Cucumbers may do more for your skin than for your palate. These cylindrical fruits, a member of the melon family, have properties that soothe and soften the skin.
Cucumbers are a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging, including cucurbitacins and cucumerin.
Cucumbers contain vitamin C, an antioxidant. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes.
Cucumbers are a source of silica, which, as a precursor to collagen, can help fight wrinkles.