DIY MAKEUP & SKINCARE

6 homemade DIY face masks worthy for summer

Written by FDM

Only a month left for summer season to come. As much as we love the warm weather with beautiful sunbeams caressing our skin ; we can’t deny the increased acne and the dangers of the sun’s UV rays.

Therefore the skin-care routines during the hot summer months are different from the ones in other seasons. Protecting, hydrating and nourishing the skin during hot weather conditions can be a daunting task. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to keep the skin looking lovely all summer long.

1. Avocado and Honey Mask

Avocado and honey mask is great to restore the moisture in the skin, which is lost in the dry heat of summers. Victoria Beckham and Jessica Beil swear by this mask for summers. Coconut oil replenishes the moisture, while honey repairs the chaffed and scaly skin. Avocado provides nutrition to your skin with a delicious smell and freshness

Ingredients:

  • ½ ripe avocados
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions:

Mash avocados to a fine creamy texture and add honey and coconut oil to it. Apply it all over your face and keep for 15 minutes until dry. Wash off with warm water and dab dry with a towel.

2. Skin-brightening Lemon and Strawberry Pack

Summer make your skin oily and open the pores. This makes you look tired and exhausted all times. Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is great for breakouts. Lemon juice tightens the skin pores and gives you a refreshing feel.

Ingredients:

  • Mashed strawberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions:

Mash all the items together, but don’t use a blender. You want a spreadable paste not juice. Apply it evenly on your face and lie down while it dries. Wash off with cold water.

3. Detoxifying Coffee Mask

The caffeine content in this mask is great for detoxifying and reducing the puffiness on your face. The yogurt base is great to restock moisture in your skin. This mask will also take down a few years from your face instantly.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp freshly ground coffee
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp yogurt

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a spreadable mixture. Allow it to dry on your skin for about 10 minutes. Since this would be a grainy mixture, exfoliate your skin by scrubbing gently when you remove this pack. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy your young and fresh skin.

4. Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal mask is great to soothe irritated skin. It’s also effective in treating the skin problems, like eczema, pimples, breakouts, etc., when mixed with honey and yogurt. It has antibiotic and soothing properties as well. A perfect relaxing mask after a hot day out!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1-2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1tbsp honey

Instructions:
Mix the oatmeal in hot water till it puffs up and turns soft. Now, add honey and yogurt and blend it with the help of a blender. Make a spreadable paste of it and apply evenly on your face or eczema patches. Leave for 15-20 minutes while you relax. Wash off and dab try. This pack can also be used for underarms, neck, etc.

5. Cucumber Mask

Cucumber is very good for skin in summers. This simple DIY cucumber facemask suits all skin types. In fact, this one would not irritate the sensitive skin as well. The cooling effect of cucumber along with the exfoliation of sugar would give you a fresh glowing skin just in 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1tbsp sugar

Instructions:

Peel and mash the cucumber. You can use a grinder, but make sure you don’t grind it too much that it becomes liquid. Add sugar to it and mix well. Apply it all over you neck and face, and keep it for about 10 minutes. Wash off and pat dry. You can keep this mask in your refrigerator and use it often in summers.

6. Aloe Vera Gel Mask

Aloe vera is great for skin and hair. It’s helpful in getting rid of the dead skin cells and speeding up the production of new ones. This might irritate sensitive skin, so test it on your arm before using it on the face.

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera

Instructions:

It’s the easiest face mask ever. All you need to do is extract the juice of aloe vera and apply it on your face. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash off. Alternatively, you can slice the aloe vera leaf and rub the inner side all over your face gently.

Content courtesy to http://homeremedyshop.com

 

 

 

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