When it comes to natural skincare, there are a lot of options available to you. You can try coconut oil to moisturize, use sugar and coffee for natural exfoliation, and choose from a variety of different herbs and essential oils.
Another great natural remedy? Aloe! It isn’t just for sunburns anymore. Using aloe and aloe vera gel on your skin is an amazing natural remedy for so many reasons.
Why Aloe is Great for Your Skin
Aloe Vera is high in vitamin E, phytochemicals and malic acid. This tightens the skin by improving the elasticity. Aloe vera will additionally moisturize, protect and nourish the skin.
Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and rub it on your skin. After twenty minutes, use lukewarm water to wash the skin. Repeat the process several times each week until the skin starts to tighten.
Mix one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one tablespoon of mayonnaise and one teaspoon of honey until it forms a fine paste. Apply to your skin, and leave on for twenty minutes. Use warm water, then cold water to wash the skin, then repeat once each week.
Different Ways to Use Aloe
Here are some options for using aloe for your skin:
Under the Eyes
There are a ton of lotions and creams to help with under eye bags, dark circles, and just fine lines and wrinkles. These are designed to boost the retinol to the area and to help tighten the skin. You can do all of that for a fraction of the cost with aloe. You can use pure aloe gel or you can use a piece of the plant each day under your eye. Allow it to dry and just go on about your day. This can be done twice a day and can be worn under makeup.
Brighten Your Complexion
One of the increasingly popular forms of anti-aging are serums, especially Vitamin C based serums. These are usually liquid and designed to be added to your face directly after cleansing, or a few drops in a moisturizer. The problem is you may not know everything that is going into these. You can avoid all that by simply using aloe gel, orange oil, lemon oil, and witch hazel as a combination toner. Put it on your face once to twice a day and you will start to see the dull areas of your face becoming brighter.
Remove Your Makeup
If you have recently purchased make-up remover, then you know how many harsh chemicals can be in them. Most of the chemicals will remove the make-up, but they will also leave you with dry skin. This can lead to enlarged pores, reddening, and other issues. You can avoid this by simply using aloe gel and coconut oil. Just mix the two together in a one to one ratio. Whip the mixture with a regular household mixer or hand held mixer. Once you have a whipped effect, place it into a jar. Use this daily to remove your makeup. It can also double as a moisturizer to help reduce pores and cut down on redness.
More Natural Ingredients
There are also some other natural ingredients that can be used for your anti-aging, particularly with tightening your skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Here is a rundown of those products:
Cucumber is a natural way to tighten saggy and loose skin. The cucumber is a natural toner for the skin and helps to rejuvenate and refresh the skin.
Grind one-half of a cucumber, then use a strainer to squeeze out the juice. Spread the fresh juice on the neck and face, letting your skin dry completely afterward. Use cool water to rinse off the juice, then repeat the procedure once each day until the skin is tight.
Stir one tablespoon of grated cucumber and one tablespoon of plain yogurt until mixed. Spread the mixture on the neck and face, then leave it on for a few minutes to soak into your skin. Use lukewarm water to wash off the mixture, then repeat several times each week.
Use two tablespoons of cucumber juice, three to five drops of vitamin E oil and an egg white to make a face mask. Spread on the neck and face, then remove with cool water after fifteen minutes. Use the mask once each week.
Make a smooth paste using one-half cup of a peeled and chopped cucumber, one-half cup avocado, two tablespoons of powdered milk and one egg white. Place in the refrigerator for an hour, then apply to the neck and face. After thirty minutes, rinse with warm water, then use cool water to splash the neck and face.
Ways to Use Aloe for Anti-Aging
By using one or several of these anti-aging uses for aloe, you can see natural reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. You may also notice that you can incorporate your aloe with other items like charcoal and receive even further benefits.