It is in human common nature to try to look old when we are in our infant years or teenage and then try to look young till dead. In the search of staying young, we will stumble upon for many options that will tempt us, mislead us and eventually deceive us but fear not friend there is one thing that grows in your heart and for sure that can fight off the clock.
That is the pure green and watery Aloe Vera plant! Aloe to the rescue!
What is Aloe Vera?
We all know Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a species of genus Aloe. Now, it is a tropical plant but it can be grown in the pot at homes and gardens. It does not require much attention. Even you do not have to water it much. It dies from overwatering.
As aloe increase the production of collagen which helps us to stay young. Collagen is the factor that keeps the elasticity and young appearance of the skin. With age, the production decreases and we get wrinkles.
Aloe vera keeps up the collagen production keeping us look younger. Aloe vera contains 18 amino acids, B1, B3, B6 and C vitamins that help to fight off free radicals that cause wrinkles.
How to Use Aloe Vera for Wrinkles?
We can use aloe in various ways. Both topically and orally it works.Try out at least one to see if we are speaking, I mean writing, the truth or not.
Massage Your Skin with Aloe Gel
Aloe itself is more than enough to make you look younger. Its ability is way too much to describe in mere words. Find out the highest quality organic aloe vera gel.
Pure and fresh ones do the job better. Take the leaf trim it from both sides and slice off one part of the leaf. Inside you will find the glossy gel. Scoop it out using a spoon or cut with the knife. Using slow circular motions across the face, massage it at least for 2-3 minutes.
It is better to do this at night before heading to bed. It will work as a facial toner and help with releasing toxins from the skin.
It will nourish your skin and heal it throughout the night. Use this instead of eye cream. Trust these lines that “Aloe Vera is the best natural homemade eye cream”. You can leave it overnight.
Use Aloe Vera with Ice Cubes
Get the goodness of aloe in cold cubes which are easy to use and calms down the skin and shrinks the pores while making you able to store aloe gels as long as you want. It is way too easy. Scoop out or remove out the gel-like before and blend it really well so it is nice liquid.
While blending, the foam will form. Let it sit for few hours and most vanish but if you want clearer appearance than just strain it later. Now put it in an ice tray and refrigerate it. You can use cubes according to your wish. The great thing for summers, right?
Use Aloe Vera with Almond Oil
This combination is for dark circles and wrinkles on the face and under eyes. Almond oil helps with skin and its color. It will go deep down and take care of cells. Skin pigmentation caused by aging will be taken care of.
1 Tsp aloe gel
1 Tsp almond oil.
Mix them and apply around the eyes. Use your pinky finger for applying. Tap the area not massage it as massaging or rubbing will only increase wrinkles appearing around the eyes. Just tap until the mix is totally absorbed into. Do this every night before heading towards the bed.
Make Eye Gel With Aloe
Vaseline is non-comedogenic making it good for skin. It holds the moisture. Coconut oil generally penetrates deep down and helps from the deep. Grapefruit preserves the mixture and fights aging.
½Tsp solid coconut oil
½Tsp aloe gel½Tsp 100% petroleum jelly/Vaseline (buy it from amazon.com)3-4 drops of grapefruit oilCandle.
Now take everything in a glass bowl. Using a small spatula or end side of a spoon, mix them but as coconut oil and petroleum is solid it will be hard. But that is the point. The texture cannot get liquid but a bit of sticky. So, here is the trick. Let the candle and hold the bowl on top of it. Now slowly try to mix them. Do not take the bowl too near of the flame, a bit of heat will do the job. It can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. Dab it around the eyes nicely using your fingertips regularly at night. It can go under makeup too. It smells like coconut.
Use Aloe Vera As A Scrub
Brown sugar exfoliates dead cells. Aloe and olive oil will nourish, hydrate and moisturize the skin.
1Tbsp aloe gel
1Tbsp extra virgin olive oil¼ cup brown sugar.
Add all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well until all of them are blending well. Now gently with circular motions massage your face for 3-5 minutes. Use lukewarm water to rinse off. It can be done up to 3 to 4 times in a week and get a renewed and glowing complexion.By using Aloe Vera is a cheap and effective method for fighting aging. It does get rid of wrinkles and prevent them from appearing anytime soon. It is scientific and tested by many users. It works from inside of the body where the root lays so that wrinkles do not bother you much. So, give it a try to this green plant to stay Green.
Dt. Mukta Agrawal is a qualified dietitian and has done her post-graduation in clinical nutrition and dietetics, she has done her specialization in diabetes and cardiac care and also she is a certified bariatric nutritionist. She is a lifestyle coach and diabetic educator. She has 12 plus years of experience in the field of health and fitness industry. Mukta is passionate about educating people regarding the truths and myths of health through the INLIFE Blog. Her belief in the fact that good health is for everyone is one of the highlights of her writing.