As they rightly say, “You are only one swim away from a good mood.” But while swimming feels extremely refreshing for your body and mind, your skin may not feel the same way. Chlorinated water from the pool can cause tanning, rashes, itchiness and more. But fret not, we’ve got some effective homemade face masks and body masks that will save your skin from further damage and bring back the glow, so you can enjoy your summer pool workout every day!
Ripe bananas are great skin cleansers. Mash one ripe banana and drizzle some honey on it. Make it into a smooth paste and apply on your face, neck, arms and legs. Leave it on for 15 to 20 mins and rinse off with cold water. This pack reduces dark spots. You can also add some curd to this mask for a healthy glow.
This mask has been around for centuries and it works wonders on the skin. Mix together one tablespoon of besan and curd. Sprinkle some turmeric powder in it and squeeze some lemon juice. Mix it up well and apply on your face, neck, arms and feet. Leave it on till it dries and then wash off with cold water. This face mask will get rid of the tan and leave you with soft and supple skin.
Yes, we all love to eat chocolates; but did you know chocolate is great for the skin too? Mix up two tablespoons of cocoa powder with two tablespoons of mashed avocado. Now, drizzle some honey and olive oil in the concoction and blend it well. Apply this paste on your face and body and leave it on till it dries up completely. Wash gently with cold water and voila! This mask helps reduce blemishes and dark spots and is a great moisturizer too.
In the season of mangoes don’t just use it to satiate your taste buds; use it for the wellness of your skin too. Take a ripe mango and mash it to a smooth paste. Now, add some refined sugar and use this as an exfoliator. Once you are done scrubbing, take some more of the mashed mango and add some almond oil to it. Apply this paste as a face mask and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water once dry. Mangoes can moisturise your skin and give a cooling after-effect.
Papayas are known for their anti-tanning and dark-spot removing capabilities. This fruity mask is great to help regular swimmers retain the glow on their skin. Take a slice of ripe papaya, one banana, and one avocado. Mash all these ingredients into a smooth paste and add some milk to it. Apply the mask on your face and body for 30 minutes and then follow it up with a cold shower. This is great for dry skin and helps treat pigmentation too.
Now you needn’t worry about your skin when you head off to the pool! So, go on, pick out your favourite swimwear style and dive right in!