Homemade face packs for dry skin in summer

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The mantra to keep you fresh and glowing is to diligently apply sunscreen and take the help of some homemade packs. Here are few face packs for you to try out this summer.

  1. Papaya Face Pack

Papaya is a natural exfoliator which removes dead skin cells and has anti-aging properties too. It is known for balancing moisture content in dry skin. The best part is that it is a single ingredient mask which is very effective. So no more excuses

How To Make Papaya Face Pack?

Mash a few pieces of papaya to form a smooth paste

Apply the paste on your face evenly. Take big pieces of cotton and place over the pack to prevent the paste from dripping

Relax for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water

Alternatives:

Mix mashed 1/4 cup freshly mashed raw papaya and 1 teaspoon fresh, raw pineapple juice for a mask that reduces pore size

For an exfoliating mask – Blend papaya with warmed honey and oatmeal, leave on 10 -15 mins.

To lighten skin – Mash papaya and mix with honey , yoghurt and lemon juice

  1. Yogurt Face Pack

Yogurt retains the moisture in the skin and revives dull skin. It also acts as natural bleach. Honey moisturizes and softens skin naturally.

Things Needed For Yogurt Face Pack:

Yogurt

Honey

How To Prepare Yogurt Face Pack?

Mix 2 teaspoons of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of honey

Apply it to your face and allow to dry completely

Wash off with normal water

Alternatives:

Mix 2 very ripe strawberries, 1 tsp raw honey and 1 rsp yogurt for a skin brightening mask

Mix 1 tsp yogurt, 1 tsp olive oil and ¼ avocado for a moisturising and hydrating mask

  1. Sandalwood Face Pack

Sandalwood cools the skin while rose water tones it. This is an age old Indian face pack and both the items are easily available. This is the best face pack for dry skin in summer.

Things Needed For Sandalwood Face Pack

Sandalwood powder

Rose water

How To Make Sandalwood Face Pack?

Mix 3 teaspoons of sandalwood powder with some rose water

Apply the paste evenly on your face

Wash off after 15 minutes

Alternatives:

Reducing Acne/Blackheads – Mix 2 tsps each of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder with warm water .Make a paste and apply on the blackhead prone areas and let it dry. Rinse off.

  1. Oats And Cucumber Face Mask

Oats soothe and heal dry skin. Cucumber is a natural toner with cooling properties.

Things Needed For Oats And Cucumber Face Mask

Oats

Cucumber juice

Yogurt

How To Make Oats And Cucumber Face Mask?

Mix 3 teaspoons of oats, 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice and 1 teaspoon of yogurt together

Apply the paste to your face and allow to dry completely

Wash off with normal water

Alternatives:

Blend yogurt and cucumber. Add honey and oats to make a thick paste. Apply and rinse off with warm water in 20 minutes. This is good for black spots and puffiness.

  1. Almonds And Rose Water Face Mask

This royal face pack works wonders for dry skin. Almonds have natural vitamin E oil that prevents dryness.

Things needed For Almond And Rose Water Face Mask

Almonds

Rose water

How To Prepare Almonds And Rose Water Face Mask?

Soak 10 almonds overnight and grind them into a smooth paste.

Add some rose water to this.

Apply it on your face.

Wash off with normal water.

Alternatives:

For a fresh and glowing complexion use this mask. Mix together 2 teaspoons of rose water, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoon of almond oil and 3 drops of Vitamin E oil. Apply and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry

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