Beauty Benefits Of Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera is known worldwide for its beauty and health benefits. Egyptians called it a Plant of Immortality. When used externally Aloe vera helps to nourish skin, hydrate it, rejuvenate and make it glow. It makes the skin smooth, acne free, reduces blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles.1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/.

Aloe vera gel has an element called “Lignin” – a structural material of cellulose content that has penetrating properties, which help in reaching the toughened areas of skin, It also has another element called Saponin – a soapy substance from gel that is capable of cleansing and has anti septic properties2)http://www.ijddr.in/drug-development/aloe-vera-as-penetration-enhancer.php?aid=5476.

Vitamins, Amino acids and Enzymes in Aloe vera gel

  • Aloe Vera contains vitamins like A, B(B1, B2, B3, B6) , K,E Niacinamide and Choline
  • Amino acids in Aloe Vera gel like Isoleucine, leucine, lysine, valine, salicylic acid helps in reducing inflammation.
  • Enzymes like Amylase and Lipase are used to break down fat and sugar molecules.

How to extract Aloe Vera Gel

aloe vera gel extraction
  1. Cut a leaf off the outer part of plant
  2. Now cut the leaf in sections
  3. Carefully cut the skin away from gel
  4. Put all pieces in a bowl and prepare blender
  5. Place it in blender until it turns into liquid

Place it in a jar or bowl and let it sit for an hour or until the froth is suspended, Aloe vera gel is now ready to use, Store it in dry and cool place, Refrigerate it, can be used up to 20-25 days

How to Apply Aloe Vera Gel on Your Face

Aloe vera’s power to penetrate deeply into the dermal layers is possibly its greatest asset. Without this ability, all the other properties it possesses would be much less effective. Aloe serves to retain moisture in damaged tissue.3)https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/768e/00ea5b116d501aec9967840cbaf2f5bf0e28.pdf

aloe vera gel face scrub

Aloe Vera gel as a scrub

  • take 2 teaspoon of Aloe vera gel
  • add 1 teaspoon of white/ brown sugar
  • add 1 tsp curd (sour)
  • mix it well and use it as a scrub on your face
  • gently scrub the face and help the skin to exfoliate (3-4 minutes)
  • wash with normal water

Aloe Vera gel as a face Mask

For Acne Prone Skin

  • 2 teaspoon Aloe vera gel
  • 2-3 pinch of organic turmeric powder
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • mix it well and apply the mask on skin
  • let it dry and then wash with water
  • apply a suitable antiseptic cream or moisturizer on your skin.

For Dry Skin

aloe vera face mask

  • 2 teaspoon of Aloe vera gel
  • half teaspoon of olive oil or sweet almond oil
  • half teaspoon of honey

For Oily Skin

  • 2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato juice or puree

For Sensitive Skin

  • 2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of Papaya pulp

For Suntan

  • 2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of cucumber paste
  • 1 teaspoon of curd
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Apply these masks on your face as per your skin. Let the mask dry out and then wash your face with water. Your skin will get naturally healed and start glowing with regular use of Aloe vera.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel

Extensive Studies have shown that Aloe vera plant in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky to dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems.

  • Reduce fine lines
  • Fills wrinkles
  • Reduce itchiness
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce blemishes
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Hydrate skin
  • Reduce rash or boils
  • Helps to heal wounds and burns
  • Treats flaky itchy skin like acne and eczema
  • Removes suntan
  • Reduce dark under eye circles
  • Reduce dark spots on skin
  • Makes skin tone even
  • Help skin to glow naturally

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References   [ + ]

1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
2.http://www.ijddr.in/drug-development/aloe-vera-as-penetration-enhancer.php?aid=5476
3.https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/768e/00ea5b116d501aec9967840cbaf2f5bf0e28.pdf

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