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Why You Should Include Aloe Vera In Your Skin Care Routine

It's one miracle plant!
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The aloe vera plant has amazing skincare benefits. Because it is 96-98% water, aloe is great at naturally moisturizing, hydrating, and rejuvenating the skin. It also helps to soothe infections and skin inflammation, making it a truly versatile plant. Here are 3 easy ways aloe vera can be used for all skin types:

Oily

Even oily skin needs moisture and hydration. Aloe vera plants provide natural moisture for the skin, and adding honey will increase the anti-bacterial properties of this face mask.

You will need:  Honey aloe vera

Here's what to do: 

1) Extract juice from an aloe vera plant.

2) Blend well using a blender. 

3) Add 1 tbsp of honey and mix. 

4) Apply mixture to skin for 20 minutes and rinse as normal.  

5) Use twice a week to see fast results. 

Combination

If you have combination skin, try nourishing it with aloe vera. Rose water and aloe can create a soothing face toner that is perfect for your skin type.

You will need: Aloe vera rose petal distilled water

Here's what to do: 

1) Extract juice from an aloe vera plant. 

2) Boil 4 roses in 1 cup of water and let water cool. 

3) Blend aloe vera gel and rose water using a blender. 

4) Apply the toner to face every night before going to bed. 

5) Be sure to store the mixture in the refrigerator for best results! 


Dry

Aloe vera is a great way to hydrate your skin naturally. Adding plain yogurt will give your skin that extra moisturize that it needs. 

You will need: Yogurt aloe vera

Here's what to do: 

1) Extract juice from an aloe vera plant.

2) Mix in one tbsp of plain yogurt. 

3) Blend together using a blender till you get a thin liquid consistency. 

4) Apply all over face and leave for 10 minutes.

5) Rinse as normal. 

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.in. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.