If you are serious about getting perfect skin, then don’t think it’s only a pie in the sky. Every girl in this world has this fantasy. And with very inexpensive garden potted plant i.e., aloe vera, your hallucinations are fulfilled because this spiny plant offers a lot of beauty benefits to our skin. Thus different uses of aloe vera are helpful in achieving perfect skin.

Although, these lance-shaped leaves of aloe vera have little teeth from outside, its inside is full of mucilaginous gel. This aloe vera gel makes you comely. The moisture content in this gel is about 97.8% and its PH level is 5.24, near to our optimum skin’s PH level according to research by Munoz OM, Leal X, Quitral V and Cardemil L in Extraction, Characterization and Properties of the Gel of Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) Cultivated in Chile.

It is also enriched with vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids that play a vital role in making our skin look stunning.

Extraction Of Gel From The Aloe Vera Leaves

Aloe vera belongs to the Lily family. Its gel is topically used in our skincare regime.

In order to extract aloe vera gel from the leaves.

  • Cut off any of the outermost leaves of the aloe vera plant, with a sharp knife horizontally.

  • Then, wash the leaves to remove any dirt. dust and debris etc.

  • Place this aloe vera leaf in an upright position for a few minutes, so that all the yellow sap will drain away.

  • Peel off the leaves, starting from the sharp, spiny edges on both sides of the leaves.

  • Now, place the leaves flat on the cutting board and slide your knife close to the skin carefully.

  • Remove both of the top and bottom layers and the gel slabs are there.

  • Slice these gel slabs and pour them in the blender until it turns into a smooth puree.

You can also store this aloe vera gel if stored in the refrigerator.

Instead of making your own fresh aloe vera gel. You can also buy ready-made aloe vera gel from the market. But to avoid the preservatives, we recommend adopting this gel extraction method and got maximum benefits for your skin.

7 Different Uses Of Aloe Vera Gel For Beautiful Skin

These uses of aloe vera gel are proved beneficial for getting flawless, and beautiful skin.

Studies also suggest the use of aloe vera gel for the treatment of skin related disorders and cosmetic applications.

Some of the different ways to use aloe vera in our skin care routine are mentioned below.

  1. Aloe Vera Toner
  2. Aloe Vera Facial Mist
  3. Aloe Vera Exfoliating Scrub
  4. Aloe Vera Hydrating Face Mask
  5. Aloe Vera Anti-Aging Face Mask
  6. Aloe Vera Acne-Free Face Mask
  7. Aloe Vera Eye Mask For Dark Circles

1. Aloe Vera Toner

Aloe vera instantly hydrates our skin without giving us a greasy effect. The orange essential oil works well for treating acne-prone skin. It gives radiance to dull skin and reduces wrinkles and fine lines as well. Tea tree oil is beneficial for treating acne, redness, and swelling due to its anti-inflammatory and anti fungal nature. It makes our skin smooth and clear.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup aloe vera juice

  • ½ cup distilled water

  • 2 drops of orange essential oil

  • 2 drops of tea tree essential oil

Process:

  1. Bring a clean spray bottle and pour all the ingredients in it.
  2. Shake it well and apply it on your clean face on a daily basis.

Benefits Of This Toner

  • Hydrates your skin

  • Lightens your skin tone

  • Get rid of acne

  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines

  • Tightens pores

2. Aloe Vera Facial Mist

One of these uses of aloe vera for skin includes its use in facial mist, especially in summer season. In this facial mist, rosewater cleans your clogged pores by removing oil, dust, and impurities. It controls the acne problem. Aloe vera gel contains glycoproteins which reduce acne spots and inflammation. It locks moisture in the skin as well. Lemon essential oil removes excess oil, cleans the pores, and improves skin complexion. It also tightens the skin and prevents wrinkle formation.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rose water

  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

  • 2 drops of lemon essential oil

Process:

  1. In a clean bowl, mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Now, take a clean spray bottle and pour this mixture in it, with the help of a small funnel.
  3. Shake it well before use.

