The summer heat can be damaging: it is the common cause for many skin problems and often leaves your skin thirsting for hydration and nutrition. There is therefore nothing better than treating yourself to a home-made facial once or twice a week! You don’t need to head over to your local spa, however, since you can get an equally luxurious facial in the cool comfort of your home.
Self-made remedies are a fun alternative to time-consuming and more expensive professional treatments, and can be just as good for your skin’s health and your well-being. Here we have picked the top three summer facials we believe are best for your skin…
1. The refreshing watermelon facial mask is known for its nourishing properties. As this fruit has a 99% water content, it is a wonderful source of hydration for dry skin. Watermelons are also great skin toners, which is ideal to revitalize your complexion. In addition, the watermelon contains lycopene, a phytochemical found in a number of red fruits and vegetables, which will give your skin a beautiful glow.
2. The soothing strawberry yoghurt facial mask is another mouthwatering mask you won’t be able to resist licking off your face. This mask is incredibly cooling on sunburnt skin, which makes it the must-have mask of the season. It is suitable for all types of skin, and contains acne-fighting and blemish-reducing properties.
3. The moisturizing aloe vera facial mask is a great remedy for your skin, after a long day of soaking up the sun. Filled with vitamins and minerals, the aloe plant aids the relaxation, restoration and hydration of your skin. This ingredient’s benefits are commonly acknowledged by a wide number of brands, which have released aloe-based face masks. Therefore, this mask is definitely worth the effort of making by yourself!
These facial masks only need up to 20 minutes to take effect, and are so easy to make: all you need to do is head to your local supermarket for the best and freshest ingredients! A small tip to the JolieBox community: when choosing a facial mask, be wary of any allergies you may have…
What is your favourite home-made facial mask for the summer?