How To Make Homemade Aloe Vera Gel?
Mother nature has bestowed the best of her for us humans. One such ingredient is Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera has been serving humans for ages and it has proved its worth in fields of medicine, cosmetics, health, and lifestyle as it is rich in almost all that we need.
Aloe Vera is rich in antibacterial properties that make it the best for fighting any bacterial conditions internally or externally. It has high antioxidants that make it worth anti-aging, cells regeneration, and regrowth. It also has anti-inflammatory agents that make it suitable for soothing all sorts of inflammation, redness or irritation caused. Not just this it is highly moisturizing which makes it appropriate as a moisturizer.
The 98% water content in Aloe Vera is great for hydrating and making the skin soft, supple, and fresh. Aloe Vera also makes the skin glowing and acne-free. Alongside it is used to treat dandruff, hair health, etc. It has medicinal uses in constipation, body sugar level, diabetic conditions, etc. It is rich in minerals content like zinc, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, etc., and also has Vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, etc. The total sum up says it’s a package in itself.
HOW TO PREPARE ALOE VERA GEL AT HOME?
The market is flooded with various branded gels which guarantees fresh and natural product but rarely stands on the saying. There are added preservatives that make it impure and at times lead to skin irritation.
Here we discuss the detailed steps to make Aloe Vera Gel at home.
The ingredients required are as follows:
- Aloe Vera Leaf
- Air Tight Container
- Vitamin E Capsule (optional)
HOW TO MAKE THE ALOE VERA LEAF READY?
Take an Aloe leaf and cut it from the base of the plant
Wash it thoroughly and remove all the dust and dirt.
Keep the leaf in an upright position in a glass so that the yellow latex completely drains off from the skin.
Once the latex drains off, wash or wipe the leaf.
There your Aloe Vera leaf is ready to be turned into gel.
PRO TIP: You may use an Aloe leaf from your garden or the one brought from the store. Follow same steps for the store brought leaf too.
HOW TO MAKE THE GEL?
Once the leaf is ready, cut the sides of the leaf to remove the spines.
Make a horizontal cut right in between the leaf.
Scoop out the flesh of the leaf with the help of a spoon in a bowl.
Once all the flesh gets collected transfer it into a blender.
Blend till the flesh turns to liquid and forms bubbles.
Transfer the blended gel into an air-tight container.
Place the gel in the fridge to get a cooling sensation on each application.
You get your homemade gel ready.
This gel can be used for a couple of weeks.
WHAT DOES VITAMIN E DO TO THE GEL?
Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants that help to eliminate the free radicals from the skin that makes the skin supper flexible, glowing, helps in reducing the dark spots, pigmentation and also manages the aging process. Vitamin E also facilitates blood circulation that ultimately leads to the generation of healthy body cells.
Adding Vitamin E to the gel makes the gel super effective in treating skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, etc. It deeply nourishes the skin and moisturizes it from within which repairs the damage caused by sun exposure, pollution, chemicals, etc.
To add Vitamin E you need to follow these simple steps:
The blended gel is ready to use, so transfer a small amount of the gel into a container.
Take a Vitamin E capsule and squeeze out the oil from the capsule inside the prepared gel.
Stir generously, till the oil mixes with the gel completely.
Close the lid and place it in the fridge.
PRO TIP: Add 2 Vitamin E capsules in 2 spoonfuls of Aloe Vera Gel. Do your calculations accordingly.
Aloe Vera Gel can be prepared at home by making the leaf ready, blending it well, and adding the required Vitamin to increase the effectiveness.
HOW TO APPLY THE GEL?
Once the gel is ready the next big concern is regarding its application. How to apply the gel? What skin type does it suit? etc.
The application is also as simple as making the gel. Just follow these simple steps to get naturally glowing fresh skin.
Clean your face with any mild cleanser.
Pat dry your skin and wipe it off with the help of a clean tissue/ towel or cotton.
Take a good amount of gel on your palm.
Dot it all over your face and neck. Do not forget to put on your ears and under your eyes.
Massage it with your fingertips and gently dab it inside the skin so it sinks in completely.
Let it stay for about a minute or so before applying any other lotion or cream.
WHICH SKIN TYPES DOES IT SUIT?
Aloe Vera is a rescue for all skin types. It nearly suits all skin types, gives a soothing effect, and makes the skin soft and hydrated.
The only concern lies here is the yellow latex and the cover of the leaf. It should not get mixed with the gel as it may cause irritation and skin inflammation. Otherwise, this gel is a thumbs up and a big yes to pamper your skin with.
WHEN TO APPLY THE GEL?
Now there is a big confusion regarding “when” to apply the gel. This when has a simple answer which is, whenever you feel like.
Well, it is advised to apply the gel twice a day for better results. Once in the morning and next before going to bed. It ensures effective recovery and speedy results.
You may also use the gel as a moisturizer, a primer, a makeup remover, and in many other ways.
With this, we come to an end to the simple easy steps to make aloe vera gel at home and use it for making your skin healthy and hydrated.
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