Aloe vera is considered to a be a magical ingredient when it comes to home remedies. From being beneficial for your skin to improving hair health, no ailment cannot be treated with aloe vera. In use since the ancient Egyptian era, aloe vera works as a natural anti-oxidant. Its anti-microbial properties reduce pimples and acne while it keeps the skin young-looking by making it firm. It also gives a natural glow to the skin. Here are five home remedies that use aloe vera to benefit your skin.
Fuller’s Earth and Aloe Vera
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth, one teaspoon of aloe vera gel, & Rose Water
Method: Mix 1 tablespoon of Fuller’s Earth and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel along with enough of rose water to make a smooth paste that has no lumps. Apply this paste on your face in a thin layer and let it dry for around 15-20 minutes. Take care to avoid the eye area. Wash your face using lukewarm water and moisturise your face. For best results, apply this face pack once or twice a week.
Fuller’s Earth is famous for its cleansing properties and absorbs the excess oil from the skin.
Curd and Aloe Vera
Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of curd, & 1 teaspoon of honey or lemon juice.
Method: Whisk the curd to remove the lumps and get a smooth paste. Add two teaspoon of aloe vera gel to it along with either honey or lemon juice. You should add honey if you have dry skin and lemon juice if you have wet & oily skin. Spread this paste on your face and let it stay for at least 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with water. For best results, use this face mask thrice a week to get clear skin.
Yoghurt is an excellent skin cleanser and is used in a variety of home remedies. Suitable for every skin type, it exfoliates the skin and removes the dirt and grime lodged in the pores as it contains mild acids. The healthy fats present in it nurture the skin.
Red Lentil, Tomato, and Aloe Vera
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of red lentil, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one tomato, and water.
Method: Soak the red lentils overnight in a glass of water. Chop the tomato into small pieces and blend the chopped tomato with the lentils in the morning to make a thick paste. Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel in the paste. After washing the face, apply this paste on your face and massage it into your skin by rubbing it in circular motions for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water. For best results, use this a scrub twice a week.
Aloe vera removes whiteheads and blackheads while the paste of red lentils helps in getting rid of dead skin cells and unclogging the pores.
Neem and Aloe Vera
Ingredients: 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of honey, some neem leaves, and water.
Method: Grind some washed neem leaves with water to get a thick paste. Mix 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and one teaspoon of honey in it to make the paste a bit thin. Apply this face pack on your face and let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Make sure that the pimples are covered. Wash off the face pack with lukewarm water and dry it using a towel. For best results, use this twice or thrice a week.
There is no better ingredient than neem to fight off pimples and acne. The anti-microbial properties of neem prevent the occurrence of pimple-causing bacteria on the skin while aloe vera soothes the skin.
Gram Flour and Aloe Vera
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of gram flour, & 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel.
Method: Mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour with two teaspoons of aloe vera gel to make a smooth, creamy paste. Apply this on your face and neck, and let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash the paste off using lukewarm water and apply a moisturiser. For best results, use this paste twice or thrice a week.
This face pack is suitable for every skin type and exfoliates the skin to remove the dead skin cells. It also tightens the pores on regular use.