Can cucumbers prevent wrinkles?

Do you remember those old sitcoms where ladies laid down on sofas with cucumbers on their eyes? I thought it as just a “wives tale” until I read about it in a magazine, stating that it is beneficial not only for puffiness of the eyelids but good for wrinkles too.

I’m pretty open to try anything, so ! I cut a few slices off a cucumber, put my feet up, and laid on my sofa for about a half hour, with cucumbers on my eyes.

It felt a bit odd, but somewhat refreshing too, and at the very least, it was a nice rest.

When I finally got ucucumber-for-under-eye-bagsp, I will be honest, I did not see much of a difference. Maybe I’m missing something, but it was not so beneficial to me. I guess I prefer cucumbers in my salad instead.

Reading further about the benefits of cucumbers, I guess it doesn’t work over night. Guess there goes the quick fix I was looking for.  Some people have reported good results after a five weeks of application. I’m not willing to commit to that amount of time.

I have in the past participated in a few cucumber drinks which was way more satisfying! With our without alcohol a tasty treat

Sparkling Cucumber Water

It’s much easier to drink your 8 glasses a day when water tastes this cool and refreshing. This very simple recipe doesn’t require exact proportions; here’s a general guideline.

  • Half an English cucumber, sliced somewhat thin
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 liter sparkling water, club soda or seltzer water, chilled

Place cucumber slices in the bottom of a bowl or pitcher, and add just enough water to cover them. Refrigerate for at least an hour, up to overnight.

Add sparkling water to taste, and serve with ice and a twist of lime.

Love it? Try these other fruit-infused water ideas.

 

 

A light ,refreshing cocktail with fresh lime and mint and a surprising, pleasant crunch from cucumber slices.

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1.5 oz gin (or 3 Tbsp)
  • 4-6 cucumber slices
  • 1/4 lime, sliced
  • 4 oz tonic water
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
  2. Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
  4. Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy.
NOTES
* For those who prefer a sweeter drink, add sugar to taste. However, it’s also quite enjoyable without.
Do you have any summer time favourites let me know in the comments below!