Cucumber or Cucumis sativus is multi-beneficial for skin and skin-types. It is rich in Vitamin E, natural fats and water. Vitamin E is a known anti-oxidant; fighting free radicals, which are responsible for skin-aging. The latter two hydrate and thus soften dry skin. It also works wonders on oily skin, and helps fight acne and blackhead problems. Cucumber is even known to lighten the skin complexion, along with lightening face blemishes and skin spots. However, the most popular use of cucumber is that for the eyes. It reduces swelling around the eyes, reducing the ugly dark circles.