While getting some vitamin D is great for our health, the summer heat can do damage on our skin.
Sunburn, irritation, and dryness are just some of the side effects that can come along with too much time outdoors.
By using aloe vera as a face mask is the perfect tool for summer. It combines the calming properties of fresh aloe gel, MSM and allantoin to rescue dry, inflamed skin.
Whether you use it as an after sun face mask, a spot treatment, or a leave-on overnight mask, this recipe has a wide variety of benefits for many skin types.
The benefits of an aloe vera face mask include:
Helping to protect skin against UV damage after sun exposure
Aiding in fighting acne due to aloe’s antibacterial and antifungal activity
Moisturizing deeply, as aloe contains humectant sugars that bind and attract water
Neutralizing free radicals through vitamins such as A, C and E
Breaking down inflammation due to enzymes such as bradykinase
Nourishing skin with minerals such as calcium, magnesium and copper
Stimulating collagen synthesis in the skin, aiding in wound healing and anti-aging
To make your one aloe vera potion , you will need:
2 tablespoons fresh aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon MSM powder
1/4 teaspoon allantoin powder
Cosmetic jar or small mason jar for storage
Mix the aloe gel, MSM powder and allantoin powder in a small bowl or jar.
Allow the MSM crystals and allantoin powder to dissolve for approximately 30 minutes.
Use the mask immediately and refrigerate any leftover aloe vera gel.