Face mask recipes are a great way to help you through the dry and unhealthy skin. Cucumber has a cooling effect on the skin and it provides nourishment to much needed dry and parched skin. It also has natural toning properties. Cucumber cleanses the skin and gives natural glow.
Here are 15 best cucumber face mask recipes to get you through summer.
1. Papaya, Banana and Cucumber Facial Mask
Blend equal quantity of papaya and cucumber and half a banana together to form a smooth paste. Apply this on your face and neck and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Cucumber and Honey Face Mask
Shred one small cucumber and sieve through to get cucumber juice. To the juice add one tablespoon of raw honey and mix well. Apply all over your face and neck. Wash it after 15-20minutes.
3. Cucumber Yogurt Mask
Peel, chop and puree the cucumber. Add yogurt to the puree. Apply to your face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. This mask is perfect for dry skin type.
Yogurt works as a natural exfoliator, smoothen and moisturized the skin. It also helps with sunburn and fights acne. Cucumber, as we know, is a cooling agent and gives a relaxing effect.
4. Cucumber, Honey, and Aloe Vera Mask
Peel, chop and puree a small sized cucumber. Add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon fresh Aloe Vera gel. Apply on the face and neck, keep it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Honey has anti-bacterial properties, hence it is an excellent agent for fighting acne and pimples. Aloe Vera just like cucumber is a soothing agent and works on sunburned skin.
5. Cucumber Milk Mask
Take half a cucumber, ¼ cup milk and 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp brown sugar. Combine milk, honey, and brown sugar together till brown sugar melt away.
In another bowl, peel, chop and blend the cucumber. Add the cucumber to the milk solution and mix well.
Apply the mixture to the face and neck part and keep it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Brown sugar is an exfoliator which helps with taking off dead skin.
6. Cucumber, Yogurt and Oats Mask
You will need ½ cucumber, 1 tbsp plain yogurt and 2-3 tbsp oats. Add cucumber and yogurt in a blender and blend till smooth paste. Now add oats 1 tbsp at a time and blend little more.
Check the consistency, it should not be runny. Apply on the face and neck and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. And wash it off with cold water.
7. Cucumber and Tomato Face Mask
Add ½ cucumber and 1 small tomato to a blender and blend till all cucumber and tomato are blended well. Apply this paste on face and neck and let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
Wash it off with water. Cucumber has a cooling effect and tomatoes are good for diminishing acne marks, blemishes, etc.
8. Sandalwood, Rosewater and Cucumber Mask
Mix 1 tbsp of sandalwood, ½ tsp of rosewater and 1 tsp of cucumber juice. Mix well and apply evenly on the face and neck. Let it dry for 15-20minutes. Sandalwood is great for acne-prone skin while rosewater is a natural toning agent and cucumber is a cooling agent.
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9. Multanimitti, Rose Water, and Cucumber Juice Mask
Multanimitti is a clay which help remove dirt and detoxify the skin. On the other hand, rosewater is an excellent pore minimizer and cucumber juice helps sooth the skin. Mix all these ingredients together for a nice detoxifying mask, leave it till it dries completely and wash with cold water.
10. Cucumber, Potato
and Besan (Chickpea Flour) Mask
Besan has amazing properties which can clear skin with blemishes and pigmentation. Besan is a natural cleanser.
Adding cucumber which soothes the skin, great for summer weather and potato juice help in fading the pigmentation and acne marks.
Mix all these ingredients and apply on face and neck. Let it dry and wash it off after 15-20 minutes. Pat dry.
11. Cucumber, Potato, Honey
Add juice of ½ cucumber, ½ potato and 1 tsp of honey, mix well. This is an excellent for under eye dark circles and for spot treatment of acne marks. You can store this mixture for 5 days for everyday use.
12. Tomato, Cucumber and Besan Mask
Tomatoes are a natural bleaching agent, cucumber is a natural toner and soothing agent while besan is an excellent medium to reduce pigmentation and blemishes. Mix all together and apply on face and neck. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes and wash your face.
13. Cucumber and Rose Water Mask and Toner
Take equal quantity of cucumber juice and rose water together. Store this solution in a bottle. You can either use this as an overnight mask or apply whenever you feel hot.
14. Besan, Lemon Juice, Turmeric and Cucumber Juice
Mix 1 tbsp of besan with ½ tsp of turmeric powder. To this mixture, add ½ tsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of cucumber juice. Mix well and apply on clean face, let it dry. Wash after 15-20 minutes and then pat dry.
15. Besan, Masoor Dal, Turmeric, Cucumber Juice and Rose Water
Take about 1 tbsp of besan and masoor dal each. Add ½ tsp of turmeric. Mix the dry ingredients well, now add 1 tsp of cucumber juice and 1 tsp of rose water. Apply and let it sit for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
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These are some of many face mask made from ingredients which are easily available at home.
Even though these are all natural ingredients, always do a patch test to check whether it suits your skin.
Also, you can always mix and match the ingredients on your skin
While for dry skin type, adding more moisture, will help skin repair itself, adding ingredients such as milk, oats, etc. will help.