you realize that cucumbers actually are very beneficial in skin care -- and not just on puffy eyes? 

Cucumbers are rich in a natural silica.  This is essential to supporting skin's connective tissue. Large amounts of Vitamin C are also present in cukes, which surprises many people since we typically associate vitamin C with oranges and other citrus fruits.

Cucumbers also possess another ingredient that we don't often hear of.  It's called Caffeic Acid. Caffeic acid is really a fabulous ingredient in skin care because it is a potent antioxidant. And if the name sounds a bit like caffeine, you're right.  Caffeic acid is found in coffee beans, too!

When you use products with cucumber, your skin will look brighter & more radiant.  Sensitive skin types will adore cucumber because of its ability to soothe red and irritated skin.  I often recommend that those with painful cystic acne use gentle cucumber products to help ease inflammation.

Here are some fab cucumber finds--ALL ARE UNDER $10!

cucumbers for skin care



CSI Vivid Eyes Cucumber Eye Cream
Shikai All Natural Cucumber Melon Body Lotion
Natural Grooming by Herban Cowboy Vegan Aftershave Balm in Carrot Cucumber
Skin Organics Cucumber Sage Calming Mist
Blum Naturals Eye Makeup Remover
Kiss My Face Cucumber Deodorant
Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes (unlike most "Yes to" items, these are synthetic fragrance-free)
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