The hot and humid weather in summer is exhausting for your skin as much as it is for your body. A deep cleansing and detoxifying mask is therefore important to get rid of all the oil, dirt and greasiness from your skin. Too bored to step out for a pamper session? We get it, what if you could whip up few face masks right at the comfort of your home with the bare minimum ingredients you have? Read on to learn how...
ACV and clay mask
Clay and apple cider vinegar are both beneficial for oily skin, these ingredients prevent the production of excess sebum as well as have a deep cleansing effect on the skin.
To make this mask take equal parts of kaolin clay and apple cider vinegar, now add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Apply evenly and allow it to dry off. Wash with lukewarm water and apply a water based moisturiser if your skin feels too dry.
Coffee and yogurt mask
This toxin absorbing and exfoliating face mask is suitable for all skin types and an absolute must-try during summer.
Mix two teaspoons each of dry coffee grounds and yogurt, now add a tablespoon of kaolin or bentonite clay to this mixture. Mix well to form a paste and apply all over face and neck. Rinse off with warm water for smooth and clean skin.
Nothing detoxifies skin better than charcoal, it pulls all the deep set dirt to the surface of the skin to be washed away. If you don’t have activated charcoal powder already, get it now!
Add a quarter teaspoon of charcoal powder to teaspoon of bentonite clay, half teaspoon of honey and few drops of your favourite essential oil. Spread this mixture all over your face evenly, let it dry for about twenty minutes and then wash off.
Minty chocolate mask
Sounds delicious right? Your skin is going to love this detoxifying and cooling face mask.
Take equal portions of bentonite clay and cocoa, now add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt and few drops of peppermint essential oil. Spread a thin layer over clean skin and let stay for 20 minutes before wiping off with a warm, damp washcloth.