When it comes to skincare and beauty products, you don’t have to look far to find one made from cucumbers. Their crisp, spongy flesh is 96% water—hello, hydration! They also contain plenty of vitamin C and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe irritation, clear imperfections and reduce puffiness. Whip up your own cucumber face mask at home for a refreshing, cooling treat.
How to Make a Cucumber Face Mask
What You’ll Need:
- 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Step 1: Mix
Place the cucumber slices and yogurt in a blender. Blend for about 15 seconds, or until a purée is formed. The mask should have a smooth, creamy consistency. Pour the mixture into a small container with a lid for storage.
Keep the mask cool in your fridge until you’re ready to relax.
Step 2: Apply and rinse
Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
You can keep any leftover cucumber mask in your refrigerator, where it should last for up to one week. Use as often as necessary.
How Do You Use Cucumbers on Your Eyes?
When some people envision the ideal “spa day,” they picture the cucumber slice eye mask. It’s no wonder this is one of the oldest beauty tricks in the book. When gently placed over closed eyes, cucumber slices have the power to brighten dark circles and reduce puffiness and tension.
To experience this at-home spa treatment, cut off two cool, thin slices of cucumber (about 1/4-inch thick). Then, find a comfy couch or bed. In a reclined position, place one cool cucumber slice over each eye. Relax for about 15 minutes while the water and cucumber’s natural acids soak into your skin. Remove and toss the cucumbers. Follow with your normal skincare regimen, ending with moisturizer.
For an invigorating cucumber mask that you can buy instead of DIY, we recommend:
- Yes To Cucumbers Cooling Mud Face Mask, $4
- C’est Moi Soothing Cucumber & Aloe Gel Facial Mask, $10
- Freeman Cucumber Facial Peel-Off Mask, $5
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