S - U - M - M - E - R... It's that time of the year! As the temperature rises, keeping a moisturized and protected skin is a common concern. With the drastic weather change, even the most glowing skin can suffer from the heat.
To help you keep your skin healthy and hydrated throughout the season, we are sharing 5 easy and affordable face masks that you can do at home this summer (and all year long)!
Hydrating Avocado Mask
Spent the whole day outside enjoying the sunshine? This mask will hydrate and calm your stressed-out skin!
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Directions: Mash the avocado until it's soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For a more intense dose of hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and smoothes skin.
Aloe Vera + Honey Mask
This mask combines the nutrients and antioxidants of aloe vera with the cleaning power of honey. Check it out!
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon of honey
Directions: Mix well the ingredients and apply to your face letting it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Exfoliating Grape Mask
Via Sio Beauty
Yes, you read it right, grapes! This mask will hydrate and gently exfoliate your skin leaving it moisturized and hydrated for longer!
- 12 grapes
- 1 teaspoon of flour
Directions: Mash 12 grapes in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of flour and mix well. After you’ve created a paste with the mashed grapes and flour, spread the mixture on your face. Let the mask sit for 15 minutes. Then, wash your face with lukewarm water and dry with a soft towel.
Redness-Reducing Oatmeal Mask
This is the perfect mask for a post-beach treatment! The oatmeal will gently exfoliate your skin while the banana and honey will help to moisturize, lighten and calm your face.
- 2 tablespoons of raw oats
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1/2 of a banana
Directions: Mash it up with ripe banana to form a paste. Honey gives it some grip and also has anti-bacterial properties that relieve inflamed skin.
The Breakfast Mask
The combination fo ingredients might seem random, but this mask will nourish your skin like no other! P.s.: you can apply it any time of the day!
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir well. Apply it to your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water (make sure your drain is cool with oatmeal!) and then moisturize.