3 Aloe Vera Face Masks for Dry, Oily & Sensitive Skin

Aloe Vera Plant

3 Aloe Vera Face Masks (Image via: sxc.hu)

The Native Americans portrayed the Aloe Vera plant as “a wand of the heaven”, The Egyptians phrased it as a “Plant of immortality”… Different phrases by different people on this moist Aloe Vera plant! The water content level of Aloe Vera plant (More than 99%) makes the plant ideal for therapeutic use as well as for cosmetic purposes. Even dermatologists recommend the use of Aloe Vera in their skin treatment.  Including it the skin care regimen keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized, and its emollient properties helps the skin to stay soft & smooth!


There are many more uses and benefits of Aloe Vera for skin. Let us understand its benefits and focus on some Aloe Vera facial masks that can truly improve your skin look & feel!


Benefits of Aloe Vera
  • Removes the sun burn: The stem of Aloe Vera rubbed over the sun burnt skin gives a soothing effect to the skin.
  • Healing effect to the skin related diseases like eczema, psoriasis etc.
  • Its antibacterial properties heal up any cuts, skin bruises, and other skin infections.
  • Aloe Vera gel reduces fine lines, removes stretch marks, scars.
  • Act as a moisturizer: Use aloe vera gel to moisturizes the skin before wearing make up.
  • Aloe Vera gel act as an after shave lotion for men to heal up the cuts, bruises caused due to shaving.
  • The Vitamin C & E content of Aloe Vera gel helps in improving the collagen of the skin & thus keeps it young and supple. [Read more details about Aloe Vera]


Aloe Vera face mask for dry skin:

Ingredients used: 2 tbsp of cottage cheese, 2 tbsp of Aloe vera gel, 8 -9 dates, 1 tsp of lemon juice & 2 cucumber slices

 aloe vera face maks for dry skin

How to prepare & apply: Discard off the date seeds and blend all the above ingredients on a blender except for cucumber slices & make a smooth paste. Allow it to refrigerate for half an hour & gently apply over the face, neck & place the cucumber slices over the eyes. Wash the mask after 20 minutes in cold and warm water alternatively. Apply a moisturizer after the last splash with cold water.


Cottage Cheese: The lactic acid in cottage cheese helps to tone up the skin complexion

Dates: For glowing skin.

Lemon Juice: For lightening up the skin color.

Aloe Vera: Hydrates and moisturizes the dry skin.

Cucumber Slices: For cooling the tired eyes.


Aloe Vera face mask for oily skin

Ingredients used: 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel, 1 Cucumber, 2 tbsp of oatmeal, 1 egg white & 2 Cucumber slices

 aloe vera face mask for oily skin

How to prepare & apply: Cut the 2 cucumber slices and peel off the outer skin and cut the rest of cucumber into small pieces & blend it on a blender for a smooth paste. Add the required oatmeal & Aloe Vera gel to the paste & mix well.  Add egg white and whisk the content. Apply all over face, neck & for eyes, place the sliced cucumbers on them. Rinse off after 15-20 minutes in cold water.


The cooling and cleansing properties of cucumber makes the skin soft & supple

Aloe Vera: Hydrates & moisturizes the skin.

Oatmeal: Exfoliates the dead skin

Egg White: Has an astringent property which cleanses up the skin & tightens up the pores.


Aloe Vera face mask for sensitive skin

Ingredients used: 2 tbsp Aloe Vera gel, 1 tbsp Yogurt, 3 tbsp fresh Cucumber juice, 2 Cucumber slices to rest on your eyes.


How to prepare & apply: Mix all the ingredients except for cucumber slices and apply it on the face and the neck. Rinse off with cold & hot water alternatively after 15 minutes. Give a final splash with cold water and pat dry with a towel. Apply a moisturizer.


Aloe Vera:
Hydrates & moisturizes the skin.

Yogurt: Has high lactic acid element, which exfoliates the skin & tightens up the pores & gives the skin a firmer look.

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