6 Aloe Vera packs for Glowing Skin and Face and its Amazing Benefits!
To get a glowing skin and amazing ideas for face packs there are a few benefits of Aloe Vera Face packs and also the whole process by which you can make them. Here are six amazing face pack ideas for your amazing skin tone!
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word, Aloe Vera? You think about its medicinal value, don’t you?! Isn’t it impressive that nature has so much to offer you?
Aloe Vera works wonders on your skin as it is loaded with antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. Let’s first take a look at the benefits of applying Aloe Vera gel on your face and skin :
Lightens the skin
Improves the eye area
Improves oily skin
Treats insect bites
Helps with signs of aging
Knowing how beneficial it is, aren’t you prompted to use it? Many of us like to keep the naturality intact of the things that nature has to offer us. Even if the company says it produces 100% natural gel, they do add preservatives and fragrance and many don’t like the idea of adding anything plus they have “trust issues”. But let me tell you preservatives are very crucial to increase the shelf life, but you know “trust issues", not knowing what is being added. So let’s make one ourselves.
- Step 1
If you have a plant then cut a thick leaf, close to the trunk of the plants. Make sure that your knife or scissors are clean and washed properly before using them on Aloe. If you do not have a plant, don’t worry, you’ll get one easily in the market. One thing that you should keep in mind while purchasing Aloe is that the leaf should be thick and dark green. Also, make sure that the leaf hasn’t dried up.
- Step 2
Cut the leaf from the broader end and place the cut side down in a bowl or glass. Now, this process is needed to drain out the toxins from the leaf. You’ll see a red or yellowish liquid draining from the leaf. It can cause stomach pain if ingested but even if you are using it on your face and skin you should consider draining it out. You know, ‘precaution’.
- Step 3
Now let’s get started with the peeling. Let me make it clear, everything that you are using should be washed properly. First, wash your hands and then the Aloe Vera leaf. Ensure that the knife or scissors, the bowl and the spoon, whatever you're using is washed properly because you don’t want to put bacteria with the gel on your face (sorry for making you imagine that). First, peel the spiky edges of the leaves. After that, take the curved part in your hands and the other flat surface is now going to be facing. Peel off the flat surface by using a knife or you can make a cut and then use your hands to take it off.
- Step 4
Once the gel is exposed, scrape it off using a knife or you can also use a spoon. I’d recommend you to use a spoon because it’s so slippery and slimy, using a knife can make you vulnerable to injuries and cuts. If you want to ensure minimum wastage then first make horizontal lines on the gel using a knife and then draw the knife vertically on the gel and then scrap it off using a spoon. Don’t knick into the leaf.
- Step 5
Once you’ve harvested all the gel in a bowl there are two things that you can do. Either you can use a fork to whisk it like an egg to dissolve all the chunks or you can pour all the gel in a blender and blend it for 2-3 minutes. Don’t blend for long or else it will lose its thick texture. If you want to be doubly sure, then pour this gel through a sieve into the container. After blending or whisking it will have a lot of bubbles but don’t worry, it’ll settle with time. The consistency of gel will be thin but it will become thick in 3-4 hours. But even then if you are not satisfied with its consistency and want it to be like the one that you purchase, you can add agar to it. It will give it a semi-solid texture.
- Step 6
Once the gel is done you are going to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Before storing, you can puncture two Vitamin E capsules and pour them in it since Vitamin E is very good for your skin and hair. Try to use it all within 3 weeks.
So you see it’s really easy to make Aloe Vera gel at home plus you can alter or add things according to your needs. Now let’s have a look at some face packs using Aloe Vera to improve your skin.
Aloe Vera gel and Rosewater-
Mix 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and Rosewater. Apply it on your face a keep it for 20 minutes. Rosewater is an astringent that soothes and tones the skin. Pimple marks, age marks, or injury marks can be treated with this face pack.
Aloe Vera gel and Multani Mitti –
Combine 1 teaspoon of the gel with 1 tablespoon of Multani Mitti. In addition to this, you can also add rose water or cold milk. Keep it for 10-15 minutes before washing off with normal water. Multani Mitti will cleanse your pores by absorbing excess oil.
Aloe Vera and Banana face pack-
This is a remedy for dry skin. Mash a banana thoroughly and mix it with the gel. Apply it on the face and let it sit for 10 mins. This face pack improves the skin's elasticity. Banana will hydrate and moisturise your skin.
Neem and Aloe Vera face pack-
Wash and grind a handful of neem leaves with some water into a paste. You can also add 2-3 tulsi (holy basil) leaves into it. Now add 1 teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel. You can also add little water to maintain the consistency. Use the face on acne-prone and oily skin since neem has antimicrobial properties. It can be used once or twice a week.
Sandalwood and Aloe Vera face pack-
Make a paste by mixing 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder in 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel. Apply it on your face and let the pack dry for 15 minutes after which you can wash it off with cold water. Sandalwood will improve your skin tone and give you a clear skin. It can be used on all skin types. You can use this face pack twice a week.
Aloe Vera gel with tea tree oil-
This remedy is for the treatment of acne. Dilute 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil in 2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera gel. Tea tree oil reduces inflammation and redness. It also helps to prevent and reduce acne scars, giving you smooth clear skin.
I hope I was able to cover most of the topics for Aloe Vera and its benefits for skin. In the next post, I shall be covering some of its benefits for the hair.
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