Beauty treatments and skin care routine have been associated with women since ages. One such ingredient which is common yet magical for healthy and glowing skin is Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera is a commonly used ingredient in herbal concoctions, medicines and cosmetics. It dates back to history BC where an Egyptian document reports the use of aloe Vera gel with other agents to cure various skin and other internal disorders.

The secret of Aloe Vera lies in its long, succulent leaves – it is the gel that makes aloe vera a magical plant. It contains beneficial compounds like polysaccharides, lectins and mannans etc. The main constituent is water but it also packs inside a bulk of minerals, vitamins and many active compounds. The beauty of the plant lies in the fact that this ingredient can be used in almost any form – cream or gel based which makes it ideal to be marketed as a product in cosmetic and medical fields.

Glowing skin with aloe vera

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Benefits of Aloe Vera Face Pack:

  • It is an excellent moisturizer for skin. Aloe Vera gel rejuvenates the skin, hydrates it and keeps your skin looking fresh all the times.
  • Aloe Vera gel has anti-microbial properties making it ideal to treat acne and pimples.
  • It is a great naturally occurring anti-oxidant.
  • It is known to retain your skin’s firmness – making it a good anti-aging cream.
  • Aloe Vera is known to reduce pain and inflammation – both internally and externally. It is medicinally also used to treat sun burns, insect bites, eczema, cuts and wounds.

Below are some of the best Aloe vera face mask recipes that can be done at home at one comfort.If your making the Aloe vera gel at home and want to use it regularly, then store the extracted gel in a air tight container in the fridge.This way the gel will be in a good condition to use it later.

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How to extract Aloe Vera gel at home:

  • Choose the leaves of the plant carefully, the leaves in the middle of the plant contains most of the gel as they leaf are juicer, soft and widest there.
  • Cut the leaves at an angle from the base of the plant.
  • Now, stand the leaves upright for 15 minutes to allow the sap to drain out. The sap is a yellow colored fluid which will ooze out the moment you cut the leaf. Allow it to drain out completely.
  • Later on wash the leaves to remove the remaining sap from the leaves.
  • Lay the leaves flat on cutting board and carefully cut the sides of the leaves which will contain thorns from both the sides of the leaves. Once that is done, you need to peel off the green layer of the leaf and dice the transparent gel into cubes.
  • Alternatively, you can also slice the leaves into two halves lengthwise from top of bottom and scrape off the transparent gel with the help of the spoon.

[ Read: Best Aloe Vera Gels ]

How To Make Aloe Vera Face Pack At Home:

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Here we show how to make Aloe Vera face packs:

1. Aloe Vera Face Pack for Glowing skin:

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Make a paste with a pinch of turmeric,1 teaspoon of Honey, 1 teaspoon of milk and few drops of rose water.
  • Add the aloe vera gel to the paste and mix it well.If you have cut the gel into cubes, you will need to blend the whole mixture to form the paste.
  • Apply the paste on to the face and neck evenly for about 20 minutes.
  • Then wash if off with Luke warm or cold water and pat dry with a clean towel to get glowing skin.

2. Aloe Vera Face Mask for Tan removal:

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera.
  • Lemon Juice.

Skin tanning is a common problem in India and it is also very difficult to get rid of the tan easily.Try this simple and effective pack for tan removal.

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Method:

  • Apply a paste of aloe vera gel and lemon juice on the affected area.Leave it on for 10 mins and wash it off.
  • Alternatively, you can also make a mixture of the same and apply the mix with help of a cotton ball on the affected areas to treat them.

3. Aloe Vera Face Pack to treat Pigmentation marks:

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera.
  • Rose water.

Method:

Age spots, pimple marks, pigmentation marks, burn or injury marks can be treated using aloe vera gel.

  • Just make a paste of aloe vera extract and rose water and apply it on face for 20 minutes. Rinse off using cold water.
  • This pack acts as a fairness pack also. The paste must be massaged for 2-3 mins onto the face before rinsing it off to cleanse the pores of the face.

4. Aloe Vera Detox – Pack:

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera.
  • Mango fruit.
  • Lime juice.

Method:

  • Blend the aloe gel extract along with cut pieces of mango fruit.
  • Add lime juice to the paste and apply it on your face for 20 mins before rinsing it with cold water.

This pack will detoxify your skin and freshens it.

