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How to make a facial mask with aloe vera

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When it comes to medicinal plants, aloe vera or aloe is one of the first that comes to mind due to its many topical benefits. In addition to being a great natural healer, what really makes aloe vera great for the skin is its antiseptic properties, which favor the cleansing of the face and the elimination of dead cells.

If you have this plant at home and want to use it cosmetic or have a pure aloe vera gel, in this article we will explain how to make a simple and effective aloe vera facial mask, you will have a hydrated, young, radiant complexion! and beautiful!

Aloe vera mask for the face: benefits

Aloe vera is a powerful moisturizer and a great regenerator of the skin, so it helps us fight premature aging and show off a beautiful and lush face. In addition, it is very useful in cases of acne, stretch marks in some areas of the body, sunburns, or dry skin. Let’s see below what are all the benefits of aloe vera for the skin of the face:

  • Great natural moisturizer: it prevents dehydration and hydrates even the driest skin thanks to the fact that it is able to reach the inner layers of the skin and nourish the tissues from there. Helps retain moisture in the dermis to prevent it from drying out.
  • Deep cleaning: it is a good astringent, it helps to unclog pores by cleaning them deeply and removes all accumulated dirt that can end up causing the appearance of impurities.
  • Fights Acne: It’s astringent, antibacterial, cleansing, and regenerating properties make it one of the best home remedies for acne that you can use. It works effectively against the bacteria that cause pimples, soothes damaged skin, deflates it, and prevents the appearance of new breakouts.
  • Rejuvenating and anti-wrinkle: its antioxidant properties protect the skin from the action of free radicals, which are mainly responsible for aging. It stimulates the production of collagen and this makes the skin more flexible and elastic while preventing and reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Attenuates spots: its regenerative effect added to nutrients such as vitamin C or vitamin E allows to reduce the spots that appear on the skin due to sun exposure or aging.
  • Soothes and heals damaged skin: it works effectively on irritated and damaged skin, providing relief, deflating, and refreshing it. It is very useful to treat sunburns, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc.

To make an aloe vera mask for the face, it is highly recommended to have an aloe plant at home, this way you will always have the leaves at your fingertips to be able to use them whenever you feel like it. You will only have to cut a leaf of aloe and prepare any of the masks with aloe that we propose below with the gel inside.

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Aloe vera and lemon mask

The first facial mask with aloe vera that we propose is the one that unites the properties of this plant with those of lemon, a food that, among other things, helps eliminate pimples and impurities, revitalize the skin completely and give it a much more appearance fresh and radiant. In addition, this is a perfect combination to unify the skin tone and reduce the visibility of some dark spots on the face.

Ingredients

  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 1 lemon

What to do to prepare it

  1. Cut the aloe vera leaf and extract the pulp that is inside with the help of a spoon.
  2. Place the aloe pulp in a wooden or plastic container.
  3. Add the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon and mix very well until both ingredients are fully integrated.
  4. Apply on your face, with the help of a brush, always upwards and with gentle circular movements, you can also apply on the neck and décolleté area.
  5. Leave on for 20 minutes and, after this time, remove with warm or cold water.

Aloe vera mask for acne

The aloe vera and honey mask is a treatment that offers very good results in cases of acne, as it regulates the pH of the skin and the antioxidant and antibacterial components of both ingredients are ideal to prevent the formation of new pimples and to combat the already existing impurities. In addition, it reduces the fat of the skin without dehydrating or drying it.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

What to do to prepare it

  1. To make this aloe vera acne mask, mix 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel with 2 tablespoons of honey.
  2. Cleanse the skin of the face to remove any residue or makeup.
  3. Apply the mixture to the most affected areas of the face with the help of a brush.
  4. Leave on for about 30 minutes.
  5. After that time, remove with warm or cold water.
  6. Repeat the treatment every 2 days.
Aloe vera mask for acne

Aloe vera mask for wrinkles

One of the best aloe vera masks for the face is the one made from the gel of this plant, cucumber, milk and honey . The fusion of all these ingredients allows us to obtain a unique and very useful anti-aging treatment to reduce wrinkles on the face and prevent the appearance of premature signs of aging. The result is a rejuvenated, hydrated and highly radiant complexion. Take note of this easy and effective aloe vera mask for wrinkles:

