Aloe Vera for Acne Treatment

Aloe Vera for Acne Treatment

Aloe Vera has been used as skincare and as treatment for skin problems from eczema to sunburn for centuries. Until today, Aloe Vera is still an important ingredient for beauty products and all sorts of herbal remedies. Its gooey gel is used in several health and skincare products and its popularity as a miracle and medicinal plant continues to rise.

Acne is one of the most common skin problems that most people are facing regardless of age. Teenagers are prone to acne due to hormonal changes. Acne is triggered also by unhealthy eating habits, improper skin care and stress.

Facial skin produces more oil than required and the excess oil and impurities clog the pores that lead to acne. Acne can be treated with simple home remedies as well as proper diet. Some of natural ingredients for acne treatment are Aloe Vera, garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar. However, among them, Aloe Vera is the most effective, most used and most popular.

Simple Home Remedies for Acne

There are several home remedies on how to treat acne. Below are some helpful remedies for acne treatment with Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera Aloe Vera for Acne Treatment

This simple remedy is very effective in treating acne and eliminating the scars.

Method 1:

  1. Wash your face with water and mild antibacterial soap and water.
  2. Dry your face completely.
  3. Extract gel from Aloe Vera leaf.
  4. Apply the Aloe Vera gel on the acne or affected skin.
  5. Leave it overnight.
  6. Wash it off with water the next morning.
  7. Repeat daily.

Alternative Method:

  1. Blend Aloe Vera gel with water.
  2. Apply on the affected skin with cotton ball.
  3. Wash it off with water after 1 hour.
  4. Repeat regularly.

Method 2:

  1. Pour boiling water over pre-shredded Aloe Vera leaves.
  2. Boil for 15 minutes.
  3. Allow the solution to cool.
  4. Strain the mixture and use the liquid to wipe the affected skin.
  5. Repeat twice a day.

Aloe Vera with Honey

Aloe Vera Recipe

This combination is more effective in acne treatment, because honey contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties. It also contains antioxidants, minerals and vitamins which help the skin in treating acne.

Method 1:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon each of Aloe Vera gel and honey in a bowl.
  2. Apply this on acne and leave it for 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
  4. Pat the skin dry.
  5. Apply any oil free moisturizer.

Note: You can add ? teaspoon of rose water or a pinch of turmeric for best results.

Method 2:

  1. Boil a fresh Aloe Vera leaf in water for about 5 – 7 minutes.
  2. Crush the leaf and add 1 tablespoon of honey.
  3. Stir it well and apply on the affected areas of skin.
  4. Massage it gently for 3 – 5 minutes.
  5. Leave it on for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse it off with cold water.
  7. Repeat the same process regularly.

Aloe Vera with Lemon Juice

Aloe Vera and Lemon

This combination helps get rid of acne and leaves skin lighter.

Method 1:

  1. Mix a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice with 1 – 2 teaspoons of Aloe Vera gel or juice.
  2. Apply on the affected skin and leave for 10 minutes or overnight.
  3. Rinse it off with warm water then followed with cold water.
  4. Pat the skin dry.
  5. Apply oil free moisturizer.
  6. Repeat regularly.

Note: For sensitive skin type, add few drops of water.

Method 2: With Egg White

  1. Mix 1 egg white (whipped), 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of minced Aloe Vera pulp.
  2. Apply this as a face mask.
  3. Let it dry completely.
  4. Rinse it off with water.
  5. Apply this mixture regularly.

Note: Egg white and lemon can dry out the skin which can worsen the acne. So, it is recommended that you apply oil-free moisturizer after rinsing off the application.

Aloe Vera juice

Aloe Vera is the most used and most popular skin care ingredients today due to its healthful benefits to the skin. However, the most natural way of using it is by using the gel straight from the plant's leaves. Its gel can be applied directly to acne and acne scars once a day to help get rid of their appearance.

Today, there are several skin care products in the market that contain Aloe Vera gel or extracts. When buying and using skin care products, it's important to check the ingredients added to the product. Skin care products with natural ingredients are more advantage and helpful especially to sensitive skin type. Most skincare products today are harmful to the skin due to the chemicals that have been added. That’s why it’s best to make your own remedy with natural ingredients like Aloe Vera to treat skin problems like acne.

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