Stay Smooth with a Luscious Scrub

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Cucumbers are packed with nutrients and hydration, which makes them a favorite ingredient in smoothies and salads to nourish you from the inside out but did you know that they’re also great for your skin?

Inspired to break the meal recipe mold and find some untraditional uses for our fresh produce we teamed up with Kristina LaRue, RD from Love & Zest to bring you this super simple and highly effective natural cucumber mint scrub.

It smells divine and packs some serious health benefits for your skin. Village Farms Luscious Seedless Long English® Cucumbers are 96% water, giving them a cooling quality and making them a wonderful way to help soothe and hydrate the skin. Plus, pureeing them along with their peel unlocks silica from which helps to firm and plump tired skin.

In addition to its hydrating water content these cucumbers are packed with vitamins A, C, and K which are antioxidants that are easily absorbed by your skin so they work hard to fight dark spots freckles. Cucumbers are also a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging.

The sugar in this particular scrub acts as a sweet way to exfoliate dry, rough patches like knees, elbows, or heels to leave your skin polished and soft. The coconut oil helps lock in moisture for intense hydration that lasts all day.

This is the perfect recipe to keep your skin soft and supple throughout the looming winter season. As the holidays approach this scrub is a great and affordable homemade gift for neighbors, friends, and co-workers as well!

Click here to see the full recipe!

This post and recipe were created exclusively for Village Farms by Love & Zest. Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD is a board certified sports dietitian located in Orlando, Florida. Kristina is the author of the Love & Zest food and nutrition blog where she shares {mostly} healthy recipes with simple ingredients that are meant for real life.

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