Cucumber Facial At Home

Posted 3 months ago by Tharaa Nagendran in

Dressing up the cool cucumber slices with vinegar, mayonnaise has always been one of those delicious foods to be preferred during the hot summer. Consuming cucumber will offer the cooling effects by hydrating our body. But then, have you ever thought that cucumber could actually play a vital role in enhancing your beauty? Despite being a wonderful veggie, it is also beneficial to your skin and facial beauty. This veggie contains about 96% of water content which could serve to be the best hydrating agent for our body. The numerous amounts of nutrients present in them could make your skin to be smooth and shiny. Also, it is especially known for detoxifying all the impurities present in your skin. You will really be amazed by the benefits it offers after starting to use the cucumber on your face regularly. So, the next question will obviously be how to use these cucumber slices on your face? So, we are here to help you by giving all the possible cucumber facial DIY recipes that you can easily try at your homes. 

Cucumber Facial DIY Recipes

The benefits of cucumber are numerous in terms of the face starting from removing the acne scars to offering a glow to your skin. So, when the benefits of cucumber are itself high, how about combining it with another ingredient that has a lot of other benefits? The results that you will obtain at the end will really be very powerful when you use two strong ingredients together. So, here we go to the list of DIY facial recipes that involves cucumber along with another powerful ingredient. 

#1. Mint Facial

Things Required:

Fresh mint juice1 tbsp
Fresh cucumber juice1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of fresh mint juice and cucumber juice into it.
  2. Stir the juice solution well to make them get combined well.
  3. Then take a cotton pad and dip it completely inside the juice solution.
  4. Now gently rub the cotton pad all over your face.
  5. Continue doing this until the juice solution gets completed.
  6. Then allow the juice solution to get dry for a few minutes.
  7. You can wait for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Then you can rinse your face with warm or cold water.

Mint has an excellent antibacterial property which could prevent our skin from any of the acne and the other bacterial infections. It also contains a good amount of salicylic acid content in them. This salicylic acid content is capable of curing and preventing acne infections on your skin. The vitamin A content present in the mint is capable of controlling the oil secretion in your facial skin. So, the excess oil secretion in your facial skin can be prevented by using this mint and cucumber face mask. 

#2. Turmeric Facial

Things Required:

Turmeric powder1 tbsp
Fresh Lime Juice1 tbsp
Cucumber1/2

Process:

  1. Firstly, you have to take about 1/2 cucumber and peel the outer layer of it.
  2. Then cut the cucumber into a few small pieces.
  3. Now place the cucumber in a small grinder or a mixer.
  4. Then you have to add about 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice into the cucumber pieces. You can also directly squeeze a fresh lemon into the cucumber pieces.
  5. Then start grinding the mixture to obtain a paste.
  6. Now take the cucumber paste and place it in a small bowl.
  7. Add about 1 tbsp of turmeric powder into the cucumber paste.
  8. Mix both the ingredients until the turmeric powder gets completely dissolved in the cucumber paste.
  9. Then apply the paste all over your face.
  10. Let the paste be there on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes to get dry.
  11. Finally, you can wash your face with warm or cold water. 

Note:

Turmeric powder has a bundle of antiseptic properties packed in it. These properties can actively kill all the germs and the bacterias that are present in your facial skin. Also, it acts a protective barrier in preventing your skin from the sun damages when you go out.

#3. Fresh Lime Juice Facial

Things Required:

Fresh cucumber juice3 tbsp
Fresh Lime Juice1 tbsp
Cotton Pad1

Process:

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 3 tbsp of fresh cucumber juice into it. 
  2. Then add about 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice into the same bowl. Or you can also take a fresh lemon and squeeze it into the bowl directly.
  3. Stir both the juices well using a spoon to get them mixed well.
  4. Then take a small cotton pad and soak it completely inside the mixed juice solution.
  5. Now remove the cotton pad from the juice solution and gently rub it all over your face.
  6. After that, you can leave the juice to be there on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Now you can rinse your face with the cold or warm water. 

Dead skin cells are the one that causes the clogged pores in your skin. This will lead to the accumulation of dirt, dust, infectious agents and other impurities on your skin. Lime is capable of removing all such elements from your skin. Also, it removes the clogged pores from your facial skin thus making it appear more bright and shiny. They also have the ability to remove the acne scars and the scars caused due to the other infections from your face.

