We all know one thing: summer is SUPER fun, but it takes a toll on your skin, amiright? If you’ve been left feeling in need of some TLC, take a moment to revive it with these not-to-be-missed DIY tips. Oh, and the best part? You won’t even need to step foot outside the house!

Woman laughing in the bathroom wearing a face mask

The sugar saviour

Step away from the beauty cupboard, babe! By now, you probably know that some of the best ingredients to give your skin all the goodness it needs can be found in your food cupboard. And for this heavenly hack, all you need is sugar and egg whites. Yup, put the cookbook away and whip yourself up a miracle face mask with a quarter cup of sugar and the whites of two eggs. Egg whites are known to be naturally high in skin-healing protein, while the sugar works to exfoliate your skin naturally, shrinking pores and tightening partied-out skin.

The DIY steam-clean

Ladies, never underestimate the power of a DIY face steam! We’re all too familiar with the little monsters lurking under our skin, but you can bring out those annoying spots and say buh-bye for good. Fill a large bowl with boiling water, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil, cover your head with a towel and let all the steamy goodness get to work. After 10-15 minutes, your skin will be released of all the nasty toxins and ready for a fresh start. Yahs!  

The naturally perfect peel

We’ve all read about homemade face masks, but how about peeling back the past few months all by yourself? It isn’t half as scary as it sounds. Mix together a couple of teaspoons of baking soda, one teaspoon of water and a dash of fresh lemon juice and apply it as a mask to your face. Pop ya feet up and take five minutes to scroll through Insta while this miracle concoction works to revitalise your skin, then just wash it off and admire that radiant new face. But be sure not to overdo it – citrus and baking soda can work miracles but only when used sparingly.

The flawless finish

Reduce acne and scars? Where do we sign up? Forget most lotions and potions – the secret ingredient for flawless skin is turmeric. Yup, you heard us right – this go-to spice has been a beauty go-to for centuries. Anti-inflammatory and proven to target pores, this is one skin hack you don’t want to miss. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric into 2-3 tablespoons of natural or Greek yogurt (and some honey if you’re feeling fancy) and smooth over your face. Let all those natural ingredients penetrate your skin for 15 minutes before washing it off to reveal a fresh and more vibrant you. Yay!