How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask

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Aloe vera soothes skin by relieving pain and inflammation, while promoting skin repair and new skin production, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Its skin-healing properties make it a natural choice to use as an ingredient in a facial mask. If you grow aloe, there's no need to make an appointment at the spa for an aloe vera facial mask -- you can make one in the comfort of your own home.

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Peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler and chop it into chunks. Place the chunks into a blender and puree them for 30 seconds.

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Measure out 6 tablespoons of the cucumber puree and put it in a glass bowl.

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Take a large aloe vera leaf from an aloe plant and squeeze out 4 tablespoons of the gel into the bowl, adding it to the cucumber.

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Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt; mix well with a fork.

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