Large pores and shiny, greasy-looking skin are indicators of oily skin. And if you have oily skin, you may feel that moisturizer is your enemy, but this is a mistake. No matter how oily or prone to acne our skin may be, it needