Beauty Benefits of Cucumber
We use it all the time in our salads, cocktails, appetisers etc and as much as cucumber is soothing for our digestive system, it also has a whole host of benefits for our skincare routines too. The nutrients in the superfood, like Vitamin K, C and beta-carotenes are incredible for ensuring soft and healthy skin and hair, and I’ve been fitting it into my beauty routine thanks to the YesTo Cucumbers skincare range.
As an ingredient, cucumber can resolve various skin problems as well as maintaining a healthy, youthful complexion. Of course it has cooling and hydrating properties, which make it a super-ingredient as part of your skincare routine. It’s properties make it perfect for removing oiliness, and it leaves your skin with a glow – plus it’s juice cleanses skin to remove blemishes and pigmentation.
It Hydrates the Skin. If you’re suffering from dull skin now that the weather is getting bleak, cucumber is an ingredient to look out for as it works to soothe and naturally moisturise the skin. You can make your own DIY skincare products, or do as I do and reach for a natural store bought option.
It soothes and helps with tanning, sun burn and rashes. I love using cucumber products while in hotter climates as it soothes and repairs the skin, but if you’ve had a tanning disaster, it also contains a natural bleaching agent which softens the appearance of a tan, and evens out your complexion.
There are Anti-aging benefits too. As cucumber is beneficial for firming and lightening the skin, it can be a powerful ingredient for reversing the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and dullness. My YesTo moisturiser ensures that my skin is treated to these skin loving benefits throughout the day as well as enjoying the healthy glow that it instantly provides.
When I travel, I like to keep my skincare routine simple yet effective. I like the ingredients to be gentle on my skin, but equally they need to be able to cut through makeup, oil, suncream and more! Hot climates and long haul flights leave my skin in need of hydration, so a cucumber skincare routine ticks all the boxes!
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The first step in my beauty routine whether that’s the first thing I do in the morning, or upon returning to the room after a day in the sun, is use a face wipe to remove makeup and lightly cleanse the skin. The Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes (£3.99) not only smell amazing – they truly do, such a light refreshing fragrance! – but they remove dirt, sweat and makeup too. What I love most about them, is that they are compostable towelettes, so far less harmful to the environment than other types, as well as being 95% natural.
I find that wipes alone are enough to cleanse my skin in the mornings, but after a day of wearing makeup or a high factor SPF, whether that’s when I’m abroad or just a day in the city here in the UK, I prefer to double cleanse. Starting with the face wipes to remove the majority of makeup and dirt from my skin, I then reach for a gel cleanser. The Yes To Cucumbers Daily Gel Cleanser (£6.99) has many of the same benefits as the wipes; it’s gentle yet effective, mostly natural (96%) and gives skin a deeper clean. Usually while I am away I store it in the shower, giving my skin a refreshing cleanse before rinsing with warm water. I find that by double cleansing, the dirt and impurities are lifted from my skin but in the most gentle way, and the cool cucumber is pure bliss after a day in the sun.
Central heating, air conditioning, or dry climates mean my skin needs soothing as much as it needs hydrating and the Yes To Cucumbers Moisturiser (£11.99) offers the best of both. The calming and cooling formula has purifying ingredients, and helps skin to glow despite any external factors which may usually dry out your skin. It’s fast absorbing which was exactly what I needed on my last trip – who wants to wait around for your moisturiser to sink in when there’s new places to explore!
Have you tried any cucumber beauty products before? Did you notice their soothing benefits? Let me know in the comments below!
You can find Yes To skincare in the new natural edit within the premium skincare aisle in Boots stores nationwide, and at the moment there is 1/3 off all of these pieces!
This post was created in collaboration with Yes To, but as always, all opinions are my own!