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7 Cucumber Face Mask Recipes For Brighter Complexion!

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It is amazing how people spend an exorbitant sum of money in fancy spas to get that enviable glow, when simple ingredients from the kitchen can do the same, only better! And the one ingredient we are in love with is cucumber face mask!

cucumber mask

Fact check - chemical treatments give only temporary results, with long-term damage to the skin guaranteed, whereas herbal ingredients show steady results with optimum revitalization to the skin over a prolonged period of time!

In short, go for herbal ingredients always! Now, getting down to why are we so obsessed with herbal cucumber mask, this is what you have got to read.

Cucumber is a powerhouse of vitamin A, vitamin C and carotenes, which together form a powerful antioxidant. It is this antioxidant that repairs skin, locks in the moisture, promotes regeneration of new skin cells and neutralizes the skin against the damaging free radicals.

Furthermore, cucumber happens to be a good source of zeaxanthin and lutein, which slough the skin of dead skin layers, shrinking pores, lightening marks and giving the skin a radiant glow.

Now that you know exactly what cucumber can do, let's explore ways to use cucumber on skin!

Skin Rejuvenating Mask

aloe vera
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of freshly extracted aloe vera gel, and again mix it with 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice. 
  • Apply a thin coat to your face and neck. 
  • Wait for 15 minutes; and once your skin starts stretching, rinse it clean with plain water. 
  • Try this cucumber mask for brighter skin tone, twice a week.

Dead Cell Removing Scrub

  • Soak 5 almonds in half a cup of water overnight. 
  • In the morning, grind it into a rough paste. 
  • Add a tablespoon of honey and a required amount of cucumber juice to whip it into a smooth paste. 
  • Apply a thin coat to your face and neck. 
  • Once it dries, spritz some water and when the pack loosens, scrub and rinse with plain water.

Reduce Puffy Eyes


Cucumber happens to have ascorbic acid, which not just reduces the water retention level of the skin, but also lightens scars.

  • Cut thin slices of cucumber. 
  • Place it in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes. 
  • Apply it to your eyes, and let it sit until the coldness seeps out. 
  • Repeat every day.

Skin Whitening Mask

potato juice
  • Mix a teaspoon of cucumber juice, with an equal amount of potato juice and a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Mix it well.
  • Place it in the refrigerator to chill for a while. 
  • Massage it to your skin. 
  • Let the herbal cucumber mask sit until you feel your skin stretch, and rinse it off with plain water.

Tighten Pores

apple cider vinegar
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice with an equal amount of apple cider vinegar. 
  • Take a few drops onto a cotton pad and apply it evenly onto your skin. 
  • Let it get absorbed into the skin. 
  • This DIY cucumber mask will immediately tighten pores.

Glowing Skin Mask

  • Mash 1 piece of ripe pumpkin until you get a fine paste. 
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pulp is enough for the mask. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. 
  • Using a fork, whip it into a smooth consistency. 
  • Apply it evenly over your face and neck. 
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes, scrub and rinse.

Anti-blemish Mask

lemon juice
  • Take 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice, a few drops of lemon juice and a teaspoon of turmeric. 
  • Using a fork, keep stirring until you get a runny paste. 
  • Apply it to your face and neck. 
  • Wait till it dries and then rinse it clean.
Read more about: cucumber, clear skin, honey, aloe vera
Story first published: Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:18 [IST]
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