Cucumber Mask

Cucumber Mask & Toner video below

Looking for a soothing, refreshing and moisturizing facial mask? Look no further than your own kitchen!  Cucumbers are amazing because of their anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory properties.

Before you Apply your Mask...

Simple Cucumber Cleansing Mask for Acne

  • ¼ medium cucumber (no need to peel the cucumber, if you are using a blender. The cucumber skin is loaded with amazing nutrients)
  • 1 tbsp. full cream plain unsweetened yogurt.
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey.
  • 1 tsp aloe Vera gel.

This mask can be used on all skin types. It is always nicer when applied cold. It can be kept in the fridge for two days. Great for getting rid of acne and has a wonderful soothing effect. The honey and aloe will promote healing as well as prevent further acne outbreaks because of the anti-bacterial properties.

Just puree the cucumber as smooth as possible. Mix the yogurt and Aloe Vera gel into the cucumber. Apply to face, leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off and patt dry.  

Mask variations…

For Exfoliation…

For an exfoliating Cucumber Mask, use the recipe above, but just add a tbsp. of fine brown sugar. If you have a sensitive skin, you can use 1 tbsp. of oats instead of sugar. The oats combination is great for eczema sufferers. When applying this mixture, you should rub in with a gentle circular motion for 2 minutes before leaving on for 15 minutes.

For dry skin…

If you have very dry skin or dry patches of skin, you can add a half of a small mashed banana to the mixture. More banana mask recipes here.

What are the Main Benefits of using a Cucumber Mask?

  • Cucumber is hydrating and moisturizing.
  • Cucumber will leave your skin feeling softer.
  • Cucumber strengthens connective tissue.
  • Reduces swelling and irritation.
  • Soothes the skin. Especially known to sooth a sunburn.
  • Cleans your pores and removes excess oils.
  • Pore tightening and anti-aging.
  • Feeds your skin.

Why is the cucumber so good at these things mentioned above?

1.       Cucumber contains water – Water hydrates.

2.       Cucumber contains Vitamin A – Vitamin A is an antioxidant and is anti-inflammatory.

3.       It contains Vitamin B1 – Anti-inflammatory action.

4.       Contains Vitamin C – Antioxidant and production of collagen.

5.       Biotin – Maintenance of healthy skin.

6.       Potassium – Hydrates the skin.

How to Make a Cucumber Mask / Toner

Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with cucumber facial mask recipes

More recipes here...DIY cucumber facial mask (external link)

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