I know that more and more of you lean towards natural beauty products – both ready-made and DIY products. I’m sure you often search for best cosmetics, essences, various extracts and all kinds of oils and products that will be a hit both in your kitchen and bathroom. I have several such substances. Aloe has joined my ‘royal’ list recently, standing next to the green tea and parsley infusion. It is a brilliant plant and an amazing, multitasking cosmetic. What are the skin benefits? How to make DIY Aloe skin care products?
Aloe in beauty care – benefits
Do you know that thick Aloe flesh conceals over 140 biologically active, powerful substances delivering amazing skin and hair benefits? It is a rich source of vitamins, micro and macro nutrients, unsaturated fatty acids and amino acids. What are the beauty benefits of the Aloe pulp?
- group B vitamins regulate the work of sebum glands, impressively enhance hair growth and speed up wound healing
- vitamins A and C are extremely important for mature skin – delay skin ageing
- micro and macro elements support the regeneration of cells, stimulate them to work
- amino acids play a similar role plus they are good at sweeping free radicals away and removing toxins
- it is cool that Aloe works on all skin types, including sensitive skin; moisturising is a primary rule that must be followed no matter the skin type
- Aloe juice is a pure elixir of youthfulness, effectively penetrates skin and contributes to the production of collagen and elastin (stimulates connective tissue cells to work)
- Aloe increases skin elasticity and bounce: brilliantly enhances blood flow
Aloe at home – how to grow a plant of your dreams?
Buying organic Aloe makes the best choice. You cultivate it from the cutting so make sure the conditions are favorable, the soil is beneficial and the plant is watered using water (forget all kinds of flower conditioners). When is your Aloe ready for use for cooking or beauty purposes? Studies prove that 2-5 year old plants have the strongest concentration of valuable ingredients. It is surprising that the largest number of ingredients can be found in plants that are cultivated in… hard conditions! Therefore, before you pick Aloe leaves, don’t water it for around 2 weeks. After picking the leaves, put them in the fridge and leave them for 10-15 days – it has an impact on the Aloe pulp and enriches the composition.
Homemade Aloe Vera Skin Products – Recipes
- [DIY] Aloe Mask for Dry Skin
Make a camomile tea. If possible, use leaf camomile tea, not the tea bags. The infusion isn’t the ingredient in your mask; it works as a toner after rinsing the mask off. Now, reach for a tablespoon of favorite moisturiser – the most natural and nourishing as can be – and mix it with a tablespoon each of olive oil and Aloe flesh. Apply the mask to your face skin and wipe the residue off after around 20 minutes using the camomile infusion (e.g. soak a cloth or bandage in the infusion and put it on your face to get rid of the mask).
- [DIY] Aloe Mask for Oily Skin
Beat an egg white to stiff peaks, add a tablespoon of Aloe flesh and a teaspoon of lemon juice. The mask should be lightweight and have smooth, puffy consistency. Let is sit on skin for around 15 minutes and rinse it out using warm water.
- [DIY] Aloe Mask for Fatigued Skin
Grate a half of cucumber (feel free to use the juice as an excellent brightening toner). Mix 3 tablespoons of Aloe pulp with 3 strained tablespoons of cucumber flesh. For smoother consistency, mix it in a blender. Apply the mixture to face, neck and chest. Leave it on for 15 minutes, wash it off using lukewarm water and use a face toner (e.g. the cucumber juice or a herbal infusion).
How do you like DIY Aloe vera skin care products? What do you think of its wonderful qualities? Do you know any ready-made, natural Aloe products? You must share in the comments 🙂 Hugs!