Cucumber Face Mask for Acne - Natural Recipe

Cucumber Face Mask for Acne


Your face shows at all times an unpleasant sheen, particularly visible on the nose, the forehead, and the chin.


The skin produces naturally sebum that eliminates the follicles under the form of an oily liquid that acts as a protective layer. When this sebaceous secretion is excessive (hyperseborrhea), it results in an oily skin that can, in certain cases, develop into blackheads and acne.


What can you do to mitigate this seborrhoea and at times acneic tendency ? What natural treatment from plants has proved to be beneficial ?


What result is obtained from applying to the face regularly a cucumber beauty mask ?

What Should Never Be Done


There are two actions to avoid when one has oily skin:


1. Never aggravate the appearance of your oily skin by applying fatty oils to the body such as pomades and cerates.


2. Do not use any products to scrub the skin. When one looks to eliminate the shiny layer of the skin with abrasive products, the skin will tend to react against it by producing more sebum, the opposite effect that you are looking for!


Cucumber Face Mask for Acne

  • 1 half cucumber
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 5 mint leaves

Mix the four ingredients and leave the mixture in the refrigerator for 12 minutes.

Apply the mistress on the face and leave its two acts for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse first of all with warm water then with cold water.


Why lemon juice, mint and egg whites ?


The lemon is an astringent that tightens the pores of the skin. It is also an excellent cleanser and tonifier (the citric acid which contains helps to get rid of dead skin, permitting new cells to grow favourably). Oily skin has a high pH (alkaline), thus lemon juice helps to lower the pH of the skin towards its more normal state (between 5.5 and 6.5). The lemon also contains an important amount of vitamin C.


The mint is antiseptic and also astringent, and thus very useful on oily skin and dilated pores.


The egg white, rich in protein, gives skin its firmness and strength. Of course, this sensation is only passing, but all the same pleasant. Above all, do not believe that proteins in the egg have anti-ageing properties as some people say. It is false! Nevertheless, the egg whites contain an enzyme called lyzozyme whose principal function is to digest the bacterial cell walls. It is thus a topical antibiotic.


Therapeutic Advantages of Facial Cucumber Mask


As you will certainly know, the cucumber (cucumis sativus) is a fruit (eaten as a vegetable) used since the middle ages as a natural beauty mask. Cucumber slices always used in cosmetology are moisturising, soothing (soothing rashes and irritations) astringent, nourishing and regenerating.


In effect, the cucumber contains many minerals, amino acids, trace elements and vitamins. 100 g of cucumber contains about 3 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C plays an anti-oxidant role by blocking free radicals and tonifying the skin.


On the other hand, cucumber has a pH close to that of the skin, thereby restoring the natural acidity of the « acid mantle » of its surface.


Author : Alexis ROGER

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