10 Foods You Need to Eat for a Glowing Complexion

By Hannah de Gruchy / Beauty / July 6th, 2022

2. Cucumber


We’ve probably all used cucumber slices to soothe puffy, tired eyes. But that’s not where the skin benefits of cucumber end. Our skin needs a wide variety of nutrients to stay healthy, but the number one nutrient? Water. And cucumbers are 96% water!

Staying hydrated on the inside will help to keep your skin hydrated on the outside. Hydrated skin appears fresher, more plump and less dull than dehydrated skin, so it’s vital to keep up with eight glasses a day.

If plain water feels as dull as dehydrated skin and you’re looking for something tastier (and sugar-free), look no further than the humble cucumber. Add a few slices to a bottle of water (lemon and cucumber are the perfect pairing) and sip, sip, sip, all day long.


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