Aloe Vera Face Mask
Home Made Facial Masks

An Aloe Vera face mask is the facial mask you're looking for when you want to refresh, hydrate, moisturize, soothe and heal your skin. You can use it on all skin types but is especially useful when you have dry skin

And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy that relaxing and satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these aloe vera face masks. It's all made clear; these face mask recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets



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Why an aloe vera face mask
What are the aloe vera benefits for my skin?

A basic aloe vera facial mask is particularly useful after sunbathing. It hydrates and relaxes your skin and starts or speeds up the healing of your sunburned skin

The aloe plant and its juice are filled with vitamins and minerals, enzymes, amino acids, natural sugars, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents. The balance and combination of these ingredients seem to give it its healing properties


If you want to find out more about Aloe Vera as an active ingredient in do-it-yourself facial masks visit our homemade facial mask basics page by clicking on the link. There you can also find out more about many other possible ingredients and ways to combine them into your own signature facial mask recipe



Some useful tips

Before applying any facial mask clean your face and neck with fresh water. Take off all cosmetics, creams, lotions, in short: everything. Use a non abrasive, non aggressive soap if necessary. When finished, pat your skin dry

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath suggestions & tips check our steam bath page

When you have applied the aloe vera face mask of choice make sure you take your time to lie down, place a towel under your head and neck. Put 2 cucumber slices on your eyes; or use 2 used and cooled down chamomile teabags (our personal favorite!) or 2 cotton pads soaked in rose or lavender water


To make your face mask experience even more satisfying we suggest you check our quick facial tips page. These will smooth things out just a little bit more; simply click the link





Home Made facial Masks
Aloe Vera Face Mask Recipes

We gathered some delightfully soothing and healing aloe vera facial mask recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and soothed for a while ;-)


Aloe Vera gel

When we talk about aloe vera gel in these aloe vera face mask recipes, we mean that it is best to use the Aloe Vera Barbadensis 99.9% pure gel. Or if you have aloe vera plants in your garden or balcony……well there's nothing like the real thing as we say

Enjoy making and applying these homemade facial masks all by yourself or with friends. 

It's now official home spa pampering time! Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!



Enjoy and have FUN!



Home made facial masks

Basic Aloe vera face mask
(For dry and sensitive skin)


This basic do-it-yourself aloe vera face mask is not restricted to onlyyour face. It can be applied to any other part of your body to soothe and heal your skin. It is especially useful after sunbathing. It hydrates and relaxes your skin and starts or speeds up the healing of your sunburned skin


What do you need:

  • 3 tablespoons Aloe Vera Juice
  • 1 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 drops of 100% Lavender or Rose essential oil (or your favorite)
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Put all the ingredients, except the cucumber, in a bowl and blend them until you have a nice smooth substance

Spread this gently and equally with your fingertips or with a cotton ball on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes

Then wash it off with a warm wet wash cloth and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside

Tip: Another skin relaxing and hydrating treatment would be one of our

Oatmeal Masks





Home made facial masks

Cottage cheese, Date, Aloe Vera face mask
(For dry skin)


Both the aloe Vera and the cottage cheese hydrate and moisturize your dry skin. The dates nourish and feed it


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons Cottage cheese
  • 8 Dates
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Cut the seeds/pits out of the dates and put the dates together with the rest of the ingredients, except the cucumber, in a blender and blend them until you have a nice smooth paste. Put this paste in the fridge for 30 minutes to let it cool down

Now spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Another great skin moisturizing option would be one of our

Homemade Facial Moisturizers





Home made facial masks

Cucumber, Aloe vera face mask
(For oily skin)


This simple aloe vera face mask hydrates and soothes. The cooling and cleansing cucumber softens and makes your skin suppler. Especially an acne ridden, inflamed and stressed out skin will thank you for using this simple cucumber aloe vera face mask


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/2 Cucumber


How to do it:

Peel the cucumber, take out the seeds and cut it in pieces. Put the cucumber pieces together with the aloe vera in a food processor and blend them until you have a nice smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 30 minutes

Finally wash it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel


Tip: Another skin relaxing and hydrating treatment would be one of our

Oatmeal Masks





Home made facial masks

Oatmeal, Cucumber, Aloe vera face mask
(For oily skin)


The oatmeal in this aloe vera face mask is nature's very own facial scrub and exfoliator. This mask will leave your skin soft and moisturized


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Cut 2 slices from the cucumber, then peel the rest and cut it in pieces.Put these cucumber pieces in a blender and pure them until you have a nice smooth paste

