New Delhi: The best season is just around the corner. Summer is all about sipping cold coladas, wearing loose outfits and getting all of the vitamin D. As soon as summer sets in with its high temperatures, your skin care routine must also change depending on the season. Also read – Juicy Chemistry Review: Get Rid of Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes, and Fine Lines in 3 Easy Steps

The summer heat and sunshine play spoilsport and cause many skin problems such as sunburn, acne, open pores and suntan. You can’t go wrong with natural remedies during the summer months, but it becomes difficult to choose formulas and ingredients that will withstand heat, moisture, and even sweat. Also read – 7 Essential Tips From Shahnaz Husain On Things To Consider Before Buying Cosmetics

Blended and handpicked are 5 super effective home remedies that will help you avoid these skin problems by only using ingredients from your own kitchen that can not only make foods tastier, but also make your skin healthier: Also read – Applying skin care products in the right order can make a difference for your skin

In addition to being a healthy snack to reduce the excessive calories from your system, oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. And the very versatile tomato juice reduces the risk of heat burns, soothes skin inflammation and stimulates collagen production.

Directions:

Mix 1 tablespoon of milk with 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of tomato juice. You can also add an orange pulp for an extra effect. Mix this mixture together and form a thick pasty face pack. Apply this paste on your face and neck and let it dry. After drying, scrub off while rinsing. It will lighten your skin tone and give you a healthy glow. Use this twice a week for the best results.

Milk has a cooling effect on the skin and is known to heal severe burns and summer spots. It also stimulates cell growth, while glycerin acts as a humectant, a substance that allows the skin to retain moisture. It can increase skin moisture, relieve dryness, and refresh the skin surface.

Directions:

Mix half a cup of milk with 3 tablespoons of glycerin and apply the mixture all over your face. Let it sit undisturbed for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. It rejuvenates your skin and restores its natural pH. Use this mask once a week for best results.

  • Always refer to Papa-ya Pulp

Papaya is sharpened with the goodness of the enzyme papain, which exfoliates dead skin cells and soothes blemishes. It’s also known to prevent itching and reduce redness.

Directions:

Take a papaya pulp in a bowl and mash it into a thick paste. Apply the paste to your face and neck and leave undisturbed for 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. You can also add cottage cheese or lemon juice to the pulp to remove the tan. Use this once a week for best results.

  • Cucumber and egg are the summer soulmates

Cucumber is a natural coolant on the skin. It is known as a remedy for acne prone skin, relieving irritation and deeply hydrating the skin. While eggs can be used to improve the texture of the skin, be it dry or greasy. It also helps seal pores and remove excess oil.

Directions:

Mix cucumber juice or the pulp with 2 tablespoons of powdered milk and an egg white. Mix the ingredients in a blender and make a smooth paste. Apply this paste to your face and neck and let it sit for half an hour before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Throw away the powdered milk if you have oily skin. Repeat this process twice a week for best results.

  • Multani Mitti is always right!

They say always keep in touch with the land of the motherland, so let’s have our dear Multani mitti, as our skin soldier, courageously fight acne and pimples by removing excess sebum and oil. It thoroughly cleanses the skin and defeats the evils such as dirt, sweat and impurities. It is also known for treating tan and pigmentation along with sunburn, rashes, and infections.

Directions:

Mix a tablespoon of multani mitti with rose water and make a paste. Apply the paste on your face and let it dry for about 15 to 20 minutes. After drying, wash off with lukewarm water and a cleansing face wash. This will help shrink the pores and cleanse the skin. Repeat this process twice a week for best results.

With these simple home remedies, you can now say goodbye to skin enemies forever and defeat the scorching heat !!!

– Written by Apoorva Girdhar