Cucumber is a surprising beauty secret for the skin, with its
hydrating, nourishing and astringent properties. Cucumbers have
the same pH as the skin so they help to restore the skinís protective
and natural acid mantle. You could cut them and put cucumber coins
straight onto your skin to sooth and soften, or combine them as here
with other kitchen-cupboard ingredients to provide lovely toning.
The end result is soothed, smoothed, cooled, happier skin!
Here’s how to make this healing, refreshing treat for your skin:
5 fresh mint leaves
1/4 medium cucumber
1 large egg white
Bottled or spring water
1. Place the mint in a food processor or blender and give it one short burst to chop. Peel and seed the cucumber. Add it to the mint in the processor or blender and puree. Beat the egg white separately until it stands in stiff peaks. Fold it very gently in to the pureed cucumber mixture.
2. Apply evenly to the face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with bottled or spring water and pat dry.
Adapted from Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin by Pierre Jean Cousin (Storey Books, 2001). Copyright (c) 2001 by Pierre Jean Cousin. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Anti-Wrinkle Treatments for Perfect Skin by Pierre Jean Cousin (Storey Books, 2001).