Put the paste in a mixing bowl and add the oatmeal and aloe vera, mix this thoroughly. Then slowly whisk an egg white to this mixture using a whisk or fork until you have an even substance

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes

Finally rinse it off with cold water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel





Home made facial masks

French green Clay, Aloe vera face mask
(For oily skin)


Besides the aloe vera which hydrates your skin, this home made facial mask also contains french green clay. This clay is very efficient at drawing oils, dirt and toxins from your skin. It invigorates, improves blood circulation, tightens your pores, is rich in minerals and nutrients and basically restores the skin back to its natural balance. French green clay is often used as therapeutic clay

If you want to know more about clay and facial clay masks, click on the link and take a look around on our clay facial mask pages


What do you need:

  • 1,5 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel (fresh is best)
  • 1 tablespoon French Green Clay
  • 1 tablespoon lavender or Rosewater
  • 2 drops 100% Rose or lavender essential oil
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Mix the french clay and the rosewater in a wooden, pottery or glass mixing bowl (not a metal one). Slowly add the aloe vera and rose oil until you have a smooth paste. leave it for a few minutes so the clay can absorb the moisture

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask to dry for 15 minutes

Then wash it off with warm water and a hot wash cloth end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Use clay masks only 1 time a week. We also do not recommend this clay for dry or sensitive skin it will irritate or dry your skin out even more





Home made facial masks

Green Tea, Avocado, Aloe vera face mask
(For dry skin)


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon Green Tea powder (e.g. Japanese matcha)
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Peel and cut the 1/4 cucumber into pieces, put it in a blender and puree it. Mash the 1/4 avocado and add the cucumber puree, the aloe vera and the green tea. Mix it until you have a nice and smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 20 minutes

Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside


Tip: Another great skin moisturizing option would be one of our 

Homemade Facial Moisturizers





Home made facial masks

Seaweed, Honey, Aloe vera face mask
(For acne prone skin)


Soothe and clean acne ridden skin with this simple seaweed, honey and aloe vera face mask. It will leave your face feeling incredibly smooth, soft and looking absolutely radiant

For more info on Seaweed and Honey as an active ingredient in homemade facial masks visit our homemade facial mask basics page by clicking on the link


What do you need:

  • 1/2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon Kelp Powder – Seaweed
  • 1/2 tablespoon Honey (preferably organic)
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes liquid by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water. Mix the honey and the rest of the ingredients, except for the cucumber slices, in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes so the kelp powder can absorb the moisture

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Rinse it off with lukewarm water; pat your skin dry with a clean towel


Tip: Another skin smoothening and hydrating treatment would be one of our Honey Masks





Home made facial masks

Shea Butter,Olive oil, Aloe vera face mask
(For dry and combination skin)


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Shea Butter
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Mix and mash all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, except for the cucumber slices, until you have a nice and smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with a facial mask brush or spatula on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then rinse it off with alternately warm and cold water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside





Home made facial masks

Almond, Aloe vera face mask
(For all skin types)


This basic aloe vera face mask exfoliates mature, sensitive, or dry skin, but is suitable for all skin types


What do you need:

  • 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground Almonds
  • 2 Cucumber slices


How to do it:

Mix and mash all the ingredients, except for the cucumber slices, in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then rinse it off with alternately warm and cold water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside





Home made facial masks

Yogurt, Aloe vera face mask

(For sensitive skin)


For sensitive skin the cucumber and yogurt are both natural cleansers and Aloe Vera is a skin soother and moisturizer. Don't despair if you have another skin type, this aloe vera face mask is suitable for all skin types


What do you need:

  •  2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Cucumber juice
  • 1 tablespoon Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 2 Cucumber slices

 

How to do it:

Mix and mash all the ingredients, except for the cucumber slices, in a mixing bowl until you have a nice and smooth paste

Spread the paste gently and equally with your fingertips on your clean face and neck: keep the eye area clear

Now lie down, relax and leave the mask on for 15 minutes

Then rinse it off with alternately warm and cold water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally apply a moisturizer, this way you "seal" your skin to keep the water inside

 

Tip: Another great skin moisturizing option would be one of our

Homemade Facial Moisturizers



Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



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Try some more of our homemade skin care recipes or natural beauty ideas

Why stop at an aloe vera mask? Try out some of our other facial masks or natural homemade cosmetics, like lotions, scrubs, creams and much more, follow one of the links below to some of our other homemade skin care or hair care pages and make your spa days even sweeter


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