24 Apr ALOE VERA FACIAL GEL FOR THE MOISTURE BOOST
Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years to treat wounds and skin problems. It is mainly used to treat burns, inflammations, wounds, frostbite, and insect bites. The Aloe Vera Face Gel moisturizes the skin and has antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects. It also inhibits inflammation and keeps the skin elastic. Due to the active ingredients contained in the Aloe Vera Face Gel, it supports wound healing and the regeneration of the upper skin layer. Thus it also reduces stretch marks and scars.
Raw Materials Used
The DIY aloe vera facial gel is suitable for all skin types. You can adapt the facial gel to your needs by changing which vegetable oil and essential oil you use.
Avocado oil is very suitable as an ointment base for creams and emulsions. Due to the high content of phytosterols, it has a good spreading behaviour and is quickly and well absorbed by the skin (also by the horny layer of the skin). Due to the high content of palmitoleic acid, avocado oil has regenerative properties and is well tolerated. Chapped and dry skin benefits especially from the refattening effect on the skin. The oil is therefore frequently used in nurturing formulas for oil-deficient and dehydrated skin as well as for treating brittle hair. Avocado oil also has a natural sun protection factor.
Black currant seed oil is very mild and well tolerated. Thanks to its polyunsaturated fatty acids, it has cell regenerating and cell protecting effects. Furthermore, it slows down the skin aging process and stimulates the skin’s metabolism. Due to its high content of stearidonic acid, it is also ideal for blemished skin with tendencies for acne and inflammatory skin conditions. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil effectively sooth sensitive skin in particular. Black currant seed oil can be used against skin irritations as well.
Sea buckthorn seed oil
Sea buckthorn seed oil contains more unsaturated fatty acids than oil from the fruit flesh and thus has a healing effect on the skin, regulates cell respiration and promotes cell renewal. The oil is well suited for the care of dry, scaly and impure skin.
Elderberry seed oil
Due to the high content of α-linolenic acid and phytosterols, elderberry seed oil has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect and is therefore particularly suitable for sensitive, neurodermitic and impure skin. Thanks to its high content of unsaturated fatty acids, it is a light oil with a low melting point that does not burden the skin heavily. The oil does not leave a greasy film and thus does not lead to film-forming emulsions which are well suited for the care of oily and impure skin. The skin surface is protected and strengthened by the oil, it becomes soft and elastic.
Grape seed oil is quickly absorbed by the skin and makes the connective tissue firmer and the skin more elastic. The oil ensures an optimal skin appearance without leaving a greasy film. With its regenerating, cell membrane protecting and moisturising properties, it counteracts the skin ageing process. Grape seed oil is therefore very suitable for combination, oily and sensitive skin. Due to its moisturizing and lipogenic effect, even dry and cracked skin can be treated with grape seed oil.
Aloe vera juice
The Aloe Vera Gel is the ideal thirst quencher for dry skin. The moisture penetrates deep into the horny layer and is stored there. Not only does it moisturize dry skin, but the juice also supplies it with valuable antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E as well as beta-carotene. Dryness lines are reduced by the addition of moisture. The combined effect of the ingredients of aloe vera supports the metabolism of the skin cells so that supporting collagen and elastin fibers are formed. Mature skin thus becomes firmer and firmer after a while.
Mucopolysaccharides help to bind moisture in the skin. Aloe stimulates the fibroblasts that produce the collagen and elastin fibers, making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It also has a cohesive effect on the superficial, scaly epidermal cells by making them stick together, which makes the skin softer. The amino acids also soften hardened skin cells, and zinc has an astringent effect on narrow pores. The aloe juice can also be used for the care of acne skin.
Glycerine has a very moisturizing effect on the skin and increases its elasticity. Thanks to its ability to bind water, glycerine has a stabilizing effect on an emulsion and improves its consistency.
Essential lavender oil
The linalool, which is contained in large quantities in essential lavender oil, has anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effects on the skin and thus prevents impurities. It also supports the healing of red pimple marks. Lavender oil can also help with more serious skin diseases like psoriasis by preventing its further spread. In general, lavender essential oil renews skin cells and accelerates the skin’s healing process. It can also be used for burns and sunburn. Lavender essential oil is suitable for all skin types.
Here you can find other essential oils.
Application and Shelf Life
- The aloe vera face gel can be used for facial care.
- Simply use it after cleansing in the morning and evening.
- At best after using a toner, apply the gel to the face.
- Then use a day or night cream as usual.
The aloe vera face gel has a maximum shelf life of 2 weeks in case of freshly used aloe vera. However, it should be stored in the refrigerator. When buying aloe vera, pay attention to the expiration date.
Aloe Vera Facial Gel Recipe
- 5 tsp avocado oil
- 120 ml of aloe vera juice
- 15 drops of essential lavender oil
- hand blender/milk frother
- pump dispenser
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Then pour the mixture into the pump dispenser or container of your choice and store in the refrigerator.
- Shake well before use.
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Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application are at your own risk and responsibility.