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5 face masks using Aloe Vera

 

                                     5 Face Masks Using Aloe Vera


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Face Mask Using Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that has been used for ages and is still used for treating many problems. It is cultivated worldwide for making foods, cosmetic products, herbal remedies, etc. Even it can be grown easily at home and you can take advantage of the goodness of gel that comes from its leaves. This gel can be used to make aloe juice or you can apply directly it on your face regularly to get younger-looking skin. It is a natural way to make your skin beautiful. There are many products in the market that we use that can make our skin look beautiful, but using these products for a longer period of time harms our skin as a result there are more chances of getting wrinkles and dark spots at an early age.

Benefits of using  Aloe Vera:

  • Aloe Vera provides hydration to your skin and keeps your skin looking fresh all the time. It is the best moisturizer for your skin.
  • It has an antibacterial property that helps in treating acne and pimples.
  • It has naturally occurring antioxidants that help in repairing skin cells. This gives your skin a natural glow.
  • It can also be used to treat insect bites, sunburns, eczema, cuts, and wounds.
  • It has a de-pigmentation property which helps in lighten dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other skin blemishes.

How to extract Aloe Vera gel from aloe leaves:

  • It is very simple to make Aloe Vera gel from the aloe plant at home. You only need a mature plant (a 2-3 years old) as it has more active ingredients as compared to the new plant.
  • Pick 1 or more leaves as per your need from the base/outer side of the plant and cut them from its base (near the stem).
  • Allow the yellow sap to drain from the leaves as it is not beneficial to use
  • Wash it off properly so that all the dirt is removed and dry them.
  • Trim the prickly leaves from the edges with the help of a knife. Separate the excess green part of the leaves with the help of a knife or with your hands.
  • The remaining translucent part is the Aloe Vera gel which is used in many ways.

You can cut it into pieces and blend it to get the gel and mix it with suitable things like honey, besan, etc to use as a mask or u can directly apply it to your face or body. Though it shows good results after one use, it is better to use aloe vera gel on the face daily as it is a natural product, and if you are dealing with any face problem like acne and marks you have to use it daily to deal with all these problems permanently.

Mask using Aloe Vera:

Here are 5 masks that you can mix with Aloe Vera gel to get healthy-looking skin. All can be made easily at home:

  •         Aloe and curd.
  •         Aloe and Honey.
  •         Aloe and tomato juice.
  •         Aloe and besan.
  •         Aloe and Multani mitti.

1)  Aloe and curd:

Curd is a natural cleanser that helps in removing dirt and impurities from the skin. It provides moisturization and hydrates your skin. This mask is helpful for all skin types.

You need

·         2 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel.

·         1 tablespoon of curd (yogurt).

Method

·         Mix everything well and make a paste of it.

·         Apply this mask on the face and neck in an upward direction.

·         Leave it for 10-15 minutes.

·         Rinse it with lukewarm water.

 

2) Aloe and Honey:

Honey has antibacterial property which is very effective in treating acne. It clears away all the dirt and impurities which helps clean the pores. It has astringent properties which help in maintaining the natural pH of your skin. It also helps in healing acne and breakouts speedily. It provides moisturization to the skin and is best suited for dry skin types.

You need

·         1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel.

·         2 tablespoon of pure honey.

  Method

·         Mix everything well and make a paste that should be easily spread.

·      Apply this mask on the face and neck and relax while the mask does its magic.

·         Leave it for 5-10 minutes.

·         Rinse thoroughly after application

 

 3) Aloe and Tomato juice:

Tomatoes works wonders for removing acne marks and shrinking open pores. It has a high potassium and vitamin C content, which helps restore the skin cells and provides natural glow to the skin. It also helps in treating skin problems related to aging and sun damage.

You need

·         1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel.

·         1 ripe tomato.

Method

·         Mash a ripe tomato in a bowl.

·         Mix 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel in it.

·        Dab a cotton pad in the mixture and apply evenly all over your face and neck.

·         Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

·         Rinse thoroughly with cold water.


4)  Aloe Vera and Besan mask:

Besan is the best for using as a mask or face wash for oily skin types as it has cleaning properties that help in removing the dirt and oil from the face. It removes suntan and gives you an even skin tone.

You need

·         2 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel.

·         2 tablespoon of besan.

·         2-3 drops of fresh lemon juice.

Method

·        Put besan, lemon juice and Aloe Vera gel in a bowl and mix them well. You can use rose water instead of lemon juice if you have sensitive skin.

·         Apply this mixture on your face for about 15-20 minutes till it dries.

·         Wash it off with cold water

 

5)  Aloe vera with Fuller’s earth (Multani mitti):

Multani mitti has been used for many years due to its great cleaning properties which thoroughly cleanses your pores by removing all the impurities. It works wonder for people with oily skin as it absorbs all the excessive oil from the face and help in drying out the pimples.

You need

·         1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel.

·         1 tablespoon Multani mitti.

·         Rosewater

Method

·         Combine Multani mitti , Aloe Vera gel and rosewater together.

·         Mix everything well and make a paste of it.

·         Apply this mask on the face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

·         Rinse off with normal water.


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