The aloe vera plant succulent perennial can grow outdoors and indoors in temperature conditions and adequate soil. The masks of aloe vera are made using the transparent gel of aloe vera plant, which has excellent properties health.

Aloe vera, which grows to a height of about 4 feet, is found in subtropical and tropical regions of the Caribbean, Latin America, and South Africa. Its leaves – especially gel and latex – have been used medicinally for several centuries.

The thick, clear gel is found inside each sheet, and is used to treat minor burns and cuts. It is made up of 99% water and 1% contains glycoproteins, polysaccharides, amino acids, tannins, enzymes, sterols and lipids. Aloe vera is available for external and internal use as beauty ointments, creams, tablets, juice, capsules, and masks.

Benefits of aloe vera masks

  • Helps in aging and wrinkled skin. The aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer soothing that can protect and nourish one aging of the skin that has been exposed to years of environmental pollution.
  • Improves collagen levels that prevent wrinkles and sagging of the skin, in turn improving the elasticity of the skin.
  • It has antioxidant properties. Using aloe vera masks can prevent the formation of fine lines and protect skin cells from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Softens dry skin. Being a moisturizer, aloe vera can hydrate dry skin, especially during the winter months. A simple combination of aloe vera gel and honey can be put on the face for 15 minutes and then washed off with warm water.
  • Acne. Anyone with acne prone skin can try using aloe vera gel on inflammation.
  • It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are better and safer on the skin than conventional cortisone ointments.
  • Prevents and cures sunburn. Sunburn can be painful and cause swelling and inflammation.
  • Long-term exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. Herbal remedies that use aloe vera gel can form a protective layer on the skin , provide a cooling effect, seal in moisture, and help promote healing and prevent dehydration.

As you can see, aloe vera masks can benefit all skin types. You can buy aloe vera in stores too, but making your own masks has its own advantages.

The great beauty of homemade aloe vera masks is that they can be combined with various ingredients to provide relief for the skin and help prevent or treat various skin diseases such as acne, sunburn, aging and wrinkles. skin, dry skin, etc.

Here are some recipes for homemade aloe vera masks that you can try with ingredients that are readily available.

Homemade Aloe Vera masks

Those who do not have aloe vera plants growing in the country can buy pure aloe vera in health stores or online and use it to make the mask.

Anyone who doesn’t have the time to make a mask can simply tear off some aloe vera leaves, squeeze out the gel, and refrigerate for a few minutes until cool.

Now, wash your face of all dirt and apply the fresh aloe vera gel to your face. Leave it for 15 minutes before washing it off. This soothes the skin and repairs skin tissues, as well as provides relief from sunburn.

Aloe vera mask for sensitive skin

  • 4 tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 6 tablespoons fresh cucumber juice

Mix all these ingredients and apply to the face and neck and leave for 15-20 minutes. Don’t rub your face. Rinse first with warm, then cold water and pat dry with a clean towel.

While aloe vera soothes and moisturizes, cucumber and yogurt are great for cleansing the skin. This can be used more than once a week and does not cause any side effects. You can even add rose oil for added benefits for sensitive skin.

Aloe vera mask for oily and acne prone skin

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice
  • 1 tablespoon lavender, lemongrass, and calendula herbs
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Take ½ cup of boiled water and put all the herbs in it for an hour. Add the honey, aloe vera and lemon juice. Apply the mask to your face for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Repeat at least twice a week. A combination of aloe vera and honey is also helpful in treating oily acne-prone skin.

Another good combination for acne is a mask that uses ½ tablespoon of aloe vera gel mixed with ½ tablespoon of raw honey and 1 tablespoon of seaweed powder.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and leave for 10 minutes. Wash and dry your face before applying the aloe vera mask. Avoid the eyes. Leave this on for at least 15 minutes before washing with lukewarm water.

Aloe vera mask for dry skin

  • The yolk of an egg
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice
  • 1 tablespoon of organic yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

Mix the ingredients, apply to the face, leave for 15 minutes and wash with warm water.

Aside from the benefits you get from aloe vera, sunflower oil contains vitamin E, which prevents premature aging and dry skin, yogurt has anti-aging amino acids, and egg yolk is a natural moisturizer.

Another aloe vera mask can be used by mixing 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, cottage cheese, a few slices of cucumber and seedless dates along with a little lemon juice.

This paste can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks and used a little at a time. Apply to the face, leave for 30 minutes, wash with cold, warm water and then cold again.

Aloe vera to remove tan: This is an effective package to remove tan. Take some lemon juice and aloe vera gel and make a paste and apply to the tanned areas. Leave this for about 10 minutes before washing it off.

Aloe vera to make your skin glowing

  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • Gel the aloe vera
  • A few drops of rose water

Make a paste with all the ingredients, apply the mask on the face for 20 minutes and wash with cold or warm water.

Aloe vera mask for scars

Acne can leave scars and you can also develop pigmentation spots , age spots , injury marks, all of which can damage the skin.

For this, you can make a paste with rose water and aloe vera gel, apply the mask on your face, massage for 2-3 minutes, leave for 20 minutes and wash with cold water. This works to remove the tan and is a worthwhile package.

More aloe vera masks

Try the following combinations for different skin conditions

  • For dead skin, make a paste using aloe vera gel, cucumber, and oatmeal. Massage the skin with this paste, leave it on for 10 minutes and wash.
  • For dry and aging skin, crush some almonds until they are powdered, add the aloe vera gel, make a paste, apply to the skin, leave for 15 minutes and wash.
  • For combination skin you can make a paste using aloe vera gel, shea butter and olive oil. Apply to the face and neck and rinse with cold water after leaving it for 15 minutes.

Aloe vera hair mask

Apart from the face, aloe vera masks can even provide nourishment for the scalp. For a natural hydrating hair mask, puree an avocado and add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.

Apply this on the scalp, gently massage all over. Cover the scalp with a shower cap and leave it on overnight. Wash hair with sulfate-free shampoo and mild moisturizing oil.

Precautions while using aloe vera masks

Most people do not experience side effects from the above aloe vera masks unless they are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

This is important as it might not be sensitive to aloe but it is possible with other things that you have put in the mask. If your skin turns red and your skin is itchy and inflamed, wash off the mask at the same time and do not use it again.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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