You’ve probably heard that aloe vera is an excellent anti-aging ingredient. However, you may be a bit skeptical of the ingredient’s ability to diminish wrinkles. Perhaps you’re dealing with dark spots on your face or acne scars, and you’re wondering if aloe vera may help.
No matter your skin problem, aloe vera can probably help. This healing plant is a versatile skin care remedy that can give you the beautiful skin you want, no matter your skin care problem.
Aloe vera has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, and it’s a popular ingredient in skincare products today. It contains a fantastic selection of antioxidants, which have the ability to repair damaged tissues and stimulate the growth of healthy skin cells.
How to Use Aloe Vera Gel for Face and Body?
① For Radiant, Smooth Skin
If you want a radiantly clear, baby smooth face complexion that will make your best friend drool with envy, then look no further than this gentle homemade exfoliating oatmeal-aloe facial mask.
What to Do:
Combine 1 tablespoon each of aloe vera gel, ground oats, ground almonds, and raw manuka honey (or pure honey) in a bowl. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Spread mixture on clean face and neck, massaging lightly in circular motions. Leave on for a few minutes until it dries before you wash off with lukewarm water.
② For Dull-Looking Skin
This polishing body scrub is sure to leave your skin much softer and smoother, and smelling good.
What to Do:
Bring hopelessly dull-looking skin back to life by mixing equal amounts of aloe vera flesh and brown sugar, and a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice or lime juice for extra natural skin brightening and whitening actions, if you desire.
③ For Tired and Dry Skin
For a fabulously frugal yet invigorating facial to perk up tired and moisture-starved skin in summer, use this cooling face mask made from cucumber and aloe vera. It will also do very nicely as a sunburn remedy and will help sunburned skin heal faster.
What to Do:
Blend 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel and ½ small cucumber (peeled and seeds removed) in a food processor until you get a smooth paste. Apply on your clean face and neck, making sure to avoid the eye area. Wait for 20 minutes or so and then rinse off with cold water.