Friday 5 September 2014

The Beauty Myth: Cucumbers Reduce Eye Puffiness

The Verdict: False

Although...cold cucumbers can.

Cold substances reduce puffiness as they cause blood vessels around our eyes to contract, reducing swelling. The reason that the humble cucumber has been associated with reducing eye puffiness is because, unlike most substances, a cucumber is able to remain cold for a long period of time. Basically it is the cold that reduces puffiness, not the cucumber itself!

So the choice is up to you. If you want to keep putting cold cucumbers under your eyes then go ahead, just remember that you’d be able to achieve the same result with cold fish.

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