1 Tablespoon of 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tablespoon Raw Organic Honey
It is best to use a leaf of Aloe Vera from an Aloe Vera plant if possible. If you are not able to buy one or live in a climate where this is difficult, many grocery stores sell large leaves of Aloe Vera individually that you can squeeze all the gel out of and store in an air-tight container in your refrigerator. You can also purchase pure Aloe Vera gel from a health food store or local market already bottled for you. Just make sure it is 100% natural with no chemicals or pesticides added for longer shelf life. IT MUST BE PURE.
Mix the 2 ingredients together in a bowl. Once blended well, apply to your clean face and neck (and back if you have acne there as well). Leave the mask on for 20-25 minutes then rinse off with warm water and a washcloth. Gently pat dry with a soft hand towel then apply an oil-free moisturizer on your face and neck to retain needed moisture.
This mask is super easy to make and truly will help soothe your skin while fighting acne. Anyone who suffers from any type of inflammation from acne like swelling, irritation, or redness would benefit from using this mask. Aloe Vera, in its natural form, has been known to help reduce pain and suffering from sunburns but many skin care products contain Aloe Vera due to its healing properties.
Polysaccharides are found in large amounts within the gel of the Aloe Vera plant. This nutrient allows new skin cell growth to take place which will make your skin look fresh and rejuvenated. It is important for old skin to shed by utilizing an exfoliating treatment at least 3 times a week and doing so will allow this new skin cell growth to happen.
Aloe Vera gel is great for anyone who suffers from dry skin and will help hydrate your skin without clogging your pores. So if you suffer from acne, do not be afraid to try this mask because it will not worsen your acne. In fact, it will make your skin more clear and radiant after just one use.
Aloe Vera is also wonderful when taken orally. Many people who are considered ‘juicers’ add a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel to their juice. It has a light flavor and is safe to ingest on a daily basis. If you are not a juicer, you can mix a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel with a tablespoon of pure honey to have a delicious little burst of antioxidant goodness in your mouth. Remember to make sure you are only using PURE Aloe Vera gel topically and orally.
Pure honey is loaded with anti-microbial properties and is a natural antioxidant. Honey fights microbial infections that cause acne without irritating your skin or clogging your pores. Honey works gently and painlessly to pull out deeply embedded impurities from your pores that would normally stay clogged with acne-causing bacteria and excess oil. It will also help restore your skin’s texture and reduce damage done to your skin by the sun and daily environments you come in contact with. You can also use honey on your face once a week alone as its own mask in addition to this Aloe Vera Honey mask.
This facial mask is safe to use on anyone as long as you are not allergic to either of the ingredients. Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from this mask, including pregnant women. We recommend using this Aloe Vera Honey mask one to two times a week to achieve the results of clear skin you are striving for.