People sometimes forget how much work the body’s largest organ, our skin, must do. Not only does it protect against harmful bacteria and viruses, it also regulates the body’s temperature by keeping us cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold.
It is of the utmost importance that we keep our skin clean to enable it to perform its many functions. While facials are a great way to do this, there’s no denying that they can be expensive. This is where you can get the ingredients that are in the house. Ingredients that can be used to create your own DIY / homemade face mask.
Homemade masks can save you tons of money and can be made in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is make sure you have the correct ingredients. So the first step in creating your own homemade face mask is rummaging through your kitchen cabinets. Discover all the essential elements that will give you that perfect and glowing skin. What are those ingredients you say? Long before you start applying green chili peppers to your face, why not take a look at my weekly posts to get an idea of what frankenstein can be made with simple household products.
A list of homemade face masks is simply incomplete without the cucumber face mask. This face mask is one of the most basic yet powerful and effective face masks of all time.
Among the many benefits of cucumber, it works to hydrate, soften, and relax the skin. It helps prevent water retention and reduces puffiness, giving the skin a break from irritation. It is even effective in treating sunburn! I’m sure the phrase ‘As Cool As Cucumber’ makes more sense to you now.
So, let’s get started by creating a pretty basic cucumber mask that only requires one ingredient: CUCUMBER.
The key to creating a good cucumber mask is to start by storing it in the refrigerator. A few hours in the fridge allows the cucumber to cool down.
Then the appearance of the application depends entirely on the preferences. You can cut the cucumber into slices and put them on your face or you can grate the cucumber and apply it on your dry skin.
Another option is to take the cucumber and place it in a blender creating a kind of paste. This option is trickier as the cucumber will slide over your face, but hey, whatever falls off your face can be used to create a refreshing cucumber drink.
Make sure to avoid the eye area when applying the cucumber face mask. I usually put the homemade mask on for about 20-30 minutes, which gives me a good excuse to lie down as well.
Once you are done, wash off the mask with cold water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Last but not least, apply moisturizer or a few drops of olive oil to help retain moisture.
Now, that wasn’t that difficult, was it? By creating your own mask, you have not only saved money, but you have also managed to use vegetables that were not used. However, the best thing is that with all this process you end up getting a little ‘ME’ time, which is essential.
So stay tuned for more articles on how to create homemade masks with ingredients like honey, egg whites, avocado, to name just a few.