Aloe Vera Gel For Face | 5 Top Ways !

Aloe vera gel has been used from ancient times for skin care and here in our village, it is extensively used for treating many skin problems. We use it for treating burns, acne and all kinds of inflammation. We have plenty of aloe vera plants growing in our farm and whenever we need it, we cut a leaf, extract the fresh gel and use it for remedies.

Though we get many ready made aloe vera gel in the markets, I would suggest using fresh homemade aloe vera gel for best results. I do use store bought aloe vera gel occasionally (the ones without any added color or perfume) but only for making creams as it has longer shelf life at room temperature and it also gives perfect consistency to homemade creams.

Homemade Aloe Vera Gel For Skin Care:

To make fresh aloe vera gel, cut a leaf from the plant and then wash the leaf thoroughly to get rid of the slimy green juice. Now remove the thorns on both sides of the leaf, cut in half and scoop out the flesh. Your pure homemade aloe vera gel is ready.

Aloe Vera plant for face careAloe Vera gel Face & Skin Benefits:

1. Anti Bacterial Properties:

Aloe vera gel has anti bacterial properties making it very effective for treating all skin infections. We usually apply fresh aloe vera gel and aloe vera oil on small scrapes, wounds and scars to help heal it faster and it has never failed to work!

2. Aloe Vera Gel For Facial Wrinkles:

Aloe vera is amazing for treating wrinkles as it helps improve elasticity and moisture content both when taken internally and applied externally, you can read the study that proves it here. If you are over 40 years, try to include aloe vera gel in your skin care regimen regularly to delay wrinkles.

3. Aloe Vera Gel For Acne:

For people with acne prone skin, fresh aloe vera gel is truly a blessing. Though natural, we can’t use many herbs on acne prone skin as it will cause intense burning and irritation. But aloe vera gel is very very soothing and is perfect to use on acne prone skin even daily as it helps reduce inflammation along with preventing further occurrences.

4. Amazing Moisturizer:

If you don’t want chemical based moisturizers and are looking for a natural alternative, look no further than aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel is a perfect and amazing natural moisturizer that can be used even on the most sensitive skin. Along with using fresh aloe vera as a cream like mentioned below, I also like to make my own thick aloe vera gel specifically for making creams which turns out exactly like the ones we get from the shops, you can find the recipe here.

5. Aloe Vera Gel For Sun Burn:

Aloe vera gel is great for burns, it does two things when used as a treatment for sunburn. It reduces burning sensation and redness immediately and also helps us get back our original skin color very soon. I have given 5 different ways for using fresh aloe vera gel for facial care, give it a try.

How To Use Pure Natural Aloe Vera Gel For Face:

1. Aloe Vera Cream For Acne Scars:

Aloe Vera Cream For Acne Scars

To make homemade aloe vera cream for treating acne scars, take 1 tsp of freshly extracted aloe vera gel in a cup. Add in the contents of 1 vitamin E capsule and mix well. Use this as a daily application cream for treating acne scars.

2. As an Ice Cube For Sunburn:

Aloe Vera Ice Cubes For Face

Fresh aloe vera leaf cut into small pieces is an amazing remedy for treating sunburn. For the remedy take an aloe vera leaf, wash the outer slimy green gel and cut into small squares. Now place the squares on a butter paper separately and freeze. To use, wrap a frozen aloe vera piece in a thin muslin cloth and massage the face.

3. Aloe Vera Face Pack For Glowing Skin:

Aloe Vera Face Pack

Take 1 tsp aloe vera gel and grind it finely in a mixer to a liquid and strain. Add in 1/2 tsp besan and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder to it and apply as a face pack. This is a wonderful remedy to lighten dark spots and black marks in the face.

4. Aloe Vera Juice For Wrinkles:

Aloe Vera Juice For face

Aloe vera juice reduces facial wrinkles very effectively if consumed on a regular basis at least weekly twice. For making the aloe vera juice, take the fresh gel of an aloe vera leaf after washing it well in a mixer along with few drops of lemon juice, a cup of water, a pinch of black salt and honey. Blend together well, strain and have a small cup.

5. For Sensitive Skin:


If you have very sensitive skin, I would suggest using fresh aloe vera gel straight off the plant without mixing it with anything. To do, just scoop out the flesh of a fresh aloe vera gel and apply directly on the face. Wait for it to dry and then wash and apply moisturiser.


  1. Anuradha Guda
    August 1, 2017 / 5:24 am

    Nice post. Thanks

  2. priti
    March 11, 2018 / 5:14 am

    How to apply the aloe vera juice for wrinkles that you mention above- is it to be left on skin for sometime and then washed off and is it to be used daily?

  3. K
    September 14, 2019 / 12:43 am

    Hi ramya, i am suffering with itchy face and small bumps (call kurupu in telugu) which look like tiny pimple on my face. please suggest me a remedy. Sorry to say this I tried alovera besan and turmeric pack but it did not worked and even itching has increased. So please suggest me.

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