The best skin treatments are usually made from natural ingredients like aloe vera. This medicinal plant is used in many products that benefit the skin and the hair. Aloe vera soothes burns as well as sun damaged skin. You can make your own aloe vera facial mask using these simple recipes.
Basic aloe vera facial mask with rose oil
For this recipe, you will need 3 tablespoons of aloe vera juice, 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and rose essential oil, about 2 drops should do. The rose oil, just like the aloe vera, soothes the skin and has healing properties. You can also use lavender essential oil for this mask. These ingredients can all be purchased from your local health food store. You can also find these ingredients online. Just make sure to buy pure ingredients, not synthetic ones.
Mix the three ingredients in a bowl. The aloe vera gel should be dispersed evenly. Using a cotton ball, apply the aloe vera facial mask to your face and neck. You can also use this mixture on other parts of your body. Let the mixture stay on your skin for at least 5 minutes. Rinse the aloe vera facial mask with warm water. Pat your skin dry with a clean wash cloth. Apply your favorite moisturizer on your skin afterward.
Aloe vera oily skin facial mask
If you have oily skin, you can make this aloe vera based facial mask. You will need the egg white of one egg, about 2 teaspoons of aloe vera sap and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
Start by beating the egg white. Slowly add the aloe vera sap and the lemon juice to the beaten egg white. Mix well. Using a facial brush or a cotton ball, apply the mixture to your face and neck. Allow it to dry. Put a second layer of the mask then let it dry once again. Apply one more layer of the mixture and let it dry thoroughly. Leave the mask on for a few minutes. Rinse off the mask with warm water, then pat your face dry using a clean wash cloth. Don’t forget to put on a layer of moisturizer on your face.
Aloe vera dry skin facial mask
This recipe uses 2 tablespoons each of aloe vera gel and cottage cheese, 8 pitted dates, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 round slices of cucumber.
Use a blender to combine the aloe vera gel, cottage cheese, pitted dates and lemon juice. You should have a smooth paste once the ingredients have been properly processed. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator. This should take at least 30 minutes. Apply the facial mask on your face and neck using your fingertips. Avoid your eyes. Lie down, close your eyes and place one slice of cucumber on top of each eye. Leave the facial mask on for at least 20 minutes. Wash the mask off alternately with warm and cold water. Make sure to end with the cold water. Using a clean wash cloth, pat your face and neck dry before applying your favorite moisturizer.
For more than 3,500 years, aloe vera has been used for various purposes. Many cultures like the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese and Native Americans have used it for its medicinal properties. Aloe vera has been known to be an emollient, an antiseptic and an anti-inflammatory ingredient. Using an aloe vera based facial mask will give you great skin the natural way. Try any of the recipes above and begin your journey to better skin.