Mean Green Moisture Mask

cucumber face mask

A cool, refreshing and hydrating moisture mask.

Baby it’s hot outside. So hot it gives you the chills. No matter where in the country you are, the arid¬†heat can zap your skin of moisture and for those of us in arid climates, the results can be disastrous. For a surge of moisture with a cooling summer twist, slather on this cucumber and honey mask. Cukes are composed mostly of water but also contain vitamins C and A and a mineral called silica that helps build connective tissue. Honey is a humectant, meaning it promotes water retention. Together, the pair offers a powerful hydrating punch to feed parched skin.

Here’s what you need:

  • one peeled and seeded cucumber
  • organic honey

Here’s what you do:

Puree the cucumber and a few drops of filtered water in a food processor until smooth. Strain the extra juice for at least 1 minute, transfer to a bowl and mix in a spoonful of honey. Let the concoction cool in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and apply to a clean face and neck. Plop down in a comfy chair, slap thin cucumber slices over your eyes and think cool thoughts for about 15 minutes. Rinse and follow with moisturizer.

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