Ingredients

  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • a bit of milk

What to do to prepare it

  1. Remove the pulp from 1 aloe vera leaf with the help of a spoon.
  2. Add 1/2 cucumber previously passed through the blender, 2 tablespoons of honey, and a little milk to give it a more liquid consistency.
  3. Apply the mask to your face with the help of a brush.
  4. Leave on for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove it with plenty of warm or cold water and you will notice how your skin looks renewed and fantastic.

Aloe vera mask for blemishes on the face

There is an aloe vera facial mask that is great for fighting blemishes on the face and giving the skin a more balanced and beautiful tone. In this case, the properties of aloe vera should be combined with those of rose water, a product that helps to deeply cleanse the skin, tones, softens, and rejuvenates it.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 5 tablespoons rose water

What to do to prepare it

  1. In a bowl, mix about 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 5 tablespoons of rose water.
  2. When you have obtained a homogeneous mixture, apply on the face with a brush.
  3. Let it work for about 30 minutes.
  4. Then, perform circular massages with your fingers and remove it with plenty of water.
  5. Apply treatment 2 or 3 times a week.
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Exfoliating aloe vera mask

And if you want to make a homemade aloe vera face mask that helps you exfoliate your face and remove all accumulated dead cells, then you just have to mix this ingredient with a little sugar and voila!

Ingredients

  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

What to do to prepare it

  1. Mix the sugar, aloe vera gel, and lemon juice (if you want to reduce skin oil) in a bowl.
  2. Dampen your face with water.
  3. Apply the exfoliating mask on the face, massaging in a circular motion to exfoliate the skin well.
  4. Leave on for about 10 minutes.
  5. After that time, remove with plenty of warm or cold water.

Aloe vera and olive oil mask for dry skin

The following is a very effective aloe vera mask for dry skin , as the moisturizing properties of aloe vera are combined with the moisturizing properties of olive oil. This golden liquid is excellent for nourishing the deepest layers of the dermis and preventing the dryness that can be caused by all the external agents that the skin faces every day. It is also perfect for rejuvenating the face and giving it an extra glow. Follow this recipe to learn how to make an aloe vera and olive oil mask :

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened plain yogurt
  • yolk of 1 egg

What to do to prepare it

  1. Mix the aloe vera with the egg and yogurt in a bowl.
  2. When you get a homogeneous mixture, add the olive oil.
  3. Clean your face with soap and water.
  4. Spread the mask with a brush over the face.
  5. Leave on for about 20 or 30 minutes.
  6. After that time, remove with warm or cold water, avoiding using hot water that tends to dry out the skin even more.

Detoxifying aloe vera face mask

On a daily basis, toxins and residues accumulate in the skin that, over time, end up damaging it and reducing its beauty and youth. If you want to remove all these toxic substances and impurities and leave your skin completely renewed, smooth and radiant, then do not hesitate to try the following aloe mask to completely detoxify the skin .

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 mango slice
  • 1/2 lemon

What to do to prepare it

  1. Mix all the ingredients in the blender or blend them with the blender until you get a smooth and thick paste.
  2. Clean the facial skin with soap and water.
  3. Using a brush or paintbrush, apply the mask to your face.
  4. Let it work for about 30 minutes.
  5. Finally, rinse your face with plenty of warm or cold water.
  6. Avoid using it during the day, as the lemon could stain your skin if you are going to expose yourself to the sun.
  7. Repeat the treatment once a week for good results.
Aloe vera and olive oil mask for dry skin

More beauty tips with aloe vera

Now that you know how to make these aloe vera recipes for facial skin, we encourage you to watch this video in which you will also see some recipes. 

However, aloe vera is not only a perfect natural ingredient to beautify your skin and leave it radiant and perfect, but it can also help you for many other aesthetic purposes, such as repairing damaged hair, eliminating stretch marks, fighting dandruff, moisturize the lips, etc.

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