ALOE VERA FOR BEAUTIFUL AND BRIGHT SKIN (II)

Guest post by Emily Pham

Aloe vera has many health benefits for skin and hair. After offering some tips for generic skincare in the first article, it’s time to look into the uses of aloe vera for various skin conditions.

Aloe vera has the following active ingredients, among many:
• Auxins and gibberellins in aloe vera aid in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory activity;
• Alkaline phosphatase of aloe vera helps reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically;
• Salicylic acid possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and gets rid of the acne-causing bacteria.

These are some of the wonders you can do with aloe vera.

Scrub For Acne-Prone Skin

Ingredients:
◦ 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
◦ ¼ tbsp of organic nutmeg powder
◦ Some drops of fresh lemon

How to make it

Mix well all ingredients and apply this scrub on the face or the affected area and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it off with clean water. Repeat daily to eliminate acne fast.

How it works

Nutmeg is an ayurvedic medicine, known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, which can help cleanse clogged pores, infections, and aid in oil control. Nutmeg is also powerful on cystic acne. Lemon juice aids in lightening dark spots on the skin. So, try aloe vera acne gel with nutmeg and lemon to have clear skin.

Aloe Vera Mask For Oily Skin

Ingredients:
◦ 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
◦ 1 tbsp of yogurt (optional)
◦ 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice

How to make it

Mix all of the ingredients and blend the mixture with a spoon till it turns creamy. Then apply the paste to the face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off. Repeat this remedy 3-4 times a week.

How it works

Lemons have cooling and astringent properties. They’re rich in vitamin C, which can get rid of acne and brighten dull skin. It’s naturally acidic. Hence it helps balance the skin and remove excess oil. It can minimise the large skin pores that produce excess oil. Yogurt provides lactic acid, which can aid in exfoliating the skin.

Aloe Vera Remedy For Dry Skin

Ingredients:
◦ 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
◦ ½ tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or Sweet almond oil
◦ 1 tbsp of honey

How to make it

This is a great home remedy for the dry and dull skin. This face pack will quench the thirst of your skin for sure. Make a paste of aloe vera gel, honey, and olive oil. Apply the paste to the face and neck and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a clean and damp cloth. Do this 3-4 times a week.

How it works

Olive and almond oils help to keep the skin moisturised and they also bring anti-aging benefits to the skin thanks to the rich content of antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin E, and fatty acids, which contribute to making your skin smooth and soft. Honey helps give a glow to the skin and prevents pimples or acne caused by excessive dryness of the skin.

Aloe Vera Blend For Sensitive Skin

Ingredients:
◦ 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
◦ 1 tbsp of mashed ripe banana
◦ 1/2 tbsp of honey

How to make it

Mix all ingredients and blend the mixture with a spoon till it turns creamy. Next, apply the paste on the face and neck and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wipe it off using a clean damp cloth. Do it 3-4 times a week.

How it works

The ripe banana provides hydration and nutrition to your skin thanks to its carbohydrate, water, and fat content. It aids in maintaining skin firmness, removes acne and blemishes, and gives a glow to your skin. All in all, you can say it is proper food for the skin. Honey contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that kill bacteria resulting in damages to the skin.

Aloe Vera Mix For Depigmentation And Dark Spots

Ingredients:
◦ 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
◦ 1 tbsp of yogurt
◦ 1 tbsp of turmeric powder
◦ 1 tbsp of lemon juice

How to make it

Mix all ingredients and make a spreadable paste. After that, apply it on the face and gently massage it in circular motions about 5 minutes. Let the mixture stay for approximately 20 minutes. Wash it off with a clean damp cloth. Repeat this 3-4 times a week.

How it works

Turmeric aids in skin rejuvenation and is useful for treating depigmentation. Lemon juice is effective in lightening hyperpigmented skin as well as other blemishes on the skin. Yogurt can remarkably exfoliate your skin and dissolve the dead skin cells.

With this useful information, you can use aloe vera effectively. Share the results in the comments section below!

Emily Pham is a blogger with many years of experience in searching for the best natural home remedies for beauty and health issues. All content provided is for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate for you.