Skincare Tips: Here's Why You Should Apply Aloe Vera Gel On Your Skin

Aloe vera is a plant of the cactus family, and is very popular for its cosmetic as well as medicinal properties. The transparent gel-like liquid, found in the inner part of the leaf is what gives this plant the amazing benefits. Since the aloe gel is made up of over 96% water, it is no wonder that the extracts of this plant have amazing moisturising and skin-healing properties. Additionally, the aloe vera plant is also a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E. A lot of healing properties of this plant is also thanks to the presence of seven essential amino acids that strive hard to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Allow us to get you familiar with all the amazing benefits that aloe vera gel for face and how to use it to get flawless, smooth skin with not one blemish in sight. Read on to know the reasons you need aloe vera gel in your skincare regimen and how you can prepare simple homemade face masks with it to make the most out of its skin benefits...

Aloe vera benefits for skin

1. Moisturizes and heals dry and flaky skin

Aloe Vera Gel - Moisturises and heals dry and flaky skin


Aloe vera is known to be a natural moisturizer. It has hydrating properties and absorbs into the skin like magic. Even for oily and acne-prone skin, aloe vera has proved to be an excellent moisturizer because of its light texture and 99% water content.

2. Soothes irritated skin

Aloe Vera Gel - Soothes irritated skin


Aloe vera gel has cooling properties which help soothe irritated skin affected by sunburn, rash, infection, redness, and itchiness. Thus, it makes for a super ingredient for sensitive skin. Also, its antifungal properties help in handling inflammation skin issues such as heat boils and cysts in summers. No wonder, aloe vera is a must-have summer skincare ingredients.

3. Helps with signs of ageing

Aloe Vera Gel - Helps with signs of ageing


As your skin ages, skin loses its elasticity and smile lines, crow’s feet and saggy neck are some of the aging signs that become more noticeable on the face. Aloe vera gel can help you deal with that. It helps your skin in retaining its moisture and gives back its radiance. Not only it reduces visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, but it also prevents premature aging of the skin by improving the elasticity of the skin and repairing skin cells.

4. Fights acne and fades blemishes

 Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties , aloe vera can help keep acne at bay. How? It prevents bacteria build-up that is the main cause of pimples and acne, and it also speeds up the healing process. Applying a small amount of aloe vera gel on the zit would help you get rid of it in no time. Not only that, but it also helps remove pesky acne scars and blemishes that acne leaves behind.

5. Removes dark circles and puffiness

Aloe Vera Gel - Removes dark circles and puffiness


The most annoying and unsightly dark circles that you thought you really can’t do much about. Good news—you can trust aloe vera for getting rid of. It is packed with antioxidant and vitamin E which help lighten discolouration around the eyes and the cooling effect helps with the puffiness, killing two birds with one stone. Applying aloe vera gel around the eyes at night would depuff eyes and fades dark circles away.

6. Treats sunburn

Aloe Vera Gel - Treats sunburn


A great way to treat sunburnt skin is to apply fresh aloe vera gel to the affected area. The various vitamins and nutrients, coupled with the ultra calming properties of this gel help relieve and soothe sunburn (4) in just a couple of days. But since sunburns are quite painful, it is better to protect your skin than treat it. Always wear SPF 30 or above to prevent the harmful rays of the sun from damaging your skin.

7. Treats eczema and psoriasis

Aloe Vera Gel - Treats eczema and psoriasis


One of the best benefits of aloe vera for skin is it's moisturizing and hydrating properties. This is what helps to moisturise dry skin, relieve itchiness, which is a very common symptom of eczema. Additionally, applying aloe vera gel every day helps to relieve the inflammation that comes with psoriasis and reduces itchiness (5).

8. Eliminates dead skin cells

Aloe Vera Gel - Eliminates dead skin cells


Mixing a bit of aloe vera gel to your usual scrub is an excellent way to eliminate dead skin cells. Aloe vera gel prevents the stripping of the skin of it's natural oils and replenishes lost moisture. This will help your skin look really soft, supple and glowing.


How to use aloe vera for skin

1. Aloe vera gel and olive oil

Take some aloe vera gel, olive oil and some oatmeal and mix all the ingredients in a bowl until it forms a paste. Apply the paste on the face and keep it for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with cold water.

2. Just the aloe vera leaf

Peel off the outer layer of the aloe leaf to scrape the gel out. Scoop out all the gel and gently massage it on the face. Store the rest in the refrigerator. The water content in the gel will leave your skin hydrated.

3. Aloe vera gel and lemon juice

Take some aloe vera gel and add lemon juice in it. Massage the solution on your face and keep it overnight. Wash it off with running water.


Try Kayaveeda Aloe vera Facewash for better benefits

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Sonika Yadav

helpful thanks for the post

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