How to use aloe vera

How To Use Aloe Vera Gel In Skincare?

Aloe vera gel has been used for centuries for its healing properties.

Aloe vera has always been my go-to for any concern. 

Skin itching? Aloe vera!

Does skin burn? Aloe vera!

Hair looking dry & dull? Aloe vera!

Skin inflammation? Aloe vera!

Redness? Aloe vera!

Sunburn? Aloe vera!

Digestion issues? Aloe vera!

Cuts after using a razor? Aloe vera!

Scalp inflammation? Aloe vera!

how to use aloe vera

Looks like the solution to all my problems is aloe vera!

Because of its cooling and soothing properties, aloe vera is a blessing for people like me who are born with sensitive skin. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E. All three of these vitamins contribute to cell turnover, promoting healthy cell growth and shiny hair (when used regularly).

how to use aloe vera

How to use Aloe Vera in a skincare regime?


  • Hair Mask using Aloe Vera:

  • Rubbing aloe vera into your scalp and hair and letting it penetrate your hair follicles could condition and improve damaged, dry hair.
  • Take 2-3 tbsp of aloe vera or aloe vera gel depending on your hair length.
  • Add a few drops of almond oil to it. The quantity of almond oil depends on how oily you like your mask to be.
  • Mix this mixture to make a thick paste. Color of aloe vera changes after we add oil to it.
  • Apply this paste to your scalp & hair length. 
  • Wash off after 30-45 minutes with a mild shampoo.
  • You can also add argan oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. All these oils help in making your hair healthy & shiny.
  • I use this hair serum with aloe vera and it adds shine to my hair and tames down the frizzes.


  • As a Hair Rinse:

  • You can use aloe vera juice as a rinse when you are too lazy to use a conditioner.
  • After you are done with shampoo, rinse your hair with diluted aloe vera juice. Keep for a minute and wash off with water.
  • This will reduce the frizziness and add some shine to your hair.


  • For Acne:

  • Of Course, you first need to find a reason for your acne and treat that.
  • But additionally, you can use aloe vera gel at night to calm down the inflammation.
  • I prefer to use packed aloe vera gel for my face rather than using it directly from the leaf.


  • Other uses of Aloe Vera:

  • You can use aloe vera gel as a topical treatment for small burns you get while cooking.
  • You get rashes or itching on the skin, apply a mixture of aloe vera & rose water.
  • If you use facial razors to remove peach fuzz or upper lip hair, apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel on the face. This will make the whole process of removing hair very easy. It will also prevent cuts.
  • Additionally, you can apply aloe vera gel after shaving. This will prevent redness and itching.


My Recommendations for Aloe Vera Gel:

  • Plum Hello Aloe Just Gel

  • This aloe vera gel is made from 99% natural ingredients and is free from artificial colors & fragrance. It is great to be used for hair also. I personally use this with almond oil and it adds shine to my hair. It also makes hair more managebale.
  • You can buy it here.
  • plum aloe vera gel

  • Nature’s Essence

  • I use this one for face in particular. It has Peppermint oil, which calms down the skin and gives a soothing feeling. I use this one in night time routine when my skin is inflamed or irritated.
  • You will find it in any pharmacy store.

nature's essence aloe vera gel


  • Dr. Jain’s Aloe Vera Gel:

  • This is a great option when you need some hydration for your skin. It is very affordable and works great.
  • You can buy it here.

Dr. Jains Aloe Vera gel


There are many aloe vera gels available in the market. Choose what suits your skin type, skin needs & budget. 

If you have sensitive skin, opt for fragrance-free & color-free aloe vera gel.

Also despite having cooling properties, aloe vera is not everyone’s cup of coffee. So always patch test before using it on your face.


Tell me how do you like to use aloe vera?


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