7 Ways To Moisturize Your Skin This Summer Using Items From Your Kitchen

By Khushi Kabra

July 23, 2018

Proper nourishment is the one and only key to glowing skin, especially in summers. The long hours of exposure to the sun, the pollution and dust make the skin dull and dry and that’s not it, the dryness can also lead to other skin-related problems like itchiness and infections.  But don’t just run to a store to buy a moisturiser. You have way more effective moisturizers lying in your kitchen so no need to buy those expensive ones anymore! 

Here are all-natural moisturizers for a hydrated and glowing skin:

1.Olive Oil

The biggest concern for everyone is that Olive Oil will make skin look and feel greasy but you may be surprised that the right kinds of oils, natural oils, can actually help you have less oily skin. Olive oil is perfect for this. Whether applied to face or body, olive oil will keep your skin smooth and supple. The natural acids and antioxidants of olive oil create a natural barrier against the harmful rays of the sun. It is good for almost every skin type.

How to apply:

Using your fingertips, massage the oil on your facial area in circular motions. Try to rub firmly over your nose, cheeks, and forehead. Rinse your face using hot water. Repeat this every morning and night. You will be able to see results within a week.


2. Cucumbers

Cucumber isn’t just a healthy addition to your diet, it works wonders on skin too. Just simply put slices of cucumber over your eyes or puree it and add a few drops of honey to make a soothing, hydrating mask. It can also reduce wrinkles and make your skin glow.

How to apply:

Take half a cucumber and 1 Tbsp. of plain yoghurt, blend and apply. Leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse off.


3. Castor Oil

Castor Oil doesn’t just moisturize skin, it also heals inflamed skin, fights signs of ageing, reduces acne, fades blemishes and what not. Castor oil works best when you only use tiny amounts of it.

How to apply:

Before applying castor oil, wash your face with warm water to open up your facial pores. Massage it in a circular motion. Leave the Castor oil on your face overnight and rinse in the morning for the best results.


4. Shea Butter

Shea Butter has Vitamins A & F in it and both of them have many healing properties including treating blemishes, wrinkles, burns and stretch marks. 

Note: It should not be used on the face as it is very rich and some people can break out.

How to apply:

As it is. Just get a pea-sized amount of shea butter, rub it between your fingers and gently massage it on your face, starting with the cheeks. The heat from rubbing it between your fingers automatically breaks down the shea butter into oil form.


5. Coconut Oil 

According to Vogue, coconut oil contains a lot of lauric and caprylic acid. These ingredients are known for helping to reduce redness and inflammation, evening out skin tones and helping to squash breakouts. It sinks in quickly and is an excellent moisturizer.

How to apply:

Take just ¼ teaspoon oil in the palm of one hand rub it with the other. Apply it on the face with both palms, gently massaging it in. Wait for 5-10 minutes for the oil to absorb into the skin, and wipe away any excess with a soft cotton towel. 


6. Honey

Raw honey is naturally anti-bacterial and is a very effective way to get rid of your acne. It also works as a great cleanser. Put honey on your skin at least three times a week and you’ll have skin that glows without the need of expensive moisturizers.

How to apply:

Wash your skin. Slather honey on it. Wait 15 minutes (or as long as you want, really) and then rinse it off with warm water and a washcloth. You can add all kinds of other things to a honey mask, but just straight-up pure honey on your face on a regular basis is an incredible, magical skincare routine.


7. Avocados

Avocados aren’t just for cooking, but also useful as a moisturizer to protect you from the hot, dry climate.The natural oils in avocados go deep into the skin and soften dry and flaky patches.

How to apply:

Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove the skin and pit. Mash the meat in a bowl using a fork. Get it to a creamy consistency and then smear the avocado over any dry areas of skin. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.