7 Home Remedies for skin care during summer
Moreover, the sun shines for longer hours in summer and the skin is exposed to harmful UV rays. To protect the skin from damage, the body increases the production of the pigment melanin, which has photoprotective qualities. But excess melanin can cause the skin to become darker and more tanned. Other problems that can arise are itchy skin, prickly heat, sunburn and rash that are caused by the skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
Here are six home remedies to help you tackle summer skin problems:
Lemon & Coffee: Lemon has vitamin C, an effective skin brightening ingredient, while coffee serves as a great exfoliator. Mix one tablespoon of coffee with one tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl making sure to eliminate all lumps. Apply this mixture to your face leaving it on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
This fruit is both a mild exfoliator and cleanser helping to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin and giving it a soft and glowy feel. Add some amount of sandalwood and fuller earth to freshly mashed papaya, mixing it well into a mask. Apply the mask on your face leaving it on for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.
Almond Oil & Sandalwood:
Almond oil rejuvenates and brightens your skin while sandalwood lightens the skin tone. Add almond oil to a paste made out of sandalwood. Leave the mixture on your skin for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off.
A natural source of essential vitamins, tomato improves the skin’s texture, brings back its natural shine and also adds a glow. Smash half a tomato doing away with the lumps. Add some honey to the tomato. Leave this paste on your skin for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.