Just like how our body needs hydration in summers, our skin also needs extra hydration during the hot months. Keeping your skin cool and refreshed is essential, and what better way to achieve this than with some natural, homemade face packs?

Top 5 Benefits of Face Packs on Skin

  • Deep Cleansing: Face packs deep cleanses the skin removing dirt, oil, grime, makeup etc. It also unclogs the pores, prevents breakouts, and even out the texture of the skin.

  • Hydration: One of the main purposes of a face mask is to provide hydration to the skin. It helps lock in moisture and prevent the skin from dryness.

  • Nourishment: Apart from hydrating the skin, a face mask also provides healthy nutrients and vitamins required for the skin.

  • Brightening: Some face packs have ingredients that cleanse the skin, lightens dark spots and pigmentation, improves complexion and makes the skin radiant.

  • Relaxation: Applying a face pack can be relaxing and calming not only for your skin but also for yourself. Self caring can be pampering and rewarding and can help boost your mood.

Top 5 Ingredients in Face Packs in Summers

  1. Cucumber: Cucumber has 95% water into it and hence helps to keep your skin hydrated. It makes the skin look fresh and nourished. It enhances collagen production and brings a healthy glow to the skin.

  2. Aloe Vera: Aloe vera gel is one of the best ingredients in the skincare products to relieve sunburn and help heal wounds. It has antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties and helps heal the skin.

  3. Yoghurt: It is known for its moisturising properties. It brightens the skin instantly and improves the quality of the skin. Any skincare product with yoghurt as an ingredient regenerates cells to bring firmness to the skin.

  4. Coconut: Enriched with the goodness of Vitamin E and fatty acids, it hydrates and nourishes the skin and helps lock in moisture in the skin.

  5. Lemon: Lemon in general is known for its detoxifying properties, promotes clearer complexion and brighter skin tone. It also balances the pH level on the skin that helps for overall skin health.

Top 5 Face Masks to Tackle Summer Heat on Skin

  • Cucumber & Aloe Vera Face Mask: Blend half a cucumber with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. You may leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cold water. The cucumber helps hydrate and cools down the skin while aloe vera helps soothes the skin and helps relieve any burns or inflammation.

  • Papaya and Lemon Face Mask: Into a bowl of mashed ripe papaya add a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture onto your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. The papaya in the pack exfoliates dead skin cells and helps in skin regeneration. The lemon in the pack brightens the skin and evens out the skin.

  • Yoghurt and Honey Face Mask: Apply 2 tablespoons of yoghurt mixed with a teaspoon of honey onto your face. Leave the mixture on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the mixture off with water. Yoghurt contains lactic acid which brightens the skin and removes suntan whereas honey moisturises and soothes the skin.

  • Coconut Oil and Turmeric Mask: Mix 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with a pinch of turmeric powder until well combined. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Turmeric has antibacterial properties which helps with irritated skin and coconut oil keeps the skin hydrated and rejuvenated.

  • Lemon and Honey Face Mask: Mix juice of 1 whole lemon and 1 tablespoon raw organic honey. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off using lukewarm water. Lemon helps brighten the complexion and makes the skin clearer while honey has amazing moisturising properties and it also helps to soothe the skin.

Now that you know what is best for your skin during summers. Why wait? Start prepping the skin with your favourite ingredients available in the skin that suits your skin best. We recommend applying sunscreen to stay protected from the sun and drinking a lot of water and fluids to keep your skin and body cool.