Cucumbers: Do they really work?

With so many acne products on the market, it is very hard to choose the one that will work for your skin type. Many acne products do not work and some cause acne to flare-up even more. Not only is it hard to keep trying the many different acne products out there, they are also extremely expensive. I have suffered from acne since middle school; it went from mild to severe after I turned 13. But since then, I have used every product that you can think of and they either made my acne worse or gave me horrible dry skin, but still I tried. If you have or currently suffer from acne, then you have probably tried everything. I am that person who has tried everything both prescribed and over the counter. I have tried everything from Nature’s Cure, Clean & Clear, Neutrogena, Proactiv, Skin ID, Murad, Olay, and finally Clearasil. There comes a time when people actually reach their breaking point and try other natural ingredients for their skin, and depending on how often they are used, they actually work. They most certainly worked for me. Cucumbers and Zeno actually saved my life! Not only are cucumbers healthy and can be used for other things, but they are very inexpensive only about .79 cents.

Cucumbers are a natural way to cool the skin down. I even drink cucumber water to start the cleansing from the inside out. Cucumbers can even be put on the eyes to help with swelling and dark circles, so imagine what it will do to your pimples. Cucumbers hold very healthy substances in them that help skin heal and become healthy; these include water, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and amino acids. The vitamins are extremely potent antioxidants and will reduce the effects of free radicals on the skin. The Vitamin E in the cucumber helps with skin restoration (clearing up any acne scars). Cucumbers are also known to have a tightening effect on the skin. It removes impurities and dead skin cells from the skin’s pores and makes them appear smaller.

Cucumbers are good to eat; however, they also hold some healing properties, especially when it comes to acne. I use cucumbers for my skin every chance I get and it always leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean.


To help heal acne from deep within the pores
Promotes clear skin
Clears skin of scars
Cleanses, tones, and hydrate the skin


Very natural
No harsh chemicals whatsoever
No pills needed

Time frame

You’ll be surprised at how quickly it works
1 week for me (when used every day)
When using a slice of cucumber, rub whole face with the slice and leave on for about 20 minutes. I usually do this at night before going to bed, but I allow the water from the cucumber to dry on my skin and then I put a moisturizer on over it. But if the skin becomes too tight, then rinse off with warm water. You can also make cucumber water and have a glass before bed, to help cleanse from the inside out.


Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Amino Acids

Who can use cucumbers?

Anyone with problem skin can use cucumbers. They can be made into masks or moisturizers.

Side effects

I did not experience any side effects from using cucumbers for my acne. There was only as small issue, which was tightness in my face.


About .79 cents
Can be bought from health food stores or other supermarkets

Like I stated above, everyone’s skin is different and different acne products will affect each person differently. I personally have had a wonderful experience with using cucumbers for my acne. They work wonders on my skin and use them every day along with my Zeno. Not only are cucumbers healthy to eat, but they are great for the skin. They work on all skin types. I know this because I have friends with different skin types from my own and cucumbers work for them. Give cucumbers a try, you have nothing to lose but your acne.

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About Tricia M

I know about acne because I have suffered from it since I was a teenager. Acne made people ridicule me and practically ruined my life. I have tried just about every single acne medication out there. From Clean&Clear, to Neutrogina, to Strident, to Skin ID, to Murad, to Proactiv. I also tried eating healthier and washing my face three times a day, which only irritated it more and produced more acne. My dermatologist finally put me on some birth control to try and clear it. It worked and I only get a few break outs here and there. I usually treat it with some baking soda and olive oil. Fighting acne can become a losing battle, especially for those who do not know all the different types of remedies are available. There are a number of different acne medications formulated today for people who have acne. The names will vary by brand, effects, and ingredients. Everyone will know what is right for them when they try the different products. For more severe conditions, contacting a dermatoligist is very highly recommended.

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