Summer certainly can be hard on your skin, right? The soaring temperatures and sweating bring along skin issues of all kinds—clogged pores, white heads, breakouts, greasy skin, pimples et al. Yikes! However, while the weather sure is out to get your skin, you don’t have to surrender just yet. Some homemade face masks and their natural goodness can help you with beat the heat and get gorgeous skin even in summer. Here are some easy-peasy DIY homemade face masks to help you save your skin this summer.


Cucumber and sugar mask

Cucumber and Sugar Mask for Hydrated Skin

Cucumber is packed to the brim with Vitamin C and caffeic acid—both of which have umpteen skin benefits. Cucumber is great for the skin as it has hydrating and nourishing properties that help soothe skin inflammation, balance oil production and reduce puffiness.

How to do it:
To make this DIY face mask, mash together cucumbers and some sugar and refrigerate. Apply it onto your face and let it dry. Wash off in 15 minutes for the hydrated and glowing skin.


Lemon and honey mask

Lemon and Honey Mask Fight Dark Spots

Both lemon and honey are super ingredients for your skin.

Honey is naturally antibacterial and is full of antioxidants. This makes it a great remedy for acne and dryness. Lemon, on the other hand is rich in Vitamin C and citric acid which helps brighten the skin and fight dark spots and thin lines.

It is no surprise then that a homemade face mask made of these two ingredients is a wonderful remedy for summer skin woes like oily greasy skin, tanning and dark spots.

How to do it:
Mix equal parts of lemon and honey and an egg white. Let it dry for 15 mins. Rinse off to reveal supple and soft skin.


Strawberry mask

Strawberry Mask Fight Oily Skin

Love Strawberries? Well, here is a reason to love them even more! Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C which makes them an excellent ingredient to fight oily skin. Strawberries are also acidic in nature which helps them fight acne and blemishes. They are also known to nourish and revitalise skin by removing the excess sebum.

How to do it:
Mash strawberries in a bowl and add to the blend a tablespoon of yogurt, a few drops of lemon juice and honey. Apply this DIY face mask on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and let it dry. Rinse off with water.


Tomato pulp mask

Tomato Pulp Mask for Oily Skin

Tanned and oily skin are common concerns during summer and tomato is your answer to both these concerns.

Powered by nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, lycopene and other antioxidants, tomato masks works as an excellent astringent, increases fairness, tightens pores and cures acne.

How to do it:
Mash a tomato into a pulp and add a few drops of honey. Apply it on your face. Wash it off in 15 mins for bright and beautiful skin.


Cinnamon and honey face mask

Cinnamon and honey face mask

Cinnamon is another powerful ingredient that nature has bestowed upon us. It is high in antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties and as a result works beautifully on skin acne and pores.

How to do it:
Prepare a homemade face mask by powdering a cinnamon stick and adding a few drops of honey to it. Apply it on your skin for 10 mins. Wash off to reveal fresh and clear skin.


What are some best ingredients to include in a DIY face mask for summer?

Use natural ingredients with cooling and soothing properties such as cucumber, aloe vera, strawberries, mint and milk in your homemade face mask for beautiful summer skin.

Which summer skin woes can you treat with a DIY face mask?

You can treat sunburn, tan, irritation, rash, redness and excess oil with the right DIY face mask. You can also calm skin and moisturise seriously dry and flaky skin in summer.

How often should you use a face mask in summer?

You can include a DIY face mask once or twice a week in you summer skincare routine.