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Aloe vera mask benefits for skin and hair

There are various processed aloe vera products, ranging from food and beverage products to beauty products, and one of them is aloe vera mask. Know the benefits of aloe vera masks for skin and hair, and how to process them.

The content of nutrients contained in aloe vera makes plants that grow wild in this tropical climate are widely used for skin and hair care, both those that have been packaged into beauty products or those that you can process yourself. One of them is a home-made aloe vera mask.

Based on research, aloe vera is rich in antioxidants, glucose, minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sodium, as well as vitamins A, B, C, E and folate. Aloe vera also contains seven of the eight essential amino acids and is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-aging plant.

Aloe vera benefits




 

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin and Hair

There are various benefits of Aloe Vera. Many people apply aloe vera meat to treat several skin conditions, such as minor burns, sunburn, frostbite (damage to the skin and underlying tissues due to extreme cold), psoriasis, and lip sores due to the herpes virus. Not a few also use aloe vera to help heal surgical wounds, wounds caused by continuous pressure (bedsores), dandruff, blisters, radiation-induced scars, scaly scalp and redness (seborrhea).

Some chemicals in aloe vera are thought to increase circulation of small blood vessels in the skin and kill bacteria or fungi. In addition, aloe vera contains active compounds that can reduce pain and inflammation, stimulate skin growth and repair, and moisturize the skin.

But, claims and statements about the various benefits of aloe vera masks for these skin problems still require further evidence and research. This is because clinical research that examines the benefits of aloe vera for healthy skin and hair is still relatively small.

How to Make Home Aloe Vera Masks

Aloe vera meat is often used as a cosmetic ingredient. Even not infrequently, women apply it directly to the skin or hair to be used as a mask of aloe. You can make your own Aloe Vera mask at home by following these steps:

Aloe vera mask for hair

In addition to vitamins A, C and E, aloe vera also contains vitamin B-12 and folate which is useful for promoting healthy and shiny hair growth, preventing hair loss, and repairing hair damage due to sun exposure. How to make aloe vera mask for hair is also very easy, how to make it:

  • Cut two or three large leaves of aloe. Then peel the skin to get the flesh.
  • Without the need for additional water, puree aloe with the help of a blender.
  • Filter the aloe vera that has been smooth and place it in a container.
  • After shampooing, apply aloe vera thoroughly and evenly from root to tip of hair. Don't forget to massage your head.
  • After that, let stand for about an hour.
  • Rinse hair thoroughly.

Aloe Vera Mask for face

You can make aloe vera masks with or without a mixture of other ingredients. To make a pure aloe vera mask is very easy, namely:

  • Wash aloe vera.
  • Peel the aloe vera until you get clear white flesh.
  • Apply aloe on the face and neck evenly and leave it to dry.
  • Wash your face clean.
  • When using aloe vera masks tend to be free, some people use them at night before going to bed, and are cleaned in the morning.

 

In addition to pure aloe masks you can also mix a number of other ingredients such as honey and cinnamon. This is efficacious to smooth the skin and reduce the bacteria that cause acne.

How to make it:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of pure honey with 1 tablespoon of aloe vera meat. Stir well.
  • Then mix 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon in the mixture before applying it to the face.
  • Apply to the face evenly and leave for 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse the face clean.

 

In addition to honey and cinnamon, you can make aloe vera masks with a lemon mixture to refresh the skin, cleanse the pores of the face, and kill acne-causing bacteria. How to make it:

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of aloe vera with 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Apply to the face evenly and leave for 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse and clean the face.

 

You can also make a face mask with a mixture of refined sugar and coconut oil to get its benefits as an exfoliator that removes dead skin cells that can block pores, stimulates healthy skin growth, makes the skin feel smooth and fresh. How to make it:

  • Mix 1/2 cup of coconut oil with 1/2 cup of sugar, mix well.
  • Then pour 1/4 cup of aloe vera that has been chopped. You can store it in the refrigerator before and after using it.
  • To use it, gently rub the mask mixture on the face and avoid the eye area.
  • Rinse face with water until clean.

 

Another mixture to make aloe vera mask is with tea tree oil to get the benefits of treating acne. The method is very easy by mixing aloe vera gel with 3 tea tree oil and water. However, you need to be careful when applying it to the face because tea tree oil is very acidic and can irritate sensitive skin. Rinse immediately and dry the face after 1 minute application of the mask.

If the skin becomes itchy and reddish after you apply an aloe vera mask, immediately wash it thoroughly. If necessary, consult a dermatologist so that appropriate treatment can be given.





References

References

Fox, et al. NCBI. In Vivo skin hydration and anti-erythema effects of Aloe vera, Aloe ferox and Aloe marlothii gel materials after single and multiple applications. Pharmacognosy Magazine. 2014. 10(Suppl 2), pp. S392-S403. Moriyama, et al. NCBI. Beneficial Effects of the Genus Aloe on Wound Healing, Cell Proliferation, and Differentiation of Epidermal Keratinocytes. PLoS ONE. 2016. 11(10), pp. e0164799. NIH US National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus (2017). Psoriasis.


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