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4 DIY Face Packs To Keep Your Skin Clear & Cared For Through Summer

4 DIY Face Packs To Keep Your Skin Clear & Cared For Through Summer

Breakouts are so unwelcome, yet they pop up unannounced and full fledged during the summer months, irrespective of your skin type. Your daily skincare routine can only do as much as try to prevent pimples at max, but when these lesions show up all of a sudden, you will need to take additional measures to make them go away. Yes, following a CTM routine is pivotal, but adding a skincare mask to the mix will make that acne vanish like a magic trick.

While there are many amazing mask options available in the market, try a homemade skincare mask if you want to get serious about banishing those pimples quickly. When going the DIY way, you can even tweak your mask recipes to do exactly what you need and more. Here are some tried and tested DIY face packs to keep your skin clear and smooth this season.

DIY Summer Face Packs For Clear Skin

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Rise From The Ashes

The best skincare ingredient to detoxify skin and soothe acne, while controlling excess sebum and delivering essential minerals is bentonite clay. It has a calming effect on skin and draws out deep rooted impurities without much hassle. A face pack with bentonite clay will easily clear up your skin and it is suitable for all skin types.

What You Need

  • Bentonite clay
  • Rose water
  • Tea tree essential oil

How To Use It

  1. Add one tablespoon of bentonite clay powder to a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in one teaspoon of rose water at a time into the bentonite clay powder to achieve a thick paste.
  3. Add two to three drops of essential oil to the clay paste and mix again.
  4. Apply this mixture to clean skin and let it sit until it dries up.
  5. Wash it off with water and pat dry. Use moisturiser after.

Hydra Treatment

Aloe vera gel will forever be a skincare favourite for acne prone skin. It deeply hydrates and softens skin without making skin feel greasy and it has a super soothing action on skin inflammation and pimples. Acne will reduce and feel less irritating once this mask is applied.

What You Need

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Turmeric
  • Tea tree essential oil

How To Use It

  1. Add a tablespoon of aloe vera gel, a pinch of turmeric powder, and three drops of tea tree essential oil to a bowl and mix well. 
  2. Apply this mixture evenly to cleansed skin and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water and proceed to tone and moisturise your skin.

Muddy Move

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Fuller’s earth is a great choice to treat acne and minimise its size to the max. The trick is in this simple recipe. This pack will help exfoliate and unclog pores so that existing pimples can calm down and heal properly. This recipe does contain a small pinch of baking soda as that helps to exfoliate and control excess oil while minimising the size of the pimple. This ingredient can be skipped if you have dry skin but it is ideal for oily skin types.

What You Need

  • Fuller’s earth
  • Rose water
  • Baking soda 

How To Use It

  1. Add a tablespoon of fuller’s earth to a mixing bowl and stir in a pinch of baking soda powder as well.
  2. Next, gradually add small amounts of rose water to the dry ingredients until you form a thick paste.
  3. Apply this paste to cleansed skin and let it sit until you feel it dry up completely.
  4. Wet your fingers and face and massage in circular motions.
  5. Rinse the mask off with water and apply moisturiser.

Clear Glow

If you have normal to dry or combination skin, this anti acne face pack is for you. It gently unclogs pores and moisturises skin so that your skin does not get excessively dry and more inflamed. It contains honey which has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that are perfect for treating acne and acne prone skin.

What You Need

  • Honey
  • Gram flour
  • Turmeric
  • Curd

How To Use It

  1. Add one tablespoon of curd and one teaspoon of honey to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Next, add in one tablespoon of gram flour and a pinch of turmeric and stir once again to form a paste.
  3. Apply this paste to clean skin and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with water and a hydrating face wash and follow up with moisturiser.

If you don’t have the time or patience to go DIY, put your faith in some effective OTC face masks. We recommend:

With these face packs by your side, you can rest assured that your skin will maintain clarity and feel soothed and cared for throughout the hot season.

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11 May 2022

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