Aloe vera is one of the most versatile ingredients found in nature that takes care of our skin as well as beautifies it in a number of ways. You have read enough about the nourishing, hydrating, and moisturizing properties of the plant. But do you know that aloe can cleanse and exfoliate too? Yes, the succulent plant is an amazing natural exfoliator and you can use it to prepare multiple DIY scrubs at home. Here are the recipes for you:
- Aloe Vera And Baking Soda Scrub
When it comes to cleansing or clarifying, no other natural ingredient works as good as baking soda. Hence, combining it with aloe vera can make the effects of exfoliation even stronger. Take 2 teaspoons of pure, fresh aloe vera gel and mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with it thoroughly with the help of a fork. It should be a smooth paste with no lumps. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and that’s all! This soothing scrub is suitable for both dry and oily skin and can be used for the whole body.
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- Aloe Vera And Aspirin Scrub
Uncoated or lightly coated aspirin tablets are quite good to use with aloe vera for treating acne, breakout, and blemish-prone skin. It not only reduces redness and bumpiness caused due to inflammation but also heals infections to some extent. Start by putting 2-3 tablets in a bowl and adding 1 tablespoon of distilled water so that they absorb it and turn puffy. Mash the softened aspirins with a spoon and make a paste. Add some pure aloe gel to it and blend well. Your scrub is ready to use.
- Aloe Vera, Lemon, And Sugar Scrub
If you have a super oily skin that is full of pimples, blackheads, spots, and shine, you need this simple aloe vera scrub immediately. Take 2 tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of white sugar to it, and keep stirring until 80% of the sugar melts down. Squeeze the juice of a small lemon into it and mix everything well with a spoon. This is perfect for using on the face as well as the body.
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- Aloe Vera, Lemon, And Sea Salt Scrub
This recipe is almost similar to the previous one. Just like white sugar, sea salt also works as a natural exfoliating agent. Take 3 tablespoons of aloe gel in a bowl and squeeze the juice of a fresh lemon into it. Blend well to form a uniform mixture. Add 2 tablespoons of coarse sea salt to it and give a gentle mix. Make sure that the sea salt is not dissolved completely. Frequent use of this aloe scrub will make your skin feel smoother, softer, and more refreshed.
- Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, And Brown Sugar Scrub
While adding lemon to an aloe scrub is good for an oily skin, women with super dry skin should replace it with the extra virgin (or, at least organic) olive oil (coconut oil / jojoba oil / sweet almond oil, etc. will also do). An aloe vera-olive oil blend can exfoliate our skin deeply, nourish it from inside, and keep it hydrated for a long time. Take 1 tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel in a mixing bowl and mix 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with it. Add (1/4) cup of brown sugar to this mixture and stir with a fork to come up with an almost smooth paste. Voila!
- Aloe Vera, Honey, And Sea Salt Scrub
A combination of aloe vera and honey is amazing to treat dry, dull skin that needs to be invigorated. Take 2 tablespoons of pure, fresh aloe vera gel in a mixing bowl, add (1/4) cup of sea salt to it, and mix with a spoon to prepare a paste of uneven consistency. Pour 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey into it and blend well. This scrub provides intensive moisturization while exfoliating the skin surface and promoting cell renewal.
- Aloe Vera, Almond Oil, And Oatmeal scrub
Oatmeal is one of the best natural exfoliators that can give us flawless skin with awesome radiance. So, you can use it in your aloe vera scrub without any hesitation. In a mixing bowl, blend 2 tablespoons of oatmeal powder with 2 tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel. Once you get a smooth mixture, pour 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil into it and mix nicely. This DIY scrub suits all types of skin including the sensitive and inflamed ones.
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Application Of Homemade Aloe Vera Scrub
In order to make the most of your homemade aloe vera scrubs, you need to keep the following points in mind during application:
- Dampen your skin with lukewarm water first so that it becomes easier for the scrub mixture to penetrate the clogged pores and dead cell layers effectively.
- Massage your face with the scrub mixture in an upward direction by following a small circular motion.
- Be as gentle as possible during scrubbing and focus on the oiliest areas including nose, chin, etc.
- Let the mixture sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes after massage.
- Splash cold water to face to wash it out.
- Moisturize your skin with a good, irritant-free moisturizer once you are done.
The best thing about aloe vera scrub is that it can be applied to any part of the body and can be used throughout the years. In short, it is a truly versatile beauty treatment, don’t you think so?