Sun damage isn’t something you want to mess around with. It can increase the signs of aging, including dark spots and wrinkles. Too much unprotected sun exposure can also increase your risk of developing skin cancer. If you got a little slack with the sunscreen, you can help minimize the risk and damage with a mask. These DIY versions are super easy to make and are perfect for restoring your complexion.
1. Easy Avocado Mask
Avocado is great for your skin because it’s loaded with nutrients that you need for a fresh, glowing complexion. This mask is ideal for smoothing on after you come in out of the sun and it’s really easy to make too.
1 teaspoon raw honey
½ teaspoon rosehip seed oil
2 drops tea tree oil
Combine all the ingredients together in the blender. Spread the mixture on clean skin and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash your face, then follow with moisturizer.
2. Use Chamomile and Olive Oil
This mask is designed to counteract redness, which can happen when you spend too much time out in the sun. You will like how calming this face mask is and how much better your skin feels after you use it.
¼ cup olive oil
1 chamomile tea bag
Open the tea bag and combine it with the olive oil. Apply the mixture to clean skin, allowing it to sit for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing.
3. Moisturizing Face Mask
When you get too much sun, your skin gets parched and dry. This mask will help restore the hydration to your face and heal damage at the same time.
1 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Combine the honey and vinegar and spread it evenly all over your face. Wait 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
4. Green Tea Mask to Heal Sun Damage
Green tea is a miracle, wouldn’t you say? It has so many healing and health benefits that you can use it for virtually anything, including healing sun damaged skin.
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 teaspoon raw honey
Combine the two ingredients to form a paste. Apply the mask all over your face, allowing it soak in for about 15 minutes. Wipe off with a warm washcloth.
5. Tomato Facial
Tomatoes are loaded with vitamin C, which your skin needs to stay healthy. They also contain a wealth of antioxidants, which can counteract sun damage and keep your skin looking glorious all day, every day.
1 tomato, mashed and skin and seeds removed
1 teaspoon cucumber juice
4 mint leaves
2 teaspoons plain yogurt
Combine the cucumber juice with the tomato. Crush the mint leaves and add to the mixture. Stir in the yogurt to combine well. Spread the mask on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse.
6. Fresh Orange Mask
Much like tomatoes, oranges also contain a ton of vitamin C and antioxidants. That makes it the perfect ingredient for a mask that you want to repair sun damage and keep your skin healthy.
1 teaspoon yogurt
Juice the orange and combine it with the yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and let it do its work for 15 minutes, then rinse.
7. Use Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has long been used as a way to treat burns and soothe sun damage. Putting it in a facial mask is a no-brainer.
4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Slice the cucumber and process until nearly liquid. Add the aloe vera gel and the vitamin E oil and blend to combine. Pat the mask onto your skin, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.
Which one do you want to try first?