Keeping your skin hydrated helps improve elasticity and firmness. Lack of hydration  can make your skin look dry and flaky, and be more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Maintain a healthy, glowing complexion by replenishing your skin with hydrating ingredients like cucumber.
Cucumber has anti-inflammatory properties: it helps reduce swelling and morning puffiness. Similar to aloe-vera, cucumber can soothe mildly burnt or damaged skin and help alleviate sunburn due to its cooling properties.
Cucumber is a mild astringent, meaning that it tightens pores, helps regulate oil production, as well as reduces the appearance of pore size. Excess oil and large, clogged pores often contribute to breakouts, so if you have oily or acne-prone skin, cucumber will be your skin’s new BFF.

Cucumber Face Mask:

  1. Blend or puree half an unpeeled cucumber in a blender or food processor until it’s the consistency of a watery paste.
  2. Separate the juice from any solid bits by pouring the mixture through a strainer.*
  3. Apply the cucumber juice to your freshly washed face. Let the mask sit on your skin for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash the mask off with cool or lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft cloth.
*To boost your skin hydration, add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to the mixture. Blend until smooth.