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Avatar of Riddhi Jholapara
hi everyone I am Rids from mumbai .. A girl who is pursuing PhD in biological sciences. This blog is my passion and I love writing. I am passionate about many other things - books, music, movies and makeup. This blog is an attempt to write about everything that I really love.
  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/preethicute/ preethicute

    Hi Riddi..! I know that Aloe Vera is a great ingredient in medicines and cosmetics. And its great to know that aloe vera is also works great on acne prone skin, coz i am suffering from acne. Now i am going to use this tips to cure my acne and get a clear skin. Thanks for your valuable information.!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/rohinikapoor/ Rohini

    Wonderful article riddhi! I always wanted to know how to get glowing skin. Until this day I have not followed any routine for glowing skin. Now iam going to use this aloe vera face packs on my face to glowing skin, and hope this gonna work on my face too…. Thank you!

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    I usually do not write a comment, but after browsing through a few
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    I actually do have 2 questions for you if you don’t mind. Could it be simply me or do some of these remarks look like they are coming from brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting at additional sites, I’d like to keep up
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  • Mamta

    Its great infomation , thanks to to entire team ….keep up the good work

  • Anonymous

    my skin turns dry and kind of flaky soon after i wash it with soap and later on by the end of the day it turns little oily….pleez tell me wat my skin type is? and also i get big pimples with pus and they leave marks…pleez suggest me some home remedies…

  • Kashish

    Nice post Riddhi.. :) Very informative.. Will try the one you have mentioned for oily and acne skin.. i hope it shows some positive results to ward off that unwanted acne while reducing oiliness..

  • nethra

    i have tan on my fore head plz say me a home remedy

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/eshani/ Eshani

    Good one riddhi:) will try it soon

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/aavani/ Aavani

    Again all the different ways that aloe vera can be put to use just to make you skin better and add glow to it is stunning to me! I am rather new to all this. And i have been crawling about trying to figure which is best for me. I suffer from the combination skin type. Any ideas on which of the above packs are the best for me?

  • Lakshanya

    Thanks for this useful post:) Simply love it, aloe vera is the most easiest and no fuzz gel that can be used for the face, Love everything about it! It can be easily blended with other ingredients and applied on the face.

  • SRK

    thanks

  • Shruti Goenka

    Can we use it on combination skin?

    • Junie

      Yes, it can be uaed on combination skin.

  • HEMA

    MY HANDS TURN BROWN COLOR IT DOES NOT MATCH WITH MY FACE WAT CAN I DO

    • SNIGDHA MUKUL

      use coconut water on all the parts. and keep it overnight. this will work for it.

  • Palak

    hi, I’ve been struggling with acne for about 6 years. I almost tried everything to get rid of zits and scars, but nothing worked out. Thank you so much for sharing this, I always keep trying to find a way to help keep my skin acne free. I was reading Aloe Vera Face Mask for oily skin and Acne Prone Skin in the article and i think I should surely give it a try. I hope this will solve my problem.

  • Satish

    Thanks a lot Riddhi for this valuable information.

  • sathya

    Hi…,
    My skin is oily and less backmarks i want to get fairness. which olive face mask can use?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Sathya, olive oil is said to repair our skin cells naturally unlike any other expensive beauty product. It contains Vitamin E, flavonoids and poliphenols which gently remove the dirt and dead cells, making your skin healthy and glowing from within. There are various ways of using olive oil for glowing skin. One of the way is olive oil face mask. Take 1 tbsp olive oil, some honey and an egg yolk. Mix these firmly. Apply this paste on your face, let it stay and work for 15 minutes. Now wash it off with warm water. You will see visible results. Hope you find this tip to be useful !!

  • Vidisha Shah

    Should these masks be applied daily?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Vidisha, it is not necessary to apply these masks daily…it can be applied twice or thrice in a week.

  • heena

    Have you tried on your face the acne treatment???

  • Anonymous

    in reference to teh detox pack is ripe mango needed or unripe ones?

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Premilla, sunspots also known as age spots are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. There are several home remedies to reduce these spots.
    1. Lemon juice – Take a little cotton and simply dab a little fresh lemon juice directly onto the sunspot and leave to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off. Do this twice a day and you should start to see results in a month or two.
    2. Buttermilk – Apply a little buttermilk directly onto your age spots and leave for 15 minutes to half an hour before rinsing off. Do this twice a day.
    3. Honey and Yogurt – mix equal parts of honey and plain yogurt together and apply directly onto the age spots.Leave for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off. Do this twice a day.
    4. Aloevera – rub a little fresh aloevera gel (taken directly from the plant) onto the affected area and leave to soak in or rinse it off after a couple of mins.
    There are also various professional treatments which can be done after consulting with a dermatologist.
    I hope you find these suggestions to be useful.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Pankaj, we would love to hear from you….you can share your experience with us or you can add any useful tips or remedies which will benefit everyone.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sabahat, aloe vera packs can be applied on a daily basis or thrice in a week to get best results.