4 Aloe Vera DIY Face Masks

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4 Aloe Vera DIY Face Masks

It's DIY time! Let's have some fun with one of our favourite ingredients. Aloe Vera Gel!

Who doesn’t love a night at home doing a DIY face mask while watching a movie with a bowl of popcorn?

They do make for a fun night, but are you using the right ingredients for your type of skin?

We are going to share with you 4 simple recipes to help with different skin types using one common ingredient, aloe vera gel!

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My wild aloe plant

The aloe plant is not the prettiest plant to look at. That’s ok, because the inside of these spikey leaves is where it’s at. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries in healing and skincare. The gel inside each leaf is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E and B12, amino acids, enzymes, and is anti-inflammatory.

Some of the many benefits of aloe vera gel are:

- it helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles

- reduce redness

- heal scaring and burns

- the ultimate ingredient to provide hydration to the skin.

Before we get into the recipes for your spa night in, let’s go over the best way to extract the gel from the plant.

There are a few ways to do this, however, I find this the fastest and easiest.

1. Cut 2-3 long spikey leaves from the base

. Cut each spike into 4” pieces (easier to handle)

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Filleting my aloe vera for DIY face mask

3. Lay flat and slice down the spine of the leaf

4. Gently peel open with your fingers and with a spoon, scrape and scoop out the gel.

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Scooping out the aloe gel

5. Put the gel into a bowl and blend together with a hand blender. You can add a few drops of oil to help it blend

Now for the fun part, let’s make some masks.

Dry Winter Skin

2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon of turmeric

Blend together. Brush onto your face and neck. Let sit for 25-30 minutes. Gently wipe off with a warm cloth.

Acne Prone Skin

1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon of cucumber

1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice

Blend together. Brush onto your face and neck. Let sit for 15 minutes. Gently wipe off cool water.

Sensitive Skin

2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 tablespoon of cucumber

1/4 of a banana

Blend together. Brush onto your face and neck. Let sit for 12-15 minutes. Gently wipe off with cool water.

Lastly, my favourite mask, because I always want glowing skin. :-)

Glowing Skin

1 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon of turmeric

1 tablespoon of rosewater

2 tablespoons of papaya

Blend together. Brush onto your face and neck. Let sit for 25-30 minutes. Gently wipe off with warm cloth and water.

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Aloe Vera Spikes

If you aren't into making your own mask, you can try our bamboo charcoal mask that has aloe vera in it, as well as activated charcoal and a bunch of other amazing ingredients for your skin.

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Charcoal Purifying Masque with Aloe Vera

Aloe vera gel has so many amazing benefits for our skin, that is why we use it in so many of our products.

Here are a few other products we use aloe vera in.

Skincare with aloe vera, eye gel with aloe

Blooming Eye Gel with Aloe and Peptides

Balance mist with aloe vera gel, facial mist with aloe

Balance Mist has aloe to calm and hydrate your skin

Both of our moisturizers are packed full of aloe vera gel as well.

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Regeneration Retinol Cream made with aloe vera

AHA moisturizer with aloe vera, skincare with aloe vera

AHA Revitalizing Moisturizer has aloe gel to help your skin

Our shimmer lotion wouldn't be giving you a hydrating glow if it wasn't packed with, you guessed it...Aloe Vera!

Shimmer lotion, glowing skin, hydration with aloe vera

Shimmer Lotion for glowing skin packed with Aloe Vera

Let us know which aloe products you love.

If you have any DIY recipes for skincare, please share them with us so we can share them with everyone.

With a Smile,

Crystal