Summer is when Mother Nature is in her full glory and the bright sunlight drives away the winter blues. But, the flipside of summer is the scorching heat that can play havoc with your beautiful skin. Here are our 10 beauty hacks that will help you to protect your skin from the ill effects of heat and sweat this summer…
Coffee Grounds Scrub for summer
The hot summer weather has a devastating effect on the skin, particularly the facial skin. The dehydration of skin due to excess heat causes the skin to become itchy due to scaling and sunburns. Here is our special exfoliating scrub which will not only remove the scales from the skin, but also reduce the effect of sunburns in just a few minutes.
Ground Coffee (any type) – 3 teaspoons
Olive oil (you can also use almond oil or sesame oil)
Few drops of honey
A pinch of cinnamon powder
Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl and massage this mixture very gently in circular movements for about 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water and feel the smooth and shiny complexion. Repeat it daily to get rid of sunburns and to maintain good complexion.
Chilled Green Tea bags for stressed eyes
Eyes tend to get stressed and puffed up when exposed to sun. This hack will help relieve the stress and reduce the puffiness of eyes in just a few minutes. It also helps reduce the wrinkles under the eyes and tighten the skin.
Brewed Green Tea Bags – 2 nos.
Few Ice Cubes
Place two tea bags in the bowl filled with some ice cubes until they are mildly chilled. Close your eyes and place the tea bags under the eyes and move them over the closed eyes in a circular motion. Then place them over the eyes for some time and you will feel refreshed and relaxed, instantly. Computer geeks love spending a lot of time in front of their machines but end up with tired eyes every now and then. If you are one of them, then try this hack today and keep working efficiently on your comp.
Baking Soda to remove excess tan in summers
It’s difficult to resist a beach side party on a warm summer afternoon. But the thought of UV sun rays damaging the skin is shuddering. No worries, now you can use this hack even if your skin gains that excess tan after a beach side break! The ultraviolet rays of sun are real culprits and they do a nasty job of boosting the melanin production in the skin. This is what we call a tanned or a darkened skin. Over tanning looks awful and makes the skin looks dull. Once the skin is tanned, it is very difficult to bring the fair tone of the skin back to normal. Try this hack to reduce the sun tan effect from your skin.
One cup Baking Soda
½ Cup Water
Mix Baking soda with some water and apply the mixture on the body with a loofah scrub and wash it out thoroughly after some time. This hack will save a lot of $$$ that you might be spending on expensive sunscreens and tan removal lotions.
Aloe Gel for Sunburns
Mamma nature produces a lot of this miracle plant the leaves of which are packed with a beneficial jelly that can be used to treat burnt skin. Here is a hack which uses ice chilled Aloe Vera gel cubes and helps relieving the burning sensation and inflammation caused due to skin burns.
Aloe Vera Gel and Ice trays
Take some Aloe Vera Gel in the ice tray and chill it in the freezer for an hour. Now pull out the cubes and apply them on the burn affected area. This hack will not only relieve you instantly from the burning sensation but also protect your skin from scaring after the wounds heal.
Yogurt for irritant scalp
Summer weather dries your scalp skin and the sweat causes fungal infections. The hair becomes unmanageable and dry due to excess dehydration. Yoghurt has anti-fungal properties that destroy and prevents the scalp from fungal infections. Here is a the yogurt hack…
Yoghurt one cup
Almond oil 2 tsp
Mix Yoghurt and almond oil and make a paste. Apply to the scalp and hair and massage for a few minutes. Leave the pack for 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Hair will be smooth and conditioned and it will also sooth the scalp and reduces the itchiness.
Banana for itchy skin
Banana is rich in potassium and many other good nutrients. It is also a good natural remedy for itchy skin. When exposed to sun, the skin tends to get blemished and burnt. There are many cosmetic products available in the market but there is nothing as good as a natural remedy.
Whole milk cream 2 tsp
Honey 2 tsp
Make a paste of all the above ingredients in a blender so that the ingredients mix well and get converted into a smooth paste. Apply the paste just the way you apply face mask. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. You are sure to feel revitalized and hydrated. This paste can be used on the hands and feet as well – try this out today!
Potato Foot Spa
Potatoes are a favourite vegetable of many people – but have you ever heard that potato can also be used as a beauty product? Now you need not spend hours in the spa for attaining beautiful feet. Read this hack and you will be surprised to know the use of potato as a beauty product!
One large Potato
1 tablespoon Rock Salt
Cut the potato in two pieces, apply the rock salt on the cut sides of the potatoes and scrub it on the feet on all sides. Continue the scrubbing for 15 to 20 minutes and see the difference. You will have smooth and soft feet in a few minutes.
Homemade gel eyeliner for summers
Although pencil eyeliners are cheaper options to the gel eyeliners, they have a tendency of fading out. The worst part is that they tend to smudge due to sweating in summers. Here is a solution to the problem…
Things you would need
Eyeliner Pencil (any colour that suits your makeup)
Place the tip of the eyeliner pencil on the flame of the lighter for two to three seconds – do this carefully. Remove from fire and let it cool for two more seconds. The tip of the pencil will melt a little. Now apply it on the eyes as you apply the eyeliner gel. This will last longer and won’t smudge even if you sweat during summers.
Vinegar to protect coloured hair
Spending long hours in the sun can damage your hair and also leads to fading out the coloured hair. The hair also tends to become frizzy and dull. This hack will protect your hair from the harmful effects of summer weather.
One cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Pour some Vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair while holding a few strands each time. Leave it for ten minutes and rinse with plain water. This will not only keep your hair colour protected but also give a shiny look as well.
Oatmeal for Smoother Skin
Oats are a favourite breakfast for many people around the world. But did you know that Oats help in smoothening the skin when applied externally? Read this hack and find out how…
2 tbsp Coarse Oats (Non-flavoured)
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
Essential oil (preferably lavender)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply on moist skin and massage it gently for ten minutes and wash with lukewarm water. This exfoliating scrub will leave your skin smooth and glowing.