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 from harmful bacteria and viruses but in addition, it regulates the body temperature keeping us cool when it gets warm and warm when it gets cold.
It is of utmost importance that we keep our skin clean to let it carry out its many many purposes. While facials are a great means to do this it is no denying that they can get pricey. This is where you can whip out components lying around in the house. Ingredients which may be used to make your own DIY / homemade face mask.
DIY face masks can save you tons of money and can be produced in a few minutes. All you will need to do is be sure 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 applying green chillies for your face why not have a look at my weekly articles to get an idea of what can be frankensteined with simple house hold products.
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 break from irritation. I am sure 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 would be to start off by placing it in the fridge. 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 place them in your face or you could grate the cucumber and apply it to your dry skin.
Another option is to select the cucumber and set it in a blender making a paste of sorts. This choice is more cluttered as the cucumber will be slipping over your own face but hey whatever falls off the face can be accustomed to creating a refreshing cucumber beverage.
Make certain that you avoid the eye area when placing the cucumber face mask. I normally place the DIY face mask for about 20 – 30 minutes which gives me a great excuse to lie down as well.
Once you’re done, 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 use up vegetables which were not getting used. The best bit though is that with this entire process you end up getting a bit of’ME’ time that’s essential.