A face mask and cucumber slices on the eyes? Forget that mask because you only have to pass the vegetable department for the ultimate skincare product. Add icy temperatures to that, and you’ve got a miracle cure. TikTokkers are shouting it from the rooftops: frozen cucumber makes acne, red spots, and puffiness disappear like snow in the sun.
Today there is only one address to find out the latest trends: TikTok. You can hardly keep up with the number of lifehacks, tips, and hilarious tricks that are going viral. Think of the 4-7-8 technique that makes you doze off within a minute, Frozen Honey – the easiest dessert of this summer – or the hashtag #BookTok, which makes young people read books en masse.
As far as beauty is concerned, a lot of TikTokkers are now addicted to the cucumber. In a frozen jacket, yes. According to TikTok star Alexa Rae Loebel, the ice-cold vegetable ensures that your skin glows again and your makeup stays in place. In fact, she says it helps to reduce acne, scars, and puffiness visibly.
She inspired many others, including Emma Freece. She went one step further than Alexa Rae Loebel: she had been testing (and documenting) the cucumber hack for fourteen days in a row. After eight days, the self-proclaimed beauty addict was already lyrical: Emma saw a visible difference and said that she was determined to continue the ritual in the video.
It is not illogical that everyone is so enthusiastic about the frozen cucumber. Cucumber is about 95 percent water – hello hydration! Dermatologist Berth Goldstein recently explained it clearly to British lifestyle website Glamour: “Cucumbers are high in vitamin K, which helps reduce dark circles. That’s because vitamin K is a fat-soluble substance that regulates blood clotting.”
Dr. Berth Goldstein: “According to a Pakistani study published in the African Journal of Biotechnology, cucumber can also lower the skin’s sebum levels, which in turn helps reduce acne. The biochemicals in the cucumber block the enzyme that causes excessive melanin production or pigmentation. That explains why you are less likely to suffer from dark spots thanks to the cucumber hack.”