The cucumber belongs to the same botanical family as the pumpkin and the zucchini. It has been popular since ancient times in the civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome where it was used for its skin therapeutic properties.
The cucumber is comprised of 95% water. It also contains vitamin C and caffeic acid, which improve skin rashes and decrease swelling.
Cucumber skin is rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium and also has silica, which is instrumental for collagen formation. For this reason, topical applications in the form of compresses are often recommended for the cure of skin problems, puffy eyes, mild burns and dermatitis.The daily consumption of this vegetable is a good choice for our dietary needs in fluids and fiber.