DIY Beauty with Aloe Vera




Aloe plants have soothing and antibacterial properties. Once applied, it releases natural vitamins and enzymes into the skin to produce a deep moisturizing effect that restores skin’s balance. Its many uses and benefits for the hair and skin are widely known.


To maximize the benefits of aloe vera, experts recommend it to be used for two to three times a week. Applying lotion enhanced with aloe vera to the affected area of the skin and massaging it thoroughly can ensure fully-rejuvenated skin. Whenever your skin feels dry or irritated, apply aloe vera. For dry and itchy scalp, an aloe vera packed shampoo can also be of help. 

I personally never realized that alovera had such benefits until recently. But since I did, I have incorperated it into my skin care regiment. Most of the time, I used it alone on my face, but other times I prepare a mask which I am able to apply on my face and hair.

How to prepare an aloe vera and lemon juice mask

Things you will need:

  • 2 aloe vera leaves
  • Half a lemon
  • 3 bowls
  • A sharp knife
  • A juice squeezer (optional)
  • A blender

Steps

1. Cut two thick aloe vera leaves from an aloe vera plant with a sharp knife.

2. Cut off the serrated edges of both the leaves.

3. Slit the top layer of the leaves lengthwise. You will see the translucent aloe vera gel inside.

4. Carefully peel off the aloe vera gel from the leaves.

5. Put the gel pulp into a bowl.

6. Squeeze out the juice from half a lemon.

7. Pour the thick, succulent aloe vera gel into a blender.

8. Pour the lemon juice into the blender as well.

9. Blend the mixture for about one minute.

10. Pour the mixture from the blender into a bowl.

Aloe vera gel and lemon juice have immense beauty benefits. Both help reduce dark spots and blemishes on your face, and even help minimize stretch marks. They also help heal acne and acne scars.
When used in your hair, they provide nourishment, prevent excess oiliness, eliminate dandruff, encourage hair growth and prevent hair loss.
All of these benefits add up to beautiful shiny hair and a glowing complexion. Regular application of this homemade recipe is highly beneficial for reducing suntan as well.

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