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Aloe Vera Face Packs For Different Skin Types


Aloe Vera is also known as the “miracle plant” for its medicinal and skin care properties. Aloe vera also known as the plant of immortality has been used as a natural cosmetic to eliminate different skin problems. It is rumoured that this naturally healing product was once used by Cleopatra herself as part of her beauty regime. Its anti-bacterial properties can help in healing many skin problems.It can not only give you a naturally beautiful skin but also treat sunburns, dehydrated skin,scars and acne.The gel makes a skin-soothing salve for sunburns,remedies minor cuts and burns and treat dehydrated skin, scars and acne.In fact,the University of Maryland Medical Center,or UMMC, reports that active compounds in aloe vera gel known as glycoproteins and polysaccharides may reduce pain and inflammation while stimulating skin growth and healing.
Benefits of aloe vera gel
The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of aloe vera gel helps to get rid of skin related problems like acne, pimples, dryness, blemishes, etc.
Aloe vera helps in moisturising your skin, keeping it hydrated, rejuvenated and glowing.
It helps in soothing pain, infections and inflammation. It is an excellent plant for treating eczema, cuts, insect bites, sunburns, etc.
Aloe vera is also known for its anti-ageing properties. It helps in keeping wrinkles and age spots at bay.
It is a rich source of natural antioxidants that are good for your overall health.
Extracting the gel at home
Carefully select the leaves that are thick, juicy and wide.
Just cut the leaves from the base of the plant and hold the leaves upright. This would allow the sap to drain on its own. Once it drains out, wash the leaves.
Now carefully cut the sides of the leaves that contain thorns.
Then peel off the green layer from the leaves, and chop the transparent portion into dices. This is the aloe vera gel.
You can also slice the leaves into two and scrape off the gel with spoon.
How To Make Aloe Vera Face Pack At Home
1. For tan removal
Tanning ruins your natural beauty and is not a pleasing sight. So, take some aloe vera gel and mix a few drops of lemon juice in it. You can add a little bit of turmeric to the mix for better result. Apply it evenly on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water, to see the glow it imparts on your skin.
2. For treating pigmentation
This face pack is excellent for reducing the appearance of unwanted blemishes and pigmentation marks on your skin, including age spots, pimples and zit marks as well as burns and other wounds. To get back to your spotless skin, make a mixture of aloe vera gel and rose water. Apply it on your face and keep it on for 15-20 minutes. Before rinsing off the pack, gently massage it for a few minutes.
3. For oily skin
Add an equal amount of Aloe vera gel and curd along with half the amount of multani Mitti. Mix them well before applying on face. Multani Mitti also known as Fuller’s earth acts as an excellent absorbent for oil. If your skin is very oily, you can increase the amount of curd and Fullers earth.
4. For sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, mix some aloe vera gel with cucumber juice, yoghurt, and rose oil. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash off the pack with cold water. It is an effective pack to get rid of skin rashes, impurities and dirt.
5. For dry skin
This face pack will quench your skin’s thirst for sure. Prepare a paste of aloe vera gel, cottage cheese, dates and cucumber. Add some lemon juice in it. This is a great home remedy for your dry and dull skin. Apply the paste on your face and neck, leaving it for approximately 30 minutes and rinse off.
6. For detoxification
Just blend some aloe vera gel with mango pulp and lime juice. Apply it on the face for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. This will refresh your skin and make it glow.
7. Face Scrub for Dead skin
Blend aloe vera gel and cucumber dices into a thick paste. Add oatmeal to this. Apply this on your face, and scrub it in circular motions for 5 minutes. Let it stay for 10 minutes and wash it off.
8. For Mature and Dry skin
Mix aloe vera gel and crushed almonds to form a paste. Apply this on face and neck. Leave it for about 15 minutes before you wash it off.
9. For Dry and Combination skin
Mix aloe vera gel, olive oil and shea butter to form a paste and apply. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse it.
10. For Glowing skin
Make a paste with aloe vera gel, a pinch of turmeric, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon milk and few drops of rose water. Apply the paste and leave for about 20 minutes. Then wash if off with warm water.