#4. Curd Facial

Things Required:

Curd/Yogurt2 tbsp
Cucumber1/4

Process:

  1. Take a fresh cucumber and start to peel the outer skin layer completely.
  2. Then grate the peeled cucumber to a paste-like format.
  3. Now you will be able to obtain the cucumber pulp. Place it in a small bowl.
  4. Then add about 2 tbsp of fresh curd or yogurt into the cucumber pulp.
  5. Mix both the ingredients very well using a spoon.
  6. Then start to apply the cucumber and curd paste on your face.
  7. Leave the paste to be there on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Then you can rinse your face with warm or cold water. After that, you can pat your face with a clean towel. 

Curd is one of the best cooling agents when being used on your skin. This facial mixture is best suited for women who have oily and acne-prone skin types. Yogurt is composed of a sufficient amount of lactic acid content in it. Lactic acid is capable of removing all the dead skin cells from your facial skin. Also, they are capable of removing all the anti-aging effects like the fine lines, wrinkles that are present in your facial skin. It also forms a protective layer on your skin and prevents it from any other infections or impurities. 

#5. Aloe Vera Facial

Things Required:

Aloe vera juice/aloe vera gel1 tbsp
Grated cucumber1/4 cup

Process:

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of fresh aloe vera juice or gel along with the 1/4 cup of grated cucumber in it.
  2. Mix both the ingredients well until they get combined together.
  3. Then start applying the mask all over your face. 
  4. Allow the mask to be there on your face for about 15 minutes.
  5. Then start to wash your face with warm or cold water. 

Aloe vera gel used in this mask is a great remedy in curing the irritations, inflammations and swelling caused due to the acne infections on your face. Also, this facial will offer a natural glow to your skin by making it soft and smooth. Both the aloe vera gel and the cucumber juice are known to be the best cooling agents for the skin. So, this face mask will be one of the best ones that you can opt for during the hot summer seasons. Also, it helps in offering great relief from the sun damages, sunburns and suntan on your skin. You will really feel the cooling effect on your skin once the facial mask is applied on your face.

#6. Multani Mitti Facial

Things Required:

Multani Mitti/Fuller's Earth powder1 to 2 tbsp
Fresh Cucumber juice2 tbsp
Rosewater1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Add about 1 to 2 tbsp of Multani Mitti or the Fuller's Earth powder into a small bowl.
  2. Then pour about 2 tbsp of fresh cucumber juice into it.
  3. Also, add about 1 tbsp of rosewater solution into the same bowl containing the Multani Mitti mixture.
  4. Now, mix all the ingredients well until the powder gets dissolved completely in the cucumber juice and rosewater solution.
  5. Then start applying the Multani Mitti paste on your face.
  6. Leave the paste to get dry on your face for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Then wash your face with warm or cold water and pat the area with a clean towel. 

Note:

Multani Mitti is popularly known to be the best ingredient for removing all the dead and damaged skin cells from your skin. Also, this facial pack is best suited for those women who have excess oil secretion issues in their skin. This powder has the ability to absorb such excess oil present in your skin layer. Also, they could increase the circulation of blood in your skin. This will make your skin to be glowing and healthy all the time.

#7. Honey And Oats Facial

Things Required:

Raw honey1/2 tbsp
Oats1 tbsp
Cucumber pulp1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Firstly, you should add about 1 tbsp of oats in a small bowl.
  2. Then take a fresh cucumber and obtain the fresh cucumber pulp by grating it.
  3. Add the cucumber pulp along with the oats mixture kept in the bowl.
  4. Then grind both the ingredients together until it turns to a fine paste.
  5. Now add about 1/2 tbsp of raw honey into the oats mixture.
  6. Make sure that the honey has got combined well with the mixture.
  7. Then apply the oats paste on your face.
  8. Let the paste get dry on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. You can also gently massage your skin with the oats mixture to increase the blood circulation in your skin.
  10. Once it becomes dry, you can use warm or cold water and wash your face. 

