Ways to Use Aloe Vera as a Beauty Product – If you thought that Aloe Vera only served to soothe your skin when you sunbath too much, you’re wrong. Aloe Vera is a super versatile natural source for all kinds of beauty treatments. Its antibacterial and soothing properties are perfect to cure several problems, it is also soft with sensitive skin and is full of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants such as vitamin A (beta-carotene), C and E, B12 and folic acid.
Here we give you 16 ideas to incorporate this magical succulent in your beauty and skincare routines!
12 Ways to Use Aloe Vera in Your Beauty Routine
For your face:
1.- Makeup Remover: As a smokey eye lover, I know firsthand that taking off makeup at the end of the night is a serious thing. Many make-up removers are hard with delicate skin around the eyes and dry it. Our trick? Pass Aloe Vera gel (purchased or direct from the plant) on cotton to cleanse your face!
2.- Facial mask for sensitive skin: You can relieve the most sensitive skin with three ingredients. Mix 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera with one teaspoon of coconut oil and one teaspoon of lemon juice in a small bowl. After washing the skin, apply the mixture and let it rest a few minutes before rinsing. (Do not use it on wounds or scratches because the lemon will burn!)
3.- Firming night mask: for this you will need a juicer. Take aloe juice and mix it with half a cucumber and an egg white. Apply it on your face and go to your bed. Tip: do not use your pillowcase because it will get dirty.
4. Gel for eyebrows: for a healthy and effective eyebrow gel, smear a stick of mascara on Aloe Vera gel and brush your eyebrows to keep them in place.
5.- Fight acne: Just because you have acne does not mean you do not need moisture! Apply pure Aloe Vera directly from the plant on your pimples and pimples and let it absorb; Soothing properties help inflammation while bacteria are eradicated. At the end of the day, the pimples will have shrunk considerably.
6.- Exfoliating scrub: Aloe Vera is an excellent addition to a home scrub-you will not only get the benefits of the plant, but it is also the perfect base to combine with other ingredients. Simply mix a handful of blond (or baking) sugar with the aloe and run it through your skin in circular motions. A soft and radiant skin without spending others!
7.- Moisturizer: if you have oily skin, or if you are in the middle of summer and everything is too heavy or goopy, use pure Aloe Vera as a moisturizer. It absorbs super fast and even fills the lines of expression. If you suffer from rosacea, you can find relief by applying pure aloe on the affected areas.
For your body.
8.- For stings and sunburn: Aloe Vera is very good with insect bites, burns and other minor inflammations. An infallible trick is to have an ice bucket with frozen Aloe Vera in the freezer. If you need it, it will relieve you a lot.
9.- Shaving: Many beauty professionals use Aloe Vera as a shaving cream. Simply apply on the legs, bikini area, under the arms and shaves! It also greatly relieves the skin after shaving.
10.- Moisturizer for dry and split heels: The Aloe Vera applied directly on the heels + socks will do wonders for the skin of that area.
11.- Hand sanitizer and home hand treatment: The typical hand sanitizers have Aloe Vera to not dry the skin of the hands. But, did you know you could make your own? Use ½ cup of Aloe Vera gel, ¼ cup of alcohol and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mixing works best in a bottle with sprayer. For an anti-aging treatment, use a tablespoon of raw Aloe and combine it with a teaspoon of raw coconut oil. Warm in the hands, massage the skin and rinse.
12.- Natural mouth rinse: Aloe is very beneficial for the gums with its antioxidants, antibacterial agents and antiviral properties, so it is not surprising that you can also say goodbye to bad breath with an Aloe Vera rinse. Just mix 1 cup of Aloe Vera, ½ cup of distilled water, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Be careful not to swallow it.
13.- Relieve an annoying stomach: The juice of Aloe Vera also helps digestion, can calm an annoying stomach and is proven to relieve acidity. When used in excess, it can have a laxative effect.
For your hair.
14.- Mask for dry and damaged hair: Aloe Vera can work miracles for dry hair overprocessed. Apply raw Aloe on the scalp; Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse. It helps strengthen the hair that is coming out and also calms the itchy scalp. This treatment is very beneficial for girls who discolor or dye their hair regularly.
15. Non-rinse conditioner: In a spray bottle, mix Aloe Vera gel with olive oil and a few drops of Vitamin E oil. Spray on the scalp and hair tips before drying and you will notice a softer hair. (This treatment is not recommended for very thin hair since the super emollient ingredients can give too much weight to the hair).
16.- Anti-frizz homemade gel: Apply a little of the Aloe Vera along the part helps keep the frizz at bay. This is perfect if you want a 100% natural alternative or if you run out of anti-frizz.