Soothing Cucumber Face Mask


A cucumber mask must be one of the most basic and well loved facial treatments of all times.  Cucumber hydrates, softens, soothes, cleanses, reduces swelling and a gift of God for oily or sunburned skin. Its cooling effect is great for treating any irritation of skin.

What makes cucumber good for skin?

According to

Benefits for skin
Hydrates skin, making it soft smooth and supple. Protects skin from dryness, itching, peeling and cracked.
Vitamin A
Essential for normal cell growth and development. Has antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity that protects skin from infections and inflammatory conditions.
Vitamin B1
Enhances permeation of blood and other body fluids thereby promoting proper circulation of blood through skin cells. Guards skin from inflammation, eczema, scaliness and other skin conditions.
Vitamin C
Essential for the production of collagen, which is protein structure that makes up our skin. Neutralizes free radical activity which can cause premature aging of skin and oxidative stress.
For maintaining healthy skin. Biotin deficiency can cause skin irritations, eczema, fungal infection and other inflammatory skin conditions.
For healthy well functioning skin. Low potassium can cause dry and withered skin. Potassium hydrates and waters skin, preventing peeling and dryness.

Soothing cucumber face mask:


-1 cucumber
-3 tbsp of aloe vera gel
-3 tbsp of coconut oil
-5 drops of geranium essential oil


1. Blend until creamy smooth
2. Transfer to ice cube tray and freeze

When you want to use it, simply take out a cube, let it thaw completely, then apply it on the face and around the eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. You will start to feel the soothing effects.

Note: If it gets in your eyes, wash with cold water immediately.