Aloe Vera is a potent plant for the treatment of the skin, mainly for the face. See all this can do for you
Do you have the habit of rubbing aloe on your face? If the answer is no, he doesn’t know what you’re missing. The aloe vera plant provides several benefits to the skin. It is native to North Africa, and widely used in the manufacture of medicinal and cosmetic products.
It is also very common in Brazil. Therefore, you can buy or even grow aloe at home to enjoy all the benefits without spending money on industrialized products. See, below, how to apply aloe vera on the face and its numerous benefits.
Benefits of using aloe vera on the face
Before you know how to apply aloe on your face, know the benefits offered by this powerful plant to make the skin look more beautiful and healthy:
1. Attenuates imperfections
The combination of the healing properties of aloe vera on the skin stimulates bleaching of imperfections, restoring the natural and uniform coloration of the facial skin after some applications.
2. Rejuvenate the cells
As aloe is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, when absorbed, it acts directly in the fight against free radicals. That is, it ends the oxidation, allowing the cells to regenerate and, consequently, rejuvenate.
3. Fight acne
The deep cleansing, moisturizing and healing power of aloe vera on the skin helps reduce the inflammation caused by acne, as well as reduce oiliness. To achieve this, you should only use products that are suitable for your skin type, and have a healthy diet and habits.
4. Promotes circulation
By placing the aloe vera gel on the face and letting it act, you will perform a cleaning process of the cells and regenerate them. The natural action of this application are the cells that renew and repair the bruises. This promotes faster healing.
5. Relieves sunburn
The soothing, moisturizing and healing effects of aloe vera on the face (or other regions of the body) act on the burn, relieving symptoms such as burning and redness.
6. Treat inflammations
Acne is a type of inflammation, but other problems can cause a skin rash, including insect bites or allergic skin processes. Therefore, passing aloe on the face will also help in this regard.
7. Hydrates the skin
Being rich in water, the application of aloe vera on the face will absorb this water, leaving the skin cleaner, beautiful, silky and without dryness. But, for the effect to be even better, it is essential to drink water (about 1.5 to 2 liters) throughout the day, every day.
Properties of aloe vera
As you have already read, aloe vera has numerous properties that promote skin health. The plant is composed of 95% water, which makes it an excellent natural moisturizer. As it contains a healing and antibacterial effect, it is especially used to treat burns and rashes.
It is rich in vitamins A, C and E, complex B, as well as minerals and amino acids that act on the skin as antioxidants, that is, they stimulate the renewal of cells, preventing premature aging, helping to heal wounds. It still acts as an anesthetic, tissue regenerator and anti-inflammatory.
How to apply it?
To apply aloe on the face you will need a plant leaf. Look at the following steps to extract the gel from the leaf and apply it on the face:
- With running water, carefully wash the sheet you will use for the treatment.
- To remove any residue that may remain on the sheet, smooth it with your fingers.
- The blade contains small spines, which must be removed with the help of a knife. Also cut the ends of the plant.
- With a knife, cut the blade in half.
- Remove the gel from the inside of the sheet and place it in a container.
- Apply the gel on the face with the help of a spatula, passing it over the skin inside the leaf. The gel should work for 15-20 minutes.
- Scrub the face gently and remove the gel with water without using soap.
Homemade Aloe Vera Mask Recipe
Using aloe on the face as a facial mask is an excellent way to prevent wrinkles before old age, keep skin soft and silky, remove excess oil and keep skin away from infections and inflammations such as dermatitis and psoriasis.
Then, in addition to applying aloe vera on the pure face, it is also possible to make a mixture with other ingredients good for the skin. Here is how to make an aloe vera mask:
Aloe Vera gel: 1 leaf;
Egg: 1 unit;
Honey: 1 tablespoon of tea;
Barley flour: 2 tablespoons.
Mode of preparation and application:
- After extracting the aloe vera gel, mix it with the remaining ingredients until a paste is obtained.
- Apply this paste on the clean face and let it dry.
- Once dry, after 20 minutes, remove it with cold tap water. Dry gently and do not pass anything else over.
It is good to wear this mask at night before bed so you do not leave the house, keeping your skin clean for several hours.
How many times a week can I use aloe vera on my face?
The aloe vera facial mask can be used daily as long as you select some types of products for your skin. If you use others for several purposes, try to change and not use all the same day, so that each substance has time to act.
Can I sleep with her in the face?
No problem because you sleep with aloe vera on your face and remove it when you wake up. However, it is not necessary either, since in just thirty minutes it acts on the skin, it absorbs what needs to be removed and nourishes the dermis to make it softer and more pleasant.
Important: Remember that the data presented in this article does not replace the opinion of a professional. Also, before applying any product on the skin, it is advisable to do a test to avoid any allergic reaction.