In the earlier post, we discussed how Aloe Vera can endlessly benefit us in so many ways!
But do you know how to use it in the way that would yield best results? Here I present the top 10 uses of Aloe Vera gel and how we can include this potent plant in our skin and hair care regime and what are the best available Aloe Vera gels available in the market if some of you don’t choose to use raw ones.
Those who prefer making at home here is the link to the DIY.
Top 10 Uses of Aloe Vera Gel are as follows:
1. Aloe Vera as a moisturizing gel.
To prepare this serum you need to have 4 ingredients which are as follows:
- Aloe vera (2 tbsp.)
- Glycerin (1tbsp.)
- Raw Honey (1/2 tbsp.)
- Rose Water (1tbsp.)
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and make sure it’s not too watery. The consistency of the serum should neither be thick nor too thin. Apply it on to your face and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water afterward. You definitely feel your skin being super supple!
Now those with oily skin can skip the glycerin as it may make you feel more sticky and oily instead of moisturized. Guys make sure you use 100% natural ingredients as only it would yield best results.
- Personally, I would recommend Zofla rose water, this one is available on Amazon very easily, here is the link to it: Buy here
- You can use Patanjali Aloe vera gel or you may use WOW Aloe Vera Multipurpose Beauty Gel for Skin and Hair Buy here
2. Aloe Vera as a Night Mask.
Ingredients for this mask you will need:
- Aloe vera gel (2 tbsp.) (organic 100% aloe vera gel)
- Rosewater (1 tbsp)
- 1-2 drops of tea tree oil, lavender or rose essential oil
This mask will dry within 2-5 minutes. Wash this mask off in the morning in lukewarm water. Apply this night mask regularly for at least a week and you will see the difference.
Some people are prone to breakouts by using tea tree oil so I’d say be very careful before using this oil. Patch test before applying the mask.
3. Aloe Vera as a Skin Brightener.
This mask is an instant face brightener and here is how you can do it with these 3 ingredients:
- Aloe Vera gel (2 tbsp.)
- 1 tbsp of tomato juice
- Dash of turmeric
Mix everything thoroughly and then apply it to your face. Let it stay for 30 minutes or overnight then rinse off in the morning. This face mask is great to brighten and whiten the skin organically.
4. Aloe Vera to get rid of sun tan.
Ingredients you will need:
- Aloe Vera gel (2-3 tbsp.)
- 2 tbsp. of cucumber juice
- 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil (Patch test required)
- 2 tbsp. of plain yogurt
Mix everything thoroughly and then apply it to your face, neck, hands and wherever the tan is significantly visible. Wash it off after keeping it for at least 15 minutes. Repeat it 2-3 times in a week to see results.
5. Aloe Vera for Acne Relief.
Ingredients you will need:
- 3-4 tbsp. of Aloe Vera Gel
- 4-5 tsp. of tea tree essential oil
- 4-5 tsp. of lavender essential oil
- 2-3 tsp. of lemon essential oil (optional)
- 2 tbsp. of raw honey
You can buy essential oils from Amazon.
Please do a patch test before trying any DIY’s which contain essential oils.
Mix all the ingredients properly and apply it to your face. Make sure you have washed your face thoroughly before using this acne gel. Let it sit for at least 20-25 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water afterward. I would recommend not to use any facial cleansers for at least 2-3 hours after using this gel. You can make this gel in much more quantity as it can be stored for up to a week but please make sure you keep it in a cool place.
When I came to know about that Aloe Vera can also be used for our eyebrows, I was stunned! Then one day I thought why not give this a try? And to my surprise, it did work 😀
It hadn’t only grown my brows, but also it shaped them (I mean the perfect curve if you apply it in that direction).
You can do so by using only fresh Aloe Vera gel 2 times a day. Believe you me, you will see your brows growing in 2-3 weeks.
8. Aloe Vera as a Makeup Primer:
Aloe Vera as a makeup primer has made it to the list of top 10 uses of Aloe Vera Gel. I will tell you how? We often are perplexed over the variety of primers available in the market. We do end up buying some but it simply doesn’t give the best results.
This is not the case with aloe vera gel, you use it once as a makeup primer and trust me you would not regret it since then, I have used it and it stays comfortably up to 5-6 hours. It is very cheap, effective and doesn’t cause any breakouts as it is 100% organic.
It is highly recommended for those who have active acne or oily skin. Aloe vera is your best friend, believe me! Only buy 100% organic aloe vera to see amazing results.
9. Aloe Vera as a Hair Mask:
Undoubtedly, aloe vera is widely used for its hydrating properties as it 99% water. Not only our skin but hair needs hydration too.
What you will for aloe vera hydrating hair mask:
- Aloe Vera
- Organic Honey
Take all of them in a proportion of 2:2:1 and the quantity will depend on the length of your hair. Apply the mask evenly to your hair and importantly apply more on the lower ends of your hair as they are often more damaged.
Keep it for about an hour then wash it off with cold water. Do this at least twice a week to notice significant results.
10. Aloe Vera Gel For Hair Straightening:
We often hear almost everyone whining about hair frizziness and dullness, right? And it also tends to hair breakage and further damage. Aloe vera can protect your hair from all of these problems.
Here is how you can use aloe vera for hair straightening:
- Take a pan and put 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil in it. ( You can use olive oil if you have an oily scalp)
- Heat the oil on a lower flame for about 1minute
- Remove it from the stove and put 2-3 tsp of vitamin E oil in it
- Mix them properly and then add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
- After forming a paste, apply this mask on to your hair evenly
- Wash it off with cold water
If you feel stickiness in your hair even after washing, wash your hair again but with the lesser amount of shampoo this time. Do this once a week.
Vitamin E oil is easily available on Amazon but even if you don’t have it then you can use almond oil as a substitute.
We really have to be patient with these DIY’s to see significant results. It might happen that you don’t see results right away but gradually you will feel the difference. So be consistent!
Stay tuned as more DIY’s are coming your way.