Aloe Vera is a miracle plant that is renowned for its use in skin care treatments and homemade remedies. The gel found within the Aloe plant contains high levels of beneficial minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agents. This powerful combination of natural ingredients is what gives Aloe its immense healing abilities.
By using Aloe Vera daily you can help fight against the signs of aging by reducing fine lines and wrinkles leaving your skin looking and feeling younger. Aloe Vera is an extremely effective moisturizer making it perfect for the treatment of dry and flaky skin; it relaxes and hydrates the skin while also speeding up the skins natural healing process. It is also a highly effective remedy for the prevention and removal of pimples and can be found as the active ingredient in many over-the-counter acne treatments.
Fresh Aloe Vera Preparation
To start with you will need to collect the outer, older leaves at the base of the Aloe plant. Wash the stalks then slice down the length of the leaves to expose the gel inside. Scrape the clear gel from inside the leaf and strain through muslin cloth to remove the lumps.
If extracting Aloe Vera gel yourself is too much trouble, or if you don’t have access to the Aloe plant, then you can buy some of the gel online. Take a look here for the best priced and highest quality Aloe Vera gel.
Hydrating And Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Mask
1 tablespoon of powdered seaweed (kelp)
½ tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel
½ tablespoon of honey (preferably raw)
1 capsule of vitamin E
A few drops of essential oils (e.g. Tea tree, lavender or rosemary oil)
Combine all ingredients together and mix well, squeeze out contents of vitamin E capsule and add to mixture. Apply mixture to face, throat, and neck. Leave on for approximately 20-30 minutes. Rinse using warm water.
Seaweed powder helps detoxify the body removing impurities and nourishing the skin by restoring it with essential nutrients. It also stimulates blood circulation leaving your skin with a healthy glow.
Raw honey contains many essential vitamins and minerals that also help replenish any lacking nutrients in the skin.
Altogether, with the medicinal properties of Aloe Vera and the incredible beauty benefits of honey, vitamin E and kelp, makes this one homemade face mask that you should definitely try.