6 Aloe Vera DIY Face Masks for Every Skin Type

Often known as the plant of immortality, Aloe vera is has a variety of medicinal properties which make it excellent for skin care. First used by the ancient Egyptians for skin infections, over the years aloe vera has found its place in ayurvedic/herbal skincare and the best of modern-age beauty inventions. Here’s why:

 

 

Top Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin
– It’s rich in naturally occurring antioxidants that help repair damaged skin
– Its antibacterial properties make it excellent for treating pimples and acne
– It is a pigmentation agent that helps reduce discolouration and blemishes
– It has 200 active enzymes that help remove dirt and toxins from the skin
– It has anti-inflammation properties that treat issues like eczema, insect bites, and sunburns 

Simple & Easy Aloe Vera DIY Face Masks

For Oily Skin

Ingredients: Aloe vera Gel and Sugar
Recipe: Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Whisk until sugar dissolves.

How to Apply: Apply the liquid on washed face and gently massage your skin for a couple of minutes. Then leave the mask to dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water.
Lastly, splash some cold water and pat dry.

Why Should You Try It: This mask removes excess oil from your skin, it reduces whiteheads and blackheads, and helps remove dirt and dead skin cells giving you a natural glow.

 

Anti-Ageing Mask


Ingredients: Aloe vera Gel and Egg white
Recipe: Take egg white from a single egg and beat it slightly. Then mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and whip the mixture until you get a frothy consistency.

How to Apply: Wash your face with warm water and an oil-free cleanser. Now apply the egg white and aloe vera face mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, rinse your face with lukewarm water and use a washcloth to gently scrub off the mask. Now wash your face with cold water to tighten pores. 

Why Should You Try It: It nourishes your skin and reduces fine line and wrinkles, improves skin elasticity, and increases skin firmness.

 

Anti-Pigmentation Mask

Ingredients: Aloe vera Gel, Cucumber and Rose water
Recipe: Puree half a cucumber and mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Whisk well to combine all ingredients.

How to Apply: Wash your face with warm water and an oil-free cleanser. Now apply the cucumber, rose water and aloe vera face mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and lastly splash some cold water on your face.

Why Should You Try It: Regular application removes pigmentation and blemishes and restores your skin’s natural colour.

 

For Glowing Skin

Ingredients: Aloe vera Gel, Turmeric, Honey, and Rose water
Recipe: Mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon of honey, a pinch of turmeric, and a few drops of rose water and make a smooth paste.

How to Apply: Apply the paste evenly all over your face and neck and allow it to dry for 20 minutes. Then, wash with lukewarm water and pat dry

Why Should You Try It: It deeply moisturises your skin and treats any minor skin infections leaving you with a natural glow 

 

For Dry Skin


Ingredients: Aloe vera Gel and Banana
Recipe: Take 4 small pieces of a ripe banana and mix it well with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel to form a smooth paste

How to Apply: Use your fingers to apply the paste and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then wash your face with lukewarm water.

Why Should You Try It: This face mask intensely hydrates and moisturizes your skin giving you relief from dry, flaky skin and also improves skin elasticity.

 

Tan Removal Mask

Ingredients: Aloe vera Gel, Papaya, Rose water
Recipe: Puree 3-4 pieces of ripe papaya and mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Whisk well to combine all ingredients.

How to Apply: Wash your face with warm water and an oil-free cleanser. Now apply the papaya, rose water and aloe vera face mask and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and lastly splash some cold water on your face.

Why Should You Try It: Regular application reduces tan and skin blemishes caused by excessive sun exposure. 


Grandmothers, moms, and natural beauty experts swear by these masks. They are simple and easy to whip up with ingredients in your pantry. So, try them out and let us know your experience. Oh! and if you have any recipes that you love, share them with us in the comments below.

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