People sometimes forget just how much work the biggest organ of the body, our skin is required to do. Not only does it fend off from harmful bacteria and viruses but in addition, it regulates the body temperature keeping us cool when it gets hot and warm when it gets chilly.
It is of utmost importance that we keep our skin clean to allow it to perform its many many functions. While facials are a excellent means to do this it’s no denying that they can get expensive. This is where you can whip out ingredients lying around in the home. Ingredients which can be used to make your own DIY / homemade face mask.
DIY face masks can save you tons of cash and can be made in a few minutes. All you need to do is be certain you have the right 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 that will give that ideal, glowing skin. What are those ingredients you say? Well before you begin employing green chillies to your face why not take a look at my weekly articles to get an idea of what could be frankensteined with simple house hold products.
This face mask is one of the most basic yet powerful, effective face masks of all time.
Among the many many advantages of the cucumber, it works to hydrate, soften and relax your skin. It can help to avoid water retention and reduces swelling giving your skin a rest from irritation. It is even effective for treating sun burns! I am sure the term’As Cool As Cucumber’ is making more sense to 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 good cucumber mask would be to start off by placing it in the refrigerator. A couple of hours in the fridge allows the cucumber to cool down.
Then, the application aspect is entirely down to preference. You can either chop the cucumber into slices and put them on your face or you may grate the cucumber and apply it to your dry skin.
Another option is to take the cucumber and set it in a blender making a paste of sorts. This choice is more messy as the cucumber will be slipping over your face but hey whatever falls off the face can be used to creating a refreshing cucumber beverage.
Be certain to avoid the eye area when putting the cucumber face mask. I normally place the DIY face mask for about 20 – 30 minutes that gives me a good excuse to lie down as well.
Once you are finished, wash off the face mask with cold water and pat your skin dry with a clean towel.
Now that was not that difficult was it? By creating your own mask, you haven’t only saved money but also managed to consume vegetables that were not getting utilized. The best bit though is that with this entire process you find yourself getting a little’ME’ time that’s essential.