When you think of someone applying a face mask, or when you hear the words “self-care”, what’s the first image that pops into your mind? Someone with a face mask or peel and cucumbers on their eyes! Right? Well, it isn’t because cucumbers are just the right size to place over the eyes… it’s because cucumbers actually carry some pretty interesting benefits for your skin!
At Hello Cider, we love exploring simple, natural ingredients and their potential skin benefits. We are committed to researching and bringing you products that are straight from the earth. Cucumbers are refreshing and jam packed with vitamins and minerals (like Vitamin C and caffeic acid). They’re the go-to refreshing summer drink, or crisp and fun addition to any salad. We began to explore its benefits on the skin, especially for the hot summer months, and found that it would make the perfect addition to our hydrosol family.
Five Benefits of Cucumber for Skin
When our daughter was a teenager, we wanted something to naturally fight her severe acne and bring her relief. You’ll see that most of our products help acne-prone skin to fight acne, naturally. (Read our story here.) Cucumbers are mildly astringent. This means that it tightens pores and helps get rid of excess oil for oily skin while simultaneously cleansing your skin, but it does sogently.
Most of the things that help for acne actually dry out your skin as well. However, your skin needs to be hydrated; otherwise, it’ll likely break out! Cucumbers are made up of about 95% water, so they are an excellent aide to hydration for your skin! Our new Cucumber Hydrosol is a water-based toner that will definitely help you hydrate your skin safely and naturally with a few sprays.
You know the puffiness around your eyes? That’s why people place cucumbers on their eyes. Chilled cucumber can help you reduce puffiness and swelling of your skin. The cooling effect of the cucumber, especially when its chilled, can help your skin contract and appear less puffy. This is great during a break out, for puffy eyes, or when you need a refreshing pick-me-up!
Because cucumbers are naturally cooling, spraying on some of our Cucumber Hydrosol after sun exposure can help reduce the burning sensation of a sunburn, without the sting! Cucumbers have nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and water. These nutrients help soothe irritating skin conditions like sunburns, especially on your face!
And because of those same nutrients and vitamins, Cucumbers can help soothe rashes. Summer brings tons of outdoor fun, but also tons of exposure to pesky mosquitoes or other skin irritants. Cucumbers can provide relief for red, burning, itchy, and irritated skin. A few sprays of our Cucumber hydrosol, and you’ll feel instant, cooling relief. Cucumber Skin Benefits and Hello Cider Because of our commitment to farm-to-face skincare and our commitment to bringing you natural and organic ingredients thatwork, we have found the best and most unique Cucumbers to bring you all of these skincare benefits in our brand newCucumber Hydrosol! Our Organic Cucumber Hydrosol is distilled from the fresh fruit and the vine! (Unfamiliar with hydrosols? Check out our hydrosol article here!) You can use all of our hydrosols as a toner for your skin and face, to hydrate, and to soothe irritated skin. Our Natural Cucumber Hydrosol makes the perfect summer toner for summer skin! It is refreshing, cooling, and soothing. Want a fun tip? Put the Cucumber Hydrosol in the fridge. When you’re ready to use it, spray it on your skin cold. It’ll be a mini spa treat! And don’t forget to sign up to our email newsletter- you get $5 off any purchase at sign up plus access to special goodies in your inbox!