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DIY Aloe Vera Masks to Soothe Summer Skin

Posted by Jessica Windell on

Our skin has to put up with a lot in the summer months – sunscreen from beach days, make-up from nights out with friends, sweat from a long hike — your face deserves a little R&R.

Here are a few of her suggestions for easy-to-DIY face masks using skin-soothing aloe vera as a base, to give your skin a boost.

Refreshing Citrus Aloe Mask Recipe

1. Refreshing Citrus Aloe Vera Mask
Perfect after a long day at the beach, this Vitamin C-heavy mixture provides some much-needed healing, soothing inflammation and redness due to sunburn.


  • 1 tsp orange peel powder
  • 2 Tbsps aloe vera gel
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice

Mix all ingredients into a paste. Apply on face, focusing on areas of sunburn. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with cold water.

Hydrating Banana/Almond Aloe Mask Recipe2. Hydrating Banana/Almond Aloe Vera Mask
Skin dried out from too much product? This revitalizing blend prevents flakiness and keeps skin hydrated.


  • 2 Tbsps aloe vera gel
  • 3 tsp almond oil
  • 1 small, ripe banana

Mash the banana, then add the aloe vera gel and the almond oil. Mix thoroughly until evenly blended. Apply, and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.

Radiant Glow Exfoliating Mask Recipe3. Radiant Glow Exfoliating Aloe Mask
For a more even skin tone, papaya is the way to go. It treats dark spots and helps in removing dead skin cells. Brown sugar acts as an exfoliant, scrubbing away dirt, make-up, and excess oil. When combined with soothing aloe, damaged skin is repaired, leaving you with a soft, radiant glow.


  • 1/3 of a ripe papaya
  • 1 TBSP granulated brown sugar
  • 2 TBSPS aloe vera gel