Cucumbers are good for your insides and provide many nutrients, such as pantothenic acid, magnesium, vitamin A and C, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus.
However, they also can be the cornerstone of a broad range of beauty treatments for the skin and eyes.
Part of the reason is the antioxidants that cucumbers contain, but its anti-inflammatory properties are what make the cucumber a great base for a mask that helps the skin around the eyes.
The juice of cucumbers is an alkalizer that besides being loaded with nutrients, particularly vitamin C.
Since the skin around your eyes is thin, it soaks the benefits from the cucumber through the skin and helps the surrounding area tremendously.
The eye mask is easy to make, but you’ll see some amazing results from it. You can enhance it if you wish, with ingredients like carrot seed oil.
To make it even easier, you can make a large batch and freeze the mask for later use. An ice tray is a perfect way to make cubes that are perfect for a single use each.
Just freeze the cubes of cucumber lotion and once frozen, store them in a tight sealing plastic bag for the future.
You will need
- 1 large cucumber
- 2 tbsp Unrefined Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
- 8 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil (optional)
Your blender is your best friend for this recipe. Just pop a whole cucumber in the blender, add a fourth cup of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil and blend until creamy.
If you choose to add a few drops of carrot seed essential oil, go ahead, it will only make it more nutritious, but isn’t necessary.
Put the amount you’ll use in a small dish and freeze the rest. It’s time to take a well deserved rest.
Just apply this on your eyes, and you’ll immediately feel it cooling and soothing the areas around the eyes and relax for 10 to 15 minutes.
It feels so magnificently refreshing, you’ll want to do it every day.
What To Expect
It removes the puffiness around the eyes and can help dark circles as well.
Be aware, however, if you’ve jazzed up the recipe with carrot seed oil, it can cause stinging and burning if it gets in your eyes. I take a cube out the first thing in the morning and place it in a plastic sack.
By mid-morning, I’m ready to take a break. It’s thawed and refreshes me for the rest of the day.