The beauty benefits of Aloe Vera are well known all across the world. This plant is believed to have
originated in Northern Africa, Madagascar and
Arabian Peninsula. This succulent plant stores
water in its leaves stems and roots, which gives it
a fleshy appearance.
It is used as an active ingredient in moisturizers,
face washes, face masks , soaps and sunscreen
lotions due to its moisturizing, curative and
calming properties. The ancient Greeks and
Romans used aloe vera for treating wounds, cuts
and inflammation. It is believed that Egyptian
Queen Cleopatra used aloe vera gel as a part of
her beauty regime.
Let’s find out how this herb heals acne
and pimples and treats the scars caused
The antibacterial properties of aloe vera gel
are very effective in treating acne and
reducing the redness caused by it. It prevents
bacteria from infecting acne wounds and
accelerates the process of healing. Its anti-
fungal properties are useful for treating
inflammation like boils and cysts on the skin.
Magnesium lactate present in Aloe helps to
alleviate the itching sensation caused by acne.
Magnesium lactate is also effective in treating
skin rashes and sunburns.
The astringent property of aloe removes
excess oil and dirt from the skin to prevent
acne breakout. It reduces the size of inflamed
nodules and cysts to relieve pain caused by
Not just acne, aloe gel also helps to reduce
acne scars by promoting skin regeneration.
Anthraquinone present in aloe invigorates
skin’s essential nutrients and boosts cell
development and restoration. This can be very
helpful in removing acne scars and make your
skin look radiant and flawless. It also lightens
skin pigmentation to reduce the appearance of
scars and blemishes caused by acne and
Aloe Vera contains saponins like gibberellin,
mannans and polysaccharides which kill acne
causing bacteria and viruses, including
propioni bacteria that lead to severe acne. This
plant also contains salicylic acid, a compound
which unclogs the pores and eliminates acne,
blackheads and whiteheads from the skin. It
further helps to regulate the pH balance of the
Dirt build-up in the skin clogs the pores,
leading to bacterial infection and blackheads.
Regular application of this gel on the face
tightens the pores, thereby, decreasing the
pores exposure to germs.
Remember! Aloe Vera does not cure acne, but
reduces the swelling, inflammation and
redness associated with it.
- How to Use Aloe Vera for Acne?
Aloe Vera Home Remedies For Pimples,
Severe Acne, Acne Scars And Acne
There are numerous ways to use aloe to fight
acne. Some of them include:
For treating acne and scars with aloe, wash
your face with a gentle cleanser and apply this
gel on face and neck area. Leave it overnight
and wash the next morning.
You can also use this gel as a facial mask.
Blend aloe vera gel, honey and rose water to
make a smooth paste. Apply this mask on the
acne prone areas and wash it off after 20
minutes. Apply this mask thrice a week to get
rid of acne. You can also add a pinch of
turmeric to this facial mask to brighten your
Add a few drops of lemon juice to aloe vera gel
and mix well to form a paste. Apply this mask
on your face and neck and let it stay overnight.
The antibacterial properties of lemon and aloe
vera gel clear acne and will prevent further
Use organic aloe vera soap twice a day to
reduce acne and maintain an even skin tone.
Make sure that the soap contains glycerin as
an active ingredient, lest it might result in dry
and flaky skin.
Not just the gel, but even the juice is also
effective for treating acne. Blend aloe vera gel
with water and apply it on the face using a
cotton ball. Leave it for an hour and then wash
it off. This will reduce the formation of acne by
nourishing the skin.
Drink half a glass of freshly squeezed aloe
vera juice daily to increase the vitality of the
skin. Pick a large leaf of aloe vera juice and
wash it thoroughly to remove all the dirt and
debris. Squeeze the gel from it and blend it
with carrot juice to make a refreshing drink.
Apply this mask on the acne prone areas and
wash it off after twenty minutes.
Why wait? Make aloe your friend and others
will start envying you for your radiant, glowing