8 DIY Face Masks for Your Summer Glow

8 DIY Face Masks for Your Summer Glow

From backyard barbecues to drinks by the pool, we love spending our summers outdoors.  The downside?  Spending lots of time out in the sun can really take a toll on our skin—especially our faces.  Even if you’re armed with your trusty SPF, sometimes it isn’t always enough. During the summer months our skin craves some serious hydration.  

Luckily, we have an easy fix—DIY face masks! Not only are they incredibly easy to whip up at home, they’re chock full of natural beauty benefits to refresh and revitalize your skin.  

You deserve it.  Give yourself one of these easy DIY face masks.  You probably have all the ingredients you need already!  

8 DIY Face Masks to Try This Summer

Hydrating Avocado Mask

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

This moisturizing mask is great for stressed-out skin from a day outdoors. Mash the avocado until it’s soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. For a more intense dose of hydration, incorporate one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil into the formula, which instantly softens and smoothes skin. (Courtesy of SELF)

The Pore-Obliterating Egg White Mask

What You’ll Need

  • 1 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

Egg white proteins work great on oily skin types because this ingredient tightens pores and zaps acne-causing bacteria. Whisk it with orange juice (a dose of vitamin C) and turmeric, an herb that has brightening properties, to help even out your skin tone—but wear an old T-shirt since the powder can stain. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and wash off the mask with water once it’s dried. (Courtesy of SELF)

Sweet Watermelon Body and Face Serum

What You’ll Need

  • 1 tablespoon fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey.

Mix the watermelon juice with honey until well combined. Then apply to clean, sun-kissed areas in gentle circulation motions. Let the serum penetrate for 20 minutes before rinsing residue off with cool water. (Courtesy of Teen Vogue)

diy face masksBrightening Peach Mask

What You’ll Need

  • ¼ of a ripe, soft peach
  • ¼ of an apple (or all-natural applesauce)
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg

Mash all ingredients together or combine in a food processor until lumps are gone. Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Towel off with a warm washcloth. Discard any unused mixture. (Courtesy of Byrdie)

Coffee Face Mask

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 Cup ground organic coffee beans (you can grind your own or buy pre-ground)
  • 1/2 Cup organic, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup of unsweetened whole milk (if you aren’t a dairy person, sub for unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice (for dry skin, try olive or almond oil)
  • 1 Tbsp of honey (for extra oily or acne prone skin, use additional lemon juice here instead of honey)
  • Bowl

In your bowl, mix the finely ground coffee beans with the cocoa powder. Add in the milk, stir until it creates a paste. For a thicker paste, use less milk. Fold in lemon juice and honey. Apply to skin and let dry (up to 20 minutes). Wash off and store any extras in the fridge for up to 3 days.

*For extra exfoliation, apply in circular motions for a quick scrub (1-2 minutes), then allow to dry.*
*For dark circles, mix the finely ground coffee beans with enough milk or olive oil to form a paste and apply to the under eye area once a day. Allow to dry and rinse off. The caffeine will promote healthy circulation and decrease inflammation that results in dark circles and under eye bags.* (Courtesy of Beauty Banter)

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Avocado Honey Mask

What You’ll Need

  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and antioxidants that are used in tons of different skincare products. They are essentially a skin superfood. In addition to the moisturizing properties of avocado, the oatmeal in this mask works as an exfoliator while the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice help to brighten the complexion and reduce inflammation. Simply mash up the avocado and mix in the rest of the ingredients and apply for your desired amount of time. Try integrating this mask into your summer beauty regimen once or twice a week for soft, supple skin!  (Courtesy of StyleCaster)

The Exfoliating Brown Sugar Scrub Mask

What You’ll Need

  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil

Brown sugar sloughs off dead skin while coconut oil packs it with moisture. The result? A soft and glowy finish. Use equal parts brown sugar and coconut oil to form an easy scrub, apply it on your face in gentle circular motions, let it sink in for a few minutes and wash it off with warm water. (Courtesy of SELF)

Redness-Reducing Oatmeal Mask

What You’ll Need

  • 2 tablespoons of raw oats
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 of a banana

Oats are a natural, gentle exfoliator, but they’re also well known for their soothing powers—perfect for a post-beach treat for your skin for when you (yikes!) forgot to put on your sunscreen. Mash it up with ripe banana to form a paste. Honey gives it some grip and also has antibacterial properties that relieve inflamed skin. (Courtesy of SELF)

It’s important to pamper that gorgeous part of you that greets the world each and every day:  your face.  Try one of these 8 simple DIY face masks that you can make right at home!

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