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DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask – The Secret of a Flawless Skin

If we were to pick just one ingredient from the mother nature that possesses the powers to tackle all kinds of skin issues out there, then undoubtedly, it would be none other than aloe vera gel! Believe us – we are not building castles in the clouds by saying this, the facts shared below are there to vouch for us.

Aloe vera gel (obtained from the leaves of the aloe barbadensis plant) is an ultimate skin soothing natural ingredient which is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals and saponins that give your skin the perfect healthy appearance. Unless you have been living under a rock, you must be knowing how much hype aloe vera gel has received through the beauty industry in the past few years. While this plant, aloe vera, itself grows in dry climates, its gel part contains 99% of water content – making it an exceptional hydrating agent for the skin.

With this post, we will take a look at the top benefits of aloe vera gel for skin and explore 8 skin pampering aloe vera face masks that you can make at your home!

Benefits of aloe vera gel for skin:

Aloe vera gel heals skin inflammations: Bradykinase – the name may sound very unfamiliar to a lot of us, but the effects of this compound on the skin deserve to be known to all! It is that special compound through which, the aloe vera gel gets its skin cooling properties. This compound is scientifically proven to be beneficial for treating wounds and burns. Got a cut or a minor burn on your skin? You can instantly give it a soothing effect with aloe vera gel!

All the vitamins present in it stop free radical damage: The vitamins A, C, and E in aloe vera gel, which are also effective natural antioxidants, help to reduce the free radical damage in the skin cells which can lead to premature signs of aging if they are not deterred. These essential vitamins also nourish the skin. Vitamin C, in fact, is known as a skincare powerhouse for its potent antioxidants that prevent aging.

It hydrates the skin without feeling heavy on the skin: Those with oily skin know the struggle of finding the right kind of oil-free skin moisturizer for themselves that doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on the skin. Aloe vera gel is the perfect hydrating and lightweight moisturizer for people with oily skin type – or just any other skin type perhaps. Its skin hydrating properties have been proven by various researches. Aloe vera gel also suits well on those with a sensitive skin type.

The Auxin and Gibberellins hormones in it control acne: These two hormones come with anti-inflammatory properties which heal acne quickly and more effectively by stimulating the growth of new skin cells. The same can be confirmed by a research conducted by Indian Journal of Dermatology. These hormones also reduce the chances of post-acne scarring on the skin – making it a winning ingredient against acne.

DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask

Aloe Vera & Yoghurt Face Mask – for very dry skin


The skin nurturing properties of aloe vera gel and yoghurt together will make your skin firm, supple and also, tan-free.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon fresh and unflavoured Yoghurt

Benefits of this face mask:

Yoghurt contains healthy fats that nourish the skin. On the other hand, it also gets rid of acne-causing bacteria, thus preventing acne formation on the skin.

If you have a tanned or uneven skin complexion, the lactic acid content in yoghurt will help to lighten it up.

Aloe Vera & Cucumber Face Mask

Did you know – Cucumber is actually a fruit (and not a vegetable!) with approximately 96% water content in it that helps to provide hydration to the skin.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon of Cucumber Juice / Grated Cucumber

Benefits of this face mask:

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a power packed fruit with nutrients like vitamins A, B1, C, and biotin present in it. This healthy fruit that makes a quick, stomach filling snack can treat your dry skin by providing it the essential hydration if applied topically. The combination of aloe vera gel and cucumber is intensely hydrating for the skin as both of these ingredients are rich in water content.

Additionally, cucumber is also a good skin soothing ingredient. It can give your skin a cooling effect and provide relief for sunburns.

Aloe Vera & Rosewater Face Mask


Here is a catch about this aloe vera face mask – If you want to wake up with a glowing and rejuvenated skin, you can use this recipe as a sleeping face mask and leave it on your skin overnight! It is fuss-free, non-sticky and extremely nourishing for your skin! Not to forget, it will have a very soothing fragrance of roses which will help you to sleep better, while both the ingredients will do their magic on your skin.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Rose Water
  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • A few drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

Benefits of this face mask:

Once you generously apply this DIY face mask all over your face, start massaging it into your skin and let it get absorbed totally – you can take your beauty sleep afterwards. The hydrating and pH balancing rosewater will add a natural glow to your skin while also preventing free radical damage that leads to collagen depletion. Moreover, rosewater will also inhibit skin inflammations so that your skin appears flawless once you wake up in the morning.

Liked this recipe? Then you might want to check out our fresh rose face masks recipes as well for some more ideas!

