22 Easy Homemade Cucumber Face Mask Recipes To Nourish Skin

Include this hydrating green veggie to your skin-care regimen for radiant, glowing skin.

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sameeksha Chand, MBBS, MD DVL
By Kushneet Kukreja

Cucumber is the go-to vegetable during summers as it helps cool the body. It is loaded with nutrients and beneficial for the skin and body. During summer, you can apply cucumber face masks to soothe your skin and refresh it.

But why is cucumber so popular? Cucumber is free of cholesterol and a wonderful source of dietary fiber, and helps minimize constipation. In addition, it consists of antioxidants like lutein, carotenes, zeaxanthin, and vitamins A and C. These shield your body from reactive oxygen species that lead to aging and several other diseases (1).

Moreover, it is a popular ingredient present in several cosmetic products. You can use this herbal extract as a solution to combat puffy eyes. This non-irritating ingredient is commonly used in face packs, gels, and creams. Keep reading to know some of the best face packs you can prepare with cucumber.

Homemade Cucumber Face Packs

  1. Aloe Vera And Cucumber Face Pack
  2. Almond And Cucumber Face Pack
  3. Besan And Cucumber Face Pack
  4. Curd And Cucumber Face Pack
  5. Carrot And Cucumber Face Pack
  6. Tomato And Cucumber Face Pack
  7. Potato And Cucumber Face Pack
  8. Watermelon And Cucumber Face Pack
  9. Multani Mitti And Cucumber Face Pack
  10. Honey And Cucumber Face Pack
  11. Lemon And Cucumber Face Pack
  12. Cucumber And Mint Face Pack
  13. Cucumber And Milk Face Pack
  14. Cucumber And Neem Face Pack
  15. Papaya And Cucumber Face Pack
  16. Cucumber And Turmeric Face Pack
  17. Avocado And Cucumber Face Mask
  18. Apple And Cucumber Face Mask
  19. Coconut Oil And Cucumber Face Mask
  20. Cucumber And Baking Soda Face Mask
  21. Egg And Cucumber Face Mask
  22. Orange And Cucumber Face Mask

Cool Cucumber Packs For Your Face

Note: Please perform a patch test with these face packs on the back of your neck or forearm to check for allergic reactions or adverse effects.

1. Aloe Vera And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel or juice
• 1/4th grated cucumber

Method

1. Mix the grated cucumber and aloe gel.
2. Carefully apply the mixture on the face and also on your neck.
3. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water.

This cucumber face pack will rejuvenate your skin and make it glow.

2. Almond And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon almond butter
• 1/4th cucumber

Method

1. Peel the cucumber and cut it into small pieces.
2. Add the almond butter and blend them.
3. Apply the face pack and rinse after 10 minutes.

This cucumber face pack is ideal for dry skin.

3. Besan And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
• 2-3 tablespoons cucumber juice

Method

1. Mix the besan and cucumber juice to get a smooth paste.
2. Apply this paste evenly over the face and neck.
3. Let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Pat your skin dry.

This cucumber face mask replenishes your skin and gives it a glow.

4. Curd And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1/4th cucumber
• 2 tablespoons curd/yogurt

Method

1. Grate the cucumber to form a pulp.
2. Mix yogurt and cucumber pulp to make a paste.
3. Apply the paste on your face. Wash off with warm water after 15 minutes.

Use this cucumber face pack for oily and acne-prone skin. This pack is also suitable for sensitive skin.

5. Carrot And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon fresh carrot juice
• 1 tablespoon cucumber paste
• 1 tablespoon sour cream

Method

1. Extract fresh carrot juice and grate the cucumber to get a paste-like consistency.
2. Mix these two ingredients with the sour cream and apply the paste on the face.
3. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

This cucumber face pack is good for dry skin. Carrots are a source of vitamin A that promotes healthy skin turnover.

6. Tomato And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1/4th cucumber
• 1/2 ripe tomato

Method

1. Peel the cucumber and blend it with the tomato.
2. Apply the paste on your face and neck and massage for a minute or two in a circular motion.
3. Leave the juice blend on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

This cucumber face pack will give you brighter and radiant skin.

Stylecraze Trivia
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that can prevent skin cell damage by scavenging free radicals (1), (2).

7. Potato And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon potato juice
• 1 tablespoon cucumber juice
• Cotton ball

Method

1. Mix the potato and cucumber juice.
2. Dip the cotton ball in this and apply the juice mixture all over your face.
3. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse.

This cucumber face pack removes tan and evens your skin tone.

8. Watermelon And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon watermelon pulp
• 1 tablespoon cucumber pulp

Method

1. Mix both the ingredients and apply the mixture on the face and neck.
2. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
3. Rinse with cool water.

Use this pack to remove tan and also to soothe sunburns. It also helps hydrate skin.

9. Multani Mitti And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 2 tablespoons cucumber juice
• 1 tablespoon rose water
• 1-2 tablespoons multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)

Method

1. Mix the cucumber juice with rose water and Fuller’s earth.
2. Apply on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

This cucumber face pack absorbs skin impurities and helps in reducing acne. It is suitable for oil prone skin and reduces open pores.

10. Honey And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon oats
• 1 tablespoon cucumber pulp
• 1/2 tablespoon honey

Method

1. Mix the oats with the cucumber pulp.
2. To this mixture, add the honey and mix well.
3. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water.

