Aloe Vera is also known as Chinese Aloe, Indian Aloe, True Aloe, Barbados Aloe, Burn Aloe, First Aid Plant. Due to its properties, aloe vera is used in cosmetic products, for a healthy body and to cure diseases in Ayurveda. That’s why we have brought how to use aloe vera gel for pimples.
The word Aloe vera is derived from Arabic word “Alloeh” which means bitter glossy substance. Whereas “Vera” Latin means is true. Indian and World’s scientist considered Aloe Vera as Panacea cure for all health problems.
The people of Egypt used to call it plant of immortality. It is said that the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra used it for her beauty regime. Actually, Aloe Vera is the mine of properties and its demand has been greatly increased due to its very high use in beauty products. This is a good choice if you are looking for an alternative of chemical-based products.
It is used to remove facial scars, get rid of facial pimples, increase the facial beauty and also for hair growth. If using Aloe Vera gel with Basil, then it can heal the acne even faster than antibiotics. (1)
Is aloe vera good for face
It is important to know how to use Aloe Vera to treat pimples and prevent pimples. But before that question arises whether aloe vera is good for pimples? Aloe vera has the properties of quickly healing wounds. In the ancient world, it was used to cure wounds of soldiers during the war.
Aloe vera is used not only in India but also in other countries of the world.
- Aloe vera works like an antiseptic because it contains 6 types of antiseptic agents. Which prevent every kind of bacteria, fungus, and viruses from growing and eliminate them. (2)
- Enzymes like bradykinase present in it eliminate burning and inflammation.
- Saponins present in the Aloe vera gel, cleanse the skin around the pimples like soap and work like antiseptic.
- Mucopolysaccharides present in aloe vera gel plays an important role in maintaining the moisture of the skin. It prevents wrinkles on the skin and your skin always looks younger.
- Aloe Vera gel contains anti-oxidant properties. In the gel extracted from the leaves of the Aloe Vera, there are antimycoplasmic properties. Mycoplasma is a kind of bacteria that is unaffected by many common antibiotics. While antimycoplasmic substances present in the leaves of Aloe Vera can fight with that bacteria. (3)
- Aloe vera gel can be used for skin burn treatment. It can also be used to protect the skin from sun rays.
- Aloe Vera gel can also be used for acne marks.
How to use Aloe Vera for Pimples
If Aloe Vera’s plant is at your house then you can put it straight on your face. It makes your skin shines. But before knowing how to use aloe vera on the face for pimples treatment, you know how you can solve the problem of acne by mixing it with other home remedies.
Lemon and Aloe Vera Gel for Pimples
Lemon juice is a good treatment for acne. If it is mixed with the Aloe vera gel then it becomes even more effective. Lemon juice is antibacterial in nature and it cleanses the skin immediately by eliminating the bacteria present in the pimples.
To use it take some drops of lemon juice and one tablespoon aloe vera gel. Mix them well in a mixer and make a paste.
Wash the face thoroughly before using it on the face. Apply this paste as face pack on the face. If lemon juice makes your skin burning then you can alternatively use orange juice.
Use this face pack for a couple of consecutive weeks. Initially, apply on pimple affecting areas and then apply it to the entire face.
Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for Acne
Vitamin E is used to correct the damage caused to the skin by a pimple. Vitamin E fixes wounds very quickly and is also beneficial for skin in the event of burn and cut.
Vitamin E is required to be used in correct quantity and condition. Vitamin E prevents lipid peroxidation of serum from follicles and sebaceous glands affected by bacteria. (4)
To use this, take the capsule of Vitamin E from the market. Cut the capsule and take out its oil. Now add one spoonful Aloe vera gel in this oil.
Apply this paste on affected areas. Keep it for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water. By using it continuously for a few days you will get rid of pimples.
Aloe Vera, Honey, and Cinnamon
The mixture of honey and cinnamon works very effectively in fighting the bacteria that produce pimples. It has been proved in a research. (5)
If the Aloe Vera gel is mixed with cinnamon and honey, then it can also eliminate bacteria more effectively.To use it mix aloe vera gel, two tablespoons of honey and half tablespoon of cinnamon powder. Mix them well and make a thin paste.
Keep this face pack on face for 15 to 20 minutes. After a while wash it with lukewarm water. Use it 4 to 5 times in a week for better results.
Turmeric and Aloe Vera Gel for Pimples
Turmeric contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are essential for the treatment of pimples. Turmeric also absorbs excess oil from the skin. Absorption of excess oil open skin pores and do not allow bacteria to accumulate. (6)
Curcumin present in turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant that fights free radicals and protects against cell damage. (7).
To use it, make a paste by mixing a spoonful Aloe vera gel, one tablespoon turmeric and one tablespoon honey. Steam on the face before applying it to the face and clean the face with a towel. Now put this coating on Pimples for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeating it 3 to 4 times a week will be more beneficial.
Basil and Aloe Vera Gel for Pimples
Basil has the properties to repair skin damaged by pimples. Its juice acts as a detoxifying agent and removes toxins from the body. It also works as an immunity booster, so that bacteria do not accumulate.
Anti-microbial properties are found in Eugenol present in Basil. If basil juice used with orange juice then it cures pimples quickly. (8)
To use basil, take out the juice of the basil leaves or boil the leaves in the water. Now mix this juice with a spoonful Aloe vera gel and a spoon of orange juice and apply it on the pimples. Wash the face with lukewarm water after a while. If used continuously for some days then it makes skin cleaner and brighter.