If you’re like me, figuring out how to get clear skin is almost like finding the Fountain of Youth. I’ve gone through multiple skin care regimens to get that clear dewy skin! And I have to say-none of the products I’ve used have gotten my skin as clear (without breaking the bank) as Aloe Vera has. Let’s discover how to use aloe vera for face, along with some benefits and recipes!
Aloe Vera Benefits
Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for its multi-use applications, and is worth its weight in gold. I have been using aloe vera for around a month now and my skin is worlds better! So what are some benefits to using aloe vera? Let’s see.
1. Hydration for skin
Aloe vera hydrates the skin. A study found that using aloe vera extracts on the skin increased water concentration of the outer layer of skin.
2. Skin Healing and Skin Rejuvenation
Aloe vera heals the skin, reducing dark spots and acne scars (yes!). A study found that a protein in aloe vera called Aloesin actually accelerates skin wound healing.
3. Collagen! Collagen!
With Aloe vera being involved in skin healing, it is involved in collagen synthesis great for keeping skin youthful and supple (i.e. save some money on those collagen serums and supplements!).
4. Antibacterial = no more acne
Most acne is caused by bacterial infection in the skin. Further causing inflammation and those big, ugly pus-filled acne bumps. Aloe vera is antibacterial which can reduce acne.
5. No more redness
Aloe vera can reduce inflammation caused by acne. Aloe vera has a cooling reaction on the skin that makes redness disappear. Cucumber is also great at reducing redness and inflammation. Learn more about cucumbers for skin here.
Now that you know why you should use aloe vera for face, let’s discover some easy recipes to use on the skin!
Aloe and Rose water
This combination will pack a punch in your acne woes. Rose water is great at reducing redness, and rejuvenating skin. Here’s an easy recipe you can use.
-1/4 cup of dried rose petals (you can use store-bought roses and dry them outside)
-1/5 cup distilled water
-1/4 cup aloe vera gel
-1/4 cup distilled water
- Bring rose petals in 1/5 cup of water to a boil, then simmer 5-10 minutes in a medium sauce-pan.
- Allow to cool then add 1/4 cup water
- Add 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
Aloe Vera Toner
This is a cost-effective, natural, and toxin-free facial product that will do wonders for you without breaking the bank!
-1 large aloe leaf, take all gel out
-20 drops of frankincense (skin healing and rejuvenation)
-½ Teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil (mild sunscreen, moisturizer)
- Blend aloe vera gel chunks in a blender until smooth.
- Add 20 drops of frankincense oil
- Add ½ tsp of extra virgin coconut oil
- Place in sealed jar and refrigerate
After washing my face and spritzing with rose water, I add a dime to quarter sized amount to my face and neck then moisturize with a rose oil serum.
These are cost-effective, natural, and toxin-free facial products that will do wonders for you without breaking the bank! I didn’t notice a difference in my skin until about a month of use. But give aloe vera for face a try-you might never go back to your old skin-care products. For more easy clear skin recipes check out my post here.