People sometimes forget just how much work the largest organ of the body, our skin is required to do. Not only does it fend off against harmful bacteria and viruses but it also regulates the body temperature keeping us cool when it gets hot and warm when it gets cold.
It is of paramount importance that we keep our skin clean to allow it to carry out its many many purposes. While facials are a excellent way to do this it’s no denying that they can get expensive. This is where you can whip out ingredients lying around in the house. Ingredients which can be used to make your very own DIY / homemade face mask.
DIY face masks can save you a great deal of money and can be made in a few minutes. All you will need to do is be sure you have the ideal ingredients. So the first step in creating your very own DIY face mask is to rummage through your kitchen cupboards. T out all those essentials which will give that perfect, glowing skin. What are those ingredients you say? Well before you start applying green chillies to your face why not have a look at my weekly posts to get an idea of what could be frankensteined with simple house hold products.
A DIY face mask list is simply incomplete without the cucumber face mask.
Among the many many advantages of the cucumber, it works to moisturize, soften and relax your skin. It helps to avoid water retention and reduces swelling giving your skin a rest from irritation. I am certain that the phrase’As Cool As Cucumber’ is making more sense for you now.
So let’s start off by creating a fairly basic cucumber mask that only requires one ingredient – CUCUMBER
The key to creating a fantastic cucumber mask is to start off by putting it in the refrigerator. A few hours in the fridge allows the cucumber to cool down.
Then, the application aspect is completely down to taste. You can either chop the cucumber into slices and place them in your face or you may grate the cucumber and apply it to your dry skin.
Another option is to select the cucumber and place it in a blender making a paste of sorts. This option is more cluttered as the cucumber will be sliding on your face but hey whatever falls off the face may be accustomed to creating a refreshing cucumber beverage.
Make sure to avoid the eye area when placing the cucumber face mask. I normally place the DIY face mask for about 20 – 30 minutes that gives me a great excuse to lie down also.
Last but not least, apply moisturizer or few drops of olive oil that will help to retain the moisture.
Now that wasn’t that hard was it? By producing your own mask, you have not only saved money but also managed to use up vegetables that were not getting used. The best bit though is that with this whole process you find yourself getting a little Lakeland Animal Removal that’s essential.