Cucumber Mask
Do It Yourself Facial Mask

A cucumber mask must be one of the most basic and well loved facial treatments of all times. Everybody we know, including us, loves the cucumber and its cooling, hydrating and soothing effect on the skin. It is a worldwide favorite for people who want to pamper themselves

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a relaxing and satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these cucumber masks. It's all made clear; these face mask recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets




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Why a cucumber mask, what are the cucumber benefits for me…or my skin?

Even the shortlist of cucumber benefits could fill a page so we will keep it short here. If you want to find out more about what it does to you skin as an active ingredient in do-it-yourself facial masks, visit our homemade facial mask basics page. There you will also find out more about the many other possible ingredients and ways to combine them into your own signature facial mask recipe


As cool as a cucumber

You know the idiom: "As Cool as a Cucumber" well once you tried these cucumber mask recipes you will certainly know where that came from

A cucumber hydrates, softens, relaxes, it strengthens your connective skin tissue, prevents water retention and reduces swelling, relieves you from irritations, soothes sunburns, cools you down, cleans, feeds, reads a bedtime story, tucks you in and kisses you good night…well almost, anyway this sounds like one "mother" of a skin care ingredient


The cucumber by itself or cucumber extract is also a main ingredient in many exclusive and, many times, even expensive store bought facial masks

Which made us think again, if cucumber is such an effective face maskingredient, why not stay close to the source? It's so easy to take one or two extra organic cucumbers in our shopping basket on our weekly trip to the supermarket or health food store…remind you organic still is THE way to go, at least if you want maximum benefit from your do it yourself cucumber mask. Non organic cucumbers should be more seriously washed and slightly scrubbed


Endless possibilities

We listed a few of the sheer endless possibilities you have using this "magic" ingredient in do it yourself facial mask recipes. We start with the very basic cucumber mask and build it from there. Cucumber simply goes together well with almost every potential face mask ingredient you can think of


Some useful tips

Before applying any facial mask clean your face and neck with fresh water. Take off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, in short: everything. Use a non abrasive, non aggressive soap if necessary. When finished, pat your skin dry

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath suggestions & tips check our steam bath page

When you have applied the cucumber mask of choice make sure you take your time to lie down, place a towel under your head and neck. Put 2 cucumber slices on your eyes; or use 2 used and cooled down chamomile teabags (our personal favorite!) or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water


To make your face mask experience even more satisfying we suggest you check our quick facial tips page. These will smooth things out just a little bit more





Do It Yourself Facial Mask
Cucumber Mask recipes


We gathered some extremely refreshing and clean cucumber mask recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and refreshed for a while ;-)

Enjoy making and applying these do it yourself facial mask recipes all by yourself or with friends

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



Do it yourself facial masks

Basic Cucumber mask
(For all skin types)

Yes the world famous cucumber mask, we can't have a facial mask list without this one. You can use it on all skin types but is especially useful on dry and sunburned skin


What do you need:

  • Cucumber (how surprising… :-)


How to do it:

Before you start put the cucumber in your fridge for a few hours to let it cool down. Then you can put cucumber slices on the dry skin or grate the cucumber and apply this to the skin. Another option is to cut the cucumber into pieces and put it in a blender. Mash it up real good… and voila cucumber mask…or drink, whatever you feel like

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside





Do it yourself facial masks

Yogurt Cucumber mask 

(For oily skin)

The combination of the natural cleansing and astringent affect of cucumber together with the soothing and exfoliating affect of yogurt makes this a simple but all-round mask. It's great for all skin types but can be especially helpful in fighting excess oil, clogged pores and blemishes


What do you need:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 1 teaspoon non-fat Milk Powder


How to do it:

Peel and cut the cucumber into small cubes, you can remove the seeds for a smoother consistency of the mask. Put it in a food processor and add the yogurt and the milk powder. Blend it until you have a smooth substance that will stay on your face without running. Don't overdo the blending

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Finally wash it off with a warm wash cloth and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel

Tip: For facial toners look at our homemade facial toner recipes





Do it yourself facial masks

Aloe Vera Cucumber mask 

(For oily skin)

This very simple cucumber mask hydrates and soothes. The cooling and cleansing cucumber softens and makes your skin suppler. Especially acne ridden, inflamed, stressed out and sunburned skin will thank you for using this simple aloe vera cucumber facial mask


What do you need:

  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber and cut it in pieces. Put the cucumber pieces together with the aloe vera in a food processor and blend them until you have a nice smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Finally wash it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel

Tip: Nothing will ever beat aloe vera, our aloe vera mask recipes will give you some great ideas





Do it yourself facial masks

Almond Butter Cucumber mask 

(For all skin types)

By adding almond butter to this simple cucumber facial mask it will be very useful to soften your skin


What do you need:

