[Hacks] Aloe Vera Gel Hacks And Uses

Now, Aloe Vera is widely known for its beauty and other numerous benefits. Repairing damaged or sunburnt skin is one of the widely known benefits of Aloe Vera Gel. But apart from that, this natural plant works wonders for face and even hair and is a quick fix for a lot of beauty related problems. 

Aloe Vera has become the most used ingredient in a lot of products these days and keeping in mind its immediate benefits and results, we as consumers prefer products which have Aloe Vera’s properties in it. 

Nowadays, we get Aloe Vera Gel in the market from a lot of brands. I personally love this ‘Aloe Revital Soothing Gel’ from Innisfree. It’s extremely good. One of the best things about this product is, it costs Rs. 520 for 300 ml. So, the quantity that you get for the price that you’re paying is a lot which is pretty affordable.

I would 100% recommend this Aloe Vera Gel.  Or you can make your own at home by getting your own Aloe Vera plant, and it does not require a lot of maintenance too. A little water once in a while and a little sunlight helps in keeping the plant healthy for a long time. So, coming back to our topic, Aloe Vera has many benefits, and I’m sharing a few of them with you all today.

Aloe Vera Gel uses for Face-

   1. As a Moisturizer:

From my experience, Aloe Vera Gel is one of the best moisturizers that are out there. Nothing beats the radiant and healthy skin it gives when applied as a moisturizer. 

If your skin is feeling dull and tired or is feeling very dry and flaky, apply a generous layer of Aloe Vera Gel on your face and leave it overnight (it acts like a sleeping mask too), and you will wake up with the most healthy looking skin. Or you can mix it with your regular moisturizer, works great both ways!

   2. As soothing ice cubes:

So, we all know how harsh summers can be on our skin. And with all the heat and pollution, we’re always looking for simple ways to soothe our skin in some way or the other. I’m sure a lot of us know that rubbing ice cubes on our face helps in shrinking pores and gives a glow. Now give your ice cubes the power of Aloe Vera! Fill the ice cubes tray with Aloe Vera gel and voila! You have Aloe Vera Gel Cubes. 

Rub it on your face in the morning to make your skin feel and look fresh (helps in reducing puffy eyes too), or whenever you come back home from a long day. It instantly refreshes and makes your skin glow.

  3. As a primer:

Applying a fine layer of Aloe Vera gel before putting your make up on gives a really even finish to your base. It works great as a primer while moisturizing your skin naturally. Definitely is a win-win!

  4. To prevent acne/breakouts: 

Aloe Vera gel has anti-bacterial and & anti-oxidant properties which help in reducing inflammation and soothes skin, which eventually helps in prevention of breakouts and acne. 

  5. As a toner:

You can make a DIY toner of your own with Aloe Vera gel which will help in tightening of your skin while calming it down. All you need is:

  • Aloe Vera Gel 
  • Rosewater
You can either scrape off the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf, or you can get the Aloe Vera gel available in the market. Blend it together in a mixer with few tablespoons of Rose Water. And there you go! You have your own toner. You can fill it in a spray bottle since it will be easier to use. You can also add a few drops of any essential oil for aroma if you want. Keep the toner in the refrigerator, for extra cooling effect.

Also, there are a lot of Aloe Vera Gels that are available in the market. A lot of brands have launched their Aloe Vera Gels and I’ve tried a few them. But not every Aloe Vera gel is pure. The ratio of Aloe Vera Gel in the product can misguide you.

I would 100% recommend this Aloe Revital Soothing Gel’ from Innisfree. Try it for yourself and you will see how amazing this product is.

You can buy it from nykaa.com.