Tonight's post is totally spontaneous and probably quite random... considering I was just writing a beauty review haha. Recently, I have been following a lovely Instagram "Rensaskincare" they honestly post such amazing skincare and health posts, that actually make you want to give some of the stuff a try, so I would definitely recommend you checking their Instagram account out if you get the chance. So.. I was in Sainsbury today with the boyf and after seeing a post from Rensa I decided to go ahead and buy myself a jug, cucumber and some lemons to make water with a difference! - I had no idea what difference adding a few slices of lemon or cucumber could make to your water and being a Spa girl I have had to up my water intake to stay nice and hydrated whilst at work.
How to ? - Buy yourself a big jug, water and a Cucumber and get slicing :) leave the cucumber in the water for around an hour to subtly flavour the water.
About Cucumber Water ?
Cucumbers contain loads of goodness such as.. vitamin C and caffeic acid, two antioxidant nutrients that can help protect the skin from sun damage. Vitamin C is amazing for boosting collagen and elastin, which helps keep skin looking lovely and radiant while caffeic acid protects skin cells from UV radiation. Cucumbers also have natural anti-inflammatory properties and help to prevent water retention. Cucumbers also contain silica, an essential component of healthy connective tissue. So all in all Cucumbers are a great ingredient to infuse in your daily water intake.
There are other ways to create Cucumber water and by blending them you can get a stronger taste, or you just chop the cucumber into chunks and let it settle like I did. If you want it to be a little more interesting you could always add some Mint leaf.
I'm currently sipping on my Cucumber Water as we speak and it's so lovely and refreshing... plus I'm loving all of its benefits, and another tip for you beauties, Cucumber water can be used as a toner for your face! - I hope you enjoyed this post lovelies and would love to know if you would like to see more posts like this.
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