How to prepare cucumber?

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Two common questions about cucumbers involve consumption of their skin and their seeds. There are several facts you need to know before making your decision about consumption of cucumber skins and seeds. First, it is important to remember that the skins and seeds of cucumbers are both rich in nutrients. In fact, the nutrient richness of both plant parts is significantly higher than the flesh. For this reason, consumption of both skins and seeds is desirable from a nutritional standpoint. Both conventionally grown and organically grown cucumbers may have been waxed. However, the only waxes that can be used on organically grown cucumbers are non-synthetic waxes, and these waxes must be free of all chemical contaminants that are prohibited under organic regulations. Conventionally grown cucumbers may be waxed with synthetic waxes that contain unwanted chemical contaminants. For these reasons, we recommend leaving the skin of organically grown cucumbers intact regardless of whether the organically grown cucumber has been waxed. For conventionally grown cucumbers, we recommend removal of the waxed skin. For conventionally grown cucumbers that have not been waxed, we don’t have a good research basis for recommending either removal or non-removal of the skin. However, if you do decide to consume the skin of a non-waxed, conventionally grown cucumber, we recommend thorough washing of the whole cucumber under cool running water while gently scrubbing with a natural bristle brush.

Some people have a personal preference for removal of cucumber seeds, and we respect this preference. The seeds can easily be removed from a cucumber if it’s cut lengthwise and the tip of a spoon is used to gently scoop out the seeds. Our general recommendation, however, is to keep and consume the seeds, since they are an unusually rich source of nutrients. Getting optimal nourishment from your cucumbers while minimizing your health risks will mean choosing organically grown cucumbers over conventionally grown varieties.

How To Peel A Cucumber

If you already have a vegetable peeler and you know how to use it, you can go ahead and click “Back” on your browser now. You won’t see anything exciting here. (Seriously. Sometimes a cucumber is just a cucumber.)


Still with us? Okay.

This …

… is a vegetable peeler. This version works left- or right-handed. The blade is the inside of the hole in that long metal piece.

Press it lightly against middle of the cucumber and slide it toward the end you’re not holding.

You could go toward your hand, but it would hurt. So don’t do that.

Rotate the cucumber a little and do another strip. Keep going all the way around.

You’ll probably have a bit at the end that isn’t peeled. I wouldn’t worry about that piece. It’s probably not worth the trouble.

Flip the cuke around and start over on the other end.

Keep going until the whole thing is peeled.

Okay, fine, peel the end if you really want to.

There, see? You can peel the end.

Or you can cut it off.

Want to fly without a net? Try doing this with a knife instead of a peeler. Just don’t brag to your grandfather, he’ll tell you about the time he got busted smoking behind the barracks and got K.P. duty for two weeks and peeled every potato in Idaho with a knife. And you really don’t want to hear that story (again) do you?

So, if you really want to do this, stand the cuke on its end on the cutting board. Starting at the middle, hold the knife nearly flat against the cuke and slice the thinnest piece you can.

Yes, you can do this, but don’t expect it to be fast.

If you have a really skinny cuke, slice it as is. Otherwise, cut it in half lengthwise first. Stand it on end and cut down through the middle.

Place the two pieces side-by-side and slice them as thick as you want.

Check out the previous post about how to slice an onion for a tip on guiding the blade with the knuckles of your hand. I’m doing the same thing in the photo above.

And that’s it.

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11 Creative Ways to Eat Your Cucumbers

It’s hard to find a more refreshing superfood than a Cucumber.

Did you know that eating a Long English Cucumber is almost as hydrating as drinking your recommended eight glasses of water per day? Since Cucumbers are made up of over 90% water, they will help keep you energized and refreshed all day long!

Along with having a higher water content, Cucumbers are also low in calories. This means that if you are trying to fill yourself up with healthy plant-based foods, Cucumbers are an excellent option that doesn’t result in high-calorie intake!

Although Cucumbers are incredibly healthy, they can be tricky to incorporate into your diet in fun and unique ways.

It’s time to get creative in the kitchen with 11 different ways to prepare and serve fresh Cucumbers for your family and friends!

