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Why are Cucumbers Used During a Facial?

August 6th, 2013 • Posted by Advanced Skin Care Clinic • Permalink

A facial is a great way to rejuvenate your skin. From the exfoliating process to the cleansing masks used, the treatment will reveal a younger, fresher you. Plus, a facial is relaxing. You get to kick back and be pampered while we take you through the various steps of a facial. You might not recognize some of the creams and essential oils, but one tried and true facial ingredient you will recognize: the cucumber.

During a facial, a slice of cucumber is usually placed over the eyes. Have you ever wondered why cucumbers are used? Well, wonder no more. We've got the answer.

For starters, cucumbers are packed with antioxidants that help fight redness and swelling. They also contain caffeic acid, which helps prevent water retention. Plus, the cool temperature of a cucumber also fights puffiness. You can see why this fruit is an excellent addition to a facial.

Cucumbers aren't just used for facials, or chopped up for salads; they actually have quite a few uses.

  • They are used in hair treatments to fight the stress caused by chlorine.
  • You can rub a cucumber on your shoes for a quick water-resistant polish.
  • Try rubbing a cucumber on your wall when your kids decide to color on it, it will remove the marks.
  • Cucumbers can even fight bad breath.

Who knew? Cucumbers come in handy everywhere, not just at the facialist counter.

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