7 Best Face Masks for a healthy spring and summer skin

7 Best Face Masks for a healthy spring and summer skin

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So your skin somehow survived the harsh winter and chafing chilly winds. But to enjoy the spring and survive the coming summer, your skin needs some extra pampering. Every woman’s skin is unique and has specific requirements. While some have itchy, dry and flaky skin, some have excessively oily faces and others have combination skin with patches of both oily and dry skin. Though the skin of the rest of our body receives some protection due to clothes, our face continues to endure all sorts of challenges throughout the year. Hence, unless taken proper care of, under extreme weather, especially in summer, our face can look unhealthy and dull. As you prepare for the breezy spring and scorching summer, it’s important to switch up your skin routine to suit the approaching warmer months. Here are 7 simple and easy to make facial masks to suit all skin types and take care of the gorgeous part of you that greets the world every day!

     1. Honey Lemon Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of pure honey
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 wedge of fresh lemon
  • 1 tbsp of red wine

This mask is an amazing remedy for greasy summer skin and can help you feel fresh and rejuvenated. Honey and cinnamon both have anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce redness and lemon works as an amazing exfoliator while red wine, preferably a sparkling one like Stella Rosa Black, improves complexion and brings out a natural glow along with an even skin tone. Warm honey for a few seconds in the microwave before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients. Gently massage the mixture on your face and let it dry for 15-20 mins before washing off.

     2. Egg White Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

While a lot of people might avoid egg masks as they find it a little disgusting to put on their skin, you’d be amazed at just how many nutrients it has which can be amazing for your skin and hair. Along with the dose of vitamin C in the orange juice, brightening properties of turmeric and anti-inflammatory properties of honey, this mask will reduce oil and acne, tighten pores and bring out a beautiful glow. Mix the ingredients well in a bowl and apply the paste on your face. Let it dry on your face for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

    3. Rosewater Sandalwood Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Rosewater
  • 2 tbsp Sandalwood powder
  • 1 tsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 drops of coconut oil / CBD oil

Warmer weather can cause a lot of uncomfortable sweating which can cause a lot of problems including dehydration of the skin, acne, and dullness. This pack is capable of solving all those problems on its own. The Sandalwood and Rosewater are perfect for soothing and calming your skin while also de-tanning it. Honey heals your skin and reduces dark spots while a few drops of coconut oil or high-quality CBD oil, as a bonus ingredient, can help moisturize your skin and leave a dewy look. Apply the mixture evenly on your skin and wash off after 20 minutes.

    4. Milk Mask

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp of milk

This simple mask can help treat acne and reduce acne scars and blemishes. While honey helps kill off acne-causing bacteria the nutmeg acts as gentle exfoliator. The milk itself will moisturize, heal and soften your skin like no other. Apply the mask evenly and let it stay on for 10 – 15 minutes before washing it off and follow it up with your moisturizer.

    5. Cucumber Mask

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp milk cream
  • Half cup mint leaves

If you need a cooling and relaxing experience, try this minty hydrating mask that will leave you refreshed. Cucumber, itself being one of the most naturally cooling substances available in any household, also helps hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. Refrigerate your Cucumber for some time before using it for the mask. To prepare the mask, grate half a cucumber and a handful of mint leaves. Now mix it with honey and milk cream and apply the paste evenly on your skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes to dry before washing it off.

     6. Banana-Papaya Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 small banana
  • 5-6 pieces of papaya
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp yogurt

Spring and summer produce some of the best fruits of the year. Some of these fruits can have amazing skin benefits that can be utilized in for warmer weather. This fruity mask can be used to control excessive oil production by your skin while also smoothening out any rough patches. The Papaya itself has amazing acne reducing enzymes while it shares amazing moisturizing properties with the banana. Yogurt too has abundant brightening and moisturizing properties. Mash up a few pieces of Papaya and banana together till there are no lumps left. Then add honey and yogurt to the mixture and apply it evenly on your face. Let the mask dry for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

     7. Oat Almond Mask

Ingredients

  • 10 almonds
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp yogurt

Oats can be used for all skin types for a variety of skin benefits. It acts as a gentle exfoliator as well as soothes rough skin and is great for treating acne breakouts or healing eczema. Paired with other powerful ingredients like honey, yogurt, and almonds, this mask can help get rid of excess oil and old dead cells and grow new healthy skin. Soak the almonds overnight and grind them. Add water to your oatmeal and stir till it plumps up. Add all the ingredients in a blender and mix the paste to smooth out all lumps. Apply the mixture on your face and keep on for 10 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.

These were 7 amazing DIY face masks for summer and spring. For vegans, honey can be replaced by pureed banana and yogurt can be replaced by coconut milk. Also, it is best to use organic ingredients wherever possible for these masks as our facial skin is more sensitive than the rest of our body and can soak up toxins more easily. Apart from this internal skincare regime is also very important antioxidant foods are great for skin so don’t forget to add these in your diet for healthy and glowing skin.

Author Bio: Jessica Smith

Jessica is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, She Believes that a healthy diet is a key to healthy living.

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