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Cucumber for puffy and tired eyes: anti-puffiness remedy

Cucumber provides many benefits for tired and puffy eyes, making it an excellent natural remedy to reduce bags under the eyes. Find out how to do it at home.

It is common that when we worry about our appearance we pay special attention to our face, and above all we pay a lot of attention to our eyes and their appearance. And it is that we can appear to have a tired and dull face and yet feel tremendously energetic inside. Sleeping badly, not getting enough rest or the right hours can be a common cause of bags under the eyes, a very common problem that gives our face and our eyes an appearance not only tired but also sad.

They basically consist of bags that appear in the area under the eyes, specifically in the lower eyelid, which appear as a kind of swelling. And why do they appear? Its causes are actually quite varied: lack of sleep, fatigue, fluid retention, dehydration, eating an unbalanced diet or simply hereditary factors.

When the cause that causes the appearance of these annoying bags is due to fatigue and lack of sleep, the simplest solution is to rest and sleep well, since in most cases they tend to disappear the next day. On the other hand, you can also help yourself with some tips and equally effective natural remedies, as is the case, for example, of the use of cucumber, one of the possibly more traditional, well-known and classic tricks in this sense.

The benefits of cucumber to reduce bags under the eyes

The cucumber is a vegetable with high water content, in addition to providing from a viewpoint nutritional very interesting amounts of vitamins, among which we mention vitamin A, vitamins of the B group and vitamin C. Also minerals such as potassium, sodium and calcium.

However, due to its water content, it becomes a useful remedy for bags under the eyes thanks to its refreshing and rehydrating qualities. What’s more, it is an excellent natural remedy to reduce fluid retention, which will help reduce both inflammation and swelling that tends to be located in the area around the eyes.

But its benefits do not end here, since it is also very useful to soothe irritation (an equally common symptom that can appear around the eyes), and it is also ideal to soften the skin naturally, improving its appearance in a simple and effective.

Cucumber slices to reduce puffiness under the eyes

It is very likely that, at some point, while watching a movie, you observed how one of the protagonists applied cucumber slices to their eyes as a way to relax and relieve tension and stress. And, indeed, the truth is that we are faced with what is probably one of the most popular and well-known remedies.

The preparation of the cucumber slices is actually very simple, although in the first place it is advisable that the cucumber is in the refrigerator for a few hours before use, so that when applied it is cold. Why is it useful? Especially because it helps to better reduce inflammation in the area and reduce retention more effectively.

Once the cucumber is cold, wash it well and cut some slices. Lie down in a comfortable place, placing your head on a high area or on a pillow. Place two cucumber slices over your eyes (one over each eye), relax and let it act for 15 minutes. You will notice how the swelling under the eyes will gradually decrease until it practically disappears.

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