It’s time to say bye to your good old blankets and winter wears because the summer season is here. There is beauty in summers – since we don’t have to wait any longer to get our hands on those delicious mangoes, and mouth-watering watermelons, and how can we miss everyone’s favourite ice- creams? We all love some parts of summer, don’t we? It’s that time of the year when we can fully enjoy ourselves with our friends and play our hearts out.
But, with that, the rising temperature and heatwave, the harmful UV, and the hot winds blowing will cause more damage to your skin. Summers are a nightmare for your skin which suffers a lot of damage. No matter how hard we try, the skin faces a lot of brunt in the summer like sun tan, skin sensitivity, rashes, pimples acne, and skin dehydration.
But, buying these high-end products for summer skincare will not only put a hole in your pocket but the harsh chemicals that are used in them are causing a lot of damage to your skin in the long run.
There was beauty in the good old days when our ‘Dadi’s – Nani’s Nuskhe’ has all the solutions to our skincare woes with all the ingredients right in our kitchen. Those skincare tips are not only economical, cruelty – free and healthy, and good for the environment but also don’t have any side effects on your skin.
So, what are you waiting for? We at Mad4india, have brought you some homemade DIY summer skincare tips that will give you that much-needed pampering required in summer.
1. Summer Skincare Tips: Anti-Tanning Scrub
With the rising temperature and the days getting hotter daily, tanning is the most common skin problem we face in general during the summer season. Don’t worry people we’ve got you covered with this amazing summer skincare scrub from all the ingredients right from your kitchen which will help you in removing all the dust & dark; so let’s get started.
Step 1 – Take 2 tablespoons of oatmeal in a bowl, and add a teaspoon of milk to it to form a thick paste
Step 2 – Add tomato pulp and orange extract and some poppy seeds.
Step 3- Now, mix it in a blender to form a thick paste- there you go, and your homemade summer skincare scrub is ready to use.
You can apply directly it to your face and don’t forget your neck guys, since we don’t want you to be a two-toned person. Leave it on till it gets dried up and scrub it off while rinsing; in the meantime, you can relax and listen to some soothing music- and create your very own spa-like ambience right in your home. Tomato pulp and lemon extract will remove the tan and milk will add that glow to your skin.
Say goodbye to an irritating tan with this amazing summer skincare scrub and rule the world, you pretty people!
2. Summer Skincare Tips – Papaya Face Masks
Facemasks should be a must in your summer skincare regime. It will help your skin stay youthful, supple, and hydrated in that scorching summertime. A facemask should ideally be according to your skin type. We have listed some DIY face masks you can incorporate into your summer skincare tips:-
Adding to your quick summer skincare tips, we have a Papaya mask. You can apply the papaya pulp directly to your face and let it sit for 20-30 minutes till it dries up.
Papaya contains enzymes that will help you in removing dead skin cells and bring that fresh glow to your skin. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice and curd to remove tan and the best part is – it suits all skin types.
3. Summer Skincare Tips: Multani Mitti And Turmeric Face Mask
In our summer skincare tips, another one is the most common and we all must have heard from our mothers or grandmothers is the Multani Mitti(Fuller’s Earth ) face mask. Nowadays, so many makeup experts are giving mud treatment to their clients and we in India have been using it for so long.
Instead of wasting your hard-earned money on these expensive treatments; let’s go back to the old skincare tips that we have been using for so long. Multani Mitti is used in skincare tips for ages and works wonders on the skin.
Well, do you know why we use turmeric in the “Haldi ceremony’ in Hindu weddings? Turmeric removes the tan and gives you a vibrant glow and its anti-inflammatory properties heal the skin from within which helps the bride and groom look awesome for the big day.
To make Multani Mitti and Turmeric mask, you need to add 2-3 tablespoons of Multani Mitti and a little pinch of turmeric in the rose water to make a thick consistency apply directly to your face and let it sit on your face for 10- 15 minutes and wash it off once it dries up. For oily skin types, this face mask works very well.
4. Summer Skincare Tips: Make Your Sunscreen At Home
Sunscreen is very important during this scorching summertime. But, all these sunscreens also use harsh chemicals which are harmful to your skin. You can make your very own sunscreen at home
- Aloe vera sunscreen– Aloe vera is used often in skincare tips and its healing properties make it widely used in beauty products as well. You can use the aloe vera gel to hydrate your skin and can also use it when you get sunburned during summer days. Let’s follow our lead to your next skincare tips i.e. making sunscreen at home.
To make sunscreen with aloe vera you’ll need the:-
50ml mineral water
One teaspoon of aloe vera gel
Half a teaspoon of sunflower oil
Three teaspoons of zinc oxide
Four drops of vitamin E oil
Instructions: Mix the ingredients well to make a lotion, then add the zinc oxide for SPF 15 and if your skin is normal to dry, add in the drops of vitamin E oil to moisten the mixture
2. Tea leaves sunscreen– We use tea leaves to make tea but have you ever thought these dried leaves can also be used to make sunscreen at home? Well, we have below mentioned the esiest skincare tips you’ll need to make your very own sunscreen at home.
Two tablespoons of tea leaves
Half a cup of water
Instructions: The easiest sunscreen to make, soak the tea leaves in water overnight and strain the mixture the next morning. Store the leftover water in a bottle and use it as your sunblock and you are good to go even on those peak summer days.
With the above-mentioned summer skincare tips you are ready to put your best foot forward and don’t let the scorching summer days stop you from going out.
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