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5 Aloe Vera DIYs for Acne, Dark Spots, Wrinkles

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Sheetal Rawal, Founder, Apsara Skin Care

Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Home remedies by Sheetal Rawal

Aloe vera is a very popular and potent natural ingredient in skin care, which is why it is such a shock to me when people say they don’t know what it is or how to use it. Aloe vera is incredibly versatile. Not only is it great for all skin types, it also does a fantastic job of remedying many common skin issues, for example, dark spots, blemishes, scars, acne, and wrinkles. How does it do this, you may ask? Because aloe vera is a nutrient-rich natural ingredient, chock full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other compounds that can have a miraculous effect on your skin. Aloe vera is often touted by some as a superb anti-aging natural ingredient, and it is hard not to agree with them.

If you still aren't sure why you should be using aloe vera as a part of your daily skin care routine, below we will go over the top 5 benefits aloe vera brings to your skin as well as 5 remedies you can use right away to get ageless, flawless skin today.

1. Aloe Vera is an Amazing Anti-Aging Natural Ingredient

Aloe vera has been shown to improve skin elasticity and increase collagen production. The reason for this is that aloe vera is an anti-inflammatory substance. When our skin is inflamed, it can look discolored, more aged, and uneven. Therefore, when we can calm our skin down and restore our skin’s health, it will look more vibrant and ageless in the process, as we will see fewer lines and wrinkles. How does aloe vera reduce inflammation? Through antioxidants and plant hormones such as auxins and gibberellins. The antioxidants in aloe vera - such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E - eliminate free radicals, which can cause inflammation when they are not dealt with. As for the latter, these compounds can speed up cell renewal, and newer skin cells lead to more youthful-looking skin and fewer lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, because of aloe vera’s inflammatory properties, it is also commonly used to fade the appearance of scars, wounds, and stretch marks.

Ingredients

1 tsp. of fresh aloe vera gel

1 tbsp. of avocado paste

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together.

Apply and massage your skin for 3 to 5 minutes.

Leave the paste on for 12 minutes.

Wash the mixture off with warm water. Follow with a daily skin care routine based on your skin type. Click here to find out what your skin type is.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

"I use this every day. I love how it exfoliates the skin and makes you look clean and fresh. I absolutely love this. I highly recommend this product."

2. Aloe Vera Can Reduce Acne in a Snap

Because of aloe vera’s excellent ability to diminish inflammation, aloe vera can be used on acne-prone skin to reduce breakouts. Besides that, though, aloe vera has

Aloe vera home remedies

antibacterial and noncomedogenic properties; the salicylic acid in this natural ingredient can neutralize acne-causing bacteria. When used as a cleanser, aloe vera can keep your pores clean and your face looking fresh. Plus, if you continue to use aloe vera long after your acne has faded away, you are helping your skin cells regenerate faster and thus fading any visible trace of acne from your skin. By using aloe vera, you won’t have to worry about acne scarring or blemishes!

Ingredients

¼ tsp. of turmeric powder

1 tbsp. of bentonite or fuller’s earth clay

Aloe vera juice, as needed

Instructions

Mix the turmeric and clay together. Add enough aloe vera juice until you get a paste.

Apply the mixture and leave it on for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wash the paste off with warm water. Follow with toner, serum, and lotion.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

3. Aloe Vera Is Perfect for Moisturizing & Nourishing All Skin Types

The many compounds in aloe vera - vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, et cetera - as well as its high water content make aloe vera a great moisturizer for your skin. Aloe vera is a humectant; it penetrates the skin in order to soften it and draw moisture toward your skin. Aloe vera can alleviate dry or flaky skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue or clogging your pores, making this natural ingredient perfect for all skin types. It is no wonder then why aloe vera is such a popular ingredient in many popular lotions, moisturizers, and other skin care products.

Ingredients

1 tsp. of aloe gel

6 drops of Vitamin E oil

½ tsp. of rosewater

Instructions

Mix ingredients together.

Apply and massage the mixture on your skin.

Use whenever your skin is dry.

If you need another aloe vera remedy for glowing, clear skin, watch this video to learn an aloe vera & tomato face mask. Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel!

4. Aloe Vera Soothes Irritated Skin, Redness & Other Skin Conditions

Since aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, you can use it as a remedy for several skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and sunburns. Aloe vera is cooling on the skin,

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and it can help clear up redness, itchiness, puffiness, and burning in your skin while also keeping it healthy and hydrated. Also, for that reason, you can use aloe vera if you have sensitive skin.

Ingredients

1 tsp. of fresh aloe juice

1 tsp. of fresh cucumber juice

Instructions

Mix the ingredients together.

Dab the mixture onto your skin. Use your daily skin care routine afterward.

Use 1 to 2 times a week.

5. Aloe Vera Can Fade Dark Spots & Blemishes

Free radicals are often the cause of skin issues such as dark spots and blemishes. When free radicals damage our skin, they can cause our skin to become discolored or uneven in the process. However, because of aloe vera’s potent amount of antioxidants, you can use this natural ingredient to keep your skin healthy and clear of free radicals. Thus, when you use aloe vera on your skin, you may see more even skin and less dark spots and blemishes.

Ingredients

1 tsp. of aloe gel

¼ tsp. of turmeric powder

1 tsp. of fresh potato juice