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Zero Waste Beauty Tips: DIY Cucumber and Yoghurt Facemask

Zero Waste Beauty Tips: DIY Cucumber and Yoghurt Facemask

Organic, premature aging, cruelty-free, anti-wrinkle, natural ingredients,…; words we hear and see daily, on TV, Instagram, media, billboards, etc.

The world consistently tries to convince us that we are in need of all hundreds of beauty products in order to take care of our skin; what no one mentions though, is that we can achieve the same (or even better!) results with ingredients accessible to us from the very comfort of our own home..

Today, we bring you 3 easy DIY beauty tricks that would make your beauty routine not only easy, but also zero waste.

Cucumbers are one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables; they have been an integral part of many beauty products due to their cooling properties. They have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants and other nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid.

What are the benefits of cucumber on the skin?

-          It reduces swelling and skin inflammation

-          It helps clean the skin and tighten pores

-          Soothes irritation

-          Creates a base for hydration

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  • Yogurt and cucumber facemask

What do you need?

All you need for this facemask is half cucumber and 3-4 tablespoons of plain yogurt.

How to make the facemask?

Simply grate the cucumber, once done, mix it with yogurt. Apply to your face for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse with water.

  • Cucumber juice

Add cucumber and water to a mixer, and voila! Cucumber juice. It’s recommended that it’s applied twice a day. Don’t forget to rinse off.

  •  Aloe ice cubes

Aloe contains antioxidants, vitamins A and C, enzymes, and it’s highly anti-inflammatory. It’s used to treat burns but also acne and dry skin.

How to make aloe vera ice cubes?

Cut and peel a leaf of aloe, and add it to a mixer with water. Once mixed, pour on an ice cube tray and freeze.

 

Try our zero waste beauty tips, and you’ll wake up looking fresh after a home spa treatment!



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