There are many benefits of aloe vera soap on the face that you must know to not miss out on this amazing succulent plant and improve your skin texture!
Aloe Vera and Its Origin
The Aloe Vera Plant, also known as Aloe barbadensis, is a succulent native, which is used for various health, beauty, medicinal, and skincare purposes. Aloe Vera originates from the Arabic Peninsula and the word comes from the Arabic word “Alloeh” that means a shining bitter substance. Since ancient times, the Egyptians have regarded Aloe Vera as the plant of immortality. It is an easy-to-maintain plant that thrives in dry climates and holds a gel-like gooey substance. Aloe gel helps treat skin problems, prevent stomach ulcers, treat constipation, hydrates yourself, aids in the regulation of blood sugar and reduces dental plaque.
Besides these benefits, aloe vera can be used for the face and skin as well for improving the texture and bringing back the glow on the face. But before we discuss the benefits of aloe vera soap on the face, let’s unravel the nutritional components of aloe vera.
The nutritional components of Aloe Vera include 75 potentially active components, as listed below:
It contains vitamins A, B12, C, and E that helps in revitalizing the skin. These vitamins have antioxidant properties that help in skin-related problems.
Aloe vera contains enzymes that help break down fats and sugar in the body. These include alkaline phosphatase, amylase, bradykinesia, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase, and peroxidase.
The succulent has calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, and zinc. All of these minerals that help in the body’s metabolism.
Aloe vera provides 12 anthraquinones that have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. This makes it useful for anti-inflammation properties and hence reduces acne breakouts.
5. Fatty acids
It provides cholesterol, campesterol, β-sitosterol, and lupeol, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
Hormones such as Auxins and gibberellins are present in the Aloe vera as well that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe Vera provides 20 of the 22 human-required amino acids and 7 of the eight essential amino acids.
Benefits of Aloe Vera for Face
Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it effective in reducing pain, swelling, and soreness of wounds or injuries. It helps in speeding up the healing time and helps in limiting the scars on the face.
Aloe vera helps in treating bacterial and fungal infections. Additionally, applying aloe vera on the face helps slow down the aging process.
3. Hydrate Skin
Antioxidants in aloe vera can repair sunburns. Aloe vera contains 99% water that can help to hydrate, soothe and moisturize the skin. It has a cooling effect on the skin and provides relief to the skin during hot seasons.
DIY Aloe Vera Soap
- 71 g distilled water
- 55 g lye (sodium hydroxide)
- 57 g fresh aloe gel
- 170 g olive oil
- 85 g coconut oil
- 57 g sunflower oil
- 57 g cocoa butter
- 28 g castor oil
- Sprinkle the lye into the water and stir it, allowing lye solution to cool in a safe spot for at least 30-40 minutes.
- Combine all the oils with cocoa butter and add fresh aloe gel to the oils.
- Use the immersion blender to blend the fresh aloe gel in the oils mixture. After blending, pour the cooled lye solution into the above mixture.
- Stir it thoroughly until it reaches a fixed consistency and pour this mixture into the molds.
- Following this, cover the molds with a sheet of wax paper and insulate them with a towel.
- Let the soap in the mold for 1-2 days until you can easily remove it.
- Cure the soap on a wax sheet for over four weeks before using it.
How to use Aloe Vera Soap on the Face?
Gently apply the aloe vera soap on the face in a circular motion. Keep it for 10 seconds and wash your face with cold water. For best results, directly apply aloe vera gel on your face.