Mix Things Up in the Kitchen With 11 Unique Ways to Prepare Cucumbers

  1. Salads

    A classic – Cucumbers in salads just make sense. But if you want to give your salad some flair, try spiralizing your Cucumbers instead of just slicing them! Adding long ribbons of Cucumbers, carrots, or zucchinis will give that classic salad some fun texture.
    Try our Spiralized Mini Cucumber Salad recipe today!

  2. Boats

    Mini Cucumbers make the perfect boat for flavorful toppings like hummus, tuna salad, or feta cheese. Simply slice your Mini Cucumbers down the middle lengthwise, and gently scoop out some of the insides to make room for your filling.
    Find simple (but delicious) Cucumber Boat recipes here.

  3. Smoothies

    If you’re craving something cool and refreshing, try making a smoothie with your Cucumbers! They will start your day off right and give you the fuel you need to succeed – just throw your Cucumbers into a blender, skin and all, and get to work!
    Our Hydrating Cucumber Mango Smoothie recipe is sure to satisfy.

  4. Soup

    Soup is often considered one of the homiest, most comforting foods to eat when it starts to get colder outside. But if you’re looking to put a spin on this family favorite, why not try it chilled?
    Be bold and serve this tasty Chilled Cucumber Soup recipe at your next gathering with family and friends!

  5. Roll Ups

    Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, you can easily create exciting and tasty appetizers that look unique and are incredibly flavorful. Bonus – this tool also makes it easy for kids to get involved in the kitchen!
    Our Cucumber Roll Ups recipe calls for an apple and ricotta cheese filling, but for a vegan option, try apples and hummus!

  6. Dips

    A great way to sneak Cucumbers into the diets of picky eaters is by incorporating them into tasty homemade dips!
    Grate some Mini Cucumbers and add them to this quick and easy 5 Ingredient Tzatziki Dip recipe!
    Want to add even more Cucumbers to the mix? Slice them up and eat them with some of our favorite dip recipes:
    Crisp Cucumber Apple Dip
    Mini Cucumber Fries & Roasted Bell Pepper Dipper
    Bell Pepper Lentil Dip

  7. Dressings

    Do you ever look at the back of the salad dressing bottle and scratch your head at some of the ingredients it contains? Us too.
    If you want to know every item on your ingredient list, try creating our Cucumber & Dill Dressing recipe! Now that’s fresh.

  8. Ice Pops

    A sweet frozen treat can be healthy, too! Prepare a fresh Cucumber-themed smoothie and pour it into molds (or paper cups) with popsicle sticks placed in the middle. Freeze the molds for 3-5 hours and enjoy!
    Our Hydrating Cucumber Mango Smoothie recipe should do the trick!

  9. Sushi

    Why go out for all-you-can-eat sushi when you can make your own at home?
    Our Cucumber Avocado Sushi recipe will satisfy your cravings for fresh flavor while also saving you some money!

  10. Pickled

    There’s no doubt about it – Mini Cucumbers are the perfect size for pickling. To make your own dill pickles, all you need to do is pack your Mini Cucumbers (whole, cut in half lengthwise, or sliced) tight into a jar, mix in your boiled pickling brine, and refrigerate!
    Find a tasty recipe for dill pickles here.

  11. Raw

    We saved the best (and easiest) for last – eating raw Cucumbers is by far the most nutritious way to enjoy this refreshing superfood. Eat them as an on-the-go snack, chop them up for a light salad, or slice up and dip them in your favorite spreads – it’s hard to beat the refreshing crunch of a raw Cucumber.
    Check out these 18 Trendy Cooking Gadgets for cooking tools that will make cutting your raw Cucumbers easier than ever!

Are you looking for creative ways to eat some of the other products we grow?

Check out 14 Creative Ways to Eat Tomatoes and 12 Unique Ways to Prepare Your Peppers!

Cucumbers don’t seem to share the notorious reputation of summer squash for its summertime over abundance however they are productive. They’re also not quite as easy to preserve as something like tomatoes which are easily frozen, canned, or dried for delicious meals later on. If you’ve got baskets of cucumbers piling up on your kitchen counter try a few of these easy suggestions to make the most of your summer bounty.

Add them to smoothies.

Cucumbers are cool, mild, and refreshing making them an excellent choice for summertime smoothies.

Pickle them.

