Homemade cucumber face pack : Benefits
Our skin can benefit a lot from what nature has to offer. Cucumber is one of nature’s fruits that has many skin benefits waiting to be harvested. Homemade cucumber face masks at home are a great way to treat your skin and tend to different skin problems to make you look prettier. Discover the simple DIY cucumber face pack at home and their benefits for healthy, radiant skin.
1- Shrinking pores
Cucumbers are getting cold and are known to have high astringent properties. It also hydrates the skin, making it an ideal ingredient for tightening pores without upsetting the skin’s pH balance.
Ingredients: cucumber, rose water and a soft cloth.
Method: Punch holes for eyes, nose and mouth in a soft cloth to make a sheet mask. Crush half a cucumber and drain the juice in a bowl. Add two tablespoons of rose water to the cucumber juice and stir well. Dip the mask in this mixture and apply it to your face. Let the liquid absorb into your skin for 20 minutes, then remove the mask.
Tip: Dip a cotton ball in cucumber juice and rub it over your skin to use as a toner.
2- Dry skin
If your skin is dry and tight, you can benefit from a cucumber mask because this fruit is made up of 96 percent water, which gives it excellent hydrating properties.
Ingredients: Cucumber, Almond Butter.
Method: crush the cucumber to obtain the juice from the pulp. Add 1 tablespoon of this juice to a bowl and mix it with 1 tablespoon of almond butter. Apply this mixture on your face and let it hydrate your skin for 20 minutes. Rinse with a gentle face wash.
Tip: Apply this nourishing cucumber face pack with vitamin E after this mask.
Cucumber has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in vitamin C, which makes it ideal for treating acne-prone skin.
Ingredients: cucumber, oatmeal, honey.
Method: Add cucumber slices, 1 tablespoon of oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of honey to a blender grinder and mix all the ingredients until they become a paste. Apply this on your skin and leave it on for ten minutes. Then rinse with cold water.
Tip: Add a pinch of turmeric to this mask to fight acne-causing bacteria.
4- Unify the skin tone
Cucumber face pack can also be used to lighten and even skin tone if used with potato juice. Check out the recipe below.
Ingredients: cucumber juice, potato juice, cotton.
Method: Mix fresh cucumber juice with potato juice in a bowl. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and wipe it on your face. Rinse after 20 minutes with a gentle face wash.
Tip: You can add a mixture of potato juice and cucumber juice to an ice tray and freeze. Use 1 cube a day for an even skin tone.
5- Oily skin
Since cucumber juice is an excellent astringent that hydrates the skin and helps maintain pH levels, it can do wonders in controlling sebum production.
Ingredients: cucumber juice and lemon juice.
Method: Mix equal parts of cucumber juice with lemon juice and apply it on your skin with a cotton ball. Allow it to absorb into skin and rinse with cool water.
Tip: Add 1 tablespoon of chickpea flour to your cucumber mix for a more intense face pack that also removes impurities from your skin.
6- Sun tan
If you have tanned and your skin itches, cucumber can be used to calm inflammation, hydrate, and brighten the skin when used with tomato juice and honey.
Ingredients: cucumber pulp, tomato juice, honey.
Method: crush the cucumber to obtain the pulp and mix it with four tablespoons of tomato juice in a bowl. Now add a tablespoon of honey and stir well. Apply this mask to the affected areas and rinse after 20 minutes with cold water.
Tip: Add 1 tablespoon of rose water to this mask for even more calming benefits.
7- Dark circles
Dark circles are a condition that makes your face look dull due to its appearance. It can be cured with this simple cucumber face pack.
Method: Grate a piece of cucumber and apply it on the dark circles. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water. The affected area will become moist and clear over time with regular use.
Tip: Apply coconut oil to the area around the eyes after washing off this mask to retain hydration and lighten dark circles.
8- Radiant skin
Cucumber can be used to achieve radiant skin naturally, as it has hydrating and luminous properties thanks to its content of vitamin C and water.
Ingredients: Grated cucumber, curd, honey, flour.
Method: Add 1 tablespoon of curd, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 2 tablespoons of grated cucumber to a bowl. Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on your face. Rinse after 20 minutes with a gentle face wash.
Tip: Use a facial toner after this mask and apply moisturizer.
9- Aging of the skin
Cucumber can help stimulate cell growth and increase collagen production thanks to its vitamin C content. The folic acid in this fruit also helps fight environmental toxins that make skin look tired and aged.
Ingredients: Cucumber and rose water.
Method: Cut two horizontal slices of cucumber to get two round discs. Grate the rest of the cucumber and add a tablespoon of rose water to a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate sliced and grated cucumber mixture for 30 minutes. Apply the grated cucumber mixture on your face and place the slices on your eyes. Let it absorb into the skin for 30 minutes, then remove the strips and clean the mask. Use this mask every day for best results.
Tip: Apply a facial serum after this mask to lock in moisture.
10- Skin rejuvenation
Cucumber face pack with aloe vera gel can keep your skin healthy and offers multiple benefits. If used regularly, you don’t have to worry about acne, enlarged pores, excess oil, dryness, or the signs of aging.
Ingredients: Cucumber and Aloe Vera
Method: Grate the cucumber and put it in a bowl. Scrape the gel off the aloe vera leaf and add it to the bowl. Mix both ingredients to get a pulp paste. Apply the paste on your skin and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
Tip: Use an alcohol-free toner afterward and follow the moisturizer that suits your skin type.