Summer is finally here and to keep your skin fresh and glowing is important to apply sunscreen at all times obviously, but we all need a little extra help after a long day in the office or a day out at the beach so here are also a few face packs for you to try out this summer to help any dry skin problems you may encounter.

1. Papaya Face Pack

Papaya is a natural exfoliator which removes dead skin cells and has anti-aging properties too. It is known for balancing moisture content in dry skin.

Method:

Mash a few pieces of papaya to form a smooth paste

Apply the paste on your face evenly. Take big pieces of cotton and place over the pack to prevent the paste from dripping

Relax for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water

Alternatives:

Mix mashed 1/4 cup freshly mashed raw papaya and 1 teaspoon fresh, raw pineapple juice for a mask that reduces pore size

For an exfoliating mask – Blend papaya with warmed honey and oatmeal, leave on 10 -15 mins.

To lighten skin – Mash papaya and mix with honey , yoghurt and lemon juice

2. Yogurt Face Pack

Yogurt retains the moisture in the skin and revives dull skin. It also acts as natural bleach. Honey moisturizes and softens skin naturally.

Things needed:

Yogurt

Honey

Method:

Mix 2 teaspoons of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of honey

Apply it to your face and allow to dry completely

Wash off with normal water

Alternatives:

Mix 2 very ripe strawberries, 1 tsp raw honey and 1 rsp yogurt for a skin brightening mask

Mix 1 tsp yogurt, 1 tsp olive oil and ΒΌ avocado for a moisturising and hydrating mask

3. Sandalwood Face Pack

Sandalwood cools the skin while rose water tones it. This is the best face pack for dry skin in summer.

Things needed:

Sandalwood powder

Rose water

Method:

Mix 3 teaspoons of sandalwood powder with some rose water

Apply the paste evenly on your face

Wash off after 15 minutes

Alternatives:

Reducing Acne/Blackheads – Mix 2 tsps each of turmeric powder and sandalwood powder with warm water .Make a paste and apply on the blackhead prone areas and let it dry. Rinse off.

4. Oats And Cucumber Face Mask

Oats soothe and heal dry skin. Cucumber is a natural toner with cooling properties.

Things needed:

Oats

Cucumber juice

Yogurt

Method:

Mix 3 teaspoons of oats, 1 teaspoon of cucumber juice and 1 teaspoon of yogurt together

Apply the paste to your face and allow to dry completely

Wash off with normal water

Alternatives:

Blend yogurt and cucumber. Add honey and oats to make a thick paste. Apply and rinse off with warm water in 20 minutes. This is good for black spots and puffiness.

5. Almonds And Rose Water Face Mask

Almonds have natural vitamin E oil that prevents dryness.

Things needed:

Almonds

Rose water

Method:

Soak 10 almonds overnight and grind them into a smooth paste.

Add some rose water to this.

Apply it on your face.

Wash off with normal water.

Alternatives:

For a fresh and glowing complexion use this mask. Mix together 2 teaspoons of rose water, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoon of almond oil and 3 drops of Vitamin E oil. Apply and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.