If you’re up for a more traditional preservation route there are many recipes for water bath canning pickles. Check out these recipes from Ball:

Kosher Dill Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles

If canning isn’t your thing, try checking recipes for “refrigerator pickles.” These can’t be kept at room temperature like their canned counterparts but they will keep in the fridge for a long time.

Make frozen treats.

Cucumbers make wonderful additions to homemade fruit sorbets or popsicles. They’re nice and juicy without a lot of intense flavor.

Toss them in drinks.

Cucumbers are an awesome homegrown way to add excitement to your drinks. Sangria, gin & tonics, or even ice water with your fresh cucumber slices is sure to impress your guests.

Make gazpacho.

For those who haven’t heard of it gazpacho is a soup made from blended vegetables that’s served cool. It makes a great summer lunch and there’s tons of recipes to suit everyones’ tastes. Check out this recipe from the BBC, Green Cucumber & Mint Gazpacho.

Ferment them.

Fermented foods are great for your gut and pretty easy to make. Try this recipe for awesome fermented cucumber pickles.

Try a different cucumber salad.

Tossing a cucumber slices onto a plain salad can quickly get boring but their are plenty of recipes if you’re willing to branch out try searching for Asian cucumber sesame salad recipes or check Pinterest for more recipes.

Add them to a stir fry.

It may sound a bit odd if you’re accustomed to only eating fresh cucumbers but cucumbers are delicious in a stir fry or alone. Try frying some with a touch of oil, soy sauce, and ginger.

Make fresh salsa.

Cucumbers can easily be added to fresh salsa recipes like this one for taco night!

Make your own soap.

If you’re into crafts or diy projects or have ever tried soap making you may want to try adding some of your cucumbers. Search “cucumber soap” for recipes.

As is the case with many vegetables cucumbers are actually very versatile. If you’ve got an abundance this season trying a few new recipes can help you eat more from your garden and spend less time in the grocery store. What’s your favorite way to use cucumbers?

On a salad or as a snack, cucumbers are refreshing and healthy. In fact, they contain a lot of the nutrients you need, like vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C; also zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, folic and more. They are very easy to grow in your home garden, or even a container.

But did you know that they have many more benefits? Check out our 27 ways you never thought to use cucumbers.

1. Keep slugs away.

If you have these visitors in your garden, you’ll be happy to know that cucumbers can help. Put some cucumber slices in a pie tin. The chemicals in the cucumber will react with the aluminum that will give off a scent that will keep the slugs away. Here’s more information on how to get rid of slugs with cucumbers and aluminum.

2. Fight constipation.

With its high fiber and water content, if you suffer from constipation eat some cucumbers and your body will be thanking you. Read more here: top 10 foods that relieve constipation.

3. Rid intestinal worms.

Cucumber is actually a natural way to get rid of tapeworms in your intestines. Cucumber juice has the enzyme erepsin—which digests proteins—that eat away at tapeworms. Here’s a recipe for a cucumber and aloe parasite killer smoothie.

4. Cure hangover.

Because cucumbers have so many nutrients and can eliminate toxins, they are a great natural remedy for ridding the body of the harmful effects of too much alcohol. Try it. Here’s a great recipe for cucumber and watermelon hangover cure.

5. Treat eye puffiness.

You’ve probably seen or even tried cucumber slices on eyes; but do you know why they work? Cucumbers have ascorbic acid and caffeic acid. Antioxidants that relieve water retention, thereby reducing swelling around the eyes. Read more about here: 11 DIY Home Remedies for Puffy Eyes.

6. Reduce appearance of cellulite.

Make a paste of cucumber juice, honey, and ground coffee. Apply to cellulite and wrap in cloth and let sit for 30 minutes. Exfoliate the area for full benefits. The paste tightens skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

7. Strengthen hair.

Cucumbers contain silica. It is a mineral that helps improve collagen in the body, meaning it helps to keep hair from breaking or getting damaged. Since cucumbers are cooling they can also help hair during the summer from long days outside. Read more about it here: plant based foods that make your hair gorgeous.

8. Remove marks on walls.

If your child has gotten a little crazy with the crayons lately, get out a cucumber! The outer peel is great for removing marks on walls. Just rub it on the wall and the crayon markings will come right off. Here’s more information on foods that double as cleaning products. Save money and skip the eraser sponges! Works on pens and markers, too.

