Looking for some way to look after your skin without the fuss to visit a salon each time you feel the need. You can start it all at home. Summer is on its high tide; it tans, burns, dehydrates, boosts the pigmentation and results to early ageing. To break the hammer of summer sun, look out for the following ingredients that are available easily at home and prepare your own facial packs accordingly.
To cool down your skin and tighten the pores, apply fresh mint and turmeric paste after cleansing your face. Leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes and wash with plain cold water. The turmeric is known to prevent acne breakouts.
You may have been using cleanser which contains chemicals to cleanse your facial skin. It will be helpful to note that fresh milk has the same cleansing properties. Regular use of milk as cleanser will give you glowing skin. Cleanse your face with milk after washing your face with a mild face wash. Dip a small cotton ball into 2/3 tbsp of milk, squeeze the excess milk out and wipe your face with the milk soaked cotton ball. Wash your face with plain cold water. Jump onto your bed without applying anything.
Milk can also be used for skin lightening and softening as well as glowing treatment if mixed with honey. Take equal quantity of milk and honey. Mix it well and apply it all over your face and neck. Gently massage on with the mixture as you apply it. Then leave it on for about half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
If you feel you have dry skin this summer, hydrate it with cucumber. This cucumber pack is not limited to facial skin only but can be used for head to toe cure. This is to remove the sun tan, to soften the skin and to cool down the heat. Blend a nicely peeled cucumber; increase the quantity as per your need. Add sugar to the blended cucumber and refrigerate it. Apply the chilled cucumber paste to your face and after 10 to 15 minutes wash off with cold water. If you want to use the same for your body as well, use it after the bath. While waiting for your face to be soaked in the paste, rub on the same all over your body.
If you want to bring in a healthy shine to your skin, eat raw tomato and rub tomato on your skin. Prepare tomato pulp and add few drops of honey to it. Apply it on your face and neck. Leave on till it dries. Rinse with cold water. This is ideal for oily skin though. It removes the sun tan and polishes the skin as well.
Oatmeal is getting quite popular in the health market. And many of you are consuming it to beat the increasing health issues. So, you already own a packet of oatmeal! When it comes to skin care also, oatmeal still does wonders. However, this face pack is best for those who still encounter dry skin during summer season too. Take one tea cup of oatmeal and half a cucumber (pasted). Add on yogurt as you mix the ingredients to give a smooth paste. Apply this face pack and let it sit for half an hour. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
The seasonal mango pack is a summer delight. Take the advantage of its season. This particular face pack protects your skin from all kinds of sun damage. Doesn’t it sound tempting!? In two tablespoon of mango pulp add sandalwood powder, honey, yogurt and turmeric powder (1tsp each). Blend it well and use it as a face pack. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with plain water.
Enjoy the summer sun after applying a good sunscreen. And remember that such topical ointments last for few hours only. Thus, reapply it or keep hiding from the sun’s harmful rays. Save your skin from getting untimely and early ageing and pigmentation by following a regular skin care regimen. Drink lots of water, eat fruits and greens; reduce consumption of frizzy drinks and too oily and spicy foods. It is all for your health and only your act counts.