These days most of us seems to get fascinated with all natural and herbal skin care products. One such Natural product that has been used a lot now a days in skin care products or even hair care is aloe Vera gel. It's been so popular now that almost all the so called herbal brands do launch at least one such product that contains aloe Vera. Aloe Vera gel has so many uses, like for hair and skin and even when you ingest it. However, here I will be talking about uses or benefits of aloe Vera gel for skin/face only.
By the way, rather than using the ready made gels that contains some amount of preservatives, it’s always good to go for home made aloe Vera gel that has been freshly extracted. For that, plant an Aloe Vera plant in your home. Plants are always good. And you can easily extract the gel by cutting a small portion of the leaf horizontally and then scooping out the fresh aloe gel. Afterwards the leaf will heal itself so you don't have to worry about damaging the leaf!!
You can apply some aloe vera gel as your cream or as a face pack by massaging a good amount and leaving for 15 minutes and then washing it off.
Here are some of the benefits for aloe Vera gel for the face-
Moisturiser for oily skin- You may have noticed that when you have oily skin, most of the lotions and creams will make your face greasy. But as it has a gel formula, it gets absorbed completely into the skin and there is no greasiness at all. Aloe vera Gels can take a little longer to get absorbed into the skin therefore, keep massaging. Massaging improves blood circulation too, so that way double benefit.
Sunburns- Aloe Vera is known to have healing properties which is why it is beneficial in case of sunburn. Just apply some of this gel on the affected area and rub it gently, then leave it. It soothes the skin and heals.
Flaky and itchy skin- In case of flaky and itchy dry skin, aloe vera gel can again help to soothe the area and hydrate it reducing the itchiness and redness.
Stretch Marks- This one I have not tried yet!! It is said that when aloe Vera gel is used on the stretch marks or the place where the stretch marks are likely to be formed. It fades them with regular application.
Sensitive skin- People who have extra sensitive skin that can't stand any lotion or cream laden with chemicals can try using freshly extracted aloe Vera gel to calm their skin and nourish it at the same time.
So, these were some of the benefits of aloe Vera gel for your face!! Next time you see your skin behaving badly, try some of this miraculous gel. It certainly helps!!