Many of us only think of cucumbers as a mojito ingredient or something to pickle, but there’s a reason why any spa experience seems inauthentic without this vegetable covering our eyes like sunglasses. With its ridiculously high water content and non-invasive scent, this hard worker from the melon family is actually one of our biggest allies in taking care of our skin in the summer months. Find out why, and also which products are best at harnessing the power of cucumbers in keeping your skin tight, supple and well-cared for.
The easiest way to amp up your skin game using cucumbers is to eat more of them raw, as they are chock full of the water, fibre and nutrients that help flush out toxins and keep your insides clean. That being said, Yes To’s Cucumber line features a stack of Soothing Facial Towelettes ($10 at your nearest drugstore) that makes the makeup removal process both easy and calming, a perfect addition to addition to every purse, beach tote and gym bag alike. The oil-free wipes are biodegradable to minimize stress both for your skin and our growing burden of waste and added doses of aloe vera and green tea nourish and pamper the skin without leaving any sticky film.