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Keep your acne-inflamed skin as cool as a cucumber by using beauty products made with the veggie's soothing pulp. Cucumbers aren't just good for laying on your eyes to reduce puffiness -- they also work to help calm and soothe your skin when it's irritated by a bunch of acne breakouts. Pick up a cucumber mask or make your own at home to treat your reddened skin right.
How to Use It
Give yourself a nice, relaxing spa day at home and treat your acne-inflamed skin with a cucumber mask. Apply the mask all over your clean skin using your fingertips, then sit back and relax, letting the mask work its magic for 20 to 30 minutes while you daydream of cruising around the Bahamas on George Clooney's private yacht. Rinse the mask away with lukewarm water and check out your freshly soothed skin.
Benefits of Cucumber
Using a facial mask made with cucumber can give your irritated, acne-prone skin some serious TLC. The cucumber's interminably cool properties soothe skin that has become red and inflamed. According to Martha Stewart, cucumber also restores moisture to your skin, so if your breakouts are connected to dryness, a cucumber mask may be just the treatment you've been looking for.
Make it Yourself
Hit the kitchen and whip up a homemade cucumber mask to put the chill on your irritated skin. Chop up one large leaf from an aloe plant or use 1 cup aloe juice if you don't have access to a plant. Dump the aloe in your blender along with 1 cup chopped cucumber and blend the concoction together to make yourself a facial margarita. Spread the mask all over your skin and let it sit for 30 minutes while you veg out with a good book, then rinse the mask away with cool water.
Don't Skip the Moisturizer
Don't let your cucumber mask's moisturizing properties go to waste. Slather on some moisturizer after you use any facial mask, even one made with natural ingredients such as cucumber. Rinsing your mask away with fresh water and smoothing on some moisturizer while your skin is still damp will help lock moisture into your skin and prevent your face from getting dry and flaky, according to MSN.