5 Homemade Summer Face Masks for Smooth and Refreshed Skin

You need to take special care of your skin during the summer to protect it from the damaging heat and sun exposure. Just a few minutes outdoors can adversely affect your skin.

Method 1: Aloe Vera Face Mask

The fact that it is one of the most common ingredients used in beauty products and natural remedies proves that aloe vera is great for your skin. Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, it helps fight signs of premature aging, reduces dark spots and blemishes, treats acne and keeps your skin moisturized. It works well for treating sunburn and suntan as well.

Honey offers antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and humectants benefits. Tanned skin, acne, scars, and spots are a few of the many skin problems that can be tackled with the help of this ingredient.

The soothing, moisturizing and antibacterial properties present in this mask will keep your skin fresh and healthy.

Things you’ll need:

Aloe vera gel – 1/4th cup
Honey – 1 tablespoon

Single-Step Treatment:

Apply a paste of aloe vera gel and honey on your face
Mix together 1/4th cup aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of honey.
Apply the mixture on your face using an applicator brush.
Leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing your face with cold water.
Use this aloe-honey mask 2-3 times a week for healthy glowing skin.

Method 2: Kiwi Face Pack

Kiwi helps rejuvenate your skin and keep it firm and youthful. It also fights harmful free radicals and tackles skin issues like acne.

Almonds are loaded with essential nutrients required for healthy and radiant skin. These can help you take care of various skin woes such as signs of premature aging, dark circles, saggy skin and more. The almond powder also offers skin lightening and cleansing benefits.

The gram flour used in this pack will cleanse, exfoliate and brighten your skin. It can be used for removing a tan and keeping the skin moisturized.

Use this mask to get bright, smooth and glowing skin this summer.

Things you’ll need:

Almonds (ground) – 8 to 10
Kiwi – ½
Gram flour – ½ tablespoon

Step 1. Add almond powder & gram flour to kiwi pulp

Mash ½ of a kiwi in a bowl.
Add the almond powder, made by grinding 8 to 10 almonds.
Add ½ tablespoon of gram flour to the other ingredients.

Step 2. Apply the mask to your face

Mix everything well to form a paste.
Wash your face with water.
Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
Rinse it off with water.
You may use this remedy once a week.

Method 3: Cucumber Face Mask

Packed with beneficial minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients, cucumber provides all that you need to keep your skin nourished and refreshed in the summer. It helps reduce and control melanin, build collagen, fade scars and hydrate your skin. It’s cooling, soothing and healing properties are great for treating sunburns.

Cucumber also works well for controlling eye puffiness, tightening open pores, reducing dark circles and rejuvenating the skin. It is a mild astringent and can aid in removing a tan, owing to its mild bleaching properties.

While honey also helps keep the skin moisturized, healthy and nourished, yogurt clears the skin of dead cells and impurities, lightens blemishes, soothes sunburns, removes a suntan, reduces pigmentation and more.

Things you’ll need:

Cucumber (grated)– 1 tablespoon
Honey – 1 teaspoon
Yogurt – ½ teaspoon

Step 1. Mix the grated cucumber, honey, and yogurt together

Grate a cucumber and take 1 tablespoon of it in a bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of yogurt.
Mix everything well.

Step 2. Apply the mask to your face

Use an applicator brush to apply the mixture on your face and let it dry.
Keep it on for 15 to 20 minutes before washing your face.
For best results apply this face mask 2 times a week.

Method 4: Watermelon Face Mask

This amazing fruit offers much-needed relief from the scorching summer heat. It refreshes and rejuvenates your body and is great for your health. But did you know you can also use watermelon juice for your skin?

The mineral, vitamins, antioxidants and high water content present in watermelon are effective in making your skin soft, supple and refreshed. It can help control oil secretion, treat acne and revitalize the skin. Watermelon is also popularly used as a natural toner and aids in preventing and reversing sun damage and removing a tan.

The concentrated properties present in milk powder will keep your skin youthful and glowing. It acts as a cleanser and moisturizer. It helps improve the complexion, smoothen the skin and keep it hydrated.

Yogurt used in the face mask helps in reducing the wrinkles and other signs of aging. Cucumber helps to soothe irritated skin and also aids in water retention during the summer season. This homemade summer face mask will help you get the blemish-free, clear skin you’ve always wished for.

Things you’ll need:

Watermelon paste – 2 tablespoons
Cucumber juice – 1 tablespoon
Milk powder – 1 tablespoon
Yogurt – 1 tablespoon

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients

In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of watermelon paste and 1 tablespoon each of milk powder, cucumber juice, and yogurt.

Step 2. Mix the ingredients & apply the paste on your face

Mix the ingredients well.
Apply the face mask and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Rinse your face with cold water.
Enjoy the soothing benefits of this watermelon face mask once a week.

Method 5: Sandalwood & Rose Water Face Mask

Sandalwood is known to promote healthy and smooth skin. It is widely used in face packs and masks. It acts as a cooling agent, reduces blemishes and removes a tan. Sandalwood is also effective in exfoliating the skin, preventing and curing acne, soothing sunburn and reducing signs of premature aging.

The rose water used in this mask comes with antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits. Other than being pleasantly refreshing, it helps keep the skin moisturized, soothe irritation and itchiness, treat acne and maintain the pH balance of the skin.

Together, rose water and sandalwood make the perfect summer face mask to keep your skin healthy and fresh.

Things you’ll need:

Sandalwood powder – 2 tablespoons
Rose water – enough to make a paste
Single-Step Treatment: Apply a paste of sandalwood powder and rose water on your face
Combine 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder and enough rose water to make a paste.
Mix well.
Apply the paste to your face and let it dry.
Use 2 times a week. And rinse it off with water

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