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Cucumber and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Mask

Cucumber and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Mask

Since I was a teenager, I’ve had fairly good skin. Sometimes it does get a little oily, but it hasn’t been that difficult to deal with. I also never really wore base or foundation. As I’ve gotten older my skin has changed, so I’ve tried as many skincare regiments as possible to keep my skin healthy and glowing. I’ve tried some products that have too much oil in them, so my face broke out. Some products dried my skin out and others completely burned my skin (you know, leaving me with an unsightly red mask all over my face). I have found one product that actually works on my face to give it a good deep cleaning and to keep it soft and moisturized. You know I’m a do-it-yourself type of girl, so I wanted to make my own. It took me awhile to figure out the right mixture to use for my skin, but once I found it, I’ve been using it since. This cooling cucumber and aloe vera exfoliating face mask has helped to keep my skin glowing and clean. I use it twice a week and it’s worked wonders. Enjoy!


1 Cup Greek Yogurt

½ Small Cucumber, Peeled and Sliced

3 Tbsp. Ground Apricot Shells

2 Tbsp. Aloe Vera Gel (Watch the video below to see how to make your own)

1 Tsp. Mint-Infused Oil (Click here to see how to make your own)

YouTube video


Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Make sure the apricot shells are evenly distributed.

Cucumber and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Mask

Cucumber and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Mask

To use: Gently apply in even circular strokes. Allow the mask to set on face for 10-15 minutes. Remove mask with a warm, wet face towel. Store mask in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to use within seven days.

Cucumber and Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Mask


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  1. This looks like something I need to try! It sounds like it would be very nourishing to the skin!

    1. I think they are the best! Thanks for reading, Justine!

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! Yes, it’s perfect for a spa evening!

  2. I love using natural items much better than chemical laden ones. I’m going to have to try this!

  3. This looks awesome! I definitely want to try it out. My skin has been so dry and crazy lately. I love the cucumber in it. It always does wonders for my skin when I go to the spa so I might as well do it myself at home. 🙂

    1. Hi, Meagan! It’s a lot cheaper than going to the spa and you know exactly what’s going on your skin.

  4. That looks super refreshing and nourishing! I will definitely have to repin this for later. I love my skin care products, but they’re a bit costly! This looks like a much more affordable solution for maintaining a healthy glow!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I had never thought of making my own face mask! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I’ve never seen ground apricot shells before, I bet they make a great exfoliator!

  7. This completely reminds me that I need to do a face mask ASAP. It’s been several months. I might not do this specific one because you have a lot of ingredients going on over here and it looks like it requires more work. I like a shortcut approach. I don’t know how you can find time to do a mask 2x a week! WOW!

  8. Hi!
    I was wondering how long the blended aloe vera lasts in the refrigerator before it goes bad? Thank you!