9. Make metal shine.

After regular cleaning, rub a cucumber slice on metal to remove tarnish and make it shine. We put this to the test, and it worked beautifully! It was actually easy to remove the tarnish on an old serving bowl.

Simply slice a cucumber. Leave some of the cucumber skin on to use to clean, as well. Rub the slice on to coat with cucumber juice. Rub off with the cucumber skin. That worked the best for us. Read more here: cleaning your home with produce.

10. Prevent mirror fog.

Are you constantly waiting for the bathroom mirror to unfog to shave or put on makeup? Before your take a shower, wipe a cucumber across the mirror. It’ll help prevent the after-shower mirror fogs. Read more here: cleaning powers of cucumber.

11. Quiet a squeaky door.

Squeaky door in the house and don’t have WD-40? No problem! A simple, all-natural solution is to rub a cucumber slice on the hinge. Squeak gone!

12. Shine shoes.

It may seem funny to wipe cucumber onto your shoes, but it does make them shine! Cucumbers contain a chemical that give shine and also repels water.

13. Stop headaches.

Who wants to take a bunch of medicine if it’s not necessary? Cucumbers have vitamins and electrolytes that replenish the body and naturally keep headaches away. Simply eat cucumber slices before bed to wake up with a pain-free head. Here’s a migraine reliever juice recipe with cucumber.

14. Lower blood pressure.

Since cucumbers have a high amount of potassium and mild diuretic property, it minimizes the effects of sodium as it helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate. Check out more info about it: cucumber juice for blood pressure.

15. Reduce risk of cancer.

Cucumbers truly are a super food. They contain three lignans—lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol—which have been shown to reduce the risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Get the details at The World’s Healthiest Foods article: health benefits of cucumbers.

16. Non-caffeinated pick me up.

Whenever you’re feeling a little groggy—from the time you wake up, to a sleepy afternoon, to after dinner—reach for a cucumber instead of reaching for something with too much caffeine in it. Caffeine loaded drinks can cost too much, anyway! Since cucumbers have vitamin B and carbs that are great at replenishing your body, they can help give you the energy boost you need. Skip the caffeine and caffeine crashes, snack on cucumbers!

17. Beat bad breath.

Nothing is worse than bad breath and being out of breath mints. A great alternative is cucumber! Slice some up and hold on the roof of your mouth for 1-2 minutes. It will boost saliva production, which washes away the stinky bacteria. Read more here: bad breath treatment.

18. Optimize organ function.

Cucumbers are good at riding the body of toxins, meaning they optimize the function of the bladder, kidney, liver, pancreas, and more. Read more about health benefits of cucumbers.

19. Relieve sunburn.

For quick relief of sunburned skin, a cool cucumber can do the trick. You can apply it in a number of ways, from using a slice directly to making a puree to lightly smear. Either way the cooling effect and antioxidant properties will help get rid of redness and swelling. See more naturally soothing sunburn treatments.

20. Rejuvenate the skin.

Have you tried a cucumber face mask or apply cucumber juice regularly? Check out this cucumber face mask testimonial. Cucumber can noticeably brighten skin. Pretty great for a vegetable!

21. Relaxing steam treatment.

Instead of spending a ton of time and money at the spa, create your own spa-like atmosphere at home. For a relaxing steam treatment, cut a cucumber and put in boiling water. The nutrients will release into the steam to keep you feeling calm, cool, and collected.

22. Relieve arthritis.

Cucumbers are naturally anti-inflammatory and rid the body of uric acid build up, making them the perfect natural remedy for stiff and swollen joints. Because cucumbers have a cooling tendency, it cools the joints too helping symptoms of arthritis and gout.

23. Make your own pickles.

Ok, so maybe you have thought of this before, but have you done it? If you are growing your own cucumbers, you have to try making your own pickles. It’s easier than you think, and the taste is divine. Grab some vinegar, dill, and check out this simple refrigerator pickle recipe.

24. Reduce fever.

Cucumbers have a natural cooling effect. Popular in summertime drinks, and can be used in to cool the body temperature. You can also keep slices in the fridge to rest on the forehead to cool body temperatures.

25. Make facial toner.

Toner is used in skincare to close pores and to hydrate and smooth the skin. Cucumber’s high water content, Vitamin E and natural oils make it a great toner ingredient. Check out this DIY cooling cucumber toner.

