Summer in Egypt brings with it humidity, heat, and a ton of damage to our skin. The key to maintaining healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin is to moisturize as much as possible, all the way being careful of excess use. Thus, instead of wasting your money away on products that would do your skin more harm than good really – chemicals and all that – here are 3 simple DIY face masks to save your dry skin and keep you healthy.
#1 Papaya based hydrating face masks:
- If you’re not already aware of the many therapeutic properties of this power fruit, it’s about time.
- Papaya is an excellent natural exfoliator, moisturizer and skin brightener and if you ever find you’re too hard pressed for time, just chop up the fruit into tiny bits, mash them with your hand and apply the semi-solid paste directly on your face and allow it to dry.
- This is of course, a little messy, but it’s the best option if you lack the time and/or the patience for something a touch more elaborate.
- Rinse off when dry and your skin should feel cleaner, brighter and softer.
- If you’d like to use it especially for exfoliation, you might want to combine papaya with oatmeal to make a natural scrub.
- Or egg white, if skin tightening is on the agenda.
- Whatever combo you go for, papaya always has your back in the summer.
#2 Yoghurt and honey moisturizing face mask for dry skin:
- Yoghurt, as you know, retains the moisture in the skin, while honey softens and moisturizes.
- Both being super easy to source makes this combo a popular one for anyone focusing on keeping their dry skin hydrated through the summer.
- Just mix two parts yoghurt with one part honey, make a paste and apply on face and neck.
- Leave it on until dry and rinse off.
- Repeat as often as you like through the week.
#3 Almonds and rose water for hydration and instant freshness:
- You’re going to need some time and patience for this as it requires soaking overnight and grinding into paste.
- Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E oil which is so good for the skin, especially in the prevention of dryness.
- Soak almonds in milk overnight, grind it into a paste and mix with rose water.
- Apply the paste on face and neck to keep skin feeling moisturized and fresh in the summer.
- Rinse off when dry.