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Aloe Vera Gel for Skin Brightening I DIY Recipes

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Aloe Vera Gel for Skin Brightening I DIY Recipes

Aloe Vera Gel for Skin Brightening

Are you tired of waking up with uneven skin tone? Do you see dark spots on your cheeks and forehead? Has long nights of binge watching or work given you dark circles and eye bags? And do you have darkness around mouth and lips? Then you my friend landed on the right place, we have a certain magical product called, Aloe Vera Gel to solve all these problems and more.

In today’s world everyone from Beauty Guru to our Mothers can swear natural products are the best to use on skin, and we couldn’t agree more. They offer many benefits to skin and have less or no side effects mostly. So let us first introduce you to, one of the most trending skin care products; Aloe vera gel.

What is Aloe vera Gel?

Aloe Vera is an age-old plant that has been around the globe for more than 500 years. It has always been cherished for its healing and rejuvenate properties and has been used for skin care since the day of its discovery. It can grow in extreme climates and has 100s of different species. Known by its botanical name, Aloe Barbadensis, its freshly cut leaves are used to extract aloe vera gel. It offers a lot of benefits to both hair skin and can be used in many ways.

Anyone who’s in the skin care business or likes to take care of their skin can tell you what difference a great hydrating product can do. And Aloe vera gel is an Ace of Spades in this arena. It is a great combination of an Emollient and Humectant agent.

Simply put, Aloe Vera gel can nourish your skin and also lock the available moisture inside skin tissues. It prevents skin from losing moisture by various environmental factors and keeps skin plump and peachy. Aloe Vera is rich in Minerals and Amino acids, it has Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene), C and E, all of which are powerful antioxidants. It can be used solely or with essential oils, fragrance oils, extracts and other raw materials.

 

How Aloe Vera Gel helps in Skin brightening?

Now that we know our buddy, we need to know how it works wonders for our skin. Aloe vera Gel can benefit skin in innumerable ways; it hydrates skin, makes it plump, moisturizes it deeply, and also heals damaged tissues. Along with various skin benefiting vitamins like A, E and C, and powerful ingredients, Aloe Vera gel has a special compound called ‘Aloin’. This compound can directly reduce the melanin pigment present in the skin and prevents melanin formation as well.

Melanin is the skin compound, that’s responsible for your natural skin colour and pigmentation as well. As it levels rises in the body, your skin tends to get dark and more intense in colour. But don’t get the impression that Melanin is not our friend, it is also responsible for hair colour, eye colour and general protection of skin against environmental factors. It’s just when melanin content surpasses a certain level, that you need to take charge. And aloe vera gel can prevent that, and it also has other compounds to fight with pigmentation and dark spots.

 

Why does your skin get dark?

There is a direct reason for skin darkening, i.e., increased production of Melanin. But there are multiple reasons why that happens. Let us go point by point to understand the reasoning behind this:

  1. Oxidation: The term oxidation refers to the imbalance between free radicals and anti-oxidants in the body. Free radicals are independent moving compound in our body that are unstable in nature and react with other molecules. This excessive reaction usually causes damage to cells, healthy skin cells and also cause other issues to health and wellness. And the little marks, spots and pigmentation you see on your face or body is the result of oxidation only.
  1. Tanning: Most of us are already familiar with tanning or skin darkening because of UV rays. But not with how that process actually works. When skin is exposed to Sun for longer hours it becomes a subject to harmful UV damage. And your body in an attempt to save and protect skin from this damage increases the production of Melanin; which makes skin darker and browner.  
  1. Hyperpigmentation: This is a condition where body produces excess melanin and starts a discoloration in patches. It is most commonly visible on face, and around mouth. It makes skin uneven and more prone to future darkening.
  1. Hormonal changes: There are certain reasons for hormonal changes in body, puberty, medications, health conditions, etc. And the most common one in women is due to pregnancy, body tends to produce more hormones that has a direct effect on melanin production. Which inevitably gets increased and skin becomes dark.
  1. Medications and health conditions: Last but not the least, certain health conditions demand immediate attention and medications to better conditions. These medications can also cause an increase in melanin production. The most common example of this is Chemotherapy, which causes skin darkening, loss of hair and much more. But that does not mean that medications are to be avoided or left, you just have to work with them in order to get better.