26. Create cucumber cocktails.

Cucumber is commonly used for water infusions, but have you thought to use it in cucumber cocktails? Combine lemon, mint, and cucumber for a cooling drink. For nonalcoholic drinks, infuse water or substitute lemonade for a refreshing cooler. Here are cucumber lemonade recipes.

27. Make ice cream and sherbet.

Have you tried making ice cream or sherbet with cucumbers? Talk about refreshing and unusual. Check out this cucumber ice cream sorbet recipe.

How To Make Your Own Cucumber Face Mask: The 7 Best Recipes

Cucumbers have long been a staple of every healthy salad for the simple reasons that they’re delicious and good for you. But you don’t have to eat cucumbers all day to get the wrinkle-fighting, skin-smoothing benefits that they have to offer. Just placing raw cucumber on your skin, or mixing it with other ingredients to create a cucumber face mask, can yield some excellent results.

But how, exactly, can you harness the power of the cucumber for healthier and smoother skin? The experts at SiO Beauty are here to give you all the information you’ll need to incorporate a cucumber face mask into your daily or weekly beauty routine.

First, though, let’s find out what makes cucumber the beauty powerhouse that it is.

Why Are Cucumbers So Beneficial For Your Skin?

Cucumber is great when applied to your skin for the same reasons that it’s so good for your body when you eat it.

  • It’s packed full of antioxidants.
  • It’s loaded with anti-inflammatories.
  • It contains beneficial nutrients such as vitamins A, B1, C, biotin, and potassium.

Cucumber also:

  • Lightens.
  • Brightens.
  • Hydrates.
  • Tones.

And that’s really only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Cucumber really is a wonderful addition to your skincare routine. Here are the seven best cucumber face mask recipes just for you.

1) Cold Cucumber Compress

The nice thing about cucumber is that it doesn’t require any processing or preparation to be a useful tool in the fight against wrinkles. Just cut off a few slices and you’re good to go.

That’s right, a cold cucumber compress is an effective way to fight small wrinkles when they first appear. And don’t worry, a compress is just a fancy name for something you put on your skin to decrease inflammation. In this case, it’s a cucumber slice!

Cold Cucumber Compress Instructions

  1. Cut 2 thin ¼ to ½ inch slices off of the end of a cucumber.
  2. Place the slices in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes, or in the freezer for five.
  3. Sit or lie down so that the part of your body where you will apply the compress is parallel with the floor.
  4. Place the cold cucumbers on your skin and relax.
  5. Keep the cucumbers on your skin for fifteen minutes.

After the fifteen minutes are up, simply discard the cucumber slices and continue with your day. Using cold cucumbers as a compress is safe enough that you can do it every day to keep your skin smooth and youthful.

2) Cucumber Juice Face Mask

Even the juice (or water) from a fresh cucumber can be used to combat sagging skin and the signs of aging. Here’s how to harness the power of cucumber juice to keep your face, neck, and décolleté looking their best.

Cucumber Juice Face Mask Instructions

  1. Peel a large cucumber, and then cut it into small slices.
  2. Place the slices in a blender or food processor.
  3. Purée the cucumber until you’ve created a watery paste.
  4. Pour the puréed cucumber through a strainer to separate the water from any solid material.
  5. Squeeze the remaining solid material with your hands to recover the rest of the juice.
  6. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup. This preps the skin for the mask by opening your pores.
  7. Apply the cucumber juice to your skin and let sit for fifteen minutes.
  8. When the fifteen minutes are up, wash your face with cool water and pat your skin dry with a soft, clean towel.

Your skin will feel tighter and healthier with just one treatment.

3) Cucumber Mash Face Mask

Moisture is an important part of keeping your skin healthy. It helps treat existing wrinkles and prevents new wrinkles from forming. But it doesn’t take an expensive cream to get all the moisture you need. That’s because cucumbers are packed full of moisture right off the shelf. Here’s how to use a cucumber mash face mask for powerful healing.

Cucumber Mash Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut off ¼ of a cucumber and place it in a blender.
  2. Blend the cucumber until it’s slightly chunky. If you don’t have a blender, you can mash the cucumber with a fork.
  3. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  4. Apply the cucumber mash directly to the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté.
  5. Let the mask sit for fifteen minutes.
  6. Remove the cucumber mash with lukewarm water and pat yourself dry with a soft towel.

