It is difficult to enjoy the summer sun without worrying about our skin and hair. From UV damage, suntan, rashes to acne, our skin goes through a lot. The blazing sun is not easy on our hair either. That’s why we need that extra TLC for flawless skin and radiant hair. If you want to look your best in the summer months, then you must make Aloe Vera your favorite beauty ingredient.
Use of aloe vera gel can upgrade your beauty routine in summers. Our skin and hair need moisture to look healthy and this gel provides the necessary hydration. It is a great way to soothe sunburnt skin and also protects it from the harmful effects of the sun. Not just that, Aloe Vera gel helps to keep the scalp nourished and hair healthy. It is also one of the most popular natural agents to treat dandruff. With so many benefits, it is no wonder that aloe vera gel deserves a place in your beauty cabinet.
While you may find many options to choose from in the market, homemade aloe vera gel is best for treating skin and hair. In fact, if you are a fan of natural beauty treatments than you will love this easy DIY. It is not just simple to extract aloe vera gel from the leaf, this natural gel will last a week or two if stored properly in the refrigerator. I have an aloe vera plant at home and find it easier to make fresh batches every week. Also, the plant looks beautiful and keeps my skin and hair healthy. You can also try planting one in your garden and use it to look great even as the mercury continues to rise.
How To Make Aloe Vera Gel At Home
So, are you ready to make Aloe Vera Gel at home? Just follow these steps for clear, transparent and fresh gel!
- Cut off a leaf from Aloe Vera plant. You can cut it further into smaller sections and hold in upright position to drain the yellow resin. You can see the yellow sap at the end of the leaf in this picture.
- Peel the leaf using a sharp knife till you get the whole skin off.
- Cut the gel into smaller pieces.
- Put the pieces of the gel in a blender and blend until smooth. Store the gel in an air tight container and refrigerate.
And that’s it! Your aloe vera gel is ready! If you want to make a larger batch that lasts few months, then you can add powdered Vitamin C and Vitamin E to this gel. Or you can simply make fresh batches each week to enjoy the benefits of Aloe Vera.
Making aloe vera gel is simple and takes only a few minutes. Besides, it is the most natural beauty treatment in summers. I am using this gel in the evening to refresh my skin and it is perhaps the best addition to my summer skincare routine. You can also use aloe vera gel to make face masks and hair masks, the recipes of which are incredibly simple. It can be used with any of the common ingredients like honey, coconut oil or yogurt to treat skin and hair. You can read more about the benefits of aloe vera for hair and some amazing beauty recipes in my earlier post.
Why don’t you try making aloe vera gel at home? I would love to read about your experience!
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