DIY face packs for glowing skin this summer

Do you feel like your skin looks dull or lacks shine? Well it might be because of the change in weather. Summer is here and it is indeed one of those times where we all look forward to eating a whole lot of mangoes and of course we have all the freedom to eat as much ice cream as we want to beat the heat. But on the downside, don’t forget the fact that changing weather can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. 

During Summers, The scorching heat along with pollution and dust can cause damage to your skin and hair. Instead of relying on the readily available skincare products for instant tan removal or for flawless skin, it's best to pamper your skin with some homemade packs.  

Honey and lemon pack -This is one of the commonly used and extremely effective  face pack for maintaining a smooth and glowing skin. This is one of the best face masks for greasy skin during summers. Other benefits include hydrates your skin, removes acne, reduces redness and brightens dull skin.

In a small bowl, take one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice and mix well. If you want, you can add a few drops of rose water. Wash your face with lukewarm water and apply a generous amount of this face mask and leave it on for about 15- 20 minutes. Wash it off with water. 

Note : Make Sure to do a patch test before applying this face pack. Due to the acidic nature of lemon, you may notice some side effects on your face. Lemon is usually sensitive to sunlight, hence it is advised to always use sunscreen when stepping out in the sun especially if you plan on trying this face mask on your face. 

It is always best to do a patch test before applying any face packs. 

Banana face mask - One of the most common problems during summers is oily skin.But for those of you who have dry skin, then you will definitely need this particular face pack. Besides preventing dry skin, bananas are known to increase the production of collagen,which  will further help in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

This wonderful fruit contains plenty of antioxidants, which prevent your skin from sun damage. In a bowl, take half mashed banana and mix one tablespoon of honey or rose water, apply this pack on your skin and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. 

Tomato face pack - If you have oily and tanned skin, this is the perfect face pack for you. The antioxidants in tomatoes  fight against the cellular damage, it also reduces the appearance of blackheads and oiliness. This amazing fruit also contains lycopene, which acts as a natural sunscreen.

Take one tomato and extract the pulp. Mix one tablespoon of honey in the tomato pulp and apply the pack on your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse with cold water. 

-Akhila
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