The hot summer can cause our skin to redden up and complain, but the powerful properties of cucumbers can serve as a great refresher to our skin. These homemade DIY cucumber face masks will make your skin happy and healthy, leaving a fresh, lively face behind!
1-DIY: Cucumber Honey Mask
2 tbsp honey or aloe vera
The honey in this mask promotes elasticity of the skin through its exfoliating properties. Honey also promotes new tissue growth which leads to better looking skin. You can also substitute the honey with aloe vera, which has equally beneficial properties.
To make this mask, follow the same directions as above. Peel and puree the cucumber and then add 1 spoon of honey or aloe vera.
2-DIY: Cucumber Yogurt Mask
1/2 raw cucumber
1 tbsp natural, plain yogurt
2-3 tbsp oats
1-In a food processor or blender, add your cucumber and yogurt and blend until well combined.
2-Then, one tablespoon at a time, add your oats and blend.
3-You may need to add more oats or less to get the perfect face mask consistency (where it won’t run off). This all depends on the amount of juices your cucumber may hold.
How to Use the DIY Cucumber Face Mask:
1-Apply mask all over face and neck.
2-Leave on for 20-25 minutes while you lay back and relax. Place a couple of cucumber slices over your eyes to maximize your mask time!
3-Wet your hands with warm water and massage the mask slowly into the skin for a minute or two.
4-Rinse off completely and pat dry. Follow up with a light moisturizer.
5-Repeat twice a week to shrink large pores, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, moisturize dry skin.