Why You Should Use Cucumber for Skin Problems and Daily Care – Zue Botanicals

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Why You Should Use Cucumber for Skin Problems and Daily Care

Cucumber, the vegetable commonly topping your favorite salads, is among one of the best kept natural skin care secrets.

Because of its inherent ability to combat inflammation, using cucumber for skin is a great alternative to the more processed, chemically-heavy toners and cleansers on the market today.

Interested in learning further about all the ways cucumber can benefit your complexion? Keep on reading to find out, and understand just why we’re so adamant about using it in our skincare line.

What is a Cucumber, Anyway?

To get a grip as to why cucumber is so great for your skin, you first have to know what it, in fact, is.

Part of the gourd family—which also includes other nutritional superheroes for the skin like pumpkin and butternut squash—cucumbers originated from the Himalayan mounts of China. Rare in the wild, they’re now widely cultivated around the world, making them an easy-to-find staple in most grocery stores and farmers markets.

Jam-packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory goodies, applying cucumber-based products can yield great results.

And, interestingly enough, cucumbers are among the best bee pollinators, attracting swarms of honey and bumble bees to their flowering bodies during the spring and summer months. Without cucumbers, bees would be in even more danger—more than they already are, that is.

Why Use Cucumber for Face and Skin?

Like we said early: Cucumbers are a bounty of natural skin-improving properties. But to be more specific, here’s a rundown on what those exact attributes are that make cucumbers so good for the skin.

Cucumber Skin-improving Properties

  • Vitamins A, K, B1, and C
  • Biotin
  • Flavonoids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium

All of these combined, aided by the hydrating characteristics of cucumber as well, make it an exceptional natural product to use on your skin.

From helping rashes heal to fading fine lines, cucumber-infused products should be a regular part of anyone's beauty routine.

Below are a host of other reasons why should use cucumber for skin care regiments:

Cucumber Skin Benefits

  • It helps reduce sun damage and aids in healing after sunburns
  • Cucumber help keeps moisturizing dry skin
  • It balances natural facial oils and pH levels
  • Cucumber keeps inflammation at bay
  • It reduces signs of hyperpigmentation
  • Cucumber can reduce the appearance of pores
  • It can control bacteria imbalances on the skin

But perhaps this gourd’s most profound skincare benefit is how it helps with acne. Using cucumber for acne treatments can transform the skin, due to how it addresses the primary signs of acne like pH imbalances, bacterial build-ups, and inflammation in the epidermis.

Our Facial Toner is Love Letter to Cucumbers

By now, it should be pretty clear why we’re fans of cucumbers at Zue Beauty. And our Soothing Facial Toner is, basically, our love for the vegetable wrapped-up and packed in a bottle.

We use only 100 percent organic cucumber in our soothing cucumber toners, harvested from sustainable crops helmed by master growers. To boot, all our products are proudly GMO and animal cruelty-free.

In addition to cucumber, we also use quinoa and panthenol in this particular calming toner. Each ingredient promotes hydration and an overall calm complexion, all while reducing the presence of fine lines and wrinkles.

Here’s how you can use our cucumber-infused toner on your face to achieve the best results:

Using the Soothing Facial Toner: Mist over face and neck, allow the skin to fully absorb the applied toner. Follow with Zue Facial Moisturizer for an extra layer of moisture.

We also give a portion of our proceeds back to our GiveBack program, which helps pets and wildlife around the world. Because, after all: we’re big animal lovers here.

Some Final Words on Using Cucumber for Face and Skin

Adding this nutritionally-dense vegetable into your skin care routine could be a game changer. If you suffer from acne, consider using cucumber-based products, like our toner, as a way to better your aggravated breakouts. Better yet, it can help heal the scars and discolorations left behind from already cleared ones.

But even if you have normal skin, cucumbers give your skin the refreshed, hydrated, even-toned complexion we all yearn for. And, honestly, who doesn’t want that?

Interested in this Soothing Facial Toner  with Cucumber?

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