Do you need to give your skin a quick vitamin boost? Try this easy homemade cucumber face mask. It'll make your skin nourished and hydrated.
Homemade Cucumber Face Mask
Summer is around the corner and it's about time to think about proper skin care during hot summer months. Whether you like to tan or not, if you spend lots of time outside, the chances are UV rays will get you whenever you are.
In summer, I always use moisturizers with a high SPF. And I recommend you do it too.
Certainly, it's good to have a nice and smooth tan, but the skin health is what really matters most. Under UV rays, our skin tends to age faster, you might notice more wrinkles and dark spots. Eventually, our face is what's getting the most impact.
I've been using homemade beauty treatments for a really long time. I'm a firm believer that they are the best since made of ingredients you actually know.
Cucumber has been known for its miraculous anti-aging properties. What I particularly love about home products made with cucumber is that they are absolutely harmless and are good for any skin types.
All you need are just 3 simple ingredients: cucumber, quick rolled oats and sour cream. I bet you already have these in your pantry and fridge. Combine and use! How simple is that?)
What's cool about this Homemade Cucumber Face Mask is that whether you want it or not, you'll have a free additional facial toner. After you grate the cucumber to make a mask, you'll have a lot of cucumber juice. DON'T throw it out! Save it for after the procedure. And when you're ready to remove the mask from your skin, cucumber juice is your friend. You don't even need water. Cucumber juice will act as an awesome facial cleaner + skin toner.
And if you've noticed, the recipe contains oats. You can skip this ingredient if you like, but I wanted to add some exfoliating properties to my mask. And for this purpose oats will work like magic, giving your skin a gentle cleanse + enriching it with healthy goodness.
- 2 tablespoons peeled and grated cucumber
- 1 tablespoons quick rolled oats grind in a coffee grinder
- 1 tablespoons sour cream
- Mix all ingredients and apply a mask on your face and neck excluding the eye area.
- Leave it for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the mask using cotton balls soaked in cucumber juice.
I absolutely love this simple yet very effective Cucumber Face Mask and I'm sure you'll love it too. My skin feels really good after this simple facial and I'm curious to know how it worked for you. Let me know in the comments section below.
If you feel like your body skin needs some quick and effective care too, try this Coconut Oil Body Scrub. With just 2 ingredients, your skin will be smooth and soft.
Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.