Astringent cucumber makes for a stimulating, pore-tightening facial mask. There’s no need to visit a spa or pay big bucks for this type of treatment — just put your blender and a vegetable peeler to work creating an inexpensive homemade spa treatment. This product can be refrigerated for up to a week, although you should always discard it and make a new mask if there’s any change in appearance or odor after storage.
This recipe is super simple and convenient because it’s comprised of things you probably already have in your kitchen right now (if not, they are really easy to track down at your favorite grocery store)
You will need:
1 medium cucumber
2 tsp honey
Peel the cucumber, cut it into pieces and puree it in a blender.
Now line a sifter or sieve with cheesecloth and set it over a glass bowl or container.
Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve.
Let this stand for 15 minutes so that the cucumber juice collects in the bowl below.
Pour the cucumber juice into a clean bottle with a lid. Add the honey to the juice.
Shake the bottle to mix it, and soak a cotton ball or pad with toner.
Simply sweep the lotion over your face and neck and let it air dry for three or four minutes.
Store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Wonderful Benefits Of Cucumber for Healthy Skin
1. Fade Dark Circles
Cucumbers have the ability to quickly, safely and easily help reduce the appearance of dark circles. The abundance of antioxidants and silica within Cucumber can rejuvenate the skin fade dark circles. Just place 2 Cucumber slices on both the eyes and relax for 20 minutes or soak 2 Cotton Pads with Cucumber juice and place them on your eyes.
2. Reduce Puffy Eyes
If you are worried about under eye puffiness then Cucumbers can also provide almost instant benefits. Due to the large amount of ascorbic acid in Cucumbers, when they are placed under the eyes for 20 minutes they can decrease water retention and thus reduce puffiness overall.
3. Fade Freckles
When grated cucumber is used as a tonic and spread all over the face and neck it can reduce the overall appearance of freckles over time.
4. Treat a Sunburn
If you have found that you stayed out in the sun a little too long and are dealing with sunburn, then cucumbers can also provide benefits in this regard. The cooling effect of cucumbers is a natural and gentle way to soothe your skin and speed up the healing process.
5.Tighten Open Pores
Cucumber makes an excellent toner, you can either mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar, few drops of Lemon, Honey, Aloe Vera Gel or Tomato Pulp or use it alone. It immediately tightens open pores.