Raw honey is one of the best-known ingredients for maintaining the appropriate moisture levels in your skin. Honey has the capability to lock the moisture within the cells present in your skin. So, your skin will not face any dryness issues once you start using this facial pack. Also, oats can remove all the clogged pores present in your skin. Thus t helps in enhancing the color tone of your skin.

#8. Avocado Facial

Things Required:

Avocado Pulp1/2
Fresh Cucumber juice2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take the avocado pulp separately and place it in a small bowl.
  2. Then add about 2 tbsp of cucumber juice into the avocado pulp.
  3. Now you have to mix them to make them get combined well.
  4. Then start applying the avocado paste on your face.
  5. Let the paste the there on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Once the paste becomes dry, use warm or cold water and wash your face completely. 

Avocado has a lot of fatty acids packed with it. These fatty acids are popularly known for moisturizing the skin thereby preventing the dryness issues. It also contains a list of nutritional elements which are more than enough to nourish your skin. They are also very well known for decreasing all the aging effects like wrinkles and dark circles on your face. You can also add a little avocado oil if you want along with the facial mask to make it even more effective. Those women who have extremely dry skin can prefer for trying this face mask to get rid of all the dryness issues. Also, this face mask will make your skin to be extremely soft and smooth.

#9. Apple Facial

Things Required:

Oats1 tbsp
Apple1/2
Cucumber1/2

Process:

  1. Take about 1/2 fresh apple and cucumber.
  2. Peel off the outer skin layer fully in both the apple and the cucumber.
  3. Then cut both of them into a few small pieces.
  4. Now add these small pieces into a grinder or a mixer.
  5. Then add about 1 tbsp of oats into the mixer along with those small pieces.
  6. Grind the mixture very well until it turns to a smooth paste.
  7. Apply the smooth paste all over your face.
  8. Then allow the paste to get dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. After that, you can start to wash your face with warm or cold water.
  10. Then pat the area with a clean towel to make it dry.

Apple contains a good amount of polyphenols content in them. These polyphenols have a wide range of health benefits when it is being used on your skin. They help in nourishing your skin with the essential amount of nutrients. Also, it refreshes your skin and makes it appear bright and attractive. Many of the recent studies state that apples have the special ability to prevent our skin from the harmful UV rays that come from the sun. Also, it is one of the best ingredients to treat the sun burns and other sun damages in your skin.

#10. Egg Facial

Things Required:

Cucumber1/2
Egg white1

Process:

  1. Take about 1/2 cucumber and peel the outer layer of it.
  2. Then cut them into a few small slices and place it in a grinder or a mixer.
  3. Now grind the cucumber until it becomes a smooth paste.
  4. Then take an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk.
  5. Now add the egg white into the cucumber paste. Mix them well using a spoon until the egg white gets combined with the paste.
  6. Then apply the cucumber paste on your face using your fingertips.
  7. You can also massage your skin with the paste while applying it.
  8. After that, leave the paste to get dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. Then you can go for washing your face with warm or cold water.
  10. Pat your face gently with a clean towel.  

Egg whites are the best source of offering a rich amount of protein contents to your skin. Those women who have aging effects on your skin can very well use this face mask. It helps in tightening your skin by shrinking all the pores in your skin. So, your skin will become more firm and thus the loosening of the skin can be prevented to a greater extent. The abundant level of vitamins and minerals present in the egg white can literally improve the appearance of your facial skin to the next level.

#11. Papaya Facial

Things Required:

Cucumber1/4
Ripe papaya1/4

Process:

  1. For this, you have to take about 1/4 ripe papaya and 1/4 fresh cucumber.
  2. Firstly, you should peel the outer skin layer of them entirely.
  3. Then cut them into a few small pieces.
  4. After that place those small pieces in a grinder or a mixer.
  5. Start to grind the pieces until it turns to a fine and smooth paste.
  6. Then apply the final smooth paste all over your face using your fingertips.
  7. Let the paste become dry for a few minutes.
  8. After 15 to 20 minutes, you can go for washing your face with warm or cold water.
  9. Then wipe the area softly with a clean towel to make it dry. 

Papaya has a cluster of skin lightening properties packed with it. These properties will help in improvising the normal color tone of your skin. Also, it helps in getting rid of the blemishes and acne scars from your face. It is also composed of a special type of enzyme called the Papain which could make your skin to be very soft and smooth. They also make those inactive proteins in your skin to get dissolved and removed from your skin.

