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 up, 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.
- 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)
- Add mint, lime, gin, sugar (if using) to shaker and muddle.
- Add cucumber slices to shaker and shake vigorously.
- Pour mixture over glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
- Stir, let set for a few minutes for the flavors to enhance and enjoy.