DIY Beauty: Shredded Cucumber Eye Masks

Friday, 29 June 2012


I came across some very old photos of myself earlier this week, during a manic summer cleaning blitz.  In them, I was with some friends at a sleepover, probably aged around 6 or 7 and we all had DIY face masks on, accompanied by the obligatory cucumber slices over our eyes!  I haven't donned cucumber slices for a long time, because nowadays I find the shredding technique a lot more effective.  This is a good DIY tip for anyone who has been suffering from puffy eyes recently.  Shredding the cucumber and bundling it into muslin cloth will cover more of the eye area than a thin slice of cucumber would, so a bit more effect doing it this way will give you much better results.

You will need:-
- A half portion of cucumber
- A grater
- Two muslin cloths
- Two hair ties

To do:-
1. Grate all of the cucumber and divide the shreddings into two even piles.
2. Place each pile of shreddings into each muslin cloth.
3. Wrap each one up and fasten with a hair tie.
4. Lie back and place on the bundles on closed eyes for 10-15 minutes for a cooling 
and refreshing de-puffing natural eye treatment.

Have a great weekend! :)

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  1. This sounds like such a good idea :) I wish I had some cucumbers right now to try x

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    1. let me know what you think if you try it :) x

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  2. That's a really cool idea! I always used the old trusty cucumber slices, now I'll have to give shredding them a go :) xx

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    1. it's definitely more effective :) x

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  3. This is such a good idea, sadly I only have one muslin cloth :( x

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    1. i think you could do it with anything similar like a thin face flannel? x

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  4. This is such a great tip!! Thanks for sharing, I am going to try it the next time I do a face mask :)

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    1. cool, let me know what you think if you try it :)

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  5. That is such a great tip, I always use cucumber slices, as I'm really prone to puffy eyes, but it makes so much more sense to grate them! I will definitely have to try that out tonight when I do myself a facemask! :)

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    1. i find it works really well with reducing the puffiness, let me know what you think if you try it :)

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  6. This is something I definitely need to try, my eyes are so puffy its unreal.
    xo

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    1. mine have been awful recently too, have been finding this very helpful though - this and Liz Earle's Eye Bright is a great combo :) x

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  7. This sounds like a fab idea, I always want to do the whole cucumber slice thing but we never have cucumber at home! I definitely need to try this though, my eyes are so horribly puffy! xx

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    1. i find it works really well with reducing the puffiness, let me know what you think if you try it :) xx

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  8. this sounds great...away to try it :) x

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  9. This sounds so nifty, I've not tried putting cucumber to the eye area but seems like it really is soothing and refreshing :)

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    1. it is very refreshing, great to try out when it's hot out :)

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  10. It just so happens that I have a huge cucumber in the fridge. My eyes are crying out for this!!

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