In addition to treating sunburns, aloe vera can actually do a lot for your skin. There's a reason it's such a popular ingredient for beauty products: It's packed with vitamins and antioxidants — and as such, it's great for soothing troubled skin, as well as keeping your complexion fresh and dewy. The best part? It's so gentle that ALL skin types can benefit from its goodness.
To enjoy aloe vera's benefits, we've listed the most tried and tested DIY hacks you can include in your skin and hair care routine. Read on!
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Aloe Vera Face Mask
Make your own face mask by mixing equal parts of honey and aloe vera gel in a bowl. Apply it directly to your face and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off. This mask can give you a hydration boost and a healthy-looking glow.
Rejuvenate your skin any time of the day by making your own facial mist with aloe vera. Just mix one tablespoon on rose water and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a spray bottle. Shake it thoroughly to ready your elixir. To have an extra cooling effect, you may store it in a fridge.
Mix equal parts of aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil in a container. Mix it thoroughly and apply every night with clean finger tips to have smoother skin around your eye area. It will also diminish the appearance of eye bags when you're feeling a little extra sleep deprived.
Did you know that aloe vera can also help with hair growth? As such, it makes for a great DIY lash and brow serum. Combine equal parts of castor oil and aloe vera gel. You can apply it to your lashes and brows directly with a Q-Tip, brush or spoolie.