Cucumber face masks

Cucumber mask is considered a simple and cheap remedy to make at home. These masks are suitable for all skin types: combination, dry, oily, dull, aging. Everyone knows that cucumber has benefits. The benefit is to get rid of acne, fat on the face, helps to whiten, moisturize and encourage the skin.

Be sure to prep your face before applying the mask. Rid your skin of cosmetics, sweat, daily pollution. To do this, wipe your face with a special milk or cleansing cream and lubricate the skin around the eyes with a nourishing cream (do not apply the mask to the periorbital region).

For a mask, you can use both young cucumbers with a peel, and already mature cucumbers, but first peel them. Do not throw away cucumber seeds – they are useful. You can get cucumber puree using a fine grater, meat grinder or blender. Cucumber juice can be squeezed with a juicer. If you do not have a juicer at hand, then you can get juice from cucumber puree and gauze (wrap cucumber puree in gauze and squeeze it well).

Tips for preparing and using cucumber masks

  1. Do not use cucumber masks with components that you are allergic to;
  2. It is recommended to apply masks several times a week;
  3. You should not prepare cucumber puree for several times – the mixture will lose its cosmetic properties;
  4. Do not put the cucumber mass in the refrigerator – it will lose all the nutrients;
  5. Rinse off the mask in all recipes (only a few exceptions) with warm room water;
  6. Cucumber masks are regularly applied against acne and black rashes on the face;
  7. Liquid masks are washed off with cotton swabs or discs;
  8. Thick masks should be removed with a special cosmetic spatula.
  9. For a person with dry skin, it is very important to moisturize the face after applying the mask, apply olive oil, in order to avoid additional dehydration.

Recipes for cucumber masks

Recipe #1. Refreshing mask. Dilute a spoonful of cosmetic clay with warm water to a thick slurry. Gently stirring the clay gruel, add a spoonful of cucumber puree in small portions. Apply the finished gruel for 10 minutes on the skin of the face.

Recipe #2. In order to whiten and tone your face, make cucumber-lemon juice. To do this, you need to mix 20 g of cucumber juice and 5 g of a spoonful of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Apply the juice on a gauze pad and cover your face for 10 minutes, rinse your face after the time has elapsed.

Recipe #3. To cleanse the face of acne and black rash, you need 1 tbsp. dilute a spoonful of cucumber gruel in ½ tbsp. spoonful of boiling water, let cool. Then add half a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of the mass on the skin of the face, the exposure time is 20 minutes.

Recipe #4. For the same purposes, you can take cucumber juice. To do this, mix cucumber juice with non-fat cottage cheese in proportions of 1: 1. Apply this mass on the face with a spatula for 15-20 minutes. Then wash off with cold water.

Recipe number 5. A good effect is achieved with the help of cucumber infusion. To do this, pour 60 g of cucumber puree into 100 g of boiled water. Strain after it is infused. In the infusion add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey Wipe the face with the resulting solution for 5 minutes. This mask can be divided into two parts by putting a part in the refrigerator for a week.

Recipe #6. To rejuvenate the skin of the face, mix a tablespoon of cucumber juice with the same amount of rose water. While stirring the solution, add the cream and beat with a whisk until a thick foam. Apply foam to skin for 10 minutes. After the time has elapsed, wash off the mask gently with a soft cloth softened with rose water.

Recipe number 7. With rejuvenation, a cucumber-honey mask will also help. To do this, mix cucumber puree with honey in proportions of 2: 1. Apply the mixture on the face, wait 10 minutes.

Recipe number 8. To rejuvenate normal skin, you can use medium-sized carrots, 20 g of cucumber juice, 10 g of honey and 200 g. milk 2.4% fat. Grate carrots, add milk. Cook over low heat until the carrots are completely softened. Cool, stirring, add honey and cucumber juice. Apply the mask for 5 minutes.

Recipe #9. A turnip mask is suitable for normal skin. Boil a piece of turnip until fully cooked. Mash it with a fork or with a blender. Add cucumber juice and carrot juice in proportions of 2:1. This mask is washed off with warm milk.

Recipe number 10. To soften dry skin of the face, two ingredients of puree and cream will help. Mix them in equal proportions. Add crushed raspberries, strawberries and the pulp of half an apricot, 15 minutes – on the face. Wash off alternately with warm and cold water.

Recipe #11. To make dry skin softer and silkier, use a creamy cucumber mask. To do this, mix 20 g of fat cream or cosmetic cream with 10 g of honey and 5 g of cucumber porridge. Apply a thick layer on the face. Exposure for 20 minutes, then gently wipe off the mask with a cotton swab.

Recipe #12. Refresh dry skin will help the use of milk. Mix equal proportions of milk and cucumber juice. Add 2 teaspoons of low-fat cottage cheese to the mixture. Apply for 20 min. on the face. Rinse off with cold water and milk in proportions of 2:1.

Recipe #13. Also, for dry skin, a yolk mask will be useful. Egg yolk, you can take both chicken and quail, pounded in a glass bowl. Gradually, stirring, 3 g of olive oil, 3 g of cucumber juice and 3 g of cream are added to the yolk. Apply the mask every 2 minutes in several layers.

Recipe #14. For aging skin, it will be useful to apply a mask with ingredients: cucumber puree, carrot pulp, cream, kiwi and banana pulp, honey. Mix all the ingredients in a teaspoon. Soften your face with cucumber juice and apply a mask. Exposure 15 minutes. After washing off the mask, soften the face with a nourishing or baby cream.

Recipe #15. A mask with vitamins is also suitable. Mix a teaspoon of warm mashed potatoes with cucumber, two drops of vegetable oil and vitamins A, E. Make a water bath of boiling water and herbs (chamomile, calendula, lavender, etc.), in proportions: 1 tbsp. boiling water for 40 grams of herbs. Steam your face in this bath for about 5 minutes. Dry your face with a soft cloth or towel. Apply the mask on the steamed face until it cools completely. Remove carefully with a spatula. Rinse your face with herbal infusion, in proportions of 3:1.

Recipe #16. To cleanse and nourish aging skin, use oatmeal. Namely, grind a pinch of oatmeal with a blender or grind in a bowl. Mix them with 2 teaspoons of cucumber juice and leave for a while until the flakes are swollen. Add 3 g of mayonnaise, 5 g of honey and 3 g of cream. Keep the mask on your face until completely dry. Rinse off the mask in circular motions using cotton pads.

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