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:


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. 


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.

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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. 

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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! 


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. 

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

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