How to Make a Cucumber Facial Mask

By Kimbry Parker

The crisp coolness of cucumbers makes them ideal for adding flavor to water, but these vitamin-rich veggies are good for your skin, too. Whatever your skin type, whip up a homemade cucumber facial mask to give your mug a spa treatment right from home.

Young woman having facial treatment, holding cucumbers, portrait
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Use a cucumber mask once a week to rejeuvenate your skin.

Step 1

Slice up half of a cucumber into thin slices. Leave the peel on the cucumber, as this is where many of the vitamins and nutrients are contained. Put the sliced cucumbers into a blender.

Step 2

Add three to five drops of peppermint oil. Pulse the blender a few times to chop up the cucumber.

Step 3

Add 1 tablespoon each of aloe vera juice and plain yogurt. Blend all of the ingredients in the blender for a minute or two until the mixture is smooth.

Step 4

Stir the mixture with a spoon to check for thickness. Add flour, one teaspoon at a time, and blend until the mixture becomes a paste-like consistency that will stay on your skin. One to two teaspoons of flour will likely be enough to create a paste, depending on how much moisture is in the cucumber.

Step 5

Wash and rinse your face as usual. Massage the cucumber mixture all over your face and neck. Apply the mixture to the area under the eyes, but avoid getting it directly into your eyes.

Step 6

Leave the facial mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water to remove the mask. Do a second rinse with cold water to close up the pores and pat your face dry with a soft hand towel.