I've been known to experiment a bit when it comes down to D.I.Y. beauty. Usually, I come across something good when I get creative and that's precisely what happened today. I decided to take advantage of my food processor for once and whip up a face mask. I didn't have a particular result in mind—just a mask that made my skin feel good. What I came across, however, ended up giving my skin a glow and smoothness that I can still feel (and see) hours later. If you want to try your hand at this natural way to achieve a beautiful glow and smooth skin, here's the recipe I put together today for this mask:

Smoothing Cilantro-Oat Mask Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of oatmeal Oatmeal contains beta glucan, which is a fiber that stimulates skin repair. From reducing wrinkles to protecting against UV damage, oatmeal is a safe bet for your skin.

1/4 cup of milk (I used soy milk) The acid in milk helps to soothe skin while moisturizing.

1/4 cup of chopped cucumber, which is great for tightening the skin because its liquid-like consistency can sink deeper into pores and hard-to-reach areas of the skin than many other DIY mask ingredients.

1 handful of fresh cilantro. Cilantro helps to cool the skin.

1.Toss the ingredients all into a food processor (or a blender if you haven't got a food processor).

2.Let the ingredients mix together for about a minute or so.

3.When the mix looks smooth, spoon it out into a bowl.

4.Apply generously to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes or until hardened.

5.Rinse.

Let me know what you think! I'm absolutely excited about this mask. After all, it's a natural way to improve your skin. Who needs lotions that make your skin 'glow' when you can do it with fresh foods?