Benefits of Aloe Vera gel for Skin Lightening

Aloe vera gel can help with most skin conditions like acne, sensitivity, excess oil production and Skin darkening. It helps skin by:

  • Reduce Excess Melanin: Frist of all, the Aloin content can directly reduce excess melanin production in the skin and prevent skin from getting intense or dark.
  • Fight Free radicals: Aloe vera gel is rich in powerful antioxidants that bind and fight with free radicals and restrict their mischievous activities that increase melanin production.
  • Vitamin C content: It is rich in the most diverse skin vitamin, that is Vitamin C, also known as the Skin vitamin. It can promote skin brightening and give you a natural healthy glow. Vitamin C is especially effective against hyper pigmentation around mouth and lips. It is also good for lip darkening and blemishes on face.
  • Vitamin A: Along with Vitamin C, Aloe vera Gel is also blessed with Vitamin A, that is famous for skin rejuvenation and general skin health. It can repair the cells damaged by free radical activities. It is highly effective for treating undereye dark marks, dark circles and inflamed skin by excess sun exposure.
  • Repair Damage skin cells: Aloe Vera Gel has soothing ingredients that helps skin in repair damage due to various skin conditions. At times, acne and rashes can also leave marks on skin that gets dark with time. Aloe vera gel can reduce the appearance of these scars and promote a naturally even toned color
  • Treats Sun damage: Aloe Vera gel can be beneficial in treating sun damage and reverse that damage as well. It is known to reduce redness and burn caused by harmful UV rays. It sooths skin deeply, and start immediate wear and tear of tissues, that replaces the Sun burnt and damaged skin.

 

How to use Aloe Vera Gel for Skin Lightening

Aloe vera gel alone is very beneficial for skin darkening, but you can also use it with other ingredients to make it more effective.

Recipe 1- Aloe vera Gel and Lemon Essential Oil

Method:

  1.  Mix Aloe Vera Gel with Lemon Essential Oil and create a thick paste
  2. Use this paste on your face and neck and keep it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash it with lukewarm water, and gently dry your face.
  4. Apply a moisturizer on face or you can also use Aloe vera gel itself as a moisturizer.

Why to use?

This recipe is effective because lemon essential oil also has high vitamin C content. That combined with the goodness of Aloe vera gel can make your skin more glowing and brighter. Use this pack twice a week at night to see results.

Recipe 2- Aloe vera Gel and Tea tree Essential Oil

Method:

  1. Mix Aloe Vera Gel with Tea tree Essential Oil and create a thick paste
  2. Use this paste on your face and neck and keep it on for 15 minutes
  3. Wash it with lukewarm water, and gently dry your face.
  4. Apply a moisturizer on face or you can also use Aloe vera gel itself as a moisturizer.

Why to use?

This recipe is useful for people with acne and oily skin type. Tea tree oil can balance the excess sebum production in skin and cleanse pores, while Aloe vera gel simultaneously sooths skin down and seals them. This results in healthy and glowing skin and reduced blemishes and marks. Use this pack twice a week to see results.

Recipe 3-Aloe vera Gel and Vitamin E

  • 2 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel
  • 10 to 12 drops of Vitamin E Oil (Natural)

Method: 

  1. Mix Aloe Vera Gel with Vitamin E Oil and create a thick paste
  2. Use this paste on your face and neck and keep it on for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash it with lukewarm water, and gently dry your face.
  4. Apply a moisturizer on face or you can also use Aloe vera gel itself as a moisturizer.

Why to use?

Vitamin E oil is all natural and obtained from plant sources that’s what makes it safe to use for all skin type. When mixed with Aloe Vera Gel it can restrict the activity of free radicals that cause damage on skin. Use this pack twice a week to see results.

 

Things to keep in mind while using Aloe Vera Gel

  • Always perform a patch test before using aloe vera gel on skin. Apply a small amount on the back of your elbow or hand and wait for 24 hours. If you don’t see any reactions, its good to use.
  • Aloe vera gel is safe to use for most skin types, but sensitive skin type and acne prone skin type needs to be cautious while using.
  • If you feel any skin irritation, rashes or marks, then stop using it immediately and consult a doctor.

 

Conclusion

Aloe vera gel is an all-natural ingredient, that can bring many benefits to skin. It is filled with Vitamins and Compounds that benefit skin in numerous ways. With that said, excess of anything, is dangerous. And you should always be cautious with natural ingredients.

 

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