5 Aloe Vera Face Masks For Glowing Skin

While it might not be the world’s most attractive plant, aloe vera’s vitamins, enzymes, minerals, nutrients, and amino acids make it perfect for skin care. Aloe vera gel is a natural anti-inflammatory, moisturizer and stimulates the growth of new skin cells, making it suitable for anyone, no matter their skin type. While premade face masks can be extortionate, making your own DIY aloe vera face masks is the best way to keep your skin looking its best without having to drop big bucks.

1) Aloe, Rose Water & Cucumber

What You Need:

Aloe Vera Gel

Rose Water

Cucumber

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Treatment Time: 15 minutes

What To Do:

  • Blend half a cucumber in a food processor – if you don’t have one, just peel the cucumber and mash it up with a fork.
  • Add one teaspoon of rose water
  • Add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • Mix well before rubbing onto clean skin in a small, circular motion.
  • After fifteen minutes, rinse the mask off with warm water, then splash your face with cold water to close up your pores before drying off.

Why It Works: 

Rosewater controls your skin’s oil production, maintains a healthy pH balance and even has antibacterial properties. The abundance of vitamins and antioxidants in cucumber are perfect for keeping a healthy complexion.

2) Aloe, Nutmeg & Lemon Juice

What You Need:

Aloe Vera Gel

Organic nutmeg powder

Fresh Lemon Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Treatment Time: 20 minutes

What To Do:

  • Mix together one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg and add a few drops of lemon juice.
  • Apply the paste to your face for 15-20 minutes until dry.
  • Wash off with warm water.

Why It Works:

While lemon juice helps to lighten up any dark or discolored spots of skin, nutmeg has both antibacterial and antiviral properties that help to remove infections, unclog pores and control your skin’s oil production.

3) Aloe Vera & Activated Charcoal

What You Need:

Aloe Vera Gel

One capsule of Activated Charcoal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Treatment Time: 10 minutes

What To Do:

  • Open the activated charcoal capsule and empty the contents into a small bowl.
  • Add two teaspoons of aloe vera gel.
  • Mix everything together with a spoon until you’re left with a black gel.
  • Apply the gel to your face evenly, taking care to avoid your eyes and mouth.
  • After 6-7 minutes, rinse your face thoroughly with cold water and pat dry.
  • It’s a good idea to moisturize after using activated charcoal; try to use a natural product like argan oil or shea butter.

Why It Works:

Activated charcoal is all in rage in skin products these days; not only does it balance oily skin and work as a gentle exfoliant, but it also binds to the toxins and dirt in your skin’s pores, drawing them out and leaving you looking fresh and radiant.

4) Aloe & Shea Butter Face Mask

What You Need:

Aloe Vera Gel

Olive Oil

Shea Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Treatment Time: 20 minutes

What To Do:

  • Combine two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with two tablespoons of olive oil, stirring gently until well mixed.
  • Add two tablespoons of shea butter
  • Microwave for five seconds, so the shea butter dissolves, repeating this step as necessary.
  • When cool, apply a generous layer of the mixture to clean skin.
  • After fifteen minutes, gently begin to remove the mask with a soft washcloth, making small, circular motions.
  • Splash your skin with cold water to close your pores and pat dry.

Why It Works:

Shea butter is well-known for its benefits to skin; not only is it an effective moisturizer, but it also increases skin elasticity, reduces inflammation and is great in the fight against acne and other blemishes.

5) Aloe, Avocado & Oats

What You Need

Aloe Vera Gel

Avocado

Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Treatment Time: 15 minutes

What To Do:

  • Mash a quarter of an avocado and combine with one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, and one tablespoon of oats.
  • Apply evenly to your face and let dry for ten minutes.
  • Rinse off gently with warm water, massaging the mask into your skin for light exfoliation.

Why It Works:

Avocado is rich in potassium, vitamin E and fatty acids, which are excellent for moisturizing and nourishing skin. Oatmeal acts as a great natural cleanser, exfoliates dead skin and soaks up any excess oil.

 

Following are the sources we used for the Face Mask recipes above.

Sources:

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/cucumber-for-skin-5-ways-you-can-use-cucumber-for-common-skin-problems-1861087
https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/10-benefits-of-rose-water-you-need-to-know-1239785
https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/how-to-remove-dark-spots-on-your-face-with-lemon-juice/#gref
https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/nutmeg-jaiphal-for-skin-how-to-use-the-wonder-spice-in-your-beauty-regime-1906986
https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-looks/beauty/detox-and-beautify-your-skin-and-hair-with-activated-charcoal/
https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-benefits-of-shea-butter-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref
https://www.livestrong.com/article/407893-are-avocados-good-for-your-skin/
https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/oatmeal-for-skin-how-to-use-the-superfood-for-your-skin-and-beauty-needs-1827352

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