The skin issues that Dry and sensitive skin beauties face is just not describable. It is really hard to find the right products to your skin, isn’t it? Mainly a perfect face wash that suits your skin type. We wash our face at least twice daily and choosing a wrong face wash is just not acceptable in good skin care routine. But are there really face washes for your skin type you ask? I don’t know, research is on. Let see how many I can find them to compile them into a post. Till then, Try this simple 2 ingredient DIY Aloe Vera face wash at your home and tell me if this is of any use to you.
How to make a simple Aloe Vera Face Wash for dry and sensitive skin
1. 99% Pure Aloe Vera Gel (Find the Best Aloe Vera Gel available in India from here)
2. Unscented Liquid Castile Soap (I use this One- VEDI unscented Liquid Castile soap )
3. Lavender essential oil (Optional)
Why Aloe Vera Gel: The real question here is, why not aloe? It’s a great go-to for anything skin related, helping to heal abrasions to soothing sunburns. Aloe gel contains glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are vital to help with skin growth and repair, as well as retaining moisture.
Glycoproteins are, simply, a carbohydrate attached to a protein. There’s a lot of talk about them reducing wrinkles, but I wouldn’t go that far. But when combined with polysaccharides, they form substances that compose the skins intercellular matrix, which keeps skin cells and structure intact. Basically, intercellular matrix is a fancy way of saying the stuff that holds layers of skin cells together. It keeps moisture in, and bad things out. For the record, there’s more to the intercellular matrix than just glycoproteins and polysaccharides, but that’s information for another day.
Why Castile Soap: Pure castile soap is vegetable oil based, as opposed to tallow (animal fat) based which is found in most of the soaps these days. It’s gentle and efficient, and removes make-up, dirt, sweat, and excess oils from your skin. It’s the main cleanser in this wash. Sastile soap is specially beneficial for sensitive skin as this is made with just plant oils, it gently cleanses your skin without irritating and drying out your skin more unlike other foaming soaps available in the market.
Why Lavender Essential oil: The lavender oil helps cleanse your skin and lessen redness and irritation.Since lavender has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay. It soothes and nourishes the skin — treating acne, healing dry skin, and reducing the appearance of dark spots and scars caused by acne.
1. Take one small cup of Liquid Castile soap and add 2 tablespoons of Pure Aloe Vera gel into it. Mix them well.
2. Now add 6-8 drops of Lavendar essential oil into it and stir gently.
3. Store this liquid in a small bottle and label it as Aloe Vera Face wash so that it will be easy to recognize it later (specially if you are a DIY person like me and have many such bottles filled with toners, sprays and all in your cupboard)
Take enough amount of this face wash and wash your face as you normally would. Wash with normal cold water at the last to close the pores.
You can store this face wash upto a month on shelf.
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