5 DIY Summer Soothers for Skin

It’s mid-May and the temperatures are soaring. With several warnings issued by the Met Department about this week being one of the hottest so far, people have started taking precautionary measures to protect themselves from the heat.

Although stepping out in the sun should be reduced as much as possible, it cannot be entirely avoided. With such exposure to sun rays, our skin is prone to tanning, premature ageing and skin burns. By skin burns we do not only mean the external irritation and turning red of your skin but also considering the long term effect, which is, the alteration of your DNA which results in serious skin damage and also sometimes cancer.

In our part of the world, relying only on sunblock to protect your skin is not enough, we need to turn to soothing home remedies to help us fight this awful heat. Below are five powerful face masks, which not only will soothe your irritated skin but also give it a natural glow along with keeping it hydrated.

Neem Leaves

Simply simmer a handful of neem leaves for an hour and then leave the reduced water with the leaves over night. Next morning, strain the water and use the water to wash your face twice a day. The water will contain organic Sulphur compounds derived from neem which helps in healing of the skin.

Coconut Water & Sandal Wood

Coconut water is widely used for glowing skin whereas sandalwood has great cleansing properties, combined they create a great cleansing mask for your sun damaged skin. Take a tablespoon of sandalwood and mix it with coconut water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste for 20 minutes before washing it off. You will instantly feel fresh with a glowing skin.

Cucumber, Rose Water and Lemon Juice

Cucumber juice and rose water combined make a powerful cooling agent for your skin and with lemon added, the solution will fight the tan lines and spots as well.

Milk and Glycerin Mask

Milk and Glycerin mixed together make an amazing, refreshing face pack. This face pack will rejuvenate and restore your natural PH levels. Apply this mixture on a daily basis and see the amazing results.

Aloe Vera

Last but not least, applying Aloe Vera on your skin is one of the best way to soothe a bad case of sun burn. Aloe Vera contains natural zinc which is an anti-inflammatory so when you apply Aloe Vera, it instantly reduces red spots and irritation caused by a sunburn.

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