Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Make-At-Home Cosmetics: Cucumber & Lemon Face and Body Mask (tutorial)

Cucumbers © A_Lein - fotolia.com

This refreshing body mask is ideal for the chest and back and anywhere you develop excess oil. It tones, refines, and reduces sebum. 

Ingredients
One cucumber
Half a lemon, juiced

Utensils
Small bowl
Food processor

Method 
Pop the cucumber into a food processor and whizz until smooth. Mix in the juice of half a lemon. Apply to the skin with your fingers, avoiding sensitive areas, such as recently-shaved arm pits, or anywhere with abrasions or cuts. The mixture will be runny so you can either apply it thinly or, if you prefer to leave it on for longer, between two layers of gauze. Leave for up to twenty stimulating minutes and wash off in the shower. 

If you like this recipe, or if you want to try others, you can see our full recipe list, tips, tricks and an introduction. Before making your own cosmetics products, please read the following important posts: Make-At-Home Cosmetics: Sun-Safe Skin and Make-At-Home Cosmetics: Experimenting With Ingredients & Cosmetic Safety

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