You must have definitely come across the cliche that Cucumbers are miraculous for eyes. It does wonders. Yes! It’s true. It has magical power to heal. There are enlightening benefits of cucumber on eyes.
You might have seen women having put it’s slices on their eyes and relaxing, you might be curious if it is really effective.
Let’s see the benefits of the traditional fruit- cucumber on the skin:
- Pool of Vitamins and minerals
It contain lots of minerals and vitamins. One cucumber can suffice the need of vitamins and minerals daily. It contains Thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin B6 and minerals like calcium magnesium. These vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy vision. Deficiency in these will lead to blurred vision, eye twitching.
- Lightening effect
Cucumbers help to lighten dark circles under the eyes. Cut two slices of cool cucumber and place them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes. This will soothe the eyes and relieve it from the stress developed due to work.
- Reduce puffiness
Cucumber contains ascorbic acid and caffeic acid which lowers the water retention in the eyes. This will suppress the swelling and puffiness in the eyes. Also it has anti-inflammatory effect and cool temperature decreases the blood flow around the eyes, thus alleviating swelling and puffiness around eyes.
- Natural moisturizer
Cucumber is 95% water. It avoids stretching and irritation of skin around the eye and rejuvenates the eyes.
- Anti- wrinkle treatment
You can see fine lines around your eyes or eyelid folds these are signs of permanent wrinkles. Treat them with cucumber in initial stage. Rub the slice of cucumber gently around the eyes, Cucumber has substance called phytochemical. This will cause tightening of collagen in the skin and firm up outer layer. You will get rid of wrinkles around the eyes within a month.
You can use cucumber in three ways:
- Cut the slices of fresh cool cucumber and put it on the eyes.
- Extract the juice out of cucumber, and then soak the cotton balls in juice and apply around your eyes.
- Grate the cucumber and make its paste. Apply paste around the eyes.
- Allow it to dry for 5-10 minutes and you can see the difference within a month. Along with this include cucumber in your diet.
All these benefits have made this traditional fruit staple in the beauty world. Eat and apply to reap double benefits.