Beat them with the nourishing power of aloe vera. Aloe vera has healing and hydrating properties and is an ideal choice for dry skin thanks to its much-needed moisturisation. Instead of moisturiser, go au naturel with aloe vera! Use aloe vera gel directly on your skin and dry patches and notice an instant burst of hydration. Don’t fret about your skin becoming greasy with the application; aloe vera sinks into skin to provide deep hydration.
Tip: You can apply aloe vera to your skin after shaving to reduce redness and irritation, and soothe skin.
Exfoliating the skin is important to get rid of dead cells and clear pores of grime. Aloe vera is a known cleansing agent enriched with antibacterial properties that flush out impurities gently. Its antiseptic properties shield skin from bacteria which in turn prevents acne and skin infections. If you run out of your regular scrub, you can try aloe vera gel mixed with sugar granules for exfoliating the skin. It’s an all-natural and gentle way to exfoliate your skin.
Tip: Suffering from skin inflammation?
Apply aloe Vera twice a day to soothe skin.
Let aloe Vera work its wonder while you sleep. Massage your face, neck and hands using aloe Vera gel right before you hit the bed. Aloe Vera is non-oily and gentle and penetrates the skin layers providing deep moisturisation for the skin. Wake up to smooth, silky soft skin.
Tip: Use fresh aloe Vera with a few drops of lemon right before you sleep. Rinse for glowing, nourished skin.
Aloe vera is known to reduce hair breakage and strengthen roots. It is also known to be a great scalp conditioner and leaves the hair smooth and moisturised. Aloe vera, when applied on the scalp, will make it moist from within. Well-hydrated roots make the hair more elastic causing less breakage.
Tip: Apply aloe vera gel to your hair as a deep conditioner for 30 minutes. Rinse for a vibrant, strong mane.
Use aloe Vera to tame and condition your eyebrows. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to keep eyebrows slicked. Dip a q-tip in aloe Vera gel and smooth over the eyebrows. You’ll have a natural gel that is safe and also holds the eyebrow hair in place without being too greasy. Aloe Vera is known to promote hair growth and can hence be applied on your brows to make them lush.
Tip: Mix together aloe Vera gel and virgin olive oil. Apply the concoction on your eyelashes and brows to boost hair growth.
Cracked heels are the absolute pits, aren’t they? This is a simple remedy to keep your feet moisturised and crack-free all through the year. The nourishing and healing properties of aloe vera work to restore skin to its former suppleness. Apply a good amount of aloe gel on your feet, massage until it gets absorbed and then put on socks on your tootsies. In winters you can add aloe vera gel to your foot cream or petroleum jelly for super soft feet.
Tip: Apply aloe Vera to your elbows and knees to soften skin.
Due to its natural cooling properties, aloe vera is a great product for soothing sunburns. It is anti-inflammatory in nature with mineral and antioxidant content that accelerates the process of healing. If you have a stinging sunburn, apply a generous dose of aloe vera gel and it will calm the skin. It is a handy way to cure redness and rashes caused by sunburnt skin.
Tip: Apply aloe vera on the affected area twice a day for best results.
Aloe vera can be a moisturising agent not only for the skin but also for the hair. It is gentle on hair and also easy to wash off. If your hair feels dry and rough, aloe vera will come to the rescue. It has proteolytic enzymes which aid in repairing dead skin on the scalp. Grab your aloe vera and smooth it over the hair strands to cover well. Let it sit for 30 mins and wash off to reveal soft hair.
Tip: Whip together freshly extracted aloe vera gel, honey, olive oil and curd. Apply it to you your roots and hair; let it work its magic for 30 minutes. Rinse for a shiny, gorgeous mane!
Did you know aloe vera enhances the shine of hair? It is often used as masks to bring back life into dull locks. If you do not have time for a moisturiser-conditioner routine and are on the lookout for a quick fix for your hair, here’s an easy way to add aloe vera to your daily beauty routine. Mix 1 tsp of aloe vera gel with your shampoo, and wash as you would. Ta-da, your hair is cleaned and also moisturised at the same time.
Tip: Sunsilk Coconut Water and Aloe Vera Volume shampoo make for a great hair cleansing agent!
Not only does having dandruff physically affect you but also hampers your self-esteem. An easy fix for this condition is using aloe vera daily. Rich in anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, aloe vera is a natural and fuss-free fix to getting rid of dandruff. As aloe vera aids in healing dry skin, using aloe vera can help hydrate your scalp and control dandruff problem to some extent. Massage this mixture onto your scalp and let it work for 30 mins. This natural remedy has no side effects and is also good for your hair.
Tip: Use aloe vera gel mixed with tea tree oil as your personalized dandruff cure serum.
Dark spots and acne scars can negatively impact your self-esteem. Aloe vera has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic properties. These properties, along with the high moisture content, make it effective in reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes. It also boosts skin reproduction! Use aloe vera gel mixed with lemon juice on scar marks and brown spots on the skin and watch the marks fade gradually.
Tip: Aloe vera can be used to fade stretch marks too! Apply directly on the affected area thrice a day for best results.
The aloe vera can be a natural substitute for shaving creams or gels. It is gentle on the skin and will give a smooth shave while also moisturising the skin. The antiseptic properties also make it great for nicks and cuts while shaving.
Tip: The cooling gel works for sensitive areas like the underarms and bikini regions too.
As it is, makeup contains tons of chemicals that cake your skin. Swap your regular makeup remover with a natural one! This versatile gel can double up as your makeup remover. It’s natural, gentle and can be used on sensitive skin too. Use it to remove eye makeup without any fear. Just take a dollop of aloe vera gel on a cotton pad and wipe away makeup from the skin.
Tip: Effectively remove stubborn makeup with aloe vera gel mixed with olive oil.
In the mood for some self-pampering? While you are trying half a teaspoon of aloe vera gel into it for that extra dose of moisturisation. It is suitable for all skin types and will not interfere with the results.
Tip: From honey and lemons to rose water and yogurt you can create an array of aloe vera-based face packs based on your skin type. Works wonderfully to cleanse, pamper and soothe skin.
Glass skin is in and you can get shiny, smooth skin by incorporating the ice cube rub to your beauty routine. Rubbing ice cubes on the face can shrink the pores and make skin glow beautifully. It's time to give your ice cubes the power aloe vera!
Fill the ice cube tray with aloe vera gel cube. Rub it on your face for a refreshing boost of freshness or to simply soothe skin burns
Tip: Apply aloe vera ice cubes before you apply your makeup to create a flawless base. Follow up with moisturiser and the rest of your beauty routine.