Cucumber Treatments for Sensitive Skin

 These facials and masks are perfect for sensitive skin. Chill the mixture in your fridge before use to make it especially soothing.   The fresh extracts from cucumbers have been shown to have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and they are rich in Vitamin C, which is excellent for the skin.

Cucumber Treatments for Sensitive Skin No. 1
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  • 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 whole cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  1. Mix together the yeast and oats in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Peel the cucumber and place it in a small food processor and process until only liquid remains.
  3. Add the yogurt and honey and process further to mix.
  4. Add the brewer's yeast and oats to the cucumber/honey mixture and process to mix fully.
  5. To use, apply to clean face and neck skin and leave on for anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour.
  6. Rinse well and follow with toner and moisturizer.
  7. Do not store, keep or make "extra" of this mixture.


Cucumber Treatments for Sensitive Skin No. 2
The next time you make a salad, set aside just 3 tablespoons of basic ingredients, and you've got yourself a quick facial, to be enjoyed while soaking in the tub before bed. You cannot get any easier, or quicker, than this.
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  • 1 teaspoon plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  1. Puree (or use your handy slap chopper) the cucumber and parsley finely and mix with the yogurt until smooth.
  2. Cover your face with this creamy mask.
  3. This will rejuvenate your skin as it moistens.
  4. Leave the mask on for approximately 15-20 minutes for best results.
  5. Rinse with water.
  6. Do not store, keep or make "extra" of this mixture.



First publication by Spa Index February 10, 2003

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