Homemade Cucumber Face Mask Recipe For Oily Skin And Acne
If you have an oily skin that is prone to blackheads and acne, you will love this DIY homemade cucumber face mask for oily skin and acne.
It is naturally exfoliating and very fast and easy to prepare. Here is what you will need:
- 3 tablespoons of mashed cucumber
- 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of rose water
- 1 and a half tablespoon of oats flour
- ¼ teaspoon of Styrax Benzoin Absolute (optionally)
First, grate the cucumber and squeeze it between your hands tο remove the extra water so your mask does not become very runny.
Then, you can put all the ingredients together in a blender and mix for a few seconds in the low speed until you get a nice texture mask that can be easily applied to the skin without running off.
Cucumber Face Mask Benefits
Cucumber is a natural astringent, which makes it great for removing oiliness and blackheads from your skin.
Greek Yoghurt has emollient properties and leaves the skin soft and soothed. It is often used as a ‘quick fix’ mask in cases of sunburned skin and redness.
I love rose water. I could use it in just any DIY face mask. It is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient and improves skin moisture.
Oats flour is often used in scrubs and masks for oily skin and acne due to its ability to remove dead skin cells.
Styrax Benzoin is a thick sticky ingredient (an absolute) which is used in aromatherapy for different purposes.
It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and that is why it is used in skin care to treat infections and heal the skin. You just need to use it in very low dilutions.
Benzoin Is also antiseptic and helps our mask to become homogenous.
How To Use
To clean skin, apply the mask evenly and let it work for 20 minutes. Then, rinse with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer.
- Don’t peel the skin of the cucumber before grating it (use organic cucumber if possible.)
- If your masks is too runny, add some more oats flour and mix well with a spoon.
- Use the mask right after you make it.
When To Use
I love using this cucumber and yogurt DIY face mask to prevent blemishes and reduce oiliness during those summer days. It is cooling to the skin and by absorbing the natural oil of the skin, it helps keep it more clear and healthy.
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