Aloe vera is a magical beauty ingredient. It can make your face clean, spotless, and your complexion glowing. No more acne, pimples, acne scars and dark spots. If you use aloe vera in the below mentioned routine of cleansing, scrubbing, toning and moisturising with aloe vera as the principle component, you won’t have any more skin related issues.
This is the most cost-effective and easy remedy to get a gorgeous, soft skin.
Skincare benefits of aloe vera
Aloe vera is loaded with Vitamin E, C and beta carotene which lends it nourishing and anti-ageing properties. It naturally moisturises your skin without making it greasy. Also, aloe vera is known for its powerful healing properties that helps eliminate sunburn by forming a protective layer on the skin and replenishing its moisture levels. Owing to its nutritional qualities and presence of antioxidants, it helps the skin to heal faster.
How to use aloe vera leaves
This is one of the best ways to use aloe vera leaves. Take an aloe vera leaf and slice it into four cubes. Now, with a sharp knife slice the thorny sides off, then slice off the cover on the flat side of the leaf. You will be able to see the lush, green pulp. Let the skin remain on the curved side of the leaf in order to handle it better.
Aloe vera as a cleanser
First rinse your face with water and towel dry. Now take an aloe vera cube and rub the gel side of it on your face thoroughly. Going over the problem areas, like acne scars, dark spots and pigmentation repeatedly. Take a wet tissue and wipe your face with it. Aloe vera will moisturise your skin, keep it hydrated and enhance its elasticity. It has natural enzymes and vitamins that help restore the pH balance of the skin. Even men can use it as an aftershave to help heal small cuts and bruises.
Aloe vera as a scrub
Over a cube of aloe vera sprinkle a teaspoon of rice flour or sugar. Now scrub your face with it for about 2 minutes. You can use this scrub about thrice a week. Sugar is a natural exfoliator that helps remove dead skin cells while aloe vera hydrates and nourishes the skin. Rinse off with water and pat dry.
Aloe vera as a toner
Scrape the gel out of a aloe vera cube into a bowl, add to it two tablespoon rose water, two teaspoon water, and blend it thoroughly. Now decant the liquid into an empty spray bottle. Your skin toner is ready for use. Shake well before use. You can refrigerate the toner and use it for about 7-10 days. Spray the toner generously on your face and air dry.
Aloe vera as a moisturiser
Take the fourth cube of aloe vera and massage your face gently with it. Let it stand on your skin for about 10-12 minutes and go off to sleep. In the morning your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.