You are what you eat! We’ve all heard it before but it’s true. What food you put in your body has an impact not just on your health, but also the look of your hair, skin, and nails. Eating the right foods means your body is getting the nutrients it needs.
If you are looking for smooth healthy beautiful skin, the first place you need to start is your diet. Cucumber is a popular summertime ingredient for its refreshing taste and its vitamin C and antioxidants.
If you’ve ever layered cucumbers around your eyes to reduce puffiness, you can probably guess that there’s a reason why these antioxidant and vitamin C packed veggies should top each and every salad—or get sliced and dropped into a refreshing ice-cold glass of water. Why it works: The vitamin C in cucumbers, which are a nice addition to any garden, helps treat inflamed skin; the silica in the peel of the cucumber nourishes, hydrates and firms the skin, Diaz says.