We like to keep things short and sweet here. Yes, they do help. According to Black skincare expert Jill Riley, cucumbers can help de-puff your eyes, but only “when they’re cold”.

Here’s the deal:

Cucumbers actually have a lot of antioxidants, including vitamin C. “Antioxidants works against the breakdown of the skin”, says Riley. So, essentially cucumbers have a soothing effect that help to reduce swelling while also aiding in restoring ample pigment and color.

There, you have it. Cucumbers do help, but they must be cold.

This post was originally published on Beautifully Brown.