How To Make Your Own Cucumber Face Mask: The 7 Best Recipes

October 13, 2017

How To Make Your Own Cucumber Face Mask: The 7 Best Recipes

Cucumbers have long been a staple of every healthy salad for the simple reasons that they’re delicious and good for you. But you don’t have to eat cucumbers all day to get the wrinkle-fighting, skin-smoothing benefits that they have to offer. Just placing raw cucumber on your skin, or mixing it with other ingredients to create a cucumber face mask, can yield some excellent results.

But how, exactly, can you harness the power of the cucumber for healthier and smoother skin? The experts at SiO Beauty are here to give you all the information you’ll need to incorporate a cucumber face mask into your daily or weekly beauty routine.

First, though, let’s find out what makes cucumber the beauty powerhouse that it is.

Why Are Cucumbers So Beneficial For Your Skin?

Cucumber Face Mask

Cucumber is great when applied to your skin for the same reasons that it’s so good for your body when you eat it.

  • It’s packed full of antioxidants.
  • It’s loaded with anti-inflammatories.
  • It contains beneficial nutrients such as vitamins A, B1, C, biotin, and potassium.

Cucumber also:

  • Lightens.
  • Brightens.
  • Hydrates.
  • Tones.

And that’s really only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Cucumber really is a wonderful addition to your skincare routine. Here are the seven best cucumber face mask recipes just for you.

1) Cold Cucumber Compress

cucumber cold compress

The nice thing about cucumber is that it doesn’t require any processing or preparation to be a useful tool in the fight against wrinkles. Just cut off a few slices and you’re good to go.

That’s right, a cold cucumber compress is an effective way to fight small wrinkles when they first appear. And don’t worry, a compress is just fancy name for something you put on your skin to decrease inflammation. In this case, it’s a cucumber slice!

Cold Cucumber Compress Instructions

  1. Cut 2 thin ¼ to ½ inch slices off of the end of a cucumber.
  2. Place the slices in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes, or in the freezer for five.
  3. Sit or lie down so that the part of your body where you will apply the compress is parallel with the floor.
  4. Place the cold cucumbers on your skin and relax.
  5. Keep the cucumbers on your skin for fifteen minutes.

After the fifteen minutes are up, simply discard the cucumber slices and continue with your day. Using cold cucumbers as a compress is safe enough that you can do it every day to keep your skin smooth and youthful.

2) Cucumber Juice Face Mask

Cucumber Juice Face Mask

Even the juice (or water) from a fresh cucumber can be used to combat sagging skin and the signs of aging. Here’s how to harness the power of cucumber juice to keep your face, neck, and décolleté looking their best.

Cucumber Juice Face Mask Instructions

  1. Peel a large cucumber, and then cut it into small slices.
  2. Place the slices in a blender or food processor.
  3. Purée the cucumber until you’ve created a watery paste.
  4. Pour the puréed cucumber through a strainer to separate the water from any solid material.
  5. Squeeze the remaining solid material with your hands to recover the rest of the juice.
  6. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup. This preps the skin for the mask by opening your pores.
  7. Apply the cucumber juice to your skin and let sit for fifteen minutes.
  8. When the fifteen minutes are up, wash your face with cool water and pat your skin dry with a soft, clean towel.

Your skin will feel tighter and healthier with just one treatment.

3) Cucumber Mash Face Mask

Cucumber Mash Face Mask

Moisture is an important part of keeping your skin healthy. It helps treat existing wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming. But it doesn’t take an expensive cream to get all the moisture you need. That’s because cucumbers are packed full of moisture right off the shelf. Here’s how to use a cucumber mash face mask for powerful healing.

Cucumber Mash Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut off ¼ of a cucumber and place it in a blender.
  2. Blend the cucumber until it’s slightly chunky. If you don’t have a blender, you can mash the cucumber with a fork.
  3. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  4. Apply the cucumber mash directly to the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté.
  5. Let the mask sit for fifteen minutes.
  6. Remove the cucumber mash with lukewarm water and pat yourself dry with a soft towel.

Pro tip: For an extra inflammation-fighting boost, cool the cucumber in the refrigerator before preparing your cucumber mask.

