by Michele Ochoa
Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the photochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.
Cucumbers are very easy to grow and make for a delicious treat. But did you know they can prevent hangovers, or clean the kitchen sink? Below is a list of tips and tricks you can do with cucumbers that you do not want to miss!
1. Cucumber Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffenated sdoa and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of Bvitamins and carborhydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
3. Un-Fog Mirrors with Cucumber for a Spa-like Fragrance
looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by european trappers, traders and explorers to thwart off starvation.
7. The Secret Super Cleaning Powers of the Mighty Cucumber
Want to cure a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few slices of cucumber slices before going tpo bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrum, avoiding both hangover and headache.
9. Freshen Your Breath (When There Is No Mint In Sight)
Have an important meeting or job interveiw and you realize that you don’t have enought time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over your shoes, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but repels water
11. Sqeaky Hinge
Out of WD 40 and need to fix a sqeaky hinge. Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila the squeak is gone.
12. Steam away stress
Stressed out and don’t have time for a massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up a whole cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react woth the boiling water and be released in the steam creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been known to reduce stress in new mothers and students during college exams.
13. Magic Eraser
Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of a cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that kids have usedd to decorate the walls.
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