After the cool monsoon breeze, the sweltering October heat is something we would all like to avoid at all costs, isn’t it? The heat and humidity can have a major impact on your skin, making it appear dull and damaged.

But do you know that the best way to deal with this problem is cucumber? As the famous phrase ‘cool as a cucumber’ suggests, this nutrient-dense vegetable is packed with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid (a polyphenol antioxidant) that helps soothe the skin in an instant. If you’re still not convinced, here are a few reasons why you need to include cucumber in your daily skincare routine this October!

 

01. Hydrates the skin

01. Hydrates the skin

Cucumber is 96% water and therefore, works really well to hydrate dull, dehydrated and parched skin. Even though the temperature is high, the humidity levels are quite low, which leads to skin dehydration. Drinking cucumber-infused water or simply munching on a few slices of cucumber helps to moisturise your skin from within and using it topically in form of a smoothing cream can help keep your skin looking soft, supple and healthy on the outside.

BB picks: Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream

 

02. Refreshes and revitalises the skin

02. Refreshes and revitalises the skin

The constant sweat and oiliness this month can make your skin appear really dull and lacklustre. But the energizing, revitalizing and moisturising properties of cucumber work really well to improve your complexion and brighten dull skin.

 

03. Soothes the skin

03. Soothes the skin

Unprotected exposure to October heat can lead to serious skin tanning, sunburn and even rashes. Applying a cooling gel after coming home from being out in the sun will help soothe and calm angry, inflammed skin. Additionally, the natural, gentle bleaching properties help get rid of suntan and even out your skin tone.

BB picks: Lakme Sun Expert After Sun Cooling Gel