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I Love Beauty: Cucumber Pads - Eye Treatment

I've been subscribed to Michelle Phan's youtube channel for a while now.  I enjoy watching her videos on make up application and beauty tips.  Her videos are so creatively constructed.  I ran across a video on making cucumber eye pads and thought I'd give them a try.  We all hate those dry eyes and dark circles we get due to stress, lack of sleep or dehydration and when it's just hereditary we're always looking for a way to liven up our eyes!  With an organic cucumber (not very large) and a juicer I was able to make 6 sets of the eye pads.  I tried my first application right after I juiced the cucumber and placed the others in a zip lock bag as in the video.  It was as convenient as it seemed in the video.  I would take a set out of the bag and let them thaw while in the shower and place on my eyes for 10 to 15 minutes.  I actually enjoyed them freshly thawed because they were so cold.  I felt my eyes firm up and it seemed that they were moisturized.  I will definitely say this remedy is capable of addressing puffy and dry eyes.  As for the dark circles, I noticed they were slightly lighter.  I would say it's worth it to continue the process to see the benefits of long terms results.  Take care of yourself and feel beautiful everyday!

Check out this video to make your own.  It so simple!


Acidity: The alkalinity of the       minerals in cucumber juice effectively helps in regulating the body's blood pH,       neutralizing acidity.  The juice is also soothing for the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Blood Pressure: Like celery, this colorless drink can help regulate blood pressure because of its minerals and traces of sodium.

Connective tissues, building: The excellent source of silica contributes to the proper construction of connective tissues in our body as in the bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.

Cooling:   During dry and hot       weather, drink a glass of cucumber + celery juice.  It wonderfully helps to normalize body temperature.

Diuretic:  Cucumber juice is diuretic, encouraging waste removal through urination.  This also helps in the dissolution of kidney stones.

Fever:  The temperature regulating properties in cucumber juice makes it a suitable drink when you have a fever.

Inflammation:  The Chinese think that cucumbers are too "cooling" and not suitable for people with  rheumatism.  But we know now that cucumber can help counter uric acids that are causing inflammation in joints.  When cucumber is taken it does its cleaning work at the joints, thus stirring up pain as it eliminates the uric acid.  This means it also help other inflamed conditions like arthritis, asthma, and gout.

Hair growth:  The silicon and sulfur content in cucumber juice makes it especially helpful in promoting hair growth.  Drink it mixed with carrot, lettuce or spinach juice.

Puffy eyes:  Some people wake up in the morning with puffy eyes, probably due to too much water retention in the body (or having cried to sleep).  To reduce the puffiness, lie down and put two slices of cucumber on the eyes for a good ten minutes.

Skin conditions:  The high amount of vitamin C and anti-oxidants in cucumber makes it an important ingredient in many beauty creams for treating eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc.

Sunburn:  When there is a sunburn, make cucumber juice and rub it on the affected area for a cooling and healing effect.

Water retention: It supplies the necessary electrolytes and restores hydration of the body cells, thus reducing water retention.