In summer we venture out in the sun for longer period least realizing the damaging effects of the ultra violet rays has on our skin. The skin looks oily and tanned, face looks dull and pigmented, hair become dry and frizzy. All this contributes to dull hair and dark skin. Below are some natural beauty treatments in summer that keeps your skin fresh, beautiful and hydrated.
Some of the natural summer beauty treatment recipes are:
Coconut Oil Hair Treatment
Coconut oil does wonders for your hair. Mix few drops of essential oil like peppermint to coconut oil. Apply this mixture to your hair and comb through. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it with a mild shampoo. Coconut oil nourishes the hair whereas peppermint oil moisturizes your hair.
Coconut And Lime Scrub
Melt coconut oil in a container over low flame. Add white sugar, lime and shredded coconut to eat. Mix all this ingredients well. Apply it all over the body and rinse well. This scrub removes dead skin and leaves you looking great.
Natural Lip Balm
Lips become dry and cracked in summer as they do in winter. Mix coconut oil, tea tree oil and vitamin E oil to beeswax and store it in a small container. This lip balm keeps your lip soft and smooth and you can carry it anywhere.
In summer, the complexion tends to look dark. Bananas are full of vitamins and great for preventing wrinkles. Also it lightens up your complexion. Smash a banana. Add few drops of lime juice and honey to it. Apply this mask to your face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it with warm water to get a perfect radiance. Lemon exfoliates the skin and reduces acne whereas honey hydrates the skin.
The cocoa beans present in chocolate are full of polyphenols which is an antioxidant. The fat present in chocolate moisturize your skin and contain anti-inflammatory properties which prevent acne. Mix dark chocolate, honey and oatmeal in a container. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
Homemade Rose Water
Pluck fresh rose petals from your garden. In a container add distilled water to the rose petals. Store the mixture in a refrigerator for a refreshing toner. Rosewater is excellent for any skin and it has astringent property. Apply the toner to your face with a cotton ball to get a refreshing skin.
Avocado Orange Exfoliating Mask
Mix avocado, honey, orange juice and a few drops of essential oil. Mix ingredients together, apply it to your face and leave it for half an hour. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Vitamin Rich Mask
Crush some pieces of carrots. To it add avocado, honey, egg whites and milk to form a thick paste. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off your face with lukewarm water. Carrots give a glowing skin where as egg whites tighten the skin.
Hair And Scalp Rinse
Shampoo your hair like normal. Now soak some fresh mint leaves in warm water. Add carrot juice to this solution. Let the mixture stand for half an hour. After you shampoo your hair just pour the rinse on your hair as last rinse. Carrot juice speeds up hair growth while mint soothes your scalp. It helps when you have sunburn in your head.
Body butter is essential for your skin. It feels luxurious and leaves your skin looking healthier. Add few drops of vitamin E oil and essential oil to coconut oil. Mix the ingredients well and store it in a container. This body butter does wonders for your skin. It nourishes the skin deeply and makes your skin look healthier and younger.
It is common to get sunburn in summer. Take two cups of raw, uncooked oatmeal in a container. Add one cup of milk to it. Add a tablespoon of honey to it. Apply it all over your body and let it dry. Take a hot shower and pat to dry. Oatmeal has exfoliating property, milk acts as a cleansing agent whereas honey is anatural moisturizer.
Sunscreen is an essential part of summer beauty regime. Mix olive oil, coconut oil, zinc oxide, beeswax. Add vitamin E or Shea butter to it. Mix all the ingredients well and store it in a container. This homemade sunscreen is natural and has SPF 20.