Aloe vera gel is packed with healing properties that makes it the ideal natural product for treating skin and hair problems. It is an excellent natural moisturizer and hence ideal for moisturizing the skin and hair. Vitamin C found in the gel stimulates production of collagen, which helps in keeping the skin firm. Aloe vera also contains vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical-induced degradation of the collagen, thereby preventing premature aging of the skin.
Furthermore, aloe vera possesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that help in fighting acne breakouts. It soothes the skin and provides fast relief from sunburn. When used as hair mask, aloe vera provides nourishment to the hair roots and promotes hair growth. It also helps in treating dandruff.
Here Are Some Simple Ideas For Preparing Aloe Vera Masks For Treating Skin And Hair Problems
Basic Aloe Vera Mask
Cut an aloe vera leaf with a sharp scissor and slit it with a knife. With a spoon, scrape off the gel. If you can’t find an aloe vera plant, you can buy bottled aloe vera gel from the stores. Take aloe vera gel on your finger tip and spread it on your skin and scalp.
For better result, aloe vera gel is usually combined with other ingredients with healing properties and used as skin and hair masks.
Aloe Vera And Lemon Juice Mask
To prepare this mask, mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with the juice of half a lemon. When applied to the skin, it helps in reducing dark spots and pigmentation and brightens the complexion. Massaging the scalp with the mixture helps in treating dandruff and makes the hair soft and shiny.
Aloe Vera, Honey And Yogurt Mask
This is another versatile aloe vera mask that benefits both your hair and skin. Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of yogurt. When used as a face mask, the antiseptic property of honey destroys the acne-causing bacteria and yogurt aids exfoliation of the dead skin. Aloe vera gel soothes the skin and reduces inflammation. The mask brightens the skin and reduces further acne breakouts. When applied to the scalp and hair, it reduces dryness of the scalp and leaves the hair soft and lustrous.
Aloe Vera And Olive Oil Mask
Aloe vera with olive oil works wonders for your skin and scalp. This is a powerful natural moisturizing formula. It repairs the damaged skin and hair and stimulates regeneration of the skin cells and promotes hair growth when applied to the scalp.
Aloe Vera And Coconut Oil Mask
Apart from moisturizing the skin and the hair, the aloe vera and coconut oil mixture helps in treating itchy skin and scalp. The anti-fungal property of coconut oil helps in treating dandruff and fungal skin infections.
Aloe Vera And Almond Oil Mask
This is another wonderful moisturizing recipe for your skin and hair. Add three to five drops of sweet almond oil to a tablespoon of aloe vera gel and gently massage your face or scalp with the aloe and almond oil mixture. It adds glow to your skin and makes your tresses lustrous.
Aloe Vera And Papaya Mask
Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that helps in breaking down the dead skin cells. Papaya mask helps in evening out the skin tone, brightens the skin and slows down skin aging. It also helps in hydrating the skin and moisturizes the scalp and reduces thinning of hair. Mash half a papaya until smooth and add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Mix the ingredients well. You may add a tablespoon of honey, yogurt or coconut oil to the mask.
Aloe Vera, Rosewater And Cucumber Mask
This is the ideal face mask for the sensitive skin. It helps in fading dark spots and reduces hyperpigmentation. When applied to the scalp, it helps in treating dandruff and the sulfur and silicon in cucumber promote hair growth. To make the mask, combine two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with a tablespoon of fresh cucumber juice. Add five to ten drops of rosewater to the mixture.
Aloe Vera And Egg White Mask
Whisk one egg white until slightly foamy and add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel to the egg. You can add two tablespoons of olive oil to the mixture. When used as a facial mask, it helps in firming the skin. It also helps in moisturizing and nourishing the skin and conditions the hair. The protein rich hair mask strengthens the hair roots and helps in repairing the damaged hair shafts.