• Lauren Hendrick

DIY Summer Tricks for Your Skin

If you are looking to mix it up a bit this summer with skin care, DIY tricks are definitely a fun hobby to consider. DIY tricks can be fun, and can also inspire healthy habits!

Summertime weather usually leads to walking around barefoot. This can dry out the bottoms of your feet, resulting in cracked heels. There is a DIY cracked heal repair recipe that should take care of the issue. According to an article from Shape, titled “Make-Your-Own Products Summer Beauty Bummers”, if you soak your heels in “equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water for about 35 minutes before scrubbing with a pumice and finishing off with a coating lotion”, your feet should feel smooth and soothed.

Another DIY trick to aid your skin after a long day in the sun is to make an “after-sun soothing lotion”. This is from the same article from Shape, Make-Your-Own Products Summer Beauty Bummers. The DIY moisturizer contains “coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe Vera.” This should help “reduce any burn-induced inflammation.”

A DIY face mask recipe from an article titled, “5 Tips and DIY Recipes for Natural Summer Beauty” from Annmarie, works to “protect your skin from environmental stressors.” The ingredients according to the article include:



• 1 ripe banana (or substitute ½ cup of ripe papaya) • 1 teaspoon honey • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice • ¼ cup of oats (optional)


Mash up banana in a bowl, and then add honey and lemon juice. If you are using oats as well, add them in and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before you apply. Use this mask on clean skin, and let it soak in for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.”

Have fun with your new DIY ideas, and have a fun summer!




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