Contrary to the Princess Diaries’ Paolo’s proclamation, “The cucumber does nothing!,” cucumbers are actually a great addition to any beauty routine.
Known for their cooling, tightening, and moisturizing properties, cucumbers can be used year round.
Cucumbers have made the ingredient list of many beauty products over the years, most notably for their refreshing scent. Just like the phrase “cool as a cucumber,” the vegetable is legitimately cooling. Spritz this cucumber green tea body spray on hot summer days.
Fake a good night’s sleep
Moisturize skin and lighten dark spots
As a bonus, dark spots on skin are caused primarily by a lack of moisture. Paired with toxin removing potatoes, these potato cucumber ice cubes are a great treatment for dark spots.
Whether you’ve used cucumber beauty products for their scent or have never given them a try, their benefits make them a worthy beauty ingredient.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.