At Home Summertime Remedies

Summer is upon us and that means more bare skin, enjoying the rays of the sun and the outdoors.  Unfortunately, baring skin and catching some rays have some negative effects.

You don’t need to rush out and buy expensive summer skin care products, however, most of what you need to take care of your skin in the warmer months can be found right in your fridge or pantry. Natural remedies are inexpensive and easy to use.


Summer is also a key time for sunburns. Particularly in the first part of the summer, we overestimate our body’s abilities to process the sunlight. Keep an aloe plant on your windowsill. When you experience a burn, one of the best natural remedies is to cut a small piece off one leaf and slice it in half. Rub the inside of the aloe leaf over your burn and repeat as needed.

Heat Rashes

Heat rash can be awful during summer, but you can soothe yourself with an oatmeal bath. You can find oatmeal in the drugstore specifically marketed for this purpose, but it is even easier to use the same oatmeal you already have in your pantry. Grind it to a fine powder in your blender or food processor, and add half a cup to a lukewarm bath. Natural remedies do not have to be complicated to be effective.

Bug Bites

Another common skin ailment of summer months is bug bites of one sort or another. An easy and effective way to treat them yourself is to mix a paste consisting of a small amount of meat tenderizer powder and water. Add this paste to a small bandage and place it on the bug bite. This is one of the most effective and fast natural remedies available for insect bites.

Switch Up Your Facial Care

During the summer, your skin can act differently than it does in the winter. You may want to look for cleansers and masks that are lighter and do not clog your pores. Consider making your own masks and facial treatments. These types of natural remedies are easy, and they contain lots of vitamins and other nutrients that help your skin replenish itself.

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