Be it movies or family, we have often seen many people applying cucumber slices on their eyes since childhood. Then we grew up too and we tried it too. However, we do not know whether cucumber can really cure dark circles under eyes? For this it is important to understand why cucumber is used in most of the home remedies.
Cucumbers contain many essential vitamins and minerals like thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and minerals like calcium and magnesium, which are great for the skin. It is considered as one of the most effective beauty ingredients for eye care. Cucumber has anti-inflammatory effect which helps in reducing puffiness and dark circles under eyes. The high water content in cucumber helps hydrate the skin and the cool temperature reduces blood flow to the area around the eyes.
Cucumber helps in treating it and brings back the lost beauty of our face. It contains Vitamin-K, especially in the dark green part of the peel, which helps in reducing dark circles.
It has the ability to improve blood clotting and coagulation. It reduces the purple and green capillaries that darken the under eye area.
Cucumber is rich in vitamin C and folic acid. Vitamin-C may stimulate the growth of new cells in the skin, while folic acid stimulates antioxidants, which help the skin fight environmental toxins that can cause eyes to appear puffy or tired.
Cucumbers also contain antioxidants and silica, which can help reduce dark circles. It helps in lightening the skin around the eyes.
The skin around our eyes often gets discolored and the nutrients present in cucumber slices work like magic to treat it.
The best way to use it is to place cucumber slices directly on your eyelids. If you want to make it easier, blend the cucumber into a puree and then freeze it. Next day apply these ice cubes around the eyes. You can also apply it on the skin of the face and neck.