What is natural, ancient, and a solution to all your problems? I mean after god, duh. Of course ALOE VERA. it is not a god but definitely one of god’s personal favorite creations because from health to skin, to medicines to commodities it is omnipresent. Therefore in this article, we are going to understand how to use aloe vera on the face.
Well, apart from my limited knowledge of biblical terms and exaggerations let us also understand what science has to say about aloe vera. According to our very reliable friend (Wikipedia)
Aloe vera (/ˈæloʊiː/ or /ˈæloʊ/) is a succulent plant species of the genus aloe. It is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. The species is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.
Aloe vera has been widely grown as an ornamental plant. The species is popular with modern gardeners as a putatively medicinal plant and for its interesting flowers, form, and succulence. This succulence enables the species to survive in areas of low natural rainfall, making it ideal for rockeries and other low water-use gardens.
It is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, ointments, or in the form of gel for minor burns and sunburns. There is little clinical evidence for the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extract as a cosmetic or medicine.
It can be used for the following purposes
- Topical medication and potential side effects
- Dietary supplement
- Traditional medicine
- Commodities such as facial tissues
- 1 Why aloe vera for skin?
- 2 HOW TO HARVEST ALOE VERA
Why aloe vera for skin?
is a must-to-ask question; Because aloe vera gel is mostly water, it helps to hydrate the skin without that post-application greasy feeling, says Dr. Schlessinger. It helps lock moisture into the skin, while also acting as a glue that makes the top layer of skin cells stick together, ultimately smoothing and softening your skin.
Now let’s look at the procedure for the treatment of facial problems
Use pure aloe vera gel to prevent acne breakouts
Pure aloe vera gel has antibacterial and antioxidant properties, so it can be used in place of other ‘not so natural products’ because it’s natural, is safe for sensitive skin. Aloe vera enzymes also act as an exfoliator. exfoliating can remove unclogged pores which can help in the reduction of appearing of new acne.
Make a face mask with aloe vera, cinnamon, and honey
Honey and cinnamon contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. mix honey and cinnamon with aloe vera gel to increase the effectiveness of aloe vera.
- Mix 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the delicate skin around your eyes. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Rub aloe vera gel into skin after shaving
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- Instead of using a commercial aftershave that can excessively dry out your skin, apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel.
Cleanse your face with aloe vera gel twice a day
This one product can replace both your facial cleanser and moisturizer. In the morning and the evening, apply a thin layer to your skin. Rinse off with cool water and pat your face dry.
Avoid rubbing the skin on your face, especially the delicate skin around your eyes.
Combine aloe vera gel with tea tree oil to increase acne-fighting benefits
As we all know, the tea tree is extremely effective in treating acne. Almost every other product, cream, lotion, or facial washes contain tea tree oil.
Mix tea tree oil with aloe vera gel for a more effective result. Mix 6 to 12 drops of tea tree oil for every 15 milliliters (0.51 fl oz) of aloe vera gel. Start with 6 drops, and gradually increase as long as the mixture doesn’t cause redness or irritation. Use this mixture as a spot treatment after washing and drying your face to heal smaller pimples.
HOW TO HARVEST ALOE VERA
- Choose the correct aloe species
there are several different species of the aloe plant and only 1 of them is aloe vera. Other species grow as ornamental plants as they are easy to take care of. But aloe vera gel can only be harvested from aloe vera plants. Aloe vera plant has thin leaves and spots all over them with pale green colour.
- Use cactus soil potting mix in a medium to large planter
Any Medium and large planter will be enough to grow aloe vera. Make sure the place you place them is spacious, also look for a planter with a single large hole in the bottom to drain moisture.
- Place your plant where it will get plenty of light
As beneficial they sound, they are picky for their nature. If they get Too much sun they’ll dry, if they get less sun they’ll not grow.
Rather rely on indirect sunlighting.
- Do not overwater
Do not water your plant until the soil feels dry. Water your aloe plant at most once a week. As long as the leaves are cool and moist to the touch, your aloe vera is getting enough water.
These were some of the ways you can grow and use aloe vera. Growing plants is also therapy, so why not invest your time in getting healthy mentally and as a bonus externally too. Let us know how our article on how to use aloe vera on the face affects your life.
Faq of Aloe Vera On The Face
Should Aloe Vera gel be applied everyday ?
Aloe Vera is a natural substance extracted from plant aloe. You can purchase aloe products fit for your skin issues. You can apply aloe gel twice a day or better results.
How to make Aloe Vera Mask?
Take required amount of aloe vera gel and add 1-2 drops of lemon drops to it .mix it and apply evenly onyour face and neck. leave it on for 10mnts and then wash it off.
Does Aloe Vera gel works on Wrinkles?
Aloe Vera gel increases the production of collagen on body which helps reduce fine lines and promotes skin tightning.
Can I use Aloe Vera on both hair and face?
yes, aloe vera can be used on both skin and hair as aloe vera supplies plenty of vitamins and minerals and leaves skins hydrated.
How to make Aloe Vera hair mask?
There can be many ways to create a hair mask. one of them is by adding a few drops of castor oil to your aloe gel. mix them gently massage it into your scalp and leave it for 10-15 mints then wash it off as usual.