20 Homemade DIY Face Masks for Summer

Summers are here, and so you need to take good care of your skin. Apart from dehydrating you, the hot weather creates a lot of problems for the skin, like tanning, oiliness, open pores, early ageing and pigmentation. Even stepping out to go to a salon causes you more harm than benefit.

But who needs to go to the salon when you can make so many amazing face masks at home with easily available ingredients? Keep your skin healthy and fresh during summer from the comfort of your home with these 20 homemade DIY face masks.

Ingredients to Avoid When Making a Homemade DIY Face Mask

Here are some ingredients and actives that you should avoid when making a DIY face mask, as they could leave you with a bad reaction.

Acids and bases

Yes, vitamin C is an ingredient found in skincare that is said to help dark spots disappear. However, you should be wary of putting straight lemon or lime juice onto your skin. They have natural acidity and could cause severe irritation to your skin.

Additionally, baking soda is a popular remedy for getting rid of acne as an exfoliant. However, it can strip moisture from the skin's barrier, as well as natural bacteria. This is an easy way to cause a breakout.

Spices

Turmeric has become an increasingly popular ingredient in homemade skincare. It's appealing to those with acne-prone skin, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. However, you should stick to sipping it rather than applying it topically.

If you use turmeric in your skincare, you run the risk of it tinting your skin. So, while it may not be medically harmful to you, most people don't want their skin to drastically change shades.

Going along with that, cinnamon shouldn't be applied to the skin. It's likely to make your skin feel like it's on fire, and can actually burn your skin due to its pH level.

Raw eggs

Of course, if you use raw egg on your skin, you run into the risk of Salmonella.

20 Homemade DIY Face Masks

Here is our list of the 20 best homemade DIY face masks for the summer time, in no particular order.

1. Avocado and honey ,ask

Avocado-and-Honey-Mask

An avocado and honey mask is great to restore the moisture in the skin, which is lost in the dry heat of summers. Victoria Beckham and Jessica Biel swear by this mask for summer.

Coconut oil replenishes the moisture, while honey repairs the chaffed and scaly skin. Avocado provides nutrition to your skin with a delicious smell and freshness.

Ingredients:

How to make it?

Mash avocados to a fine creamy texture and add honey and coconut oil to it. Apply it all over your face and keep on for 15 minutes until dry. Wash off with warm water and dab dry with a towel.

2. Papaya antioxidant mask

Papaya-Antioxidant-Mask

Papaya is great for rejuvenating the skin. It’s rich in antioxidants and enzymes, which help in getting rid of old and dead skin cells, giving way to new fresh cells.

Lemon exfoliates and tones the skin, while honey moisturizes and soothes the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 papaya – peeled and seeded
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice

How to make it?

Mash the papaya in a mixer until it becomes a smooth paste. Now, add honey and lemon juice, and mix properly.

Apply it all over the face avoiding the eyes. Let it dry and rinse after 10-15 minutes.

3. Skin-brightening lemon and strawberry mask

Skin-brightening-Lemon-and-Strawberry-Pack

Summer makes your skin oily and opens the pores. This makes you look tired and exhausted all the time.

Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is great for breakouts. Lemon juice tightens the skin pores and gives you a refreshing feel.

Ingredients:

  • Mashed strawberries
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to make it?

Mash all the items together, but don’t use a blender. You want a spreadable paste, not juice.

Apply it evenly on your face and lie down while it dries. Wash off with cold water.

4. Detoxifying coffee mask

Detoxifying-Coffee-Mask

The caffeine content in this mask is great for detoxifying and reducing the puffiness on your face. The yogurt base is great to restock moisture in your skin. This mask will also take down a few years from your face instantly.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp freshly ground coffee
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp yogurt

How to make it?

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a spreadable mixture. Allow it to dry on your skin for about 10 minutes.

Since this would be a grainy mixture, exfoliate your skin by scrubbing gently when you remove this mask. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy your young and fresh skin.

5. Sunburn face mask

Sunburn-Face-Pack

One of the worst things about summers is the scorching sun that tans and burns your skin in a few hours outdoors. This mask is great for soothing the sunburned skin and getting rid of the unwanted tan as fast as it can be.

Ingredients:

  • Hung curds
  • Almonds (soaked and grinded)
  • Watermelon juice

How to make it?

Simply beat the hung curds with watermelon juice and the almond paste to make a thick, creamy mixture. Spread it evenly on your face after coming from the sun. Let it dry for a while.