Aloe Vera & Neem Face Mask – For acne-prone skin

Nonchalantly, we all can unanimously agree that pimples and acne are just too hard to deal with.

There can be tonnes of reasons behind your frequent acne breakouts, but the solution to control them is only one – an antibacterial ingredient. And what could be a better antibacterial natural ingredient than neem leaves!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon of Neem Leaves paste or Neem Gel

Benefits of this face mask:

Neem leaves (azadirachta indica), also known as “Indian Lilac” has been a part of the Indian beauty rituals decades. The leaves possess high amounts of antibacterial properties that quickly heal acne by eliminating the acne-causing bacteria and making your skin totally free of acne. Its efficaciousness is also recognized for treating eczema, boils, skin sores, etc,.

You can make use of neem leaves in this recipe by grinding a handful of them with water and mixing the paste with aloe vera gel. Alternatively, you can also use neem gel which is readily available in the market.

Aloe Vera & Tomato Face Mask

Healthy, delicious and juicy tomatoes make a sweet treat for your skin! We have already shared a ton of tomato face mask recipes on our blog, but this one with aloe vera gel is something that you can create in a jiffy.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tablespoons of Fresh Tomato Juice

Benefits of this face mask:

Do you want a radiant skin? Well, who doesn’t!

Tomatoes have a plethora of vitamins, minerals and other nutritive compounds like potassium, lycopene, beta-carotene, etc,. This combination of nutritive compounds found in tomato provides your skin a dewy, radiant and flawless look naturally.

Moreover, if your skin appears dull and damaged due to pollution or sun rays, this face mask recipe will surely help you out to put that much-required nourishment back into your skin and make its appearance healthier.

Aloe Vera & Lemon Juice Face Mask – Recommended for oily skin

If glowing and oily free skin hold the top two positions in your beauty wishlist, then this is the aloe vera face mask recipe you must definitely try out. It is easy peasy lemon squeezy!

You don’t have to spend a substantial amount of time or use multiple ingredients to make a face mask for your weekly beauty ritual, these two ingredients are just enough!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • Half lemon juice

Benefits of this face mask:

Just a dash of lemon juice alone in your face mask recipes is powerful enough to help you shrink your pores!

Lemon has natural astringent properties that make the facial tissues tighten, thus minimizing the appearance of open pores or indented scars on the skin. On top of that, the vitamin C and citric acid in Lemon can efficiently lighten your scars and tan to unveil a brighter and lighter complexion. This is why lemon is used as a natural component to lighten the skin in a lot of skin lightening treatments available in the market.

Aloe Vera & Cinnamon Powder Face Mask

We all love devouring on Cinnamon Rolls, don’t we? But who could have imagined that the main flavourful ingredient of this scrumptious treat can be such a life saver for our skin!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder

Benefits of this face mask:

This robust ingredient is loaded with antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties that zap up the acne. A research shared on Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine tells that cinnamon is one of the natural weapons which fights against aging and improves the condition of the signs of aging.

Here is a tip, you can use this recipe as a spot treatment for your acne instead of applying it on your whole face. This will make your acne heal way faster!

Check out a video tutorial below for this face mask recipe which further explains its skin benefits.

P.S.: since cinnamon is an allergen, make sure that you do a patch test with it first before using it in your face mask recipe.

One more thing, if you have cinnamon essential oil, you may also use that with aloe vera gel instead of going in with the cinnamon powder.

Aloe Vera, Brown Sugar & Honey – Face Mask & Scrub in one

Your skin cannot look perfect if you don’t exfoliate it properly to slough off the dead skin cells!

Dirt and dead skin cells build up on your face can make it appear tanned and dull. It is suggested that you scrub your face at least twice a week to get rid of just any kind of residues that might be making your complexion appear dull! And to do that, you can use just any natural ingredient that has a gritty texture, this recipe containing brown sugar would work the best!

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey
  • ½ tablespoon of Brown Sugar

Benefits of this face mask:

A scrub should always have a hydrating base so that it can go on your skin smoothly while its gritty part exfoliates your skin. Aloe vera gel and honey in this recipe act as a perfect base and also double it up as a nourishing face mask! The brown sugar granules in this DIY scrub will extract blackheads.

To get the most out of this DIY, all you gotta do is combine these ingredients well, liberally apply the mixture on your skin and wait for about 15 minutes before you start scrubbing your face.

Once you are done with exfoliation, you can apply aloe vera gel on your skin to soothe and moisturize it.

Dipti Tiwari

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