This cucumber face pack is good for dry skin.

Stylecraze Trivia
Honey is a great emollient and humectant that soothes skin conditions and keeps your skin moisturized. It also has antibacterial properties (3), (4), (5).

[ Read: Cucumber For Eyes ]

11. Lemon And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 3 parts cucumber juice
• 1 part lemon juice
• Cotton

Method

1. Mix both the juices and apply the mixture on the face and neck with cotton.
2. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
3. Rinse with cool water.

Regular usage of this cucumber face pack will control excess oil production and also fade away tan.

12. Cucumber And Mint Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon cucumber juice
• 1 tablespoon mint juice

Method

1. Mix the cucumber juice and the mint juice.
2. Apply this all over the face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with water.

Your skin will be refreshed and glowing after using this cucumber face pack.

13. Cucumber And Milk Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1-2 tablespoons cucumber pulp
• 2 tablespoons milk

Method

1. Mix the ingredients.
2. Apply the paste thoroughly over the face and neck.
3. Keep the pack on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

This cucumber face pack will give you glowing skin in no time.

14. Cucumber And Neem Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 4-6 neem leaves
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/2 cucumber

Method

1. Boil the neem leaves until they are soft. Then, strain this water.
2. Blend the cucumber and add the neem water to it. Mix well.
3. Apply on the face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
4. Rinse with water.

Neem in cucumber face pack is excellent for acne and pimples.

15. Papaya And Cucumber Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1/4 ripe papaya
• 1/4 cucumber

Method

1. Cut the papaya and cucumber into small pieces and blend them.
2. Apply the pack liberally on the face and neck.
3. After 15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.

This cucumber face pack will give you glowing skin and also slow down the aging process.

16. Cucumber And Turmeric Face Pack

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Ingredients

• 1/2 cucumber
• A pinch of turmeric
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Method

1. Mash the cucumber to form a pulp. Mix turmeric and lemon juice in it.
2. Apply the pulp on your face and keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash with warm water.

This cucumber face pack is good for oily skin and normal skin as well. It is especially good for acne breakouts.

17. Avocado And Cucumber Face Mask

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Ingredients

• 1/2 cup avocado pulp
• 2 tablespoons cucumber juice

Method

1. Mix the avocado pulp and cucumber juice.
2. Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

This cucumber face pack will soften your skin and reduce blemishes.

18. Apple And Cucumber Face Mask

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Ingredients

• 1/2 cucumber
• 1/2 apple
• 1 tablespoon oats

Method

1. Chop the cucumber and apple and mash them.
2. Mix in the oats and blend into a smooth paste.
3. Apply the paste on your face and neck. Wash off with warm water after 20 minutes.

If you have sensitive skin, this cucumber face pack will soothe your skin and rejuvenate it.

19. Coconut Oil And Cucumber Face Mask

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Ingredients

• 1/2 cucumber
• 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Method

1. Grate the cucumber and add coconut oil to it.
2. Apply on the face and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
3. Rinse with water.

This cucumber face pack is good for normal to dry skin.

20. Cucumber And Baking Soda Face Mask

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Ingredients

• 1-2 tablespoon fresh cucumber juice
• 1 teaspoon baking soda

Method

1. Grate the cucumber and squeeze out fresh juice from it.
2. To this juice, add the baking soda and mix well.
3. Apply the mask on your face. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse.

The baking soda and cucumber face mask is good to get rid of cystic acne.

21. Egg And Cucumber Face Mask

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Ingredients

• 1/2 cucumber
• 1 egg white

Method

1. Grate the cucumber and add the egg white to it. Mix it thoroughly. You can also blend both the ingredients.
2. Apply this evenly on the face and neck.
3. Let it dry for about 20 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

This cucumber mask tightens the skin and works as an anti-aging mask.

22. Orange And Cucumber Face Mask

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Ingredients

• 1/2 cucumber
• 1-2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Method

1. Blend the cucumber and add the orange juice to it.
2. Apply the mask on the face and also on the neck.
3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse.

This face mask will give you radiant and glowing skin.

Cucumber face masks are known for their skin-nourishing properties. Cucumber soothes irritated skin. These cucumber face masks can be made with simple ingredients at home easily. You can mix cucumber with aloe vera, almond, gram flour, curd, yogurt, tomato, potato, watermelon, fuller’s earth, honey, lemon, mint, milk, neem, papaya, avocado, and apple to prepare these face packs. These face packs can address skin issues like tan and acne and nourish the skin. Try including these face packs twice or thrice a week in your skin care regime to reap their benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we apply cucumber on the face daily?

There is no problem applying cucumber on the face daily. However, do not apply if you are allergic to it.

Can cucumber remove dark spots?

Yes. The antioxidant properties of cucumber, due to the presence of vitamin C, make it a wonderful remedy to minimize dark spots (6).

Should I wash my face after applying cucumber?

Yes. You may wash your face with lukewarm water 20 to 30 minutes after applying cucumber.

Sources

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  2. Antioxidant activity of topically applied lycopene
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  3. Honey in dermatology and skin care: a review. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24305429
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Kushneet holds a postgraduate degree in biotechnology from Kingston University, London, and is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness &... more

Dr. Sameeksha Chand

(MBBS, MD DVL)
Dr. Sameeksha Chand Malhotra is a board-certified dermatologist with 10 years of experience. She is well versed in general dermatology,... more

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