Easy Summer Facials for Stressed Skin
Summer heat can be exhausting, and long hot days can leave you feeling and looking tired and drained. Rejuvenate your skin with an invigorating summer facial and reveal a refreshed, smoother complexion.
Tip from someone who knows how to treat hot, stressed skin.
According to Jennifer Alvarez of Purely You Spa in Naples, Florida, switching between hot and cold treatments confuses the skin cells and makes them jumpstart the renewal process.
That’s good advice. Try it yourself with these easy recipes – a warming sugar scrub, followed by a cooling cucumber mask.
This warming scrub removes dead skin cells and the spices will stimulate your skin by boosting circulation to give you a glowing complexion. You will need:
- 2 Tbs. Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbs. Honey
- 1 Tbs. Lime Juice
- ½ tsp. Cinnamon
- ½ tsp. Paprika
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well mixed. Place the mixture in a microwave for about 10 seconds to warm it slightly.
Apply the scrub to your skin (avoiding the eye area) and gently massage in a circular motion for about 1 minute with your fingertips. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow with this cooling and soothing mask.
Cooling Cucumber Mask
This chilled mask is the second step in your stimulating summer treatment. The temperature change immediately stimulates the skin and encourages cellular repair. The cucumber also has a calming effect on stressed skin. After your treatment you will notice brighter, smoother skin that will look and feel rejuvenated. You will need:
- ½ Cup Chopped Cucumber
- ¼ Cup Plain Yoghurt
- 1 tsp. Powdered Milk
- 2 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill. Use your fingertips to apply the mask to your face and neck (avoid eye area) and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat skin dry.
Make the Most of Your Facial Treatment
There are things you can do during and after your facial that will increase the benefits of the treatment.
During and after your facial and relaxing mask, sip water. Try adding a little antioxidant rich fruit like watermelon or simply add fresh lemon juice for a refreshing drink. Sipping water boosts the circulation and replaces fluids for additional hydrating effects.
During your relaxing mask, take a relaxing bath infused with dead sea salt or a nourishing milk bath. Or simply place a warm towel behind your neck and around your shoulders to relax tensed muscles.
After your mask, finish the treatment with a Vitamin C serum. Serums penetrate the skin more than creams and lotions, delivering more of the beneficial properties into the skin.
Want more summer skincare tips? We have loads of DIY recipes and remedies in our segments on Healthy Skin on a Budget and Home Remedies. Let us know what DIY skincare tips work for your heat stressed skin.