Benefits of aloe vera on face overnight (facemask)

Aloe vera is widely used as a main ingredient for many beauty products due to its moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, and healing properties. Several studies confirm that the plant contains compounds such as anthraquinones, lectins, mannans, and polysaccharides that are beneficial for the skin. Of course, you are not going to see results overnight.

An aloe mask would be a great addition to your beauty routine. Long-term use will keep your skin healthy. Be patient and you will see that the benefits will exceed all your efforts.


The gel’s antibacterial properties will help counteract infection and reduce swelling. Its soothing properties can also minimize redness and inflammation. You can make your own mask (check the recipes below) and apply it to your face once or twice a week. It will not only help with acne but with acne scars as well. Aloe Vera aids the skin in generating new healthy skin cells. It is loaded with coagulating agents and astringents that help prevent future breakouts.


Aloe Vera masks can also be used to help soothe sunburnt skin. Excessive sun exposure can cause the skin to age at a faster rate. All I can say is that 5 or 10 years from now you are not going to like the results. Ask any woman who has aged gracefully and she will tell you that her beauty secret is “NO SUN”!

Facial sunburn can cause breakouts and inflammation to cover your face. Using Aloe Vera will give you instant relief due to its cooling effect as it forms a protective layer that will lock in the moisture to prevent further damage and dehydration.

-Dry Skin

Using Aloe as a moisturizer will keep your skin supple and flexible. It effectively supplies oxygen to the cell which increases the strength and synthesis of skin tissues. Aloe Vera mask will keep dry skin at bay with its moisturizing properties.

-Wrinkles/Aging Skin

Dry skin and wrinkles go hand in hand. As we grow older, we get more and more jealous of people with oily skin! Using a mask infused with Aloe will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The enzymes of the plant are rich in antioxidants which can help neutralize the effects of free radicals.

Aloe Vera Facial Mask Recipes:

Acne Mask

You’ll Need:

30 ml Aloe Vera gel
50 ml olive oil
30 ml rose water
4 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
1-2 tbs fine oats


Blend Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Rosewater, and Ylang Ylang essential oil together in a food processor before mixing in the oats. Apply to the skin for at least 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Easy Aloe Face Mask

You’ll Need:

1 tbsp sugar
Aloe vera leaf
1/2 tbsp milk


1.) Mix the milk and sugar together until sugar is not as grainy.

2.) Combine Aloe Vera juices from leaf with sugar/milk mixture.

3.) Spread over face leave for five minutes.

4.) Wash off with a wet washcloth.

Honey Aloe Mask

You’ll Need:

13 ounces aloe fresh leaf aloe from your aloe plant
1 cup oats
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup whipping cream

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Blending Procedure:

1.) Cut aloe off your plant and weigh out 13 oz. Wash the aloe under warm running water. Place the whole aloe leaf in a food processor and process until very watery.

2.) Add honey and cream and process further to mix.

3.) Add oats and process till a paste-like mixture is formed. If the mixture is too thin, add more oats and process until it thickens. If it’s too thick, add more cream or a little more aloe.

4.) To use, apply a smooth layer on the freshly cleansed face and rest for approximately 15 minutes until the mask hardens. Remove with a soft towel dipped in water or rose hydrosol, or simply wash off the face until the mask is gone. Pat the excess water off the face and then apply a moisturizer of your choice. enjoy!

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