Cucumber Face Mask

Cucumber Face Mask

Cucumber is said to have a natural astringent effect on the face, reducing oiliness and diminishing dark circles. Thus find great homemade recipes for cucumber face masks in this article that are easy to make and are very effective.
Cucumber is known to be an excellent source of silica, which is a mineral that holds up the connective tissue in the skin and contributes to strengthen it. Silica has a number of benefits for our skin as well as health and thus it is used in a number of skin care products. Instead of buying facial skin care products from a store, you can simply use the source, the cucumber, to make masks at home. It is very convenient to make your own face mask anytime you want and in the way you want it.

There are many other benefits of cucumber as a face mask, as it is the most herbal and easily available ingredient. Before starting with the methods of making a face mask at home, let's take a look at some benefits of cucumber.

Benefits
  • Cucumber has a cooling effect on the face and when it is kept on the facial skin for more than five minutes, it starts absorbing oil which is deposited in the skin pores.
  • If you have blackheads on some areas of the face, this mask can help loosen them, and once you scrub the areas, you will get rid of the blackheads.
  • Since cucumber naturally consists of silica, it is a great source of healthy skin and nutrients for it. This replenishes the skin and makes it look younger.
  • Silica also has the ability to hold the connective tissue of the skin tightly in place and thus this face mask are very useful in anti-wrinkle skin care products and anti-aging skincare products.
  • Your dark spots, dark circles, puffs under the eyes are minimized and the overall texture of skin is improved making it tighter and held back.
  • These are some very essential benefits and you can get all these from a simply homemade cucumber face mask.
Recipe # 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons yogurt/milk
Directions
In a blender, add the slices of cucumber and blend them till they are made into a thick paste. Then add honey and yogurt to the blender, and mix the paste well. Once these ingredients are neatly blended, add oats and blend them too. Pour this entire mixture out into a large bowl and refrigerate it for a while. Before applying it on the face, wash your face well and then gently apply the mask on the face. If you have dry skin, add milk instead of yogurt.

Recipe #2
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
Directions
Peel the cucumber and cut it into thin slices. Then run it into the blender to make a soft paste or a pulp. Pour the paste through the strainer and separate the residue and the liquid. Collect the cucumber liquid into a bowl and add some lemon juice to it. Stir it and add the beaten egg white to the bowl. Mix this well too and apply it on the face gently and leave it for about 15 to 25 minutes. After this, rinse it off and wash your face with clean water.

Recipe #3
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 beaten egg white
  • 3 leaves of mint
  • ½ cup yogurt
Directions
In a blender, puree the cucumber till you get a thick paste and take it out in the bowl. Then blend the mint leaves well in the same blender. You can either blend it together with the cucumber or separately. Then add egg whites and yogurt into the mask. Apply this mask evenly onto the face and keep it for about 20 minutes. After that wash your face and dry it well.

With these recipes you can easily get lovely clean and nourished skin in 20 minutes. Do this everyday and your skin is sure to glow beautifully, so keep it healthy and fresh!
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