#12. Tomato Facial

Things Required:

Cucumber1/4
Ripe Tomato1/2

Process:

  1. Take about 1/2 ripe tomato and collect the tomato pulp separately in a small bowl.
  2. Then take about 1/4 cucumber and cut it into a few small pieces after peeling the skin layer.
  3. Now place the cucumber pieces along with the collected tomato pulp. 
  4. Start to grind both the ingredients together using a mixer or a grinder.
  5. After that, apply the ground paste all over your face.
  6. Then wait for about 20 to 25 minutes until the paste on your face gets dry.
  7. Finally, you can wash your face with warm or cold water.

Tomatoes are enriched with skin-benefiting properties which could help you in many ways. It consists of a special type of antioxidant known as lycopene in it. This antioxidant is capable of fighting against all the free radicals in your body. So, this will reduce the free radical damage that can be caused in your skin. Also, they are known for skin whitening abilities. It forms a protective layer around your skin and prevents it from any of the infections by fighting against them. They offer a natural radiant glow to your skin when you use them regularly on your skin.  

#13. Coconut Oil Facial

Things Required:

Cucumber1/2
Coconut Oil1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take about 1/2 cucumber and start grating them after peeling the outer skin layer.
  2. Now you have to add about 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil into the cucumber paste.
  3. You can also heat the coconut oil to a warm temperature and then pour it into the paste.
  4. Apply the paste all over your face using your fingertips.
  5. Then wait for about 10 to 15 minutes for the paste to get dry.
  6. You can wash your face with warm or cold water after it becomes dry.

Coconut oil is known to be the best ingredient for preventing your skin from the dryness issues. Also, it makes your skin to be healthy and glowing after every time you use the mask on your face. 

#14. Almond Butter Facial

Things Required:

Almond butter 1 tbsp
Fresh cucumber1/4

Process:

  1. Firstly, you have to peel the outer skin layer of the cucumber completely.
  2. Then cut the cucumber into a few small pieces.
  3. Add the cucumber pieces along with about 1 tbsp of almond butter. 
  4. Then grind both the ingredients together using a mixer or a grinder.
  5. Now apply the obtained final facial paste on your face.
  6. Allow the paste to get dry on your face for about 10 minutes.
  7. Then gently wash your face with warm or cold water. 

Almond butter is packed with a lot of nutritional qualities which could nourish your skin. The healthy fats present in them are capable of making your skin to be healthy and shiny. This facial pack has the ability to speed up the healing process of any infections or wounds that you have on your face. Also, they help in reducing and curing the rashes on your skin that is caused due to the infections and sun damages. You can also use almond oil in the paste if you find the almond butter to be more expensive than the affordable price. 

#15.Potato  Facial

Things Required:

Fresh Cucumber juice1 tbsp
Fresh Potato juice1 tbsp
Cotton ball1

Process:

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 1 tbsp of fresh cucumber juice and fresh potato juice into them.
  2. Stir the juice solution well until they get combined well.
  3. Then take a cotton ball and dip it completely inside the juice solution. 
  4. Then start to apply the juice solution on your face using the cotton ball.
  5. Wait for a few minutes until the solution gets dry on your face.
  6. You can wash your face with warm or cold water once it becomes dry.

Potatoes are very well-known for reducing all the dark spots in your face. They also help in increasing the color tone of your skin due to the skin-whitening properties present in them. The dark spots and blemishes will become invisible when you start using them regularly on your face. 

#16. Orange Facial

Things Required:

Fresh orange juice 1 to 2 tbsp
Cucumber1/2

Process:

  1. Begin by peeling the outer skin layer of 1/2 cucumber fully. 
  2. Then cut them into a few small pieces.
  3. After that place those small pieces in a grinder or a mixer.
  4. Start to grind the pieces until it turns to a fine and smooth paste.
  5. Now you have to add about 1 to 2 tbsp of fresh orange juice along with the cucumber paste. Stir it well using a spoon. 
  6. After that start to apply the final smooth paste all over your face using your fingertips.
  7. Leave the paste to become dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Once the paste becomes dry, you can go for washing your face with warm or cold water.
  9. After that wipe the area softly with a clean towel to make it dry. 

