Do Cucumbers Really De-puff Your Eyes?

Close-up of a young woman with a cucumber slice on her eye

We like to keep things short and sweet here. Yes, they do help. According to Black skincare expert Jill Riley, cucumbers can help de-puff your eyes, but only “when they’re cold”.

Here’s the deal:

Cucumbers actually have a lot of antioxidants, including vitamin C. “Antioxidants works against the breakdown of the skin”, says Riley. So, essentially cucumbers have a soothing effect that help to reduce swelling while also aiding in restoring ample pigment and color.

There, you have it. Cucumbers do help, but they must be cold.

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