With the scorching summer right at the doorstep, you need to start taking care of your skin. During the hot summer, everyone usually faces a lot of skin problems. To counteract this problem, one can try some DIY home remedies. So if you want to keep the tanning, breakouts and other skin problems at bay, read on to know few tips to take care of your skin. These skincare tips will make your skin look healthy during this summer.

1. Use lemon juice

Citrus rich lemon has bleaching properties, and is a great ingredient to be used to get rid of your sun tan this summer. You can apply lemon juice to get rid of your tan by mixing it with honey or gram flour. Leave the paste for about 15 minutes and then wash and pat dry.

2.  Gram flour

Gram flour is another ingredient that you can find in your kitchen cabinet easily.  It will make your skin smooth and soft by removing dead skin cells. You can apply a paste of gram flour and water to get rid of sun tan, brown spots and sunburn. Leave the gram flour mask on your face and neck for 20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. use this pack twice in a week for great results.

3.  Milk and turmeric

The good old milk and turmeric pack is a magical remedy to be used on your skin. To use this take half cup of milk and add a pinch of turmeric in it. Apply this paste on your face and wait till it gets dry. Rinse your face and pat dry.  You can use this on daily basis for exceptional results.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a miracle beauty ingredient used in many beauty products rich with cooling properties. You can use the gel of Aloe Vera  on your skin to get rid of the sun burn and also to give your skin a natural shield from the sunburn.

5. Coconut water and sandalwood pack

Sandalwood and coconut water when used together on your skin will give you great results. To use it mix coconut water with one tablespoon of sandalwood powder to make a thick mixture. Apply it on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash it and then pat dry. This pack will help you get rid of tanned skin since sandalwood has cleansing properties and coconut water will give you glowing skin.

6. Papaya and honey pack

Honey and papaya when used together protects your skin from sun exposure.  Mix half cup of mashed papaya, add one tablespoon of honey and apply it all over the face. wash your face after 30 minutes. You will notice that your skin looks smooth and soft.

7. Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice pack

Using Cucumber, rose water and lemon juice pack will soothe your skin and reduce the red spots. Take one tablespoon of cucumber juice, lemon juice, and rose water in a bowl. Mix well and apply it all over your face and neck. Then wash it off with cold water post 10 minutes. This helps to turn your skin hale and healthy.