Put sliced cucumbers on your eyes while you relax. Wash it off rubbing gently with cool water.

6. Oatmeal mask

Oatmeal-Mask

An oatmeal mask is great to soothe irritated skin. It’s also effective in treating various skin problems, like eczema, pimples, breakouts, etc., when mixed with honey and yogurt. It has antibiotic and soothing properties as well.

A perfect relaxing mask after a hot day out!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1-2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to make it?

Mix the oatmeal in hot water until it puffs up and turns soft. Now, add honey and yogurt and blend it with the help of a blender.

Make a spreadable paste of it and apply evenly on your face or eczema patches. Leave for 15-20 minutes while you relax.

Wash off and dab try. This mask can also be used for underarms, neck, etc.

7. Cucumber mask

Cucumber-Mask

Cucumber is very good for skin in summers. This simple DIY cucumber face mask suits all skin types. In fact, this one would not irritate the sensitive skin as well.

The cooling effect of cucumber along with the exfoliation of sugar would give you a fresh glowing skin just in 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp sugar

How to make it?

Peel and mash the cucumber. You can use a grinder, but make sure you don’t grind it too much that it becomes liquid. Add sugar to it and mix well.

Apply it all over you neck and face, and keep it for about 10 minutes. Wash off and pat dry. You can keep this mask in your refrigerator and use it often in summers.

8. Delicious mango face mask

Delicious-Mango-Face-Mask

Mango is the fruit of the season, so it has to be good to your skin as well. Mango is great for removing suntan, and it adds an instant glow to your skin.

Apart from that, you are definitely going to indulge in the delicious smell while you put this pack on.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp mango slices
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp Argan oil

How to make it?

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and blend properly into a spreadable paste. Apply the mask evenly all over your face and neck.

Let it stay for a while, you may feel a little itchy because of the sugar and the alkaline nature of mango. Wash off your face after 10 minutes and follow up with a moisturizer.

9. Refreshing mint face mask

Mint-Face-Mask

Mint is great for the summer. Whether you use it in your drinks or your face mask, mint is just amazing to soothe the irritated skin and gives you a lasting freshness.

The turmeric powder is an antibiotic that aids in getting rid of any pimples or breakouts, making your skin bacteria free.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Lukewarm water

How to make it?

Take the mint leaves and make a fine mixture of them with the lukewarm water in a blender, and add turmeric powder. Mix well and spread evenly on your face avoiding eyes.

Let it sit there for 10 minutes and then wash off with cool water. Your skin will instantly feel cooler and fresher.

10. Soy bean/lentil face mask

Soya-Bean-Lentil-Face-Mask

Soy bean is very rich in isoflavone. This chemical is known for its anti-aging effect on the skin. You can also use split red lentil for this purpose.

The mask is a grainy mixture, so this will also do away with the dry, dead skin by exfoliating.

Ingredients:

  • Soy bean/lentil (soaked overnight)
  • Un-boiled milk
  • Water
  • Almond oil

How to make it?

Take the soy bean or lentil, which is soaked overnight, and blend it with milk and water. You need to use a blender for this, but make sure you don’t over blend it.

It should be a grainy spreadable paste. Add almond oil and apply on your face evenly. Let it dry and then wash off while scrubbing the grains gently.

11. Carrot and honey mask

Carrot-and-Honey-Mask

Carrots are again a great way to revive your skin and give you a healthy pink glow. Honey has antioxidants and antibiotic properties, which are of great help in treating breakouts and removing the excess oil on your skin.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (chopped)
  • Honey

How to make it?

Mix the chopped carrot and honey in a blender and blend it into a fine paste. Apply it all over your face and let it dry. Wash it off and pat dry.

12. Tomato pulp face mask

Tomato-Pulp-Face-Mask

Tomato is great to get rid of the unwanted suntan and dark skin in minutes. You can simply slice a tomato and rub it on your face for 10-15 minutes to see the instant effect.

This face mask will keep you out of reach of summer’s scorching heat.

Ingredients:

  • Tomato pulp
  • 1 tbsp honey

How to make it?

It’s a very simple pack to make. All you need is to mix tomato pulp and honey together. Honey would make it a little sticky so that it stays on the face for a while.

Apply it evenly on your skin. You’ll feel itchy because of the citrine. Wash off with cold water after 10 minutes and you’ll be surprised to see the effect.

