Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cucumbers: Do they really "Do Nothing"?

"You want to know a big secret? The cucumber does nothing! Heh, this is something we make up."
— PaoloThe Princess Diaries.

Remember this quote from the Princess Diaries?  I remember being intrigued by what he said but at the same time questioning it.  Well guess what!?  Paolo was wrong!  Cucumbers actually can and do serve a purpose in facials.  Having cool cucumbers helps reduce inflammation and puffiness due to the temperature and the nutrients in the cucumbers.

I also found a great article from Huffington Post that explained more about the cucumbers from a dermatologist, Dr. Gregory Nikolaidis.

“If puffiness is accompanied by irritation, home remedies like cucumbers or chamomile tea can help reduce the inflammation and swelling,” says Dr. Nikolaidis. “Cucumbers have powerful antioxidants and flavinoids that are thought to reduce irritation. And they need to be chilled for a reason, as he points out that “cold cucumbers or tea bags also work in part by the cooling effects of evaporation, and are best applied for four to five minutes.”

You can read the whole article here.  You can also check out our Impish Eyes Depuffing Serum (with cucumber and a ton of other amazing ingredients) in action by clicking here.

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