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Aloe Vera Gel for Face: The 4 Benefits

Updated on April 9, 2013

Using aloe vera gel for face has benefits for various common skin problems across all age groups including acne & spots for youngsters and wrinkles & blemishes for elders.

We often pick-up many creams and lotions that promise of make a difference to treat our facial derma troubles. What we fail to understand is that getting rid of such problems is a slow process that requires external as well as internal care.

In our pursuit to look beautiful, the diverse creams & lotions (read chemicals) that we apply on our face can actually ruin the dermis and cause various other problems. My suggestion here is to use aloe vera gel for face since it is mild, gentle and natural.

Below are 4 benefits of aloe vera for assorted facial problems. Use it along with a good routine of healthy food and exercise and you’ll see great results.


Wrinkles are creases and ridges caused on the skin most commonly due to aging. They can appear early if the facial dermis is deprived of hydration and essential nutrients. It can be accelerated due of excessive sun exposure and medication.

Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer, the gel or juice can be directly applied topically on the face. When you use aloe vera gel for face its numerous vitamins & minerals provide soothing, hydrating and healing effects. This naturally helps reduce wrinkles like forehead lines, crow's feet and frown lines. It also absorbs moisture from the air to bring additional hydration and oxygen to the skin helping in cell rejuvenation and renewed collagen production.


This is caused due to excess release of sebum oil from just below the surface of the skin. This may be also caused due to hormonal imbalances or improper hygiene and diet.

Aloe vera contains substances that increase blood flow and has anti-inflammatory & soothing properties. These properties in combination help in faster healing when applied on affected areas of the dermis.

The plant extract also has antiseptic properties that help kill or stop bacteria build up around the affected area. Although there is no clear medical research which proves that aloe vera can help control acne, it surely helps heal them faster.


The 3 most common types of blemishes are Lentigos, Purpura and Seborrheic Keratoses. You can learn more about these here. Aloe vera can help with the first two common types of blemishes. It contains high amount of vitamin C and little amount of vitamin E which are the primary nutrient needed to keep the facial dermis young and healthy.

When you use aloe vera gel for face combined with some vitamin E oil it helps lighten dark spots and other forms of blemishes caused due to aging or sun exposure. Aloe vera has limited amount of sun screening properties, so it is advised that you use a good sun screen as well whenever you go out in the sun.

Other Skin Problems

The facial dermis is sensitive and thin compared to the rest of skin on a human body. It is also the most exposed. This routinely causes many other problems like inflammation, dryness, allergic rashes, minor wounds, sores and redness.

The pulp of the plant is rich in many minerals, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and proteins. It is a humectant which means it can retain the natural pH balance and moisture. Its anti-oxidant properties help make the skin stronger and more elastic.

The extract contains mild acids that can be used as a deep-cleanser to remove dirt, pollutants and other environmental contaminants from the pores. It can also scrub away lifeless and dead cells. Due to these series of beneficial properties using aloe vera for skin can help ease several facial and other skin problems.

The use of aloe vera plant extract is recommended by beauty practitioners and dermatologists world-wide. It is widely used in many facial care products like cleansers and moisturizers as no side effects have been noted with its daily use. Its natural properties have made it very helpful for the human skin, try using aloe vera gel for face for 4 to 6 weeks and I’m sure you’ll find your skin more beautiful, soft, spotless and glowing.


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