4) Cucumber & Aloe Vera Face Mask

Cucumber & Aloe Vera Face Mask

Cucumber is great for aging skin because it soothes, hydrates, and heals dry skin. And when you add aloe vera into the mix, you’ve got an especially potent recipe. That’s because aloe vera hydrates, heals, and helps reverse the aging process like no other natural ingredient.

Here’s how to make this simple hydrating mask.

Cucumber & Aloe Vera Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut ½ of an unpeeled cucumber into slices.
  2. Place these slices, peel and all, in a blender and mix until watery.
  3. Add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and blend until smooth.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Massage the paste evenly onto your face, neck, and chest.
  6. After fifteen minutes, rinse off the mask with cool water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Ahhh, that feels better!

5) Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask

Do you suffer from dry, irritated skin? If so, this is the face mask for you! Our cucumber and yogurt face mask is great for:

  • Shrinking dilated blood vessels.
  • Tightening pores.
  • Reducing redness and irritation.
  • Decreasing swelling and inflammation.
  • Pumping moisture into dry skin.
  • Promoting the repair and healthy functioning of your skin’s protective barrier.

It doesn’t take a large number of special ingredients or a lot of mixing to reap these rewards. All you need is a cucumber and some yogurt.

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask Instructions

  1. Place ½ of a cucumber, peel and all, in a food processor or blender.
  2. Transfer the cucumber pulp to a mixing bowl and add 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  3. Mix well until the cucumber is evenly distributed.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Spread an even layer onto your skin.
  6. Let the mask dry for fifteen minutes.
  7. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water and a soft washcloth.
  8. Splash cool water on your skin to close pores, and then pat dry with a clean towel.

6) Cucumber & Rose Water Face Mask

Cucumber & Rose Water Face Mask

If you’re looking for a face mask to fight off skin infection, restore skin’s natural color, and reduce discolorations, look no further than our cucumber and rose water recipe.

Cucumber & Rose Water Face Mask Instructions

  1. Purée ½ a cucumber in a blender.
  2. Pour the purée into a small mixing bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply a layer of the mask to your face, neck, and chest.
  7. Let it dry for fifteen minutes.
  8. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water, then rinse again with cool water to close and tighten pores.
  9. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

7) Cucumber & Oatmeal Face Mask

Cucumber & Oatmeal Face Mask

If you’re battling acne, try this cucumber and oatmeal face mask to cleanse, refresh, and clear your skin right up.

Cucumber & Oatmeal Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add ½ of an unpeeled cucumber into a blender or food processor.
  2. Transfer the cucumber puree to a mixing bowl.
  3. Measure in 1 tablespoon of oatmeal.
  4. Stir.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  8. Massage the mixture onto your skin using small circular motions.
  9. Let the mask sit for fifteen minutes.
  10. Wash the mask away using lukewarm water and a soft washcloth, if necessary.
  11. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Silicone Patches

As great as these do-it-yourself cucumber face masks are, sometimes you want a more powerful wrinkle-fighting and prevention option. That’s when a silicone power patch, like SiO Beauty’s Lift series, comes in handy. In fact, the silicone patch is, by far, the best treatment and preventive product to combat wrinkles both before they start and after wrinkled, aging skin sets in.

These patches are so beneficial because they create a healing microclimate on your skin. This microclimate pulls moisture up through the lower layers of your skin and from the air around the patch, and then focuses that moisture at the surface where it can do the most good.

SiO Beauty Silicone Patches

SiO Beauty offers silicone patches in a variety of shapes to help you treat and prevent wrinkles where you need it most. They’re available for the following areas:

The process of using SiO Beauty’s silicone patches couldn’t be easier. Just cleanse your skin before bed with an oil-free cleanser, wear the patches of your choice while you sleep, and then wake up to renewed, refreshed skin. Each patch can be reused fifteen times.

Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be complicated. The DIY treatments listed here when used in combination with SiO Beauty’s silicone patches can take the pain out of your beauty routine. For an even simpler way to manage your skin care regimen, join SiO Beauty’s subscription service.