Low in calorie, full of essential vitamins and minerals, and a crisp refreshing flavor! What’s not to love about cucumbers? Outside of the kitchen, cucumbers boast a surprising number of practical uses. Since I’m a big fan of quick DIY options, here are a few of my favorite ways to easily incorporate cucumbers!
The vitamin C and silica found in cucumbers can help improve the skin’s texture, hydrate, and tighten pores. For an easy DIY face mask, simply grate a cucumber and mix the pulp with a few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. Pat the mixture over your T-zone and leave for on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and follow with a light moisturizer for fresh, glowing skin!
I’m prone to hangovers after only a couple drinks, so I’m always in search of ways to control the damage. Cucumbers are chock full of natural sugars, electrolytes, and vitamins that can help keep a nasty hangover at bay. Much on cucumber slices before bed to help minimize dehydration in the morning. If damage control wasn’t an option, lay a few slices on your forehead for relief from headaches while you promise yourself that you’re never, ever drinking again (we’ve all been there).
My Friday nights are absolutely sacred. After a long week, nothing sounds better than staying in with Netflix, glass of wine, and a long bath to unwind. For a spa-like atmosphere, fill a large bowl with boiling water and a sliced cucumber. The calming properties of the cucumbers will be released through the steam.
Pro-tip: rub one of those slices along the inner edges of your bathroom mirror to keep it from fogging up!