Does Putting Cucumbers On Your Eyes Actually Do Anything?

“Applying cucumber slices to the eye area can help to reduce puffiness because the coolness of cucumber slices acts as a vasoconstrictor, slowing blood flow,” esthetician Erin Larson explained to Allure. Dermatologist Dr. Robert Anolik added, “[Eye] puffiness can occur with vessel dilation and swelling; the cool temperature of the cucumber assists in constructing those blood vessels, relieving puffiness.”

We’ll always say yes to less puff and reduced redness around our eyes. This little spa extra may also keep us from rubbing our eyes if they are dry or irritated. According to Healthline, the hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties of cucumber can also make the skin around our eyes look more revived.

There is no reason to wait for your next trip to the spa for this effective and affordable beauty remedy. If you have a cucumber in your fridge, why not place a few slices on your eyes while listening to a podcast or taking a break to meditate? While you’re at it, consider throwing on a brightening apple mask or whipping up a dark chocolate scrub. DIY treatments with food can make us feel great both inside and out. 


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