Aloe Vera is a tropical plant that has been used in ayurveda for thousands of years for its countless medicinal benefits. It has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera is a thick, short-stemmed plant that stores water in its leaves. Aloe vera is known for its thick, pointed, and fleshy green leaves, which may grow to about thirty to fifty centimeters in length.
Each leaf contains a slimy tissue that stores water, and this makes the leaves thick. This water filled tissue is the “gel” that people associate with aloe vera products.
The gel contains most of the beneficial bioactive compounds in the plant, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
Aloe Vera Gel for reducing the appearance of Dark Circles
Aloe vera is a tropical plant that’s often used as a natural remedy for dark circles. Many factors, external and internal, like lack of quality sleep, nutrition, hydration, etc can cause the area under the eyes to become darker than the rest of the face. Many studies have proven the effectiveness of using aloe vera gel to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Lack of moisture on the skin contributes to dark circles. Regular use of good quality aloe vera gel like Greatland’s Whole Leaf Aloe Vera gel restores the skin’s hydration, makes it supple and prevents dark circles. Aloe vera gel may also help treat signs of aging and wrinkles by increasing skin elasticity and moisture.
Puffy eyes and dark circles are worsened with inflammation and swelling around the eyes. Aloevera gel contains anti-inflammatory properties that give off a cooling sensation and reduces puffiness. It may improve skin moisture, support mature skin, and reduce inflammation, all of which may help treat dark circles.
Aloe Vera gel has been known to contain skin lightening properties. It is the most effective treatment for reducing dark and dull spots. Aloe vera is completely organic and therefore absolutely safe to use, without any harmful side effects. It is suitable for all skin types and has been proven effective. The chemicals present in aloe vera gel that help in the process of brightening skin are aloin and aloesin. They help in reducing hyperpigmentation by destroying melanin cells present and may prevent further melanin cell formation.
Here are a few more benefits of using Aloe Vera gel.
Aloe Vera Gel Face Masks for reducing the appearance of dark circles
Aloe vera gel can also be combined with other natural ingredients and used as a face mask for even better results. Apply daily for best results.
Honey and Aloe vera gel face mask
1 Tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tbsp of Organic Honey
Take one tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel and one tbsp of organic or raw honey. Combine the aloe vera gel and the raw honey in a bowl and mix well. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin all over the face generously. The mask can be applied only under the eyes as required as well. Be sure to carefully apply the mix avoiding it from entering the eyes. Leave for 15-20 minutes allowing the face mask to seep deep into the layers of the skin and treat it. Wash the face thoroughly. For best results, use daily.
Lemon Juice and Aloe Vera gel face mask
1 Tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tbsp of Organic Lemon Juice
Take one tbsp of Aloe Vera Gel and one tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Combine the aloe vera gel and the lemon juice in a bowl and mix well. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin all over the face generously. The mask can be applied only under the eyes as required as well. Be sure to carefully apply the mix avoiding it from entering the eyes. Leave for 15-20 minutes allowing the face mask to seep deep into the layers of the skin and treat it. Wash the face thoroughly. For best results, use daily. Lemon juice contains vitamin C that is known to help in brightening the skin.
Greatland Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel
Greatland’s Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Gel provides countless benefits for the skin. It contains anti-aging properties that help reduce wrinkles and age spots. It also contains antioxidants, anti-polluting, cleansing and Sunscreen properties. Regular use helps get rid of acne and pigmentation. To improve hydration of skin, apply aloevera gel generously and leave it overnight.
- Reduces acne
- Treats scars and wounds
- Reduces skin spots and blemishes
- Reduced wrinkles, stretch marks,
- Improves the appearance of dark circles
- Heals and hydrates chapped skin
- Improves skin elasticity
- It enhances the glow of the skin
- Protects skin from sun rays
How to Use:
- Cleanse the skin thoroughly with face wash or cleanser
- Apply generously to the skin and massage well
- Leave overnight and wash the next day
- Apply twice or thrice a day for best results.