Published By: Orna Ghosh

Summertime Glow: Natural DIY Beauty Recipes for Healthy & Radiant Skin

Sunshine, beach days, and barbecues- summer is a time for fun and soaking up the sun. 

But that glorious sunshine can also leave your skin feeling parched and lacking its natural glow. Don't worry, though! You can achieve a healthy, radiant summer complexion without harsh chemicals or breaking the bank. 

Here are DIY beauty recipes using natural ingredients to pamper your skin and embrace your summertime glow.

Honey Lemon Scrub 

This gentle scrub removes dead skin cells, revealing a brighter complexion. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Massage gently onto damp skin and rinse with lukewarm water. (Tip: Patch test on your inner arm before applying to your face for sensitivity.)

Oatmeal Yogurt Scrub

This oatmeal scrub offers gentle exfoliation with soothing hydration. Blend two tablespoons of rolled oats into a fine powder. Mix with two tablespoons of plain yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey. Massage onto your face and rinse with lukewarm water.

Honey Oat Mask

This mask is perfect for dry or irritated skin. Mash half a ripe banana, add a tablespoon of honey, and a tablespoon of rolled oats. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Avocado Yogurt Mask

Avocados are rich in healthy fats and vitamins, making them ideal for nourishing skin. Mash half an avocado and combine it with two tablespoons of plain yoghurt. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Cucumber Toner

Cucumber is naturally cooling and refreshing. Grate a cucumber, squeeze the excess liquid, and apply the pulp to your face using a cotton pad. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water. This toner is especially great for reducing puffiness.

Sugar Lip Scrub

This gentle scrub removes dry, flaky skin from your lips, leaving them soft and smooth. Mix a tablespoon of brown sugar with a teaspoon of honey and olive oil. Gently massage the scrub onto your lips in a circular motion and rinse with warm water.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Nourish your dry-summer hair with a coconut oil mask. Apply a generous amount of coconut oil to your hair, focusing on the ends. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash your hair as usual.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

This invigorating scrub removes dead skin cells and leaves your body feeling smooth. Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 1/2 cup of coconut oil and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Massage the scrub onto damp skin and rinse thoroughly.

Bonus Tips! 

While these DIY recipes are fantastic, remember that a healthy summer glow starts from within! Here are some bonus tips.

Hydration is Key

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Sun Protection First

Always wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, even on cloudy days.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Nourish your body with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to give your skin all the nutrients it needs to thrive.

Get Enough Sleep

Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night. When you're well-rested, it shows on your face!

Embrace the natural beauty within you this summer! By incorporating these DIY recipes and healthy habits into your routine, you can achieve a radiant, healthy and long-lasting glow after the summer sun fades.