Winter may be beautiful with its alabaster glow, but it can certainly do a number on people’s beauty routine. That chill in the air leads to dry skin or, worse, cracked skin. Everyone knows that dry skin is just a precursor to premature wrinkles, and no one wants that.
Those who want to enjoy their skin’s natural suppleness and softness should consider using aloe vera. The mucopolysaccharides within aloe vera helps the skin absorb as much moisture as possible, keeping your skin fully moisturized. It should also be noted that aloe vera helps get collagen and elastin fiber moving in the skin, making it more elastic.
In short, aloe vera should definitely be a part of everyone’s beauty regimen, especially in the winter.
Using aloe vera during the winter is not too hard. The following are a few ways you can use it.
From Plant to Face
The easiest way to use it is to purchase a fresh and organic aloe vera leaf, and cut it open. You are going to need a sharp knife to do this, so cut carefully. You can follow the steps below:
- Cut two inches from the bottom part of the leaf.
- Remove the skin carefully using your knife.
- Scoop the gel out using a spoon.
- Place the gel in a blender with a drop of vitamin E
- Pour the blend into a spray bottle.
- Use it liberally during the winter, and always store in the refrigerator.
Okay, so you know that the winter may dry out your skin. Hopefully, aloe vera’s effects can last long enough to prevent dry skin, but this is not always possible. Dry skin usually leaves a layer of dead skin, making your skin look dull. This is the reason you need to exfoliate, and you can use aloe vera for this, too.
Follow the steps below to make your simple winter gel scrub, which should be used twice a week:
- Blend half a cup of aloe gel with a cup of coarse sugar.
- Add two tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar to the blend.
- Use the blended mixture like any other scrub on your face and body.
- Rinse it off, and you are done.
Now, you know how to use your aloe vera during the winter and the reasons why it is important to keep at it. Winters do not need to be harsh on your skin if you prepare, and this desert leaf can help with that.