Aloe vera has amazing benefits for skin. Aloe vera hydrates skin and helps regenerate skin cells. Aloe vera is great for dry skin too, as it moisturizes it. Other benefits of aloe vera for skin care include improving skin elasticity, removes dead cells, helps fighting acne, remove dark spots, heal wounds, benefits in psoriasis, etc.
The best part of aloe vera is you do not need to spend lot of money for it. You can grow your own aloe vera plant at home and then use it to make these cost effective and amazing aloe vera skin products at almost no cost! What's more this is all natural with no side effects.
Aloe vera body cream
Aloe vera body cream is an excellent substitute for body creams you normally use. One can make this cream using –
- Aloe vera gel (2 cups)
- Coconut oil (2/3 cups)
- Almond oil (1.5 cups)
- Beeswax (1.5 ounce)
- Essential oil (3 tea spoons)
- Vitamin E lubricate (2 tea spoons)
- Lanolin (2 tea spoons)
Method of preparing the cream
This is really simple and quick! Mix all the ingredients – aloe vera gel, lanolin, vitamin E – blend them properly. Warm beeswax and coconut oil. Mix all these again very nicely. After this add almond oil to the mixture. Blend this mixture using a processor so that it becomes thin and light in colour like a body cream. The next step is to add essential oil and again blend the mixture unless you get a uniform looking and feel cream.
Your cream is ready for use! fill the cream in a jar and keep it for use whenever you want. While the cream may not look as good looking as your supermarket cream, but it's amazing in its benefits to skin! Start its usage without any fear of side effects.
Aloe Vera skin toner
Skin toners are very popular today. They are a great way to get a light skin tone. Aloe vera is a great skin toner because it regenerate skin cells from within. Aloe vera skin toner is very easy to use. Take a cotton ball and soak it in aloe vera gel. Apply this is to skin directly and keep it there for some time and then wash it. The only thing you need to take care of is to use genuine and natural aloe vera gel.
This toner can be used in various other ways such as – using it along with essential oils. When mixing it with essential oil bring the gel at room temperature and then shake it well as these do not mix very well.
Exfoliating foot mask
Aloe vera can also be used to make a natural and effective foot mask. To make aloe vera foot mask, you need to mix 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup cornmeal, 8 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 cup of body lotion.Mix all the ingredients well till it becomes uniform and your foot mask is ready.
Apply this on your feet and then massage well. Leave for 20-30 minutes and then wash properly with water. Aloe vera foot mask is great and cost effective way of ensuring that your feet remain soft.
Aloe vera face mask
Face mask is one of the most popular way for fresh and glowing skin. But unfortunately most of the face masks have chemicals which harm the skin in long term. This is where all natural aloe vera based face masks does the job. It not only hydrates the skin but also lightens acne and scar marks and rejuvenates the skin from within.
Preparing this homemade aloe vera face mask is very simple. Take 1 cup of aloe vera juice and mix 5 drops each of rose essential oil and helycrisum essential oil in it. Mix all these very well and your face mask is ready to apply. Apply this on your face and keep for 15-20 minutes to dry. After then wash it with warm water.
One can follow this up with a simple lotion using 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 3 drops of lavender oil and 1 drop of sandal oil. Essential oils have amazing health benefits especially related to kin, mind and general wellness. Thus applying this after the face masks helps a lot.
There are many such simple home remedies which are possible using miracle plant of aloe vera. For most people these work very well, except in some cases where the skin is very sensitive. Try these all natural remedies at home for a great skin!