14 quick homemade cucumber cosmetic tips

Do you want a cleaner, fresher, firmer, healthier skin? Cucumbers are used in all their forms to make you beautiful. And from head to toe!

Of course, there is the inevitable application of cucumber slices for a firming and astringent treatment. However, this ally offers you more and much better…

Our natural recipes with cucumber as a basic cosmetic ingredient

Softening, decongesting, very moisturizing, cucumber (organic, of course!) is beneficial to all skin types. Not complicated, it lends itself to many preparations, from the simplest to the most sophisticated… Make your choice!

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Cucumber water © MateuszSiuta

Clean the skin of the face with cucumber

A beauty secret for women for a long time, cucumber still works so successfully for the skin.

1. Prepare a lotion

For the first and last beauty gesture of the day, cucumbers can easily be transformed into lotion :

Cook a cucumber in a little water, collect the cooking water and use it as a lotion, simply…

2. Prepare a cucumber cleansing milk

And to clean the skin of your face? Go for a very natural one cucumber juice milk :

  • Run half a cucumber through a juicer, collect the juice and mix it with the same amount of milk.
  • Morning and night, cleanse your face and neck with this refreshing and invigorating “homemade” makeup remover, then rinse with warm water or lotion.
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Use cucumber in your home cosmetic recipes © DeeMPhotography

3. Au naturel

If your skin is rather dry or sensitive, just cleanse it with cucumber juice.

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Here the cucumber, high masks!

Now it’s time for the great classics, available in several versions, to vary the pleasures, but also to meet the needs of the most demanding skins.

4. Let’s start with a fruity mask

Seasonal, it’s a real treat for sensitive skin! Even if all types will appreciate it, of course…

  • Blend the flesh of half a melon and half a peeled cucumber in a blender.
  • Add another nice tablespoon of fresh cream, and apply to the face and neck.
  • Leave on for about twenty minutes, and rinse with cool water
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Cucumber mask with cream or milk © images72

5. This second mask has a slightly exfoliating effect

  • Peel and remove the seeds from half a cucumber.
  • Mix it with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and 1 tablespoon of oatmeal.
  • Optional: add another 2 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Mix well, apply carefully avoiding around the eyes, but using small circular movements on the forehead, nose and chin.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes, remove and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

No oatmeal on hand? So much for the exfoliating action: make do with cucumber pulp and yogurt!

6. Now for the basic clay mask!

Clay is overflowing with qualities: it drains and eliminates impurities, purifies, heals, cleanses and revitalizes the skin.favoriteclay hairMontmorillonite green clay
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Is yours oily, normal or combination? Green clay is perfect for you. Dry skin will prefer white clay, which has more softening properties.

  • In a glass or porcelain bowl, prepare a paste by mixing, with a spoon or a wooden spatula, some green clay and some white clay.clay in powder with the juice of an organic cucumber.
  • Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil, to be chosen according to your preferences and skin type: Chilean rose hip, borage, jojoba, evening primrose or simply almond.
  • Then apply this mask to your face, perfectly cleansed, and keep it on as long as it stays wet.
  • Remove, and rinse with your favorite floral lotion.
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Natural beauty comes from natural ingredients © Lucky Business

7. A mask for oily skin

This proposal combines the qualities of cucumber with those of lemon essence, for a firming mask and astringent :

  • Peel a quarter of a cucumber, and blend it in a blender.
  • Beat one egg white until stiff.
  • Gently fold the cucumber and egg white together.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of floral water and 2 drops of lemon essence, mix again.
  • Spread on face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
  • Do this once a week, and enjoy the difference!

However, do not go out in the sun after applying this mask. It is not recommended for dry or sensitive skin.

8. Illuminating Mask

Two more little ones? Here we go… This one has the excellent reputation oflighten the complexion :

  • Peel a third of a cucumber, cut it into slices and mash them.
  • Add cold milk, so as to obtain a sort of purée.
  • Apply it to the face for about twenty minutes, remove, and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
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Cucumber water © dulebenets

9. Healthy glow mask

The nicest thing for the end: whenever necessary, think of this healthy glow mask that will make your skin glow with happiness…

  • Blend half a cup of cucumber slices and a teaspoon of honey in a blender, so as to obtain a smooth preparation.
  • Spread on your face and neck, and leave on for half an hour.
  • Rinse with warm water, and finish with a spray of floral water.

Cucumber, from head to toe

This vegetable is rich in silica, which is a mineral that strengthens connective tissue, and is excellent for skin elasticity and complexion.

10. A first tip against dark circles

The great classic to fight against dark circlesyou know him:

  • Put 2 slices of cucumber on your eyes and leave it on for a few minutes.
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The cucumber decongestant tip is still as effective as ever © MYDAYcontent

11. A more prepared tip against dark circles

However, there is another very effective trick:

  • Make ice cubes with cucumber juice.
  • Wrap them in a very thin handkerchief as soon as they come out of the freezer, and rub them over the eye area…

12. Against couperose

If you suffer from couperoseCucumbers, combined with red cabbage, can also be very useful:

  • Blend a piece of cucumber and a piece of red cabbage in a blender.
  • Use as a lotion, passing a cotton ball soaked in the resulting juice over your face.
  • Do this every morning for one week a month.

Why? Cucumber nourishes and soothes the skin, while red cabbage, which is a powerful cell stimulant, strengthens the elasticity of the capillaries.

A small constraint: to preserve all its virtues, this lotion must absolutely be prepared fresh every morning.

13. Bitten by a mosquito?

In case of insect biteFor lack of anything better, the application of cucumber slices provides a welcome and soothing coolness.

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Make your own cosmetics with very few ingredients © Kerdkanno

14. Deflate legs and feet

Finally if, as a side effect of the heat wave, you have the swollen feetWe bet you will appreciate this natural and very refreshing tip:

  • Peel a cucumber, puree it and spread it on your feet in a 1 to 2 cm thick layer.
  • Wrap dry towels around your feet and leave it on for several hours, and if possible overnight.

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