Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life. -- T. A. Edison
For centuries people have been using aloe vera gel for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties. The antioxidants, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin E that naturally occur in aloe vera gel make it a great all natural moisturizer. Studies have also shown that among its many beneficial properties aloe vera gel is effective against bacteria and fungus. You don't need to go to the SPA to treat yourself for a refreshing and rejuvenating aloe mask. We are sure that you have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
That is the most effortless application nobody is too lazy for. Just cut off about 1"x1" part of aloe and pill it off on one side. Let sit for a minute or two. You will notice that a yellow substance (it's called latex) will show, wash it off with cold water. Wash your face with your favorite cleanser and gently brush the skin with the aloe gel. Leave the aloe on your face for the entire night and wash it off with cold water the next morning. Repeat this procedure daily, and you will notice a difference in as little as one week.
Peel off the aloe vera leaf and wash it thoroughly under cold water. Chop the gel into small pieces and dump in boiling water. Let it simmer for 15 minutes. Cool the mixture and strain it. Wipe your face using soaked in the aloe tonic cotton pad twice a day.
*** Note: don't make large batches, allow enough for a week. Keep in a cold place or fridge.
This mask is recommended for people who are suffering from acne. It reduces acne scars and helps to fight breakouts. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of tomato juice and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Mix thoroughly. Wash your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores. Apply the mask to your face (and neck and chest, if needed). Let the mack dry for approximately 15 minutes, and rinse it off with warm water. Then splash your face with cold water to tighten pores and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
*** Store-bought tomato juice is perfectly fine to use. If you want to make your own tomato juice, simply place a tomato in a blender or food processor, and blend it into a puree.
This easy to make moisturizing mask improving skin firmness and increasing elasticity. In a mixing bowl beat slightly with a fork 1 egg. Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Whip the mixture until you create a fluffy liquid. Apply the egg and aloe mask on a previously cleaned face. Let the mask dry for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and gently scrub the mask off with a soft washcloth.
This two-ingredient scrub effectively removes dead skin, as well as dust and dirt, helps to dissolve excess oil, and restores skin's natural glow.
In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of aloe gel and 1 tablespoon of sugar until sugar dissolves. Gently massage the scrub onto your face using small circular motions. Allow the mask dry for 10-15 minutes and rinse your face with warm water.
Because it is naturally rich in the skin healing components aloe vera has become a favorite ingredient when it comes to DIY homemade face masks. And, as you can see, those at home facial treatments are super easy to mix and apply.