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Exquisite DIY Cucumber Face Mask Recipes

Cucumber Face Mask – Have you ever wondered why cucumber is such an important part of the salad? Yes, it’s delicious and refreshing but other than it contains amazing nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals that will give you smooth and supple skin. You might see cucumber as a simple vegetable that is rich in water and a very little effect. However, this refreshing food is extremely beneficial for skin as well as very hydrating because it contains 95% of water.

 Nutrients In Cucumber

Cucumber contains powerful vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as it contains rich Water content, Vitamin A, B1, C, Biotin, potassium, as well as magnesium. Moreover, it is low in carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, calories, and sodium.

Skin Benefits Of Cucumber Face Mask

1) Reduces Puffiness And Swelling Around The Eyes

Cucumber face mask treats the puffiness around the eyes because of its powerful nutrients. They have a huge amount of ascorbic acid and caffeic acid. These nutrients help to reduce water retention that ultimately reduces the puffiness as well as swelling. Even just by placing slices of cucumber on your eyes will reduce not only the puffiness but also help you to relax.

2) Reduces The Dark Circle Under The Eyes

Cucumber contains antioxidants and silica. These ingredients help in reducing dark circles. It helps to fade the darkness around the eyes and the under-eye area starts to appear brighter. Furthermore, it also cures the dark circle by treating the uneven or discolored area around the eyes. It might not cure the dark circles permanently but it surely helps to make them appear lighter and with the normal skin tone.

3) Relief From Sunburn

If you are suffering from sunburn then the best way to soothe your skin is the topical application of the cucumber. This water-rich food is full of hydrating and soothing nutrients such as water vitamin A, C, as well as potassium. The nutrients are beneficial to soothe skin problems like sunburn. Also, it pulls out the latent heat from your skin & body.

4) Reduces Cellulite & Fights Aging Signs

You can also use cucumber to fight the cellulite on your skin. The cucumber juice contains phytochemicals. These nutrients help in removing the cellulite from your body. Moreover, they are also helpful in the production of collagen and ultimately increases the elasticity of the skin. This superfood not only fights the signs of aging but also gives you a youthful glow.

 5) Hydrates The Skin

As I mentioned above that cucumber is a water-rich vegetable. Because it is rich in the water content it is one of the best kitchen ingredients to hydrate your dry and dull skin. You can use cucumber in any of your homemade face packs if you want rich nourishment on your skin. Moreover, it also improves the complexion of the skin and makes it brighter and lighter.

Cucumber Face Mask Recipes

1) For Acne-Prone Skin –  Cucumber, Honey, & Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal is a great ingredient that helps to reduce excess oil on the surface of the skin. It also exfoliates the skin and gently removes the dead skin cells, bacteria, and impurities. Moreover, it cleans the pores of the skin. Furthermore, Honey is a great soothing ingredient for the skin. It lightens acne scars and has antibacterial & antiseptic properties. Also, it helps to remove the acne-causing bacteria and moisturizes the acne-prone skin.

Ingredients:

1. Puree of ½ Cucumber

2. 1 tsp of Honey

3. 1 tsp of ground Oatmeal

Method And Application:

Take puree of half cucumber in a bowl and add one tablespoon of honey and oatmeal. mix these ingredients well. Now on a clean and dry face, apply this face mask and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Before washing, massage this face pack on your face in a circular motion. Lastly, wash off with cold water.

2) For Dry Skin – Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask

The yogurt deeply nourishes the skin and makes it super soft. It also contains antibiotic properties that help to fight the germs, scars, and blemishes on your face.

Ingredients:

1. Puree of ½ Cucumber

2. Yogurt

3. Aloe Vera (Optional)

Method And Application:

Blend the half cucumber into a puree and mix 1 tablespoon of yogurt in it. It is recommended to wash your face with warm water or steam to open up your pores. Then on a clean face, apply a thick coat of this mask and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Before washing, massage your face in a circular motion. If you have super dry skin, then you can also add aloe vera gel in it.

3) For Aging Skin – Cucumber, Lemon, & Aloe Vera Face Mask

Aloe vera gel or Aloe vera pulp contains very powerful antioxidants, polysaccharides,  lectins, and manna. It has properties that help to reverse the signs of aging as well as fights against the age spots and fine lines. It also provides hydration to the skin and makes it soft & supple.

Lemon Juice helps to reduce the dark spots and acne scars. It is a natural astringent. Moreover, it contains antibacterial properties that kill germs and bacteria on the skin surface.

Ingredients:

1. Puree of ½ Cucumber

2. 1 tsp of Aloe vera pulp or gel

3. ½ tsp of lemon juice

Method And Application:

Take cucumber puree, aloe vera gel, and lemon juice in a bowl and mix them well. It is important that you do not use too much lemon juice as it can cause rashes on your skin. If you don’t have aloe vera at your home you can buy Wow Aloe Vera Gel from Amazon. Then on a clean and dry face, apply this face mask for 15 minutes and wash it with cold water. Make sure you do a patch test first before applying this face mask especially if you have sensitive skin.

I was the president of the Fashionista Club at my college. That is when I discovered my love for writing on fashion and beauty, mainly to inspire others. Since then, I love to constantly lookout for fashion trends and beauty secrets. I am in love with the idea of going organic in terms of beauty. If I were a beauty product, I’d be Essential oil. Beauty is a healthy state of mind and the only beauty standard that I follow is anything that makes me happy and confident. I love to inculcate positive habits in me and have an optimistic attitude. I live by the idea of living life in harmony and to bloom with grace. I believe that the concept of Beauty & Style of anyone is something that is very personal and it starts with loving yourself. Afterall Bosswoman Vibes are the most sexy and you gotta believe in your inner Beyonce.

Mahima Mujral

I was the president of the Fashionista Club at my college. That is when I discovered my love for writing on fashion and beauty, mainly to inspire others. Since then, I love to constantly lookout for fashion trends and beauty secrets. I am in love with the idea of going organic in terms of beauty. If I were a beauty product, I'd be Essential oil. Beauty is a healthy state of mind and the only beauty standard that I follow is anything that makes me happy and confident. I love to inculcate positive habits in me and have an optimistic attitude. I live by the idea of living life in harmony and to bloom with grace. I believe that the concept of Beauty & Style of anyone is something that is very personal and it starts with loving yourself. Afterall Bosswoman Vibes are the most sexy and you gotta believe in your inner Beyonce.

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