Bionic Homemade: Cucumber and Peppermint Soothing face mask

by JoyceyCouture on 12.Dec.2010 · 10 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Dancing snowmen? Flying reindeer? Talk about a season full of myths! As it turns out however, there is at least one thing we can trust to come this winter- welcome to my face, dry skin.

Time to thaw out those chilly weather blues by winterizing your skin with this new recipe that I’ve come to love. Peppermint when used as an infusion is much gentler than peppermint essential oil, while cucumber soothes and feeds the skin with silica.

Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 of a fresh medium cucumber
  • 5 ounces (150 ml) filtered tap/mineral water
  • 1 packet peppermint tea
  • 2 oz (60 ml) aloe vera juice
  • 2 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 oz (30 ml) carrot juice (optional)
DIY homemade all-natural Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe Vera face mask

Sooth your skin this winter with a homemade Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe face mask!

Directions ~

First, puree the cucumber using a blender. Next, prepare the peppermint tea using filtered water and allow it to steep for 3 minutes. Then combine with the rest of the ingredients and shake well.

The peppermint, when used as an infusion in this blend, is much gentler than peppermint essential oil, while cucumber will help sooth and feed your skin silica.

When the mixture is ready, you can either rub it on your skin or even add it to your bath water.

Storage ~
Refrigerate the mixture [and keep it away from your beverages for obvious reasons! ;)] and it will stay good for at least 3 days. You can even toss it in your freezer for a quick skin reviving treatment through the summer months.

Stay Bionic,
Joycey Couture - contributing author of the Bionic Beauty blog