A cucumber facial mask removes many impurities from the skin that clog the pores and can lead to acne. It leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed, with a healthy glow. Cucumber softens and soothes the skin, and after a hard day of school and play, kids enjoy this as much as adults do. Children learn good hygiene early when you treat them to an occasional grown-up facial. Preteens and teens enjoy hosting spa parties and sleepovers, where all will enjoy a batch of this easy cucumber facial mask.
Measure one-half cup of plain yogurt into a bowl.
Cut the cucumber into thick slices and place in a blender. (Set aside two thin slices of cucumber for the eyes, if desired.)
Add three fresh mint or parsley leaves to the blender and puree until a thick paste forms.
Mix the cucumber puree with the yogurt in the bowl. Blend well with a spoon.
Apply to a washed face, free of heavy grime and makeup.
Cover your face with the cucumber mask and let sit on the skin for 15 minutes.
Place a thin slice of cucumber over each eye, if desired.
Rinse the mask off with warm water and pat dry.