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How to use Aloe vera on face daily for healthy & flawless skin

Aloe vera is the plant of immortality and no stranger in the skincare world. It is known for its umpteen benefits.

Aloe vera gel is the gooey, translucent sap of the plant that is filled with beauty benefits and can rid you of almost all your skin woes. Oily, dry or sensitive, it works it’s magic on every skin type and is a secret to getting spotless, flawless skin. You might even have the thorny plant sitting in your backyard/ home garden and still be unaware of what all it can do for your skin.

Now, that you know aloe vera is the solution to all your skin problems, I’m sure you can’t wait to try the wonder ingredient yourself to see the results. Take a look at the three ways you can use it and add it to your skincare regimen to get healthy, flawless skin.

Use fresh natural aloe vera gel directly on the face

Watch the video below to see how to do that or continue reading.

Video – how to use aloe cut piece on the face
  1. Cut a piece of aloe vera leaf, cut out thorns on the sides and the top green layer. Make a few cuts in the gel, so you get the maximum gel out of it.
  2. Rub it from the gel-side on the face avoiding eyes for 5 minutes and rinse with normal water for healthy and flawless skin.
  3. Do this once daily. (One time a day instead of using face wash or any kind of soap, use a cut piece of aloe to massage your face for 5 minutes and rinse to see the difference.)
Aloe vera cut piece
Aloe cut piece

Use this(as shown in the picture above) as a bar of soap instead of soap to wash your face once a day.

Alternatively, you can also scrape some fresh sap(gel) from the leaves of the aloe plant using a knife. Gel from a leaf would be enough. Blend it or whisk to make it smooth and apply the mix onto the face and neck with the help of fingers before going to bed. Leave it overnight and wash your face in the morning.

1. DIY aloe vera face mask for oily skin

For oily skin, here is an aloe mask that will help you zap excess oil from your skin and prevent acne.

You will need:
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp Multani mitti (Fuller’s earth)
  • Rosewater or cold milk ( as per consistency)
Directions:
  • Combine the Multani mitti powder and fresh aloe gel. Add cold milk if you are not sensitive to dairy. If you are, use rose water instead to adjust the consistency of the paste.
  • Whisk it into a smooth paste.
  • Apply on your cleansed face, let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Apply once or twice a week.

2. DIY aloe vera face mask for dry skin

Turn dry and dull skin into plump and supple one by using the below mentioned 3 ingredients. These 3 ingredients are hydrating agents and when applied on the face, they leave your skin soft and supple.

You will need:
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Few pieces of cucumber
Directions:
  • Prepare a face mask using aloe vera gel, honey, and cucumber.
  • Blend a few pieces of cucumber, 1 tsp of honey and 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel.
  • Apply the mixture on your cleansed face.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off.
  • Apply twice a week.

3. DIY aloe vera face mask for normal skin

A face mask made with aloe vera gel and banana is moisturizing and brightening. It works for every type of skin, especially normal and sensitive.

You will need:
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 Banana
Directions:
  1. Mash one banana into a bowl and add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
  2. Mix well and apply on cleansed face.
  3. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and moisturize.
  5. Apply once or twice a week.

REASONS WHY ALOE VERA GEL IS A SKINCARE MUST-HAVE

  1. Moisturizes and heals dry and flaky skin – Aloe vera, a natural moisturizer has hydrating properties and absorbs into the skin like magic. Even for oily and acne-prone skin, it has proved to be an excellent moisturizer because of its water content(99%) and light texture.
  2. Soothes irritated skin – Aloe vera gel has cooling properties that help soothe irritated skin affected by sunburn, rash, infection, redness, and itchiness. Thus, making it for a super ingredient for sensitive skin. Also, its antifungal properties help in handling inflammation skin issues such as heat boils and cysts in summers.
  3. It helps with signs of aging – It helps your skin in retaining its moisture and gives back its radiance. Not only it reduces the visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, but it also prevents premature aging of the skin by improving the elasticity of the skin and repairing skin cells.
  4. Fights acne and fades blemishes – It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help in keeping the acne at bay. It prevents bacteria build-up that is the main cause of pimples and acne, and it also speeds up the healing process. Applying a small amount of aloe vera gel on the zit would help you get rid of it in no time. Not only that, but it also helps remove pesky acne scars and blemishes that acne leaves behind.
  5. Removes dark circles and puffiness – You can trust aloe vera to get rid of unsightly dark circles. It is packed with antioxidant and vitamin E which help lighten discoloration around eyes and the cooling effect helps with the puffiness. Applying aloe vera gel around eyes at night would depuff eyes and fades the dark circles away.

Note: If you buy a leaf from a store, then store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. This way, it will last you a couple of weeks.

(2 weeks or more depending on its freshness from the day you bought it).

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