Cucumber for cool eyes
There I was happily lying back on my yoga mat with slices of cucumber on the eyes and across my forehead...cooling and an attempt to see if the magic cucumber could get rid of dark circles (being of Indian Asian extraction this is part of the DNA)....and then
yes I messed up my days and for this week Beauty Wednesday is Beauty Thursday TODAY!!
So back at the ranch...its harvest time and there is alot of cucumber around grown in back gardens...so apart from eating and making into juices, cucumber is a brilliant coolant beauty treatment for eyes...
I got a load of cucumber from a gardener friend and I had a medium headache (having burned the midnight oil) and very tired eyes. So paracetemol or I slices of cucumber across my forehead and eyes?
The cucumber won. I sliced it up and popped onto my eyes and forehead, laid down for 30/40 minutes, and voila the headache was gone and my eyes felt less strained.... and refreshed. SIMPLES!
There is alot of good advice all over net about cucumber for beauty but I would say try the simple version first! You will be surprised at how well the old wives' tales work out!
With the abundance of cucumber and aloe vera I am going to try my hand at making my own cream and face mask with a over 50% cucumber for use in September as the summer turns into autumn! Cucumber is meant to be good for:
bags under eyes
tired skin cells
So lets see how this list stacks at the end of September!
Credit & Talent
Thank you to all the talent below which made this post so good.
Images 2 and 3 - cucumber and alo vera - by me on google pixel 2