If you have dry patches on your skin as well as oily areas usually in the T-zone (the forehead and nose), then you have combination skin. Taking proper care of combination skin especially during summers gets troublesome because on one hand you have to think about getting rid of oil from the T-zone but cannot do without curing the dryness in other parts. Try seasonal summer fruits and natural ingredients to give your combination skin a refreshed look.
Here Are Some Amazing Combination Skin Face Packs For Use During Summers
Loaded with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, mint blesses you with refreshed and soothing skin particularly when you suffer from acne. It has natural astringent properties and contains salicylic acid that heals acne. Antioxidants in mint prevent free radical damage to the skin. You can prepare a mint face pack for summers with fuller’s earth and yogurt. This pack would absorb excess oil from skin and yogurt will help in moisturizing the skin. Mix one tablespoon each of yogurt and fuller’s earth to one teaspoon of mint powder. Mix them well and leave it for half an hour before applying to your face. Let the face pack remain on your face for another 20 minutes and then wash off.
Oats And Almonds
One of the best natural scrubs out there, oats get rid of excess oil from your skin and remove dead skin cells to reveal soft and smooth skin. Almonds provide essential nourishment to your skin and moisturize from within. Soak up to 10 almonds overnight and grind them to make a fine paste the following day. Add to the paste one tablespoon of oats and one teaspoon each of yogurt and honey. Mix well and apply the paste on your face by slightly massaging with fingertips. Leave it on for half an hour and then wash off.
Rich in folic acid, potassium and magnesium, bananas help in hydrating the skin. Besides, antioxidant vitamins C and A keep aging signs at bay. Banana face mask works best for those combination skin types that suffer from a lot of acne. It also heals dry and dehydrated skin. Mash a banana and add to it one egg, one teaspoon honey and milk and mix the ingredients well. Milk is an excellent natural cleanser. Apply the mixture on your face and wash it off after 10 minutes.
Honey And Yogurt
Both these ingredients cool down the skin and have a soothing effect during summers. Honey being a humectant prevent dryness and help the skin retain moisture. Yogurt contains zinc, calcium, lactic acid and B vitamins that clear acne, lighten the skin tone and tighten skin pores. Mix one tablespoon of honey and yogurt and add to mix equal amount of rose water ( to control oiliness and protect against sunburns). Apply the mixture on your face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off and see the results.
Fuller’s earth kicks off excess oil from your skin thereby preventing acne, balancing skin’s pH and unclogging skin pores. Take a tablespoon of fuller’s earth and add some rose water to it. Rose water would balance both dry and oily areas of your skin. Mix both the ingredients well to turn into a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and leave it on for sometime. Wash off with cold water.
Rich in vitamins A and C, papaya also contains papain enzyme that exfoliates the skin and heals impurities like sunburns and blemishes. Papaya also contains beta-hydroxy acid that remove dead skin cells and give you a smoother skin. Take a ripe papaya, mash the pulp and turn into a fine paste. Add some honey to the mix ( honey helps in retaining moisture in the skin). Apply the mixture on your face and let it remain for half an hour. Wash off with cold water.
One of the best natural healers to your sun burned skin, cucumbers is a natural astringent and skin toner. Cucumber not only hydrates the skin to combat dryness but also lightens the skin. Grate a cucumber and add milk and honey to it in the ratio of 1:2. Apply the mixture on your face and let it remain for 20 minutes. Once the pack dries, wash off with regular water.