Benefits of using Aloe Vera Oil for Face and Skin
The benefits of using Aloe Vera Oil for the face and the skin include its healing attributes for various skin disorders and other skin-related issues associated with medical conditions.
What’s inside of the leaves of this miraculous little plant can provide for a multitude of skin-related problems. In looking at what Aloe Vera can do for the skin, there are a myriad of benefits that include:
• stimulating cell renewal and outer layer skin growth
• inhibiting growth of abnormal cells
• protecting the skin from harmful rays of the sun
• cooling and healing the skin from sunburn, tanning and other types of burns
• soothing skin allergies, rashes and other irritations
• eliminating the pain, itching and swelling from insect bites
• healing and softening wounds, cuts and scrapes
• allowing for deep penetration into all seven tissues layers of the skin
• inhibiting scar formation
• healing dilated capillaries
• aiding in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and skin ulcers
• strengthening hair and preventing hair loss
• aiding in the treatment of viruses that lead to cold sores, herpes and shingles
• increasing the water content and moisture in the skin
• treating body, back, neck and shoulder pain through aloe massage
• leaving skin hydrated through absorption with no remaining residue
• reducing stretch marks
• eliminating warts
• providing itself as a base ingredient for other lotions, rubs, and creams
• maintaining the pH balance of the skin
Benefits of using Aloe Vera on your face
The benefits of using Aloe Vera on facial skin are amazing and important as Aloe Vera contains nutrients, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and vitamins (B, C, and E) beta-carotene (carontenoids), polysaccharides (chains of sugar), proteins, fatty acids, allantoin (skin conditioning medium) that help repair skin and keep it clean, moisturized, radiant and generally healthy.
The application of aloe vera has unending value in its use for facial skin care concerns. It can be utilized in the following ways:
• effective daily cleanser, toner/astringent, and skin softener
• excellent daily moisturizer
• efficient facial makeup remover
• wonderful anti-aging source with the high level of antioxidants
• perfect acne healer and preventative
• valuable blemish and scar lightener due to acne and other skin issues
• helpful anti-aging preventative for fine lines and wrinkles
• wonderful facial skin firmer and tightener
• exciting rejuvenator for tired skin, as it provides for a youthful glow
• effective aftershave lotion for men and women to heal cuts and irritated skin
How to make Aloe Vera Oil for Face and Skin
Making Aloe Vera Oil is a fairly simple process and once the recipe is made, the results are an aloe and oil-based creation that rejuvenates your skin and overall skin health. Here are the directions on initiating an aromatic and exhilarating adventure as well as a path to well-being.
Ingredients and tools:
1/2 cup of Aloe Vera Gel – either fresh from the leaves or purchased from a natural grocery or health food store
1/2 cup of organic coconut oil or other compatible oil (almond, apricot)
1-2 drops of essential oil, which is compatible and non-irritating to the skin, try use organic essential oils if possible
A bowl or container of medium size
Medium-sized pot or pan
Stove top burner
• Combine the natural aloe vera gel that has been extracted from the leaves, or a purchased aloe vera gel that is already packaged, and stir it into the coconut or other compatible oil.
If using natural aloe leaves choose the leaves on the outside of the plant, as they are thicker and have more gel. To extract the gel, use a sharp knife or scissors and cut along the base of the leaves.
Remove any dirt by gently scrubbing with a soft brush and rinse the leaves with water. Cut off the spines on the leaves with a sharp knife and then cut the leaves vertically and in half and take out the gel with a spoon.
• Add a few drops of a compatible essential oil of choice to the aloe vera and coconut oil mixture. Utilize juniper, rose, peppermint, or lavender as choices to blend with the aloe vera oil combination.
Essential oil brings an enticing and soothing aroma that is of benefit to the skin. Investigate other essential oils for future ingredient combinations that provide health benefits through aromatherapy or massage.
• The mixture should be heated in a pot or pan on low heat for about 10 minutes.
• Allow the aloe mixture to cool before using it.
• Once the aloe vera oil has cooled sufficiently, it should be stored in a sterile glass container in a cool and dry area for a couple of weeks. Refrigerating the mixture will maintain its healthful benefits.
How to apply Aloe Vera Oil to the Face and Skin
When applying the aloe vera oil to the face, gently massage it onto the facial area or pat the skin lightly in the places where the aloe mixture is needed most.
For the skin on the body, it is more beneficial to use the aloe vera oil directly after exiting the tub or shower. Wet or damp skin makes it easier to absorb the oil.
Gently take the mixture and work it upward over the legs, back, mid-portion, upper body, and arms for an even distribution of the oil and for better absorption of the incredible benefits that aloe vera oil has to offer.
Other ways to apply Aloe Vera Oil to the face and skin are through various aloe vera combinations that are applied directly to the face and skin.
Masques, scrubs, moisturizers, skin brighteners, lighteners, lotions, creams, rubs and face packs for different skin types can all be applied to the skin for major improvements in appearance and general skin health.
For example, in ridding the skin of the effects of over tanning or pigmentation, apply the aloe mixture combined with lemon juice and leave it on the affected spots for 10 minutes.
For pigmentation, utilize rose water in place of the lemon juice and allow it to remain on the skin, and then gently remove it with cold water.
Once you have tried aloe, and are accustomed to using it, you will soon realize that it is one of the most effective and multipurpose healing plants available anywhere in the world.
Either purchasing the aloe vera gel or growing your own plant is indeed a wise investment for both your skin and your overall health.
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