  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Butter


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber, take out the seeds, cut it in small pieces and put it in a blender. Mash it until it is nice and watery, it should be cucumber juice. Now mix this thoroughly together with the almond butter

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel


Tip: needless to say not to use this when you are allergic to almonds





Do it yourself facial masks

Banana, Honey, Lemon Juice Cucumber mask 

(For dry skin)

The banana in this cucumber mask is an extra moisturizer, and the honey makes sure the moisture stays in your skin. The lemon juice exfoliates. So this mask makes your skin feel extra re hydrated, nourished and revitalized


What do you need:

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon juice


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Put the banana and cucumber in a food processor and mash them. Add the liquid honey and lemon juice and mix until you have a smooth workable substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Go banana-nanas with our banana facial recipes





Do it yourself facial masks

Honey, Yogurt, Oatmeal Cucumber mask 

(For dry skin)


What do you need:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • Oatmeal


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Peel the cucumber and cut it into cubes. Put this together with the liquid honey, yogurt and oatmeal in a blender. Mix until you have a paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without running

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Then wash it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside




Do it yourself facial masks

Cottage Cheese, Parsley Cucumber mask 

(For all skin types)

This cucumber mask nourishes, moistens and rejuvenates your skin. It also has a slight bleaching and toning effect. The parsley also strengthens wrinkle prevention


What do you need:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 tablespoon fresh Cottage Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • 3-4 Parsley leaves
  • Pinch of Salt


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber and cut it in cubes. Put the cucumber pieces together with the cottage cheese, milk and olive oil in a food processor and blend them. Thoroughly ground the parsley leaves and add them together with the salt. Mix until you have a nice smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20-25 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel





Do it yourself facial masks

Egg White, Mint Cucumber mask 

(For normal to oily skin)

After this cucumber mask your facial skin will feel clean, re hydrated and tight. Besides the cucumber effect, the mint cleanses, hydrates and rejuvenates and the egg white tightens your skin. You'll be blessed with a healthy, glowing and smooth skin


What do you need:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 4-5 leaves of fresh Mint
  • 1 Egg White


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber, take out the seeds and cut it in cubes. Put the cucumber pieces together with the fresh mint in a food processor and mash them. In a small bowl whisk the egg white until it starts to get firm. Now add the egg white to the cucumber mix. Slowly blend until you have a nice smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel

Tip: For ultimate freshness try our mint face pack recipes





Do it yourself facial masks

Egg Yolk, Sour Cream Cucumber mask 

(For dry skin)

A nourishing cucumber mask, the egg yolk softens and smooths and the sour cream exfoliates your dry skin


What do you need:

  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg Yolk


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber, take out the seeds and cut it in pieces. Put it in a blender and add the other ingredients. Mask and mix everything until you have a nice smooth substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Then wash it off with cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Softening and smoothening, nothing beats our egg yolk masks





Do it yourself facial masks

Brewer's Yeast, Oatmeal, Honey, Sour Cream Cucumber mask 

(For sensitive skin)

A very soothing cucumber mask for sensitive skin. The yeast stimulates your blood circulation and can be useful in fighting and preventing acne


What do you need:

  • 1 whole Cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon Honey, organic
  • 1 tablespoon Brewer's yeast
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground Oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons Sour Cream


How to do it:

Start by mixing the brewer's yeast and the oatmeal and set it aside. Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid (not too hot) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Peel the cucumber and cut it into cubes. Put this in a blender and mash it until it is a liquid. First add the liquid honey and sour cream and blend. Then add the oatmeal and brewer's yeast. Mix until you have a paste that is consistent enough so it will stay on your face without running

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20-25 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside

Tip: Super soothe your skin with our oatmeal masks





Do it yourself facial masks

Oats, Wheat Bran, Buttermilk, Whipping Cream, Yogurt, Mint Cucumber mask 

(For all skin types)

This already sounds like a breakfast for champions for an entire football team, but stay with us…

It is the mask of masks, the all-in one home-spa facial formula

You have exfoliating and soothing oats and wheat bran combined with cleansing and softening buttermilk and whipping cream, the skin smoothing yogurt, exfoliating lemon juice and finally the refreshing mint

Making and using this mask will brighten up your day AND make you feel like you had a luxurious spa treatment right here at home

Don't ask why we called it a cucumber mask…


What do you need:

  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Wheat bran
  • 1 tablespoon Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 2 tablespoons Buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped Mint leaves
  • 1/2 Cucumber


How to do it:

Put the oats and wheat bran in a blender and grind them to a powder. Add the buttermilk, whipping cream, lemon juice, yogurt and the fresh mint leaves. Cut the cucumber in cubes and also add these. Blend it until you have a consistent and smooth paste that will stay on your face without running

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes

Then wash it off with warm water and a warm wash cloth, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



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