13. Banana and kiwi face mask

Banana-and-Kiwi-Face-Mask

Banana mask would be great for you if you suffer from dry skin in summers. Summers tend to steal the moisture from your skin making it dry and dull.

This pack would work just right in restoring the lost moisture.

Ingredients:

  • ½ bananas
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

How to make it?

Mash the banana in a bowl. Add honey and sour cream and whip it into a thick creamy spread. Apply a layer of the mask on your face and neck. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash off and pat dry.

14. Milk and honey anti-tan face mask

Milk--and-Honey-Anti-tan-Face-Mask

Milk has skin whitening properties while the honey works to retain moisture to the skin. This face mask works great to remove tan from the skin. It’s a natural way to bleach your skin and improve complexion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

How to make it?

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. This would be in pretty much liquid form, so you can use a cotton ball or fingertips to apply it evenly on your face.

Make a thick layer by repeating the layer. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with cool water.

15. Egg mask

Egg-Mask

Egg is great to give you a smooth and shiny skin, and it brightens the complexion instantly. Lemon juice would tone your skin while the egg works on removing excess oil and tightening the open pores.

Ingredients:

  • One egg white
  • Lemon juice

How to make it?

Beat the egg white with lemon juice until it becomes thick and stiff. Apply a thick layer on your face and neck.

Let it sit there for about 15-20 minutes. Wash off with cool water and pat dry.

16. Chocolate face mask

Chocolate-Face-Mask

As delicious as it sounds, this mask would be a real feast for your skin as well. Chocolate has antioxidant properties, which will increase the blood flow in your face.

A gentle cocoa and chocolate massage will make you feel and look much better in summers.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate or cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp honey

How to make it?

First, mix honey with dark chocolate/cocoa powder and make a fine thick paste. Now, add milk into the mixture and blend well. Apply a thin layer on your face and neck. Let it dry. Wash off and pat dry to a heavenly face.

17. Gram flour face mask

Gram-Flour-Face-Mask

Gram flour has been used to treat skin problems and beautify skin in several households since ages. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which make it great for summers.

Ingredients:

  • Gram flour
  • Honey/ water/ milk

How to make it?

You can use any base according to your skin type. Mix the gram flour with honey/water/milk to form a thick paste. Apply it evenly on your face and neck. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes.

When you feel your skin tightening, wash it off while rubbing gently to clean the clogged pores.

18. Hydrating watermelon face mask

Watermelon-Face-Mask

Watermelon is not only good for your taste buds, but also for your skin. It’s a hydrating face pack with the abundance of water in the watermelon. It’s also good for removing blemishes and getting a clear, fresh skin.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp watermelon juice
  • 2 tbsp cucumber juice
  • 1 tsp milk powder
  • 1 tsp yogurt

How to make it?

Mix all the ingredients together to make a fine paste. Apply it evenly on your face. The cucumber will cool down your sun irritated skin while watermelon will restore the moisture.

Let the mask dry and sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash off and pat dry to a younger looking beautiful skin.

19. Sandalwood face mask

Sandalwood-Face-Mask

Sandalwood is a great cooling agent for the skin. The best thing about this pack is that it suits all the skin types. It will also alleviate tan and blemishes fast. While you put the face mask, you’ll also enjoy the heavenly fragrance of sandalwood that’ll lighten your mood.

Ingredients:

  • Sandalwood powder
  • Rose water

How to make it?

You can get sandalwood powder from any shop or you can bring sandalwood and grind it in a fine powder. Rose water is a great base for this pack. However, you can also use milk/normal water.

Mix the sandalwood powder and rose water into a fine paste and apply evenly on your face. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Gently rub while you wash off.

20. Aloe Vera gel mask

Aloe-Vera-Gel-Mask

Aloe Vera is great for skin and hair. It’s helpful in getting rid of the dead skin cells and speeding up the production of new ones. This might irritate sensitive skin, so test it on your arm before using it on the face.

Ingredients:

  • Aloe Vera

How to make it?

It’s the easiest face mask ever. All you need to do is extract the juice of aloe Vera and apply it on your face. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash off.

Alternatively, you can slice the aloe Vera leaf and rub the inner side all over your face gently.

Making the Most Out of Your DIY Face Mask

No matter which mask you choose, it's best to apply it one to two times per week. You won't see instant results from one use, as any skincare product takes time to see results, including homemade ones.

Do you have any face mask combinations that you can make from home that we didn't mention? Let us know in a comment!

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