Summer is a great time to show off your skin! It’s also a time that your skin needs a lot of nourishment. So here’s a few of my favorite summer beauty recipes for naturally gorgeous skin.
For starters, remove dry skin, dirt from pores and give your body a nice polish with an exfoliant. My favorite ingredients for exfoliating are honey, sugar, salt and oats. I love doing a honey and sugar rub on a client because it is just incredible to see them glow! This exfoliation recipe will have you glowing like the sun!
Ayurvedic Exfoliating Scrub
- 1/2 cup of unpasteurized honey
- 1/4 tbsp organic sea salt
- 2 tbsp organic coarse sugar
Mix all ingredients together and take out by the spoon full for your face, or rub your entire body down. Rub the exfoliant on your body to cleanse the pours. Store in a wide mouth container in the shower so you can use it as part of your daily beauty regime.
Now that your pores are open it’s time for nourishment. My favorite skin nourisher is chickpea flower.
There are many versions of this mask. It can be mixed with amla or gooseberries, yogurt, cinnamon or turmeric. For the summer, I like to keep it cool and simple.
Chickpea Face Mask
- 1 tbsp chickpea flour
- 1 tbsp water
Add enough water to the flour to create a paste. Apply to your face or entire body and allow the mask to dry on your body. Once the mask is dry you can rub it off of your body or dampen the skin with water and massage it in before you wash it off.
This mask tightens the skin and always makes me feel five years younger. This step can be done once a week.
Now that you’ve stripped away oil and tightened the skin, add moisture. I like simple rose water dabbed on the skin, but we can also use a delicate massage oil.
Soothing Massage Oil Moisturizer
Mix all oils together and store in a container that allows you to either pump it out or distribute it by drops. Massage this oil into your face or body after your skin care regime or in the place of lotion!
I hope you enjoy the glow you will receive as you practice these skin care steps! Happy summer! Shine like a star!