Cucumber and olive oil mask

by Sophia
(United Kingdom)

Cucumber and olive oil mask

3oz cucumber very finely diced

3tsp olive oil

2tsp live yogurt

Mix above ingredients into a fine paste. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes then wash off with cold water. Skin feels soft, conditioned and clean.

Thanks for the recipe Sophia!

Oh, how I love simple recipes like this!

Cucumber is often used for face swelling and puffiness. It is excellent when it comes to calming the face, and skin in general, down. It is cooling and gentle. It is also a great cleanser, especially for oily and problem skin types.

Olive oil brings nothing but great moisture to the skin. It nourishes the skin and moisturizes it but it does not have a greasy residue. It is easily absorbed by the skin leaving it smooth and supple. It is easily rinsed off with lukewarm water.

Finally, yogurt. Used for inflammation-prone skin, it contains alpha-hydroxy acid which have the ability to remove the dead skin cells. The result is rejuvenated, youthful looking skin.

For more simple to make and use masks, visit the facial mask recipes section of this site.

Biljana, admin.

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Apr 13, 2010
I want to try this! But I was wondering..
by: Hannah

What are the benefits?
I have normal skin really no problems but it is quite dull(lack of sleep) and just a couple of stubborn blackheads around my nose and whiteheads under my lip on my chin.
Do you think I could add banana to this recipe?
Anything, please do tell !

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