Among the many plant ingredients used today, Aloe Vera is one of the most versatile. It is commonly found in many gardens and homes. In fact, it grows easily in pots. Aloe vera has been known for its healing properties since ancient times. It was used to heal cuts and wounds. This herb is a powerful source of zinc, which has a healing effect on wounds and burns. This is why it has been used in the treatment of pimples and acne. Aloe Vera is also a powerful natural moisturizer and prevents moisture loss. In fact, it helps the normal functions of the skin by improving its ability to retain moisture.
BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA
In acne, the skin may suffer from superficial dryness. This is why aloe vera helps fight acne and pimples, hydrating the skin and relieving dryness. Aloe vera also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it also has a healing effect on acne and pimples. It soothes the skin and also relieves pain. It softens dead skin cells and helps in their removal, leaving the skin smoother and brighter.
WHERE TO GET IT
You can buy aloe vera gel or get it from the aloe vera plant that grows in your home. The gel obtained from the plant itself is the pulp of the leaves, present in the inner part of the leaves. Aloe juice is found just under the outer skin of the leaves. However, by using it directly on the skin at home, the plant must be washed well and complete hygiene.
Ways to use aloe vera for pimples and acne
There are many ways to use Aloe Vera juice to get rid of acne and pimples.
Apply it directly to your face
Aloe vera gel or juice can be applied to the face and then washed off with clean water after 20 minutes. It helps to soften and hydrate the skin. It also helps in the prevention of acne. It can also be applied on hydrated and oily skin because it does not contain oil.
Use it with besan and curd
Take a tablespoon of besan, a teaspoon of orange peel and curd powder, and a tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Mix and apply to the skin, washing off after 30 minutes.
Make a Multani mitti face mask
Mix a teaspoon of aloe vera gel with 2 teaspoons of rose water and 3 teaspoons of multani mitti. Mix into a paste and apply to the face. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Use it to get rid of stains and marks
If there are spots on the face, apply aloe vera gel to the spots and leave on overnight. Wash your face the next morning.
Get relief for skin irritation
If there is redness on the skin due to acne, or if the rash is reddish, apply aloe vera gel to the face daily, rinsing off with clean water after 20 minutes. It also soothes irritation.
Apply it overnight
Mix a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon with a teaspoon of honey and aloe vera gel into a paste. Apply to the face and leave on overnight. Wash the face the next morning.
Use it with lemon juice
Mix Aloe Vera with lemon juice in a paste and apply on the face. Wash off after 10 minutes.
(This article is written by Shahnaz Husain, winner of the Padma Shri Award and pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement and head of a global network of franchises and 375 formulations.)
Posted: June 10, 2021 8:00 AM | Update: June 10, 2021 at 8:01 am