Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to start preparing your beauty routine. Rather than going out and buying a whole new set of products and makeup to use just for a few months, why not try making your own? Homemade summer beauty recipes are a fun way to save money and know exactly what you are using on your body. Most of them use natural ingredients that you can only get during the summer months – meaning that time is of the essence. You can make your own sunburn cream, dry shampoo for when you just need a refresher, or even a cleansing watermelon rinse. Here are our favorite homemade summer beauty recipes that you can test out for yourself.
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup mixed berries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
While this might sound more like a dessert than a mask, we guarantee it does the trick. Berries help to fight free radicals, which will keep your skin looking radiant! Simply apply to your face for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. The vitamin C will help to brighten your skin!
1 cup organic brown sugar
1/3 cup light olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Exfoliation is essential to keeping your skin healthy and fresh-looking. It helps rid your body of dead skin cells, improve circulation, increase clarity, and create soft and silky skin. This brown sugar scrub is gentle enough to use on your face as well as the rest of your body.
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
If you’ve got dry, cracked skin on your heels, then this homemade recipe might be just the trick you need. It requires honey, salt, and rice vinegar. The combination might sound gross, but it helps to give you soft skin after just one scrub. The honey is a natural moisturizer to prevent further cracking.
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol
small spray bottle
This spray shampoo is perfect for those days you don’t feel like washing your hair but really need to. All you have to do is spray it on, brush it through to distribute it evenly, and then let it air dry. It works because alcohol and cornstarch are natural de-greasers.
White beeswax pastilles
Sweet almond oil
Pink blush or purple lipstick
Eucalyptus, peppermint or sweet orange essential oil (optional)
It’s actually really simple to make your own personalized lip balm. All you need to do is melt down some beeswax and add in some soothing oils. Choose your own summer fragrances and colors – berry, flower, and citrus flavors are always perfect for warm weather! Use powdered blush or lipstick to achieve the bold color.
1/2 cup watermelon
1/4 cup papaya
1/2 of a banana
2 teaspoons whole milk
Watermelon is that perfect summer fruit… and also a great ingredient for a facial cleanser! Watermelon is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to help keep your skin looking great. It also contains malic acid, which helps to exfoliate and heal your skin. You can choose to make a scrub, moisturizing mask, or glowing mask depending on your needs.
Empty tin or jar
Finding the right shade of blush is always such a hassle… so why not make your own? This recipe calls for using dried flowers, which makes it perfect for summer since you have a huge selection at your fingertips. The best part is that you can customize the recipe exactly to your skin-tone’s liking!
1/3 cup beeswax
1/4 cup shea butter
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
20 drops of essential oil
Feeling a bit pale and pasty? This homemade bronzing lotion is just the solution! It moisturizes your dry skin while adding a sun-kissed glow to your whole body. Beeswax helps to soothe your skin, while an added touch of cinnamon is what gives you the browning effect.
2/3 cup ground almonds
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon of herbs (lavender, chamomile, etc.)
Plain yogurt, milk, or buttermilk
Essential oils for scent
You know when you get sunburned and all your skin starts to peel and flake off? Well, this magical almond cream can help manage that. It exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells, and is guaranteed to feel great and relieve the itchiness of flaking skin.
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