Imagine this, it’s a Saturday night and you’re getting ready to go out with your friends, but you look in the mirror and notice your skin is blotchy and full of blackheads. You might ravage through your medicine cabinet looking for something you can use to help your skin, but what you may not realize is that everything you need to get rid of your blackheads is actually right in your kitchen.
Cooling Cucumber Summer Mask
A cucumber facial mask like this removes blackheads by combining the nourishing and skin-soothing properties of oatmeal and organic honey with the hydrating and cleansing properties of cucumber and mint leaves.
Cucumbers contain ascorbic acid that supports the healthy connective tissue in your face as well as vitamin C, which is necessary for collagen production. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radical damage to the skin and prevent aging. The cucumber peel itself contains silica, which also helps firm sagging skin.
Honey acts as a humectant preserving moisture in your skin while improving its overall complexion. The plain yogurt contains lactic acid that helps reduce fine lines and sagging skin. It can also control and prevent excessive sebum (oil) production, which is one of the main contributing factors to blackheads and blemishes.
Oatmeal, on the other hand, gently exfoliates your skin while reducing inflammation and free radical damage. As for the mint leaves, they contain salicylic acid that contributes to smooth cell turnover. The salicylic acid in them loosens dead skin cells while catering to the new skin cells, resulting in clear skin.
Cooling Cucumber Summer Mask Ingredients
- 1/2 Cucumber
- 1/2 Cup of Oatmeal
- 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons of Organic Honey
- A handful of Mint Leaves
Cooling Cucumber Summer Mask Instructions
- Place half a cucumber and a handful of mint leaves in a blender to form a pulp.
- Once the pulp is made, combine the yogurt and pulp in a glass bowl.
- Add honey, mix it all together, then add the oatmeal and mix until you have a uniform blend.
- Place the mask in the fridge to let it chill and slightly solidify.
- Rinse your face with warm water to open up your pores and apply the facial mask
- Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
This anti-blackhead facial mask is the ultimate mask that will cater to the needs of your skin. Make sure to perform a skin test before you begin applying this mask to your face to make sure your skin does not form any irritated reactions to the ingredients.
Prepare and apply this facial mask two to three times a week and enjoy loving the skin you’re in.