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5 homemade facials to beat the heat this summer

  • Published at 04:32 pm July 5th, 2017
5 homemade facials to beat the heat this summer
The long, scorching days of summer are upon us! And while it is exciting to finally flaunt that perfect summer body, slipping into those floral sundresses and sleeveless Kurtis, our skin couldn't be any less thrilled. The moment you step out of the house, you can literally feel the heat burning your skin! Not only does it dehydrate the body, but the sticky weather creates a lot of problems for the skin – tanning, pigmentation, oiliness, and open pores which eventually cause skin to start age early. But you can always protect your skin in summer, keeping it healthy and fresh with these easy-to-prepare but equally effective facials, sitting at home.

YOGHURT AND WATERMELON JUICE

Benefit: This pack is great for soothing the sunburned skin and getting rid of the unwanted tan as fast as possible. Ingredients: Hung yoghurt Almonds (soaked and grinded) Watermelon juice Directions: Beat the hung yoghurt with some watermelon juice and almond paste, until the mixture is thick and creamy mixture. Apply it on your face evenly, and let it dry for a while. Wash it off rubbing gently with cold water.

STRAWBERRY AND LEMON

Benefit: Helps to get rid of oiliness and exhaustion. Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is great for breakouts, while lemon juice tightens the skin pores and gives you a refreshing feel. Ingredients: Mashed strawberries 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp yoghurt 1 tbsp honey Directions: Mash all the items together, but be careful as you want a spreadable paste, and not juice. Apply it evenly on your face, and wash it off with cold water as soon as it dries.

MILK AND HONEY

Benefit: Milk has skin whitening properties and honey works to retain moisture to the skin. This combination works great to remove tan from the skin, as it is a natural way to bleach your skin and improve complexion. Ingredients: 1 tbsp honey 4 tbsp milk 2 tbsp lemon juice Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Since the mixture will be in liquid form,  use a cotton ball to apply it on your face. Make a thick layer by repeating the layer, and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cool water.   Alternative skin care and homemade scrubs with natural ingredients sage turmeric sea salt honey aloe vera rosemary mint and tomato setup on wooden table.

TOMATO PULP AND HONEY

Benefit: Tomato helps to get rid of the unwanted suntan in minutes. This face mask will surely protect you from the scorching heat in summer. Ingredients: Tomato pulp 1 tbsp honey Directions: For this, all you need to do is mix the tomato pulp and honey together. Apply the sticky pack evenly on your skin, and wash it off with cold water after 10 minutes.

LEMON AND EGG WHITE

Benefit: Lemon juice tends to tone your skin while the egg works on removing excess oil and tightening the open pores. Ingredients: One egg white Lemon juice Directions: Beat the egg white with lemon juice until it becomes thick and stiff. Apply a thick layer on your face and neck, and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water and pat dry.   [caption id="attachment_70665" align="aligncenter" width="503"]Woman making coffee body scrub on wooden table Woman making coffee body scrub on wooden table[/caption]

SANDALWOOD AND ROSE WATER

Benefit: Suitable for all skin types, this face pack will alleviate tan and blemishes fast. Ingredients: Sandalwood powder Rose water Directions: Mix the sandalwood powder and rose water into a fine paste and apply evenly on your face. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes, and gently rub while you wash it off.

BANANA AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Benefit: Summers tend to steal the moisture from your skin making it dry and dull. This pack works to restore the lost moisture. Ingredients: ½ bananas 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar Directions: Mash the banana in a bowl,  add honey and apple cider vinegar. Whip it into a thick creamy spread, and apply a layer of the mask on your face and neck. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off and pat dry.