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DIY Summer Glow: Natural Skincare Recipes With inatur

By INATUR Ayurveda & Aromatherapy May 24, 2024

 

Summer brings sunshine, but it can also bring harsh UV rays and environmental stressors that can take a toll on your skin and leave your skin tanned and sunburned. But don’t worry, we have a solution to counter these concerns and to soothe, brighten, and reduce tan using simple ingredients easily available at home, along with the ideal skin types for each recipe.

BENEFITS OF HOMEMADE SKINCARE D.I.Y. USING NATURAL INGREDIENTS:

  • Gentle on Skin: Reduces the risk of irritation with chemical-free formulations.
  • Customizable: you can easily customize the recipes to meet your specific skin type and needs.
  • Cost-Effective: You save money by using readily available kitchen ingredients.
  • Eco-Friendly: You minimize waste and packaging, supporting a sustainable lifestyle.
  • Minimal Side Effects: Natural ingredients typically have fewer adverse reactions. 

6 effective DIY beauty recipes to try this summer:

  1. COOLING CUCUMBER AND ALOE VERA FACE MASK: For All skin types, especially sensitive and sunburned skin

 

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
  2. 1/2 cucumber, blended
  3. 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil

Instructions:

  • Blend half a cucumber until smooth.
  • Mix the cucumber puree with Aloe Vera Gel.
  • Add Tea Tree Essential Oil and stir well.
  • Apply the mixture to your face.
  • Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Benefits: Soothes sunburn, hydrates, and refreshes the skin. 

  1. HYDRATING HONEY AND YOGURT MASK: For dry and normal skin types.

 

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  2. 1 tablespoon honey
  3. 1 teaspoon rosehip oil

Instructions:

  • Mix plain yogurt, honey, and rosehip oil in a bowl.
  • Apply the mixture to your face.
  • Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Benefits: Moisturizes and nourishes the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

  1. EXFOLIATING COFFEE AND COCONUT OIL SCRUB: For oily and combination skin types.

 

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
  2. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  3. 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions:

  • Combine coffee grounds, coconut oil, and brown sugar in a bowl.
  • Gently massage the scrub onto your face in circular motions.
  • Rinse with warm water.

Benefits: Exfoliates dead skin cells, improves circulation, and leaves skin smooth. 

  1. BRIGHTENING TURMERIC AND BESAN (GRAM FLOUR) MASK: For All skin types

 

Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons Besan (gram flour)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  3. 1 tablespoon almond cream
  4. 1 tablespoon rose water

Instructions:

  • Mix Besan, turmeric powder, almond cream, and rose water into a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste to your face and neck.
  • Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Benefits: Brightens the skin, reduces tan, and evens out skin tone. 

  1. REJUVENATING GREEN TEA AND LEMON TONER: Oily and acne-prone skin.

 

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup brewed green tea, cooled
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Instructions:

  • Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool.
  • Mix in lemon juice and Tea tree essential oil.
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
  • Spritz your face with the toner after cleansing.

Benefits: Refreshes, tones, and balances the skin, reducing oiliness. 

  1. ANTI-TAN TOMATO AND LEMON MASK: For all skin types

 

Ingredients:

  1. 1 ripe tomato, mashed
  2. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  3. 1 tablespoon Besan (gram flour)
  4. 2 drops of Sandalwood essential oil

Instructions:

  • Mash a ripe tomato in a bowl.
  • Add 2 drops of Sandalwood essential oil, lemon juice, and Besan to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste to the tanned areas.
  • Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Benefits: Reduces tan, brightens the skin, and helps to even out skin tone.

inatur expert tips:

  • Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
  • Sun Protection: Always use sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from UV damage.

Remember: Patch test any new ingredient on a small area of your skin before applying it to your entire face. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.

FAQs

Q: Can I use these recipes if I have sensitive skin?

  • A: Yes, these recipes use gentle ingredients, but always perform a patch test first to ensure you don't have any adverse reactions.

Q: How often should I use these masks and scrubs?

  • A: Masks can be used 2-3 times a week, while scrubs should be used once a week to avoid over-exfoliating your skin.

Q: Can I customize the recipes with different essential oils?

  • A: Absolutely! Feel free to substitute or add essential oils based on your skin's needs. Just ensure you stick to the recommended drops to avoid irritation.

Q: How should I store any leftover product?

  • A: Store leftover DIY skincare products in the refrigerator and use them within a week for maximum freshness and effectiveness.

Q: Where can I buy these ingredients?

  • A: Most of the ingredients are easily available at your home, but for a good quality mentioned ingredient like rosehip oil, Tea Tree essential oil, Sandalwood essential oil etc., please visit www.inatur.in

 


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