Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn gifts: cucumber for skin care

Actually homemade skin masks are the most popular and effective tool for skin care. Natural homemade masks cleanse, nourish, moisturize skin, improve elasticity of skin, tighten the skin and make complexion better. Natural facial masks are always fresh and do not contain preservatives, because you prepare and use them at once. If you make masks regularly, mask becomes one of the most effective means of skin care.

Try to make your own mask from cucumber and you will see how easy and effective it is. Cucumber facial masks moisturize, soften and smooth your skin. They also have a lifting effect. This is especially useful for withered skin.

Mask for dry skin. Take 1 tablespoon of the grated cucumber and mix with 1 tablespoon of cream. Mix everything well. Apply the mask on the face with a thick layer. After 20 minutes wash the mask off with a cotton disk soaked in warm water.

Mask for a beautiful complexion. Take 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon olive oil, one grated cucumber, ¼ teaspoon of salt. Mix and apply on the face.

Mask for oily skin. Grate one cucumber and mix it with 1 tablespoon of white clay. Dilute the mixture with mineral water until the consistency of sour cream. Apply this mask with a brush along skin lines. After 15-20 minutes wash the face with cool water.

Another mask for oily skin. For the preparation you will need 2 tablespoons of grated cucumber flesh and 1 frothed egg white. Mix all ingredients carefully. Apply the mask on the skin and keep for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with cool water.

Mask for withered skin. Take 1 grated cucumber and mix with 1 tablespoon of liquid honey. Apply the mask on the face and keep for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.