Cucumber Benefits & Masks


by Anita Petrov May 28, 2018

Cucumber Mask- Self-Care

The other day I woke up and decided that I was going to do a face mask before the kids get up. Typically, I try doing my face masks at night but this time something was telling me I needed one at that very moment. I woke up after having maybe 4 hours of sleep. My eyes were puffy, dark circles to the max and my skin felt pretty dang dry. #momlife

I made a pretty drastic change to my skin care routine when I became pregnant with my first baby. I wanted to focus ONLY on natural face masks and skin care. I pushed myself to remember and do a mask at least once a week. I loved how I could typically find any ingredient needed for my masks in my fridge and within 15-20 minutes, my skin felt amazing. My skin is happier and healthier!

I started to do my little pinterest search to find my perfect face mask and came across cucumber masks. After all one of the biggest benefits of cucumber is its power to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Sign me up!

The Benefits of Cucumber:

  • Reduces puffiness
  • Reduces appearance of dark circles
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Wrinkle fighting
  • Skin Soothing
  • Treats sunburns
  • Tightens open pores
  • Vitamin C
  • Caffeic Acid
  • Hydration
  • Silica
  • Vitamin A

 

Not only does a cucumber have those amazing benefits they don’t require much to make it.

You can find a few of my favorites that I found, tried and loved listed below. A side preference that I had during my test of these masks were to shred the cucumber and utilizing the peel, juice and all.

After I wash my face and neck (because you will want to use all masks on your neck too) with warm water with all of these, my face felt moisturized, soft and brighter. I truly felt like I was glowing the entire day. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Lemon & Cucumber Toner:

  • Peel & Chop ½ cucumber, blend
  • Extract the juice
  • 1 tablespoon of cucumber, 1 tablespoon of lemon
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Soak a cotton ball
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 Cucumber Lemon Toner

Masks:

Cucumber Mash:

  • Peel and grate ½ cucumber
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 

  Cucumber / Greek yogurt

  • Peel and grate ½ cucumber
  • A few tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • Whisk together in a bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 Cucumber Yogurt MAsk

Cucumber Juice and Egg Whites

  • Beat 1 Egg White until Foamy
  • Add a tablespoon of cucumber juice
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 Cucumber Egg Whites MAsk

Cucumber Mint Mask

  • Handful of fresh mint leave and crush them to a paste
  • Add tablespoon of grated cucumber
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 

Cucumber Oatmeal

  • Need about 2 tablespoons of Oatmeal
  • Add freshly grated cucumber pulp
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 Cucumber Oatmeal Mask

Cucumber / Honey/ Yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons Cucumber freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Yogurt
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 

Cucumber & Aloe Vera 

  • ½ Cucumber freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 

Cucumber, Greek Yogurt, Honey, Oatmeal 

  • ½ banana
  • ½ Cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • Mix ingredients together in small bowl
  • Apply on face and neck
  • Leave on your face and neck for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash with warm water

 Cucumber Oatmeal Honey Yogurt Mask

 

PIN IT FOR LATER

 Face Masks- The Benefits of Cucumber

 

*Consult your doctor prior to use. If you have specific skin care needs or requirements, use products with caution and/or care. Not all natural ingredients work well with every skin type.  

*During my research I found several different masks, benefits and more from these amazing sites:  

 

 

Livestrong

SIO Beauty

Huffington Post

Home Remedies for Life

Derm Store

 

 




Anita Petrov
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