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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.


  • 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



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


  • 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.



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


  • 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.



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


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


  • 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.



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


  • 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



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


  • 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.


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


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