- by Edward J. Crain
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A Must For You Cooling Cucumber Avocado Ice Mask
Every now and then, a new beauty trend comes out that really raises my eyebrows. Cryotherapy facial care, the practice of applying an intense cold to the skin, certainly aroused my curiosity when I started hearing about it. This unique treatment is touted to do everything from tightening pores to exfoliating dead cells and boosting collagen.
Although I have not yet tried professional facial cryotherapy, I have thought of more well-known beauty treatments while reading. Putting cold spoons or chilled cucumbers under the eyes to reduce swelling has been a popular trick for ages. Combined with ingredients known for their soothing benefits, a frozen facial could be pretty fabulous!
And this is how the idea of our ice cream mask with cucumber and avocado was born. It’s not quite cryotherapy, but our ice mask recipe is perfect for soothing irritated skin, cooling off after a hot day, and promoting a more rested look. You can even use these ice masks as a pacifier for the skin after slight insect bites or sunburn.
Fresh Avocado is packed with healthy fats that your skin loves. The presence of chlorophyll and vitamin E make avocado a soothing and beneficial main ingredient for our ice mask.
Deeply moisturizing and firming fresh cucumber is a classic ingredient for Spa skin care. In our ice mask recipe, cucumber helps soothe and refresh the skin while adding a little body to its texture.
I prefer fresh Aloe Vera meat for my ice masks, as it gives the mask a really wonderful and slightly gelatinous texture. If you don’t get your hands on a real aloe leaf, you can use bottled Aloe Vera Gel instead.
Palo Santo Essential Oil
A sacred treasure of the Peruvian rainforest, our sustainably harvested Palo Santo essential oil gives our ice mask recipe a fascinating earthy scent. This oil also helps to strengthen the soothing properties of our ice mask with its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Andean mint essential oil
Andes mint essential oil is an extra-strong heirloom herb responsibly harvested in the mountains of Peru. The fresh, fresh aroma and sparkling cold of Andean mint make this ice mask recipe especially refreshing!
ICE CREAM MASK WITH CUCUMBER AND AVOCADO
Makes about 12 masks of 15 ml
60 grams Of fresh avocado
60 grams of fresh cucumber, chopped
60 grams of fresh Aloe Vera gel (or 30 ml in bottle)
20 Drops Of Palo Santo Essential Oil
10 drops of Andes mint essential oil
Combine avocado, cucumber and Aloe Vera in a small food processor and mix until smooth.
Put in a bowl and add the essential oils. Mix well.
Fill the silicone or steel molds with about 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of mask in each cavity.
Cover and freeze until completely cured.
Usage And Packaging
Fresh ice masks, like our cucumber avocado ice mask, should be used immediately or stored in the freezer for up to two weeks. Masks should be kept in an airtight package to prevent burns in the freezer.
To use It, Remove a portion of mask from the mold and warm up for a While in your hands. Make sure the surface is moist and slightly melted, then gently massage onto your face. The mask slowly melts into a thick liquid that you can continue rubbing on the skin as a cleanser. You can immediately rinse the mask or leave it on your skin for up to twenty minutes. Follow with Toner and moisturizer as needed.