This stuff makes my skin glow and feel incredibly soft. It tones and moisturizes, which is good for reducing fine lines and pores. Plus it is healing, anti-inflammatory, and has all sorts of vitamins and minerals that are great for skin.
The cucumber smelled delicious, while I sat around for 10 minutes looking green. Again. Why are all the best homemade facial masks green? I don’t know. What I DO know, is that the rest of that cucumber needs to go into a nice Gin n Tonic!
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp potato starch
1 egg white, beaten
½ tsp micro grated cucumber
½ tsp lemon juice
½ tsp honey
½ tsp French Green Clay
¼ tsp ground hyssop flower
Beat an egg white in a small bowl. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
Once per week, apply to face and neck. Let dry, 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Read more below on all the ingredients, and why each one was invited to the party.
Anti aging (stimulates collagen and elastin)
Skin brightening and lightening (niacin/Vitamin B3)
Blemishes (alkaline juice rids harmful bacteria, potassium is healing)
Vitamin C, K and B complex
Anti inflammatory (What is inflammation, and why is it bad? Read here on WebMD about how it can accelerate premature aging and lead to disease.)
Astringent (cleans and tightens pores)
Mild skin lightening properties
Reduces dark spots.
Astringent (tightens and tones skin and pores.)
Astringent (pores and fine lines)
Antiseptic (acne bacteria)
Healing (scars or bites)
Antioxidant (minimize appearance of wrinkles and fine lines)
French Green Clay
Draws out and absorbs toxins and impurities from skin