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Must try these Summer face masks to beat the heat this season!

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Lucknow: The summer season continues in which there is a need to take good care of the skin, otherwise the skin has to face problems like sunburn, loss of complexion due to sun, sweat, dust, polluted air and smoke. The biggest problem comes due to the heat in the skin, burning, itching and rashes occur on them.

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People often lose the glow to their face because of high exposure to the harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Although, We are not here to tell you about expensive Chemical based cosmetics rather about Face packs for Glowing skin in Summer that will come straight out of your Kitchen. So check out some homemade cooling face packs for glowing skin this summer.

# Alovera face mask:

Aloe Vera has been considered the holy grail ingredient in the skincare space for many reasons. Not only does it suit all skin types, but it’s hands-down the best skin hydrator and moisturizer which quenches thirsty skin and keeps your skin looking minty fresh all day, every day. Secondly, it’s a natural antioxidant that protects the skin from sun damage, thereby keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Moreover, it also reduces inflammation and hence is great for treating sunburns (but you already know that), eczema, insect bites etc.; and if this ain’t all, it can also help lighten those pesky blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation for clear, glowy skin.

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Mix 2 tbsps Aloe Vera gel with 5-6 drops of fresh Lemon juice. Apply this concoction on your face and leave it for 20-25 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.

# Tomato, yogurt and lemon face mask:

Tomato is great at working on blemishes and dark spots, at the same time treating sunburns. Beat the pollution with the goodness of tomatoes, yogurt and lemon. Take a tomato and squeeze all the juice out of it, add two teaspoons of lemon juice and fresh plain yogurt. Mix all these ingredients together and apply it on your face and rinse it with lukewarm water after leaving it on for 15-20 minutes. All of these ingredients act as bleaching agents and will ensure a glowing skin. It is a rejuvenating face masks during summers.

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# Cucumber and honey face mask:

Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, plus they’re loaded with antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid, making them an excellent ingredient for a DIY face mask. Cucumbers have long been a staple of every healthy salad for the simple reasons that they’re delicious and good for you. But you don’t have to eat cucumbers all day to get the wrinkle-fighting, skin-smoothing benefits that they have to offer. Just placing raw cucumber on your skin, or mixing it with other ingredients to create a cucumber face mask, can yield some excellent results. You just need to grate a cucumber and then add some honey to it. Apply on your face and wash it after 10 minutes.

# Watermelon face mask:

Watermelon is a delicious fruit that makes for a refreshing treat during summers. Filled with red pulp and sweet juices, watermelon revives our body from the scorching heat outside. Watermelon is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants help fight early signs of ageing, and treats sunburns and suntan. The goodness of these ingredients like watermelon and cucumber helps to cool down the face drastically. Trying out this face pack during summer helps bring a glow to the face and freshness, given the heavy intensity of heat. Here is how you apply this face pack during summer.

Take about 2 tablespoons of cucumber and watermelon juice and mix in about 1 teaspoon of milk powder and yoghurt. Blend it into a smooth paste. Apply on the face and the neck for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

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# Sandalwood Powder and mango face mask:

Skin problems like breakouts, pimples, dark spots, and dark circles are quite common these days given our hectic lives and the ever-growing pollution. Sandalwood has a wide range of medicinal properties and therefore, it is often used as a home remedy for many skin conditions.

This is an excellent face pack in summers. This homemade face pack helps bring radiance and freshness by moisturising the face well. This pack will hydrate and refresh the face with all new natural ingredients, which can change how your skin shines this season.

Take about two tablespoons of fresh mango pulp with each sandalwood powder and honey teaspoon. A pinch of turmeric and a tablespoon of yoghurt should also be mixed in and blended into a smooth paste. This should be applied evenly on the facial skin and neck areas. Leave it for about 15 minutes, and then wash it off to see great results.

# Multani mitti face masks:

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Multani mitti or fuller’s earth has been vouched for by many skincare experts as one of those magical ingredients for oily skin, acne, pimples, and even for dry skin, and hair care too. Multani mitti’s absorbent properties help it in controlling the appearance of oil on the skin. It’s absorbent properties also help it to effectively clean oil and dirt from the pores. Multani mitti fights pimple causing bacteria. It also reduces the appearance of acne and blackheads. It’s cooling properties soothe inflamed skin.

All you need to do is mix both of them in a bowl. Add rose water as necessary to make a smooth paste. Apply thickly onto the face and neck evenly. Wash it for 20-25 minutes after drying out. Rinse with cold water only..

# Chocolate honey face mask:

Summer is the time when your skin dries and feels flaky. To retain moisture and keep your face moisturized this chocolate honey face mask will be of immense help. The mask also promises your skin an instant glow!
Take an equal amount of melted dark chocolate and honey and make a thick mixture. Add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon to it to brighten your skin and unclog the pores. Apply the paste as a thick coat and leave it on for a while. Wash it off with lukewarm after when the mask dries.

# Gram Flour And Curd Face Pack:

Gram flour is a common ingredient in many of our kitchens. It is said that gram flour can tackle many skin issues like pimples, tan, blemishes, dull and dry skin effectively and imparts a glow if used regularly.
Curd contains lactic acid that helps in exfoliating skin cells and keeping the skin smooth. The fat content in curd removes bad tan and tackle dullness and pigmentation. Additionally, having cooling effects, curd can relieve inflammation and treat skin conditions like acne.

Besan can exfoliate your skin and remove all the impurities. Also, it can make your skin look brighter. People with normal or oily skin types can use this face pack. Mix 2 tablespoons of curd with a tablespoon of besan in a bowl and prepare a thick paste. Apply this mixture on your face and wait for 10 minutes. Then, wash off using cold water.

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