The benefits of aloe vera are known far and wide, and people all over the world use it every day to improve their skin and hair.
In fact, the earliest records of the medicinal use of this green, fleshy plant go as far back as to the 4th century B.C.; where it was used by ancient Greek doctors for various purposes (1)! And if you talk about its uses for beauty, well, Queen Nefertiti and Queen Cleopatra the VII were known to use it as a part of their daily beauty regime!
Hence, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you if we say that aloe vera can even help you reduce wrinkles in the most effective and safest manner.
Consuming aloe vera gel helps boost the production of collagen, which is a vital protein that forms the foundation of your skin and helps maintain its youthfulness and elasticity – both of which you lose once the aging process starts (2). Besides, the more collagen your body produces, the lesser the wrinkles appear on your skin! So, it’s basically just a win-win for you.
Additionally, aloe vera is also nutrient-rich and contains vitamins C, B1, B3, and B6 along with more than 15 types of amino acids, all of which help in fighting free radicals that are responsible for producing wrinkles (3).
Now, if you’re wondering how you can use aloe vera to fight wrinkles, here are 5 recipes that’ll give you smooth, glowing skin. Read on!
1. Exfoliating Aloe Vera Mask
Exfoliation is vital as it helps unclog your pores and eliminates impurities from your skin. This aloe vera mask helps with that and more! Its sugar content helps remove wrinkles, while the olive oil moisturizes your skin.
- 15g or 1 tablespoon of aloe vera.
- 16g or 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
- 50g or 1/4th cup of brown sugar.
In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together till they blend well. Once the mask is ready, apply it to your face in a circular motion, massaging your face for 5 minutes. Wash off and pat your face dry.
This exfoliating mask will help improve the circulation of blood to your face. You can apply it twice a week if your wrinkles are severe. Otherwise, once a week will suffice.
2. Cleansing And Wrinkle-Reducing Aloe Vera Mask
A daily cleansing ritual is the best way to keep acne and other impurities at bay. The cleansing mask we have for you here contains honey, which keeps your skin soft and free of blemishes. It also contains turmeric and rose water, which reduce inflammation and soothe your skin respectively.
- 15g of aloe vera gel.
- A pinch of turmeric powder.
- 25g or a tablespoon of honey.
- 15ml or a tablespoon of milk.
- 5ml or a teaspoon of rose water.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl to form a smooth paste. Apply it to a freshly washed face and neck, massaging it in in small circles. Once done, rinse with water.
3. Anti-Wrinkle Aloe Vera Toner For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin, this anti-wrinkle toner is the one for you. All the ingredients in it are neutral, which makes them perfect for sensitive skin. Moreover, you can use this toner throughout the day to instantly refresh your face while reducing wrinkles.
- ½ cup or 100g of aloe vera gel.
- ½ cup or 125ml of rose water.
- A vitamin E capsule.
Take a spray bottle and pour the rose water and the aloe vera gel into it. Then break a vitamin E capsule and add its contents to the bottle. Shake it well to mix everything together and spritz the toner on your face whenever you want.
4. Aloe Vera Botox Mask
Granted a Botox injection is the best way to get rid of wrinkles. But why go for it when you have a natural, inexpensive, safe, and side-effect free alternative? Try out this aloe vera Botox mask to see visible results!
- A tablespoon or 15g of aloe vera gel.
- An egg yolk.
- A tablespoon or 16g of extra virgin olive oil.
Add all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and beat them together with a whisk or blender. Massage the paste onto your freshly-washed face and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before washing off. Repeat once every week.
5. Anti-Acne, Wrinkle-Fighting Aloe Vera Mask
If you suffer from early signs of aging and acne together, you can try out this mask to get rid of all of your skincare woes.
- 3 tablespoons or 27g of baking soda.
- 3 tablespoons or 45g of aloe vera gel.
Make a thick paste by the combining the two ingredients in a small bowl. Apply this paste to your face, leaving it on for 25 minutes. Rinse and repeat once a week.
The efficacy of these simple, homemade, anti-wrinkle remedies is pretty high, which makes them well worth your time and effort. So, be sure to try them out and let us know your experience in the comments below!