Kitchen Facial

Now that winter is over and spring is here, I feel like I could use a facial.  Although there are numerous places to get one, most start at around $95.  It’s wonderful spending a morning or afternoon getting pampered at a spa but I don’t always have the time or feel like spending the money.

Did you know you can give yourself a facial with ingredients you have in your kitchen?  That’s right!  There are 100s of homemade recipes from facials to foot scrubs you can create in the privacy of your home for a fraction of what it would cost at a spa.

I know this isn’t the typical recipe I post, but it’s food, it’s fresh and it’s great for your skin and well-being. 

My skin appeared dry today and I was tired, so I decided to pamper myself.  With a cucumber and limes in the refrigerator, plus a full jar of honey in the cabinet, I decided to whip up a nice soothing facial for myself.  One that heals, softens and moistures my skin, while promoting new cell growth.  Just in time for the spring sunshine. 

Who needs to go to the spa to have machines work on your skin, when you can let what nature has provided, gently revive it?

Here’s a simple and nourishing facial recipe to enjoy, with ingredients you probably have at home already.

Honey-Cucumber Facial

For the Scrub:

8 oz. (1 cup) honey
10 drops fresh lime juice
1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced (I use a mandoline – perfect slices every time)


  1. Cleanse your face with warm water and a clean wash cloth
  2. Mix the honey and lime juice together and massage into your face for 15 minutes.  It will have a sticky, slippery sensation, but feels incredible!  The lime peels away surface cells and the honey softens the skin.
  3. Wipe away the residue of honey with a wet, warm cloth.  Pat dry.
  4. Neatly place the cucumber slices over your face and neck (you can cover your eyes and mouth if desired, but not necessary).  Now relax, listen to some music – feel the coolness of the cucumber while it tightens your skin and replenishes moisture. You’ll probably fall asleep!
  5. After a nice rest, remove the cucumbers and finish with a delicate moisturizer, if desired.

Now don’t you feel better already just reading this?  I know I do.  Treat yourself, your significant other and even your children to this soothing treatment.  At these prices you can have a facial monthly!


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  1. Very nice sounding Vicky! Now I just have to make the time to sit down and do this – I’m sure my face would be very grateful! 🙂

  2. that is interesting.. i am going to try that…

  3. That’s a great picture! And a fun post. How nice to be able to have a a first class spa treatment at home! Spas really aren’t my thing, but this looks intriguing. Great information – thanks.

  4. I simply cant understand why they have to totaly overprice facials in the western countries. That was a reason why I never had any in Europe. In india it costs from 8 euro upwards, which is reasonable, thats why even locals have facials here. Thats how it should be everywhere.

    Glad though to have seen your honey cucumber facial cause my skin looks horrible! the sun and heat and constant perpsiring made it look all dull and I got pimples like a teenager all of a sudden. I ll save your facial, thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, I have all 3 ingredients in the house…time for some pampering 🙂

  6. Much as I love the awesome spa pampering but at that price , I’ll pass ! tsk tsk hahahah Will try your homemade facial sometime ;D

  7. I agree it’s crazy how much a facial costs now. However I guess that’s the price for getting pampered these days. It’s nice to be able to do these in the comfort of your own home. Hope you’ll try them.

    As for you Helene I’d like to visit your neck of the woods and get a facial for 8 euros. That’s a bargain!

  8. Thanks for posting this. It has been hectic the last few days and a home spa treatment sounds like a great way to pamper and relax. I am imagining how soothing this must be!

  9. I could just do with one of these right now! I’ve enjoyed your posts, am now following.

  10. I cannot wait to try this at home! Time to pamper myself.

  11. I hope you all try it. This facial is truely soothing, relaxing and wonderful for the skin.

  12. It’s wonderful that we can get pampered by regular ingredients at home! I really was just thinking that I need a facial. Great timing!

  13. What a clever & cool idea: making your own face mask! 🙂 Yeah!

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