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7 Natural Ingredients To Add To Your Summer Skincare Routine

7 Natural Ingredients To Add To Your Summer Skincare Routine



he big summer is almost with us. That means more time spent outdoors soaking up the sun and enjoying the warm weather. But while summer is a time to relax and have fun, it can also be tough on our skin. The sun’s harmful UV rays can cause sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. The heat can also dehydrate the skin, making it susceptible to irritation and breakouts. These shouldn’t deter your ‘outside’ plans.  There are several natural ingredients available to protect and nourish your skin during the summer months. These ingredients are gentle and effective and can be used to create various DIY skincare products.

Check out 7 natural ingredients for your summer skincare routine…

#1. Aloe vera

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Aloe vera is a succulent plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties on the skin and hair. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and has a soothing, cooling effect on the skin. Aloe vera is a great ingredient for sunburn relief, and it can also hydrate and moisturize the skin.

#2. Cucumber

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This is another superb natural ingredient to add to your summer skincare. This vegetable is high in water content, which makes it cool and soothes the skin. Cucumber is also a mild astringent, which means it tightens pores and reduces oil production.

#3. Green tea


We love a good coffee, but loads of it would certainly leave you dehydrated during summer. This is more reason to opt for green tea, especially during the summer months. Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It is also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, making it a great ingredient for acne-prone skin.

#4. Yogurt

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Yogurt is an ideal source of probiotics, especially for women. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can be found in yogurt which improves the health of the skin’s microbiome. These probiotics can reduce inflammation, protect the skin from infection, and keep the skin looking healthy and radiant.

#5. Honey

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If you’ve ever wondered why honey is an active ingredient in most skincare products, this is because it is a natural humectant. This means it attracts and retains moisture in the skin. It is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, it heals the skin and makes it smooth and soft. Simply put, it’s a non-negotiable natural ingredient for summer skincare.

#6. Rose water

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Lots of beauty enthusiasts use rose water as a toner for obvious reasons. This gentle and sweet-smelling ingredient removes excess oil and dirt from the skin. It is also hydrating and soothing and can balance the skin’s pH levels.

#7. Coconut oil

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This list is incomplete without coconut oil. Coconut oil is an important natural ingredient that can be used for both hair and skin. It is a natural moisturizer that hydrates and protects the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Plus, it is also antibacterial and antifungal, therefore, it can used be in making ointment that treats acne and other skin infections.

By incorporating these ingredients into your skincare routine, you can shield your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, hydrate the skin, and keep it looking healthy and radiant all summer long.

How to use natural ingredients in your skincare routine

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There are different ways to use natural ingredients in your skincare routine. You can use them to create DIY skincare products or add them to your existing skincare products. If you are new to using natural ingredients in your skincare routine, it is a good idea to start by adding them to your existing products. For instance, you can simply add a few drops of coconut oil or a teaspoon of honey to your moisturizer or face wash.

Once you have a good understanding of how your skin reacts to natural ingredients, you can then create your DIY skincare products. There are different techniques available online, such as honey and sugar for body scrub, Aloe Vera as face masks, rose water as a toner, cucumbers for eye creams, and coconut oil for body oil. No matter how you choose to use natural ingredients in your skincare routine, it is important to be consistent. The more you use natural ingredients, the more benefits you will see.

Quick tips for using natural ingredients in your skincare routine:

  • Choose ingredients appropriate for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, you may want to use ingredients that are hydrating, such as aloe vera or honey.
  • Start with small amounts of ingredients and gradually increase the amount you use as your skin gets used to them.
  • Be patient and consistent. It may take some time to see the full benefits of using natural ingredients.
  • Have fun. Experiment with different ingredients and find what works best for your skin.

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