Aloe Vera in a cucumber face mask?
As a child I hated the aloe vera plant in our garden.
It was just this ugly looking thing that was too prickly to touch and got even worse if someone had managed to cut it open. That goeey, stickiness still haunts me today.
Fast forward quite a few years later and here I am telling you about the benefits of creating an aloe vera and cucumber face mask. So without any further delay, here are the benefits of using Aloe Vera on the skin –
2. Protection Against Sun Burn
3. Fighting Acne
4. It fights aging
5. It lessens the visibility of stretch marks.
- 1/2 Cucumber
- Two tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
Start off by peeling the cucumber and cutting it into pieces. Add the cucumber pieces in the blender along with 2 tablespoons of the aloe vera gel and blend it until you have a nice smooth paste.
If you end up blending too much then you are most likely to see the face mask bubbling. Have no fear, just place it in the fridge for a few hours and then scoop out the bubbles with a spoon. Trust me you will ultimately find the face mask paste your are looking for after the bubbles have been removed.
You can always alter the consistency of the cucumber face mask and adding more aloe vera will make it thicker.
Spread the homemade face mask gently and equally on your clean face and neck. As always keep the eye area clear off this diy face mask.
As with other cucumber face masks, go have a lie down for about 15 – 20 minutes. Around the 20 minute mark you are most likely to feel the face mask tightening and now is probably a good time to wash it off with cold water.
Apply this cucumber face mask every other day and your skin will feel soft, smooth and all kinds of velvety 🙂
You can also read my in depth review of the BIELENDA HERE.
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