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Make Your Own Cucumber Mask

Cucumber has been made known to have great benefits for the skin. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrients that help in skin lightening, brightening, toning, and moisturizing. Cucumber may be used to tone oily skin and moisturize dry skin. Its properties also serve as great skin refreshers, especially on hot summer days and dry winter episodes.  The nutrients in cucumber contribute to different skin benefits. Water hydrates the skin and protects it from dryness, vitamin A is essential for cell development and protects skin from infections, vitamin B1 promotes proper blood circulation through skin cells and guards skin from skin conditions such as eczema, vitamin C is important for the production of collagen, biotin is for maintaining healthy skin, and potassium prevents dryness and skin peeling. Cucumber masks are available in local beauty counters, but did you know that they are very easy to make at home as well? Here are five different ways to make a cucumber face mask with ingredients you can find at home.Basic Cucumber Mask Mash an entire cucumber and strain the water. Add one tablespoon of sugar, mix well, then refrigerate. Apply the formula on your face, then leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Cucumber Facial For Oily Skin Blend ½ cucumber, 1 teaspoon mint, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 egg white. Refrigerate the concoction before applying on the skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Cucumber and Olive Oil Mask For Dry Skin Mix 3 oz finely diced cucumber with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of live yogurt. Apply to skin and leave to dry for 15 minutes. Cucumber Honey Mask Make a puree out of a peeled cucumber and one tablespoon of honey. Apply on the face and let it stay for about 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Cucumber Milk Mask Blend ½ cucumber into a puree. Mix ¼ cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Add this mixture to the cucumber puree. Ingredients to make the cucumber masks may be modified, depending on what is available in your household.

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