Oranges are known to be the best source of vitamin C content. The citric acid present in the oranges will be very helpful in clearing all the dark spots, age spots, acne scars and blemishes from your skin. Your skin will appear clean and clear after using them. 

#17. Watermelon Facial

Things Required:

Fresh watermelon pulp1 tbsp
Fresh cucumber pulp1 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take about 1/2 fresh watermelon and cucumber.
  2. Peel off the outer skin layer fully in both the watermelon and the cucumber.
  3. Then take the pulp separately from the cucumber and the watermelon separately in a small bowl.
  4. Mix both the pulps together using a small spoon.
  5. Now you can apply the pulpy paste all over your face.
  6. You have to allow the paste to get dry for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. After that, you can start to wash your face with warm or cold water.
  8. In the end, pat the area with a clean towel to make it dry.

Watermelon contains a special type of amino acid called the Arginine in them. This amino acid will help in increasing the blood circulation in our skin. Thus you will obtain a healthy and glowing skin after using them. 

#18. Besan Powder Facial

Things Required:

Fresh cucumber 1/4
Besan/Gram flour powder2 tbsp

Process:

  1. Take a fresh cucumber and grind it using a mixer or a grinder.
  2. Then strain the cucumber juice using a filter leaving the residues behind.
  3. Now take about 2 tbsp of besan and gram flour powder and put them into a small bowl.
  4. Add about 3 tbsp of fresh cucumber juice into the bowl containing the besan powder.
  5. Mix the ingredients very well until the besan powder gets completely dissolved in the cucumber juice.
  6. Now start applying the besan powder paste on your face.
  7. Then let the paste be there on your face for a few minutes.
  8. After 20 to 30 minutes, you can start washing your face with warm or cold water.

Besan powder is known to be the best remedy for curing all the scars on your face which are caused due to the acne infections. Also, hey help in improving the color tone of your skin when used regularly. Sometimes, you might feel dryness in your face after using this face mask. You can add any natural oil along with it to prevent all the dryness issues. Also, besan powder is known to be one of the best cleansing agents for skin in removing all the impurities from your face.

#19. Neem Leaves Facial

Things Required:

Purified water1/4 cup
Fresh neem leaves5 to 6
Cucumber1/2

Process:

  1. Place a small bowl and add about 5 to 6 fresh neem leaves into it.
  2. Then take one 1/2 cucumber and cut them into small pieces after peeling them. 
  3. Put the cucumber pieces and neem leaves into a grinder or a mixer.
  4. Grind the ingredients together to form a smooth paste.
  5. You can also add a little amount of water if the consistency of the paste is too thick.
  6. Once the consistency is obtained, you can apply the paste on your face.
  7. Wait until the paste gets dry on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Then use warm or cold water to wash your face and then wipe the area gently with a clean towel. 

Neem leaves are known to contain a lot of antiseptic and antibacterial properties in them. You can also use the neem powder or the neem oil which are available in the normal stores. All the acne infections and the scars caused due to them can easily be cleared with the help of the neem leaves facial. 

#20. Carrot Facial

Things Required:

Fresh cucumber paste1/4
Sour cream1 tbsp
Fresh carrot 1/4

Process:

  1. For this, you should take about 1/4 carrot and 1/4 fresh cucumber.
  2. Firstly, you have to peel the outer skin layer of them entirely.
  3. Then cut both of them into a few small pieces.
  4. After that place the carrot and cucumber pieces in a grinder or a mixer.
  5. Now start to grind the pieces until it turns to a fine and smooth paste.
  6. Then add about 1 tbsp of sour cream into the smooth paste that is obtained after grinding.
  7. Mix them well such that it gets combined together. 
  8. Then you can apply the final smooth paste all over your face using your fingertips.
  9. Let the paste become dry for a few minutes.
  10. After 15 to 20 minutes, you can go for washing your face with warm or cold water.
  11. Then wipe the area softly with a clean towel to make it dry. 

Carrots are popularly known to be rich in the beta carotene content in them. This beta carotene content helps in curing all the inflammations and swellings on your skin. Also, it is very helpful in healing wounds and other skin infections by speeding up the process. The wide variety of nutrients present in them will be enough for providing all the essential nutrients required for your skin.

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