For long, the humble Aloe Vera has been considered the holy grail ingredient in the skincare space for many reasons. Not only does it suit all skin types, but it’s hands-down the best skin hydrator and moisturizer which quenches thirsty skin and keeps your skin looking minty fresh all day, every day. Secondly, it’s a natural antioxidant that protects the skin from sun damage, thereby keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Moreover, it also reduces inflammation and hence is great for treating sunburns (but you already know that), eczema, insect bites etc.; and if this ain’t all, it can also help lighten those pesky blemishes, dark spots and pigmentation for clear, glowy skin. Talk about being versatile!
In case, you still haven’t jumped on the Aloe Vera bandwagon, we have curated top five homemade Aloe Vera face packs that can be whipped easily at home! Scroll down for all the deets.
Here are the top 5 homemade aloe vera face packs that we swear by:
1. Aloe Vera And Rose Water
If you are looking for a face mask that can enhance cell regeneration and tone skin, then this potent mix of Aloe Vera and Rose Water is exactly what you need. Start by mixing by 1 tbsp of Aloe Vera extract with 1 tbsp Rose Water to make a smooth paste. Apply it on your face and rinse it off after 15-20 minutes. Voila, uber soft skin in a snap!
2. Aloe Vera And Honey
Try Aloe Vera and Honey for face when your skin’s feeling a little too dry or dehydrated for your comfort. Start by mixing 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel, 1 Tbsp Honey and one mashed over-ripe banana to create a smooth paste. Next, apply this mixture on your face and wash it off after 25-30 minutes. Result: Well-moisturized skin with no dry spots. PS: Make this your pre-party skincare ritual!
3. Aloe Vera And Lemon
Aloe Vera and Lemon for face? Yes please! In addition to vitamin C, lemon has natural cleansing and bleaching properties which helps break down dead cells, increases cell turnover and effectively removes tan and brightens skin. Mix 2 tbsps Aloe Vera gel with 5-6 drops of fresh Lemon juice; apply this concoction on your face and leave it for 20-25 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
4. Aloe Vera Gel And Tee Tree Oil
If acne or super oily skin are your main skin woes, then try a mixture of Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil for face. While Aloe Vera gel has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Tea Tree Oil aids in regularizing sebum production, inhibits the growth of bacteria—thereby making for a very potent combination that keeps pimples and acne at bay. Mix 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel with 1 tbsp of water and 2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Apply this on your face for 15-20 minutes and wash it off after some time. You can also use this as an overnight treatment and wash it off in the morning for maximum impact.
5. Aloe Vera And Vitamin E
A potent pack with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for face can help nourish you skin and make it oh-so soft and smooth. Owing to its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin conditioning properties, Vitamin E is a key ingredient for your skincare. Mix 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel with one Vitamin E capsule together. Slather this rich mixture on your face and let the mixture dry off. Rinse it off with cold water. Result: Fresh, radiant skin in a snap. What’s not to love!
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