Aloe Vera is a succulent plant, which offers many benefits suitable for most skin types. It is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and soothing for the skin.

Aloe leaves contain a gooey translucent substance that contains vitamins A, B, C E, along with polysaccharides, anthraquinones, amino acids, glycosides, minerals, flavones, phytosterols and salicylic acid. All these nutrients will hydrate and sooth your skin, it will also promote healthy cell regeneration.

You can find Aloe vera gel in your local health stores or you can make your own. To make your own, just cut off the green outer skin of the aloe leaf and scoop out the clear gel. Place clear gel in clean container with a tight lid, which can be kept in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You can use it on its own over cleansed face or add a bit to your moisturizer.

You can try these great recipes

Aloe Mask for dry skin.

2 tbsp Aloe, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp milk, pinch of turmeric, a few drops rosewater.

Mix all ingredients well into a paste, apply on cleansed face. Leave on for 15-20 mins rinse and apply moisturizer.

Aloe Scrub for dead skin and scars.

3-4 tbsp aloe gel, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice

Mix ingredients well and use to scrub face gently in circular motion avoiding eye areas. Rinse and apply moisturizer.

I hope these recipes are beneficial for you as they are for me, don’t forget like and share your results.