Benefits Of This Facial Mist

  • Controls oil or sebum production on your skin

  • Moisturizes your skin

  • Skin whitening effect

  • Get rid of acne and pimples

  • Tightens and shrinks the skin pores

  • Anti-aging effect

  • Gives a refresh feeling and scent

  • Mood enhancer

3. Aloe Vera Exfoliating Scrub

Aloe vera deeply moisturizes your skin. Rice flour contains vitamins and amino acids that clears up your skin and its gritty texture help in exfoliation. Rice also absorbs excess oil or sebum on your skin. Orange peel powder has the skin lightening ability and gives a natural glow to your skin. It is rich in vitamin C, which helps to control the sebum level and tone up your skin. Honey is a humectant that locks moisture in our skin.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

  • 1 tablespoon rice flour

  • 1 teaspoon orange peel powder

  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Process:

  1. Take a clean bowl mix all the ingredients properly until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your clean face and massage it in circular motions for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Wash off with lukewarm water and then rinse with cold water.

Benefits Of This Scrub

  • Removes dead skin cells and debris

  • Moisturizes and nourishes your skin deeply

  • Lightens skin complexion

  • Brightening effect on the skin

4. Aloe Vera Hydrating Face Mask

One of the top uses of aloe vera is due to its hydrating power. In this face mask, the cucumber contains high water content (near 96%) and thus is good for hydrating our skin. It has some bleaching properties due to which it lightens up your skin tone. Both aloe vera and cucumber give a soothing and cooling effect on your skin. Almond oil has fatty acids that restore moisture in the skin. It also heals irritated skin.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel

  • 1 tablespoon cucumber puree

  • ½ teaspoon almond oil

Process:

  1. Mix aloe vera gel and almond oil in a small bowl.
  2. Now, peel a cucumber and blend it well to form a cucumber puree.
  3. Pour this puree in the above mixture and blend it nicely.
  4. Apply this mixture on your clean face and neck for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Wash with lukewarm water.

Benefits Of This Mask

  • Hydrates skin

  • Cures flaky and dry skin

  • Retains moisture in the skin

  • Lightens skin tone

  • Soothes skin irritation

  • Skin tightening effect

5. Aloe Vera Anti-Aging & Sun-Tan Removing Face Mask

Tomato contains lycopene and antioxidants that protect your skin from the UV rays and brighten it as well. Aloe vera contains antioxidants like vitamin C, E, and beta-carotene that makes your skin firm. Due to the use of aloe vera, the skin’s elasticity is also improved. Lavender oil is antibacterial in nature. Thus, it kills bacteria, cleans your pores, reduces redness, and acne on your skin.

Ingredients

  • ½ tomato

  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

  • 1-2 drops lavender oil (optional)

Process:

  1. Take a medium-sized tomato and blend it properly to form a smooth puree.
  2. In a clean bowl, pour this tomato puree and the remaining ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste on your clean face for 20 minutes and then wash off.

Benefits Of This Mask

  • Prevents wrinkle formation

  • Shows moisturizing effect

  • Removes tanning effect

  • Reduces redness on the skin

6. Aloe Vera Acne-Free Face Mask

The use of aloe vera in this mask is good as it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic characteristics that work against pathogens causing acne and pimples. Fuller’s earth absorbs oil and impurities and thereby cleanses your skin. Lemon juice has antibacterial properties due to which it cleans the pores. While rosewater maintains your skin’s PH level and cleans the pores.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

  • 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon rose water

Process:

  1. Blend all the ingredients well and forms a smooth paste.
  2. Apply this paste on your clean face till it dries out.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water.

Benefits Of This Mask

  • Absorbs oil and impurities

  • Improves skin tone

  • Softens skin

  • Removes acne and pimples

  • Cleanses pores

7. Aloe Vera Eye Mask For Dark Circles

Potato juice is a natural bleaching agent that removes dark circles and under-eye puffiness. Aloe vera gel contains vitamin E and a lot of antioxidants that help in the reduction of dark circles. Evening primrose oil reduces wrinkles and dark circles.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

  • 2 tablespoons potato pulp

  • 1 drop evening primrose oil

Process:

  1. Peel off a potato and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Blend the potato pieces till it turns into a smooth puree.
  3. Pour this potato pulp in a clean bowl. Now add other ingredients in it.
  4. Mix all of them properly and apply under your eyes for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash off.

Benefits Of This Mask

  • Removes dark circles

  • Reduces wrinkles

  • Moisturizes skin

  • Reduces skin discoloration

Choose any face mask recipe according to your skin type. As these, all remedies are natural which don’t show their results in a single-use. So, apply any of these remedies for a few weeks to see the best results on your skin.

Let us know how your skin becomes flawless with these aloe vera face masks in the comments section below.

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