Ladies, tell us, don’t you love the time you take out for yourself in a month or two to get pampered at the nearest salon with beauty services? Juggling your work, personal life, your home, and everything in between can be pretty exhausting, and a visit to the salon can provide you with much-needed respite and pampering. Especially rejuvenating are facials, and we know you all love them. After all, it is a genuinely refreshing experience – all the exfoliating and the cleansing leaves you feeling refreshed and new. Moreover, it gives a beautiful glow to the skin and tightens it, leaving it better-looking than it was when you went to the salon. While a pampering facial is something you’d look forward to, who says you cannot have the experience at home? A facial at home is quite doable and enjoyable too! After all, whipping up something to indulge yourself in is the best version of self-care, and we are all for it. There are various facials that can be done at home, and the one we’re going to tell you about today is an aloe vera facial. Yes, you can get an aloe vera facial at home with a little bit of effort, and trust us; it is going to be gratifying. That fresh, glowing skin and that revitalised feeling will recharge you beautifully.
- Why You Should Try An Aloe Vera Facial At Home
- Here’s How to Do an Aloe Vera Facial At Home:
- Step 1: Cleanse
- Step 2: Scrub
- Step 3: Massage
- Step 4: Aloe face pack
- Step 5: Tone
- Step 6: Moisturise
Why You Should Try An Aloe Vera Facial At Home
The question we’d ask is – why not aloe vera? After all, isn’t aloe vera one of the most enriching gifts of nature? Whether it’s a sunburn or a blemish on the face, the one thing you can reach out to with blind trust is aloe vera. The short, pointy shrub commonly found in every second house of our country is a lifesaver for skin and hair and health in general! This modest houseplant with miraculous benefits is one of the best natural products you could use on your face without worrying about any side effects. Besides reducing inflammation and fading blemishes, aloe vera has the power to heal wounds, moisturise your skin and fight signs of ageing, reduce the appearance of acne, and lots more! Sounds like there couldn’t be any problem that aloe vera can’t deal with! With all its benefits, aloe vera can be a great ingredient to make a facial at home. Read on to know how to prepare an aloe vera facial at home.
Here’s How to Do an Aloe Vera Facial At Home:
Yes, you can do a full-fledged facial using just aloe vera. Since aloe vera is beneficial for all skin types, everyone can try out this facial at home. For best results, try to use fresh aloe vera gel instead of the packaged ones that you get these days. Doing this aloe vera facial at home once a month will give you happy, nourished skin.
Step 1: Cleanse
The first step to any facial is cleansing your face, because only when your face is thoroughly clean can it absorb the goodness of the products you apply to it afterward. Start this aloe vera facial at home with an aloe-vera-based cleanser that can be prepared in less than a minute. Mix lemon juice, turmeric, and aloe vera gel well. Cleanse your face using this DIY cleanser and massage it for a few minutes in a circular motion. Wash it off with cold water and pat your face dry.
Step 2: Scrub
In a facial, scrubbing is one of the most crucial aspects because it sloughs off dead skin cells from your face, and this is what allows your healthy skin from within to show up and glow. This natural glow is complemented with a natural scrub in this DIY aloe vera facial at home. Prepare an excellent exfoliating scrub by mixing fresh aloe vera gel with some coconut water and rice flour. This easy-to-prepare scrub can lighten your skin and get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. If you have just returned from a vacation and want to get rid of the tan, this scrub will do it for you! It will smoothen and brighten your skin, leaving you feeling fresh.
Step 3: Massage
Who doesn’t love a good old massage? That warm, tranquil feeling when you get a massage done is super relaxing. After a stressful day, giving yourself a face massage will not only increase the blood flow in the face but will also de-stress you. This combats signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines, which can be caused due to stress. For this step in the aloe vera facial at home, mix some aloe vera gel like the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel and honey together. To this gel mixture, add some vitamin E oil from a vitamin E tablet, and then apply this gel generously on your face. Massage it for a good 10 minutes. You’ll already notice your skin glowing!
Step 4: Aloe face pack
Now here’s a bonus in this step of aloe vera facial at home. There are two aloe face packs we would suggest you try – you can take your pick. The first one is an aloe vera, rose, and orange juice pack. Take some aloe vera gel in a bowl, add some orange juice to it, and mix well. Next, take some rose petals, prepare a paste, and add it to the aloe vera and juice mixture. Another face pack you can whip up is by blending aloe vera gel, sandalwood powder, and rose water. Whichever pack you prepare, leave it on your face for 10-15 minutes and rinse off.
Step 5: Tone
We’re almost at the end of this guide to an aloe vera facial at home, and this step involves preparing a really cool (quite literally!) facial mist. All you have to do is prepare the mist, spritz it on, and you’re done. Get ready to say hello to plump and soft skin!
To prepare the mist, brew some chamomile tea. Once it has cooled down, add some aloe vera gel and a few drops of tea tree essential oil to it. Mix it well and transfer it to a clean spray bottle. Now add some rose water into the spray bottle and shake the bottle so that all the ingredients blend well. Refrigerate this facial mist, and make sure you use it within 2 weeks of making it.
Step 6: Moisturise
The final step to this aloe vera facial at home is moisturising it. After nourishing your face with all the aloe vera goodness, you need to seal it in with a moisturiser. Our go-to is the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Day Crème SPF 20. This aloe-infused moisturiser will hydrate your skin and add a natural glow to it. And SPF 20 protects from UV damage.
Ta-da! That’s how simple an aloe vera facial at home can be! Easy to prepare, easy to do, and inexpensive, we are sure you’ll want to try this facial every month. If you do so, you’ll see your skin getting healthier and more beautiful after each facial.