Pro tip: For an extra inflammation-fighting boost, cool the cucumber in the refrigerator before preparing your cucumber mask.

4) Cucumber & Aloe Vera Face Mask

Cucumber is great for aging skin because it soothes, hydrates, and heals dry skin. And when you add aloe vera into the mix, you’ve got an especially potent recipe. That’s because aloe vera hydrates, heals, and helps reverse the aging process like no other natural ingredient.

Here’s how to make this simple hydrating mask.

Cucumber & Aloe Vera Face Mask Instructions

  1. Cut ½ of an unpeeled cucumber into slices.
  2. Place these slices, peel and all, in a blender and mix until watery.
  3. Add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and blend until smooth.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Massage the paste evenly onto your face, neck, and chest.
  6. After fifteen minutes, rinse off the mask with cool water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Ahhh, that feels better!

5) Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask

Do you suffer from dry, irritated skin? If so, this is the face mask for you! Our cucumber and yogurt face mask is great for:

  • Shrinking dilated blood vessels.
  • Tightening pores.
  • Reducing redness and irritation.
  • Decreasing swelling and inflammation.
  • Pumping moisture into dry skin.
  • Promoting the repair and healthy functioning of your skin’s protective barrier.

It doesn’t take a large number of special ingredients or a lot of mixing to reap these rewards. All you need is a cucumber and some yogurt.

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask Instructions

  1. Place ½ of a cucumber, peel and all, in a food processor or blender.
  2. Transfer the cucumber pulp to a mixing bowl and add 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  3. Mix well until the cucumber is evenly distributed.
  4. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  5. Spread an even layer onto your skin.
  6. Let the mask dry for fifteen minutes.
  7. Wash off the mask with lukewarm water and a soft washcloth.
  8. Splash cool water on your skin to close pores, and then pat dry with a clean towel.

6) Cucumber & Rose Water Face Mask

If you’re looking for a face mask to fight off skin infection, restore skin’s natural color, and reduce discolorations, look no further than our cucumber and rose water recipe.

Cucumber & Rose Water Face Mask Instructions

  1. Purée ½ a cucumber in a blender.
  2. Pour the purée into a small mixing bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  6. Apply a layer of the mask to your face, neck, and chest.
  7. Let it dry for fifteen minutes.
  8. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water, then rinse again with cool water to close and tighten pores.
  9. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

7) Cucumber & Oatmeal Face Mask

If you’re battling acne, try this cucumber and oatmeal face mask to cleanse, refresh, and clear your skin right up.

Cucumber & Oatmeal Face Mask Instructions

  1. Add ½ of an unpeeled cucumber into a blender or food processor.
  2. Transfer the cucumber puree to a mixing bowl.
  3. Measure in 1 tablespoon of oatmeal.
  4. Stir.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
  8. Massage the mixture onto your skin using small circular motions.
  9. Let the mask sit for fifteen minutes.
  10. Wash the mask away using lukewarm water and a soft washcloth, if necessary.
  11. Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Silicone Patches

As great as these do-it-yourself cucumber face masks are, sometimes you want a more powerful wrinkle-fighting and prevention option. That’s when a silicone power patch, like SiO Beauty’s Lift series, comes in handy. In fact, the silicone patch is, by far, the best treatment and preventive product to combat wrinkles both before they start and after wrinkled, aging skin sets in.

These patches are so beneficial because they create a healing microclimate on your skin. This microclimate pulls moisture up through the lower layers of your skin and from the air around the patch, and then focuses that moisture at the surface where it can do the most good.

SiO Beauty offers silicone patches in a variety of shapes to help you treat and prevent wrinkles where you need it most. They’re available for the following areas:

  • Brow.
  • Eye & Smile.
  • Neck.
  • Face.
  • Décolleté.

The process of using SiO Beauty’s silicone patches couldn’t be easier. Just cleanse your skin before bed with an oil-free cleanser, wear the patches of your choice while you sleep, and then wake up to renewed, refreshed skin. Each patch can be reused fifteen times.

Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be complicated. The DIY treatments listed here when used in combination with SiO Beauty’s silicone patches can take the pain out of your beauty routine. For an even simpler way to manage your skin care regimen, join SiO Beauty’s subscription service.