All nutritional properties of aloe vera is packed into its succulent gel. To reap these properties you need to apply aloe vera on face as suggested by beauty experts. According to US National Institute of Health, aloe vera gel can soothe sunburns, irritations, eczema, psoriasis and acne. Acclaimed moisturizing benefits of aloe vera gel helps to hydrate your skin from the outside and relieve you from itching and inflammation. (1)
These renowned benefits of this herb forced many cosmetic industries to take it as an ingredient, and you can get aloe gel from a drugstore. But, they are refined or processed. If you’re looking for cost effective and to garner all nutrition, go for fresh aloe gel.
How to apply aloe vera on face?
We recommend you get one aloe leaf from a gardener or borrow it from your neighbor. This is both economical and effective at treating skin diseases.
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After cutting aloe leaf at the base of aloe plant using knife, wash it with cold water. If you see aloe rinse oozing, place it vertically for few minutes and clean it with water.
To extract the aloe gel, slice the borders of aloe leaf and peel its skin using knife. To make it easy, first cut the aloe leaf into small pieces and then remove skin of each piece.
Now you’ve fresh aloe vera gel. Wash you face or skin, when the skin is still damp apply aloe vera gel on face or skin. Allow restorative properties in aloe gel to settle and affect on your skin. After 20-30 minutes, wash it warm water.
These were the simple steps to apply aloe vera on face, here we used raw aloe vera gel, you can use store bought pure aloe gel.
If you want to add some innate ingredients to aloe gel, you can make aloe vera face mask at home. For a face toner, mix 2/3 cup of distilled water with 1/3 cup of aloe gel. Pour it in an air tight container and shake it well. Using a cotton ball apply it on your face.