Aloe vera is a crowning glory for face masks. It makes our skin feel nourished, healthy and beautiful. Sakshi Chhabria brings to you mask recipes with the core ingredient – Aloe vera, that can be easily made at home
Aloe vera is a magical ingredient for your skin. Aloe vera is a great wound healer containing 75 potentially active constituents. It contains vitamin A, C and E which makes it a perfect antioxidant that prevents us from many skin problems. It is also very effective in soothing sunburn, treating acne and preventing burning sensation.
Here are some really great and super easy homemade aloe vera masks:
Cucumber and aloe mask
This mask can be made with 3 super ingredients: cucumber puree, rose water and aloe vera gel. It is great for fighting off skin infections, restoring skin’s natural colour and discolorations.
How to make: Mix cucumber puree, 2 spoons rosewater and aloe vera gel. Apply it on face, neck and hands for 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
Tomato and aloe mask
This mask helps reduce acne scars, cleanse skin, fights break outs and helps in evening out the skin tone.
How to make: Add 2 spoons of tomato juice and 1 spoon of aloe vera gel and your mask is ready. Apply for 15 mins and wash it off.
Neem and aloe mask
The antioxidants in neem reduce dark spots, blemishes and redness. Neem is antibacterial in nature and helps to cleanse your skin throughly.
How to make: Mix crushed neem leaves and aloe gel together to make a thick paste. Apply on your face and wait for it to dry. Wash it off with lukewarm water after.
Red lentils and aloe
Red lentils are rich in Vitamin C which helps in removing suntan. They also nourish the skin from within and remove dry patches.
How to make: Soaked lentils and make a paste. Add aloe vera gel and apply the mix radiant results.
Coffee, lemon and aloe
Coffee beans improve the overall blood flow and are the key to reduce cellulite on the skin. Lemon juice in small quantities is a great boon for skin. Along with aloe gel, these three ingredients make a smashing face pack.
How to make: Mix 1 spoon of coffee powder, 1/4th spoon of lemon juice and aloe vera gel to the paste. Mix it all up and apply on your skin for 10 mins. Wash with lukewarm water.
Apple cider vinegar and aloe
Aloe vera and apple cider vinegar are two such ingredients that have been used for hundreds of years to cure skin issues. Both are boon to achieve nourished, supple and glowing skin.
How to make: Mix aloe vera gel and 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar for effective results.