Cucumber is perhaps the best ingredient to use this summer. It is cooling and helps soothe irritated and sun burnt skin. Cucumber face mask is perfect to fulfil the need to hydrate our skin with its high water content. Find my video instructions towards the end of this page.
Combined with right ingredients like Lemon juice, Aloe Vera, Honey, Yogurt, Oatmeal, Cucumber face masks can improve your skin tone and texture vastly and also add a healthy glow.
This particular cucumber face mask can be used daily or 3-4 times a week without any issues. It is highly beneficial for all skin types.
Cucumber Face Mask Benefits
For Oily, Acne Prone Skin, this mask helps cleanse your skin, acts an astringent, controls excess oil production and also helps treat as well as prevent acne and acne scars. Oats helps exfoliate dead skin cells and honey being anti bacterial works in moisturising and prevent mild infections.
When used consistently, this mask helps fades dark spots and promotes skin repair and healing.
For Dry Skin, the perfect combination of cucumber juice, oatmeal and honey provides adequate moisture to the skin. It does repair and heal dry patches leaving your skin soft and supple. The skin texture can be improved when used consistently.
For Sensitive Skin, oats and cucumber soothes and calms irritated skin. The cooling effect it provides instant relief to irritated skin. Skin appears calm without any redness, itching or bumpiness.
For Mature Skin, cucumber are known to be able to bind collagen which does help in keeping your skin youthful. The antioxidants in this face mask does reverse oxidative stress from pollutants and UV rays of the sun, thus delaying the ageing process.
This face mask does moisturise your skin deeply while also combating dull lifeless skin tone and texture. Moisturising the skin does make it look plump which greatly reduces the appearance of fine lines.
How Do Cucumbers Make Your Skin Glow?
Cucumber has many skin care benefits as below,
Packed with vitamins like, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, vitamin A, Folic acid and minerals, cucumber helps nourish our skin.
In order to address the problem of puffy eyes and dark circles, You may keep chilled cucumber slices over your eyes for 15 minutes. The potassium in cucumbers help prevent water retention.
The antioxidants in cucumber work in delaying the signs of ageing like fine lines and crows feet. They reduce the damage caused by environmental pollutants and UV rays. It also helps firm the skin
Cucumber contains more than 95% of water in it. Combined with the right ingredients, it certainly works on most skin problems like dark spots, acne, pigmentation, sun tan, and dull lifeless skin.
Cucumbers are excellent skin cleanser that pull out excess oil from the skin and unclog pores thus preventing skin problems like, pimples and blackheads.
Soothe And Heal
Being anti inflammatory and a mild astringent, this vegetable does calm skin irritations and sun burn. They also soothe acne prone skin and sensitive skin. It is helpful in soothing razor burns and waxed skin.
How Do You Make A Cucumber Face Mask?
Peel the skin and slice the cucumber in to small pieces. You may leave the skin on too.
Blend them to a fine paste. You may use this paste as a face mask too. Just mix it with lemon juice and you are good to go.
Strain it and squeeze out all if not,most of the juice out of the paste.
Freeze And Store
You can freeze the juice as ice cubes and store. Doing this will keep the cucumber juice fresh for months. This much cucumber juice is enough, Let us say go use all throughout this summer season.
Do Not have A Blender?
Worry Not 🙂
In case you do not have a blender with you, You can grate the cucumber pieces. Take half of one cucumber and grate it with the help of a grater.
Now squeeze the juice as much as you can.
The next ingredient we need is oats. Today i am using homemade powdered rolled oats. You can also use steel cut oats or instant oats(Last choice).
You can use whole oats too. I have shown it in the video.
Mix 1 Table spoon of Oats Flour to 2 Tablespoon of Cucumber Juice, 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 Tablespoon of Raw Honey.
Combine everything together.
Apply a thick layer and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.
For Best Results, Use daily for 7 days and then use 3 times a week.
If you are using lemon juice then use this face mask at night and also, make sure to protect your skin from sunlight.
Cucumber Face Mask Recipe
- Cucumber – 1 tablespoon
- Oats – 1 Tablespoon Heaped
- Honey – 1 Tablespoon
- Lemon Juice – 1 Tablespoon
As i indicated earlier, you can add lemon juice/yogurt to this face pack for added benefits. It is highly beneficial for those with pigmentation, dark spots and oily acne prone skin. So i totally recommend the extra ingredients.
As i have sensitive skin, i skipped using lemon juice.
As you can see in the video, i made a batch for a whole week for myself and my husband. It stays fresh for about a week. Once you freeze the cucumber juice you can easily make this face mask whenever you want within no time.
I love this face mask and my husband did not complain either. This face mask does pretty much everything from moisturising to skin lightening. Isn’t that just great? 🙂 My pores appear much smaller and skin looks even and flawless with no bumpy texture.
I will keep using cucumber face masks all throughout this summer. Hence i will be back with another skin lightening and brightening recipe next week. I had written a Cucumber Face Pack For Glowing Skin last summer. You can check that out in case you are interested.
Till Then, Stay Inside And Stay Safe