When used consistently, aloe vera can prevent premature wrinkles and even slow the signs of ageing. It also helps banish the open pores of the skin and is recommended for all skin types, always accompanied by a moisturiser due to its astringent properties.
Aloe Vera also serves as a sunscreen and is known to attenuate and diminish sunspots. Furthermore, it is effective in the prevention and treatment of stretch marks.
There are many cosmetic uses that are given to this plant: Aloe Vera leaves are used as raw materials in various creams, hair treatments and medicated ointments. For hair and scalp, you can use aloe vera juice. It is recommended to rub aloe vera juice on the head, then once dry, rinse with water. Through continuous use, it will give a shine and strength to your hair, as well as help to remove grease and dandruff.
Against stretch marks
- 4 capsules of vitamin A
- ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup of aloe vera
- 6 capsules of vitamin E
- Use your blender to mix the ingredients and reserve in a dark bottle in the refrigerator.
- Apply the mixture once a day on grooved areas of the skin.
- You can apply cocoa butter or elastin cream afterwards to leave your skin smooth and enhance the effects of the aloe vera cream.
For skin blemishes
Aloe Vera is a popular natural remedy for sunspots and changes in skin tone during pregnancy. To use the plant, cut off a piece of leaf, extract the pulp and apply the gel to the skin for 20 minutes or more, then wash with warm water.
If you repeat this treatment consistently for at least three months, you will notice the difference in your skin and that the spots have faded or disappeared.
- 1 teaspoon of clay
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera pulp
- 1 teaspoon of water
Mix ingredients and apply the neck and face for 15 minutes and then remove with warm water.
With honey (moisturiser):
Mix equal parts of aloe vera gel and honey.
Help yourself with your finger tips to apply gentle massage to the face, without touching the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes and then remove with warm water. Your skin will feel clean and fresh.
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera crystal (aloe vera gel inside)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of barley flour
Make a paste by mixing the ingredients until they have a semi-liquid consistency. Help yourself with your fingers to spread the mixture on your skin. After 20 minutes, wash your face with warm water to remove and later splash your face with cold water. After cleaning your skin, use a moisturiser which is appropriate for your skin type.
To treat burns:
Aloe Vera has regenerative and antibiotic properties, which are excellent for treating minor burns. Use the following recipe to make a cream to treat minor burns.
- 100 grams of base cream moisturiser
- 50 drops of tincture of aloe vera
- 50 drops of tincture of calendula
Mix ingredients and apply directly on the affected area several times during the day until the burn heals.
Cream against sunspots
If you often expose yourself to too much sun, your skin suffers. Aloe Vera is perfect for dealing with stains that appear from exposure and you can use the following recipe to help:
- ¼ litre glass of aloe vera juice
- ¼ litre of sesame oil
- ¼ litre of juice leaves Alelí
- 10 almonds
- 2 heads of crushed garlic
To make the cream, place everything in a pot, stir for one hour, until the oil separates. Let stand, then mix with a wooden spoon and reserve in a bowl with a wide mouth and made of dark glass. Apply the mixture onto the skin where blemishes have appeared and leave on all night, wash in the morning. Continue treatment until the stain disappears.