Aloe Vera – the humble white, goopy gel might seem like any other plant extract but it really is a wonder ingredient that comes packed to the brim with beauty benefits.
If we haven’t already given you enough reasons to include this power ingredient in your beauty regime, here is a quick list of aloe vera based face packs for glowing skin, one for every skin problem.
For dull skin – Aloe Vera + Turmeric + Honey facemask
Turmeric has healing properties and contains antioxidants that work to brighten up your complexion and even out your skin tone. Aloe Vera, when teamed with honey, uses its anti-inflammatory compounds to calm your skin down and prevents breakouts.
To remove sun tan – Aloe Vera + Lemon facemask
For this one, all you need to do is mix equal quantities of aloe vera gel and lemon juice. Gently apply this concoction on the tanned portion of your skin, allow it to dry for 10 to 15 minutes, and wash off. This one is perfect for regular summer use as it will strip your skin of that tan and leave it hydrated.
For oily, greasy skin – Aloe Vera + Cucumber
Tan, sun burn, oily T zone and pimples are all the favours that summer will do to your skin. Luckily for you, this aloe vera based face pack will help you cleanse your skin and restore the moisture balance thus resolving your summer skin woes.
Apply a paste of both the ingredients onto your skin for 15 minutes once every week, to rid your skin of the oil, dirt and impurities.
For clogged pores – Aloe Vera + Masoor Dal (Red lentil) + Tomato paste
Masoor dal is the best exfoliating agent that nature has to offer. And when it is teamed with the very versatile Aloe, it gives you a face pack perfect for summer skin. While the lentil helps scrub off the dead skin cells, unclogged pores, black and white heads; aloe makes sure it retains the moisture in your skin and doesn’t make it too dry.
Tomatoes again are packed with antioxidants that work to remove tan.
For skin dryness – Aloe Vera + Banana + Honey
Banana is rich in fats, which helps hydrate your skin and keeps it moisturised. Honey on the other hand has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties which help cure patchy, dry skin thus leaving your skin deeply nourished. These ingredients along with aloe also tighten your pores and improve its elasticity.
For pimples and breakouts – Aloe Vera + Neem
When Neem with its anti-microbial properties is employed on your skin it works to cure skin acne. Neem also has anti-bacterial properties which helps clean pores and thus prevent breakouts and pimples.
Go ahead grind Neem leaves in rose water and the add aloe vera gel to it. Apply this paste onto your skin and let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water for best results.