We all want soft, plump and glowing skin throughout the year. But as we enter into the summer months the sweltering heat and rising temperatures make our skin look parched, dull and greasy. The harsh rays of the sun, pollution and chemicals in the air only add up to make matters worse for our skin. While increasing your fluid intake is important, applying hydrating face masks is equally essential to plump up your skin this summer.
Yogurt is rich in lactic acid, which works as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells as well as tighten pores. You can apply plain yogurt on your face and relax for 20 minutes as it calms and hydrates your skin. Throw in a few mashed strawberries in the yogurt to get glowing skin.
For instantly nourished and plumped up skin try this honey mask. Add 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil or lemon juice to one tablespoon of raw honey. Apply evenly all over face and let sit for 15-20 minutes and wipe off with a warm washcloth.
Cucumber and aloe vera mask
Aloe has soothing, hydrating and healing properties which are essential during the hotter months. Adding cucumber to it cools, cleanses and makes the skin look refreshed. Blend a few slices of cucumber and add 2 tablespoons of aloe gel to it, mix well and massage on face.
Banana has super hydrating, nourishing and skin tightening properties. It also acts as an astringent to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Apply a medium sized ripe banana directly on your face and remove after 15 minutes. If you have very dry skin add few teaspoons of whipping cream to this mixture for super smooth glowing skin.
Did you know making paste out of milk powder and water can make you feel fresh and rejuvenated instantly? It is a quick and easy face mask you can make at home using the bare minimum ingredients.