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Chill the F Out With Cucumber Slices!

Updated: July 9, 2014
by
LAURYN

Lauryn Evarts, lifestyle blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Since my stress levels have been ridic lately with work, moving, more work, more moving, working out, cleansing, blog consulting, cooking, cleaning, blah, blah, blah, I’ve really been embracing anything that’s relaxing.

And cucumbers represent pure relaxation.

Doesn’t it make you think of a spa?

Ya know, ya know: cucumber water, cucumber eye pads, cucumber cocktails ( LOLZ ).

Anyway, I betcha didn’t know that cucumbers have tons of badass benefits. Check it:

>> Swelling be-gone! Cucumber slices help reduce swelling around the eyes. Have allergies? Try a few slices on the eyes ASAP for instant relief.

>> Buh-bye, sickie dark circles. No one likes dark eye circles- so use cucumber slices to reduce their appearance.

>> Make your skin glow! Dying for smooth, healthy skin? Try a cucumber mask. Directions: blend four to five leaves of fresh mint. Peel & de-seed the cucumber. Add mint leaves to the cucumber to make a puree. Beat egg white & keep it separate, then add this egg white to the cucumber mixture. Apply this evenly on your face for twenty minutes & then rinse it with water and pat it dry. Voilà! This mask will make your skin soft & dewey.

>> De-stress…Chill the F out. Throw some cucumber slices on your eyes, put on some Sade, & mediate for a few minutes. Mediating is the absolute best for de-stressing & cucumbers are known to help relieve frazzled nerves. Basically they’re the most fantastic natural eye pads out there.

>> Juice it up. Cucumber juice helps control blood pressure, it’s a powerful tonic for skin/hair/nails, aids in digestions, reduces the risk of cancers, promotes weight loss ( because they’re a water fruit & helps cleanse toxins ), & helps strengthen connective tissue.

>> Forget the carbs! Use cucumbers for dip— cucumber slices taste amazing with hummus, salsa, & guacamole. Cucumbers= no chips/crackers/bread.

So. Don’t neglect this wiener-shaped, ugly fruit ( yes, they’re a fruit, not a veggie! )– make sure to add it to your organic grocery list!

xx.L

P.S. I use this tool to make sure they’re sliced perfectly for eye pads.

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  • I go through cucumbers like nobody’s business. Organic English cucumbers are definitely a staple in my diet. I haven’t used slices on my eyes in forever, but I for sure love to eat them! That mask sounds interesting. Might have to give it a try. My skin has been feeling a little stressed lately.
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  • Cucumbers are awesome vehicles for dips! I love cucumber with tapenade especially :)
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  • Awesome tips. Looking forward to a relaxing, cucumber-filled Saturday this weekend! 😉

  • What a great post, I love cucumbers!

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  • This is awesome! And I can’t resist a cucumber cocktail.. Maybe that’s just me :)

  • Say wha….! Cucumbers are the best & if it weren’t for them, I’d be snacking on smartfood popcorn all the time! Delish with organic tzatziki!
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  • Bob

    I love this post! But you should also try cucumber water. Its very yummy! c:

  • This was amazing!!!!!!! Deffinitly going to try this! Anatomyofalover.blogspot.com

  • I LOVE cucumbers and they are great as slices for salad or, I agree, as ingredients in a juicer!

    xx
    Kelly
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  • 2 biggest things I use cukes for—- Dipping in Tatziki! and Putting in my water with lemon…yummy!
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  • Didn’t realize cucumbers are fruits and not veggies. Whatever they are, sliced and ice-cold they’re great when placed over your tired eyes 5 to 10 minutes to give you that soothing , relaxed feeling. I don’t know if this has any scientific basis but I also seem to see better and clearer after.
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