DIY Seaweed, Cucumber, and Coffee Hydrating "Sheet Mask"
(Note: This recipe was adapted from my book Skin Cleanse.)
This recipe for Deep Sea Hydrating “Strips” is for all you dry-skinned ladies out there. Seaweed is so good for you internally and externally—it draws toxins from the skin, is full of B vitamins, clears away dead skin cells, and leaves you hydrated and dewy-fresh.
Cucumbers are high in antioxidants and in vitamins C and K, which means they combat inflammation and aging.Cukes also have lots of vitamin A (natural retinol), which will even your skin tone and help you glow. Coffee is full of antioxidants and healthy oil for your skin. You’re going to be using a little bit of brewed coffee for this recipe, since I know you have some every day (you junkie). This recipe is slightly advanced but still really fun.
½ cup cooled coffee
½ peeled cucumber, roughly chopped
1 sheet kombu seaweed
Add the coffee and cucumber to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a shallow bowl and add the sheet of seaweed. Soak until it is completely rehydrated. To apply, first put cotton into the cuke and coffee mixture and dab it on your skin. Then tear the kombu into strips and firmly press them all over your face, focusing on the under-eye area, forehead, nose, and any dry patches. Leave on and hang out, making sure to scare as many people as possible while you look like an underwater monster. When finished, peel off and discard strips of kombu and rinse clean. When you see how amazing your skin looks, feel free to toss the gross drugstore “pore strips” from your cabinet. Makes one use.
Find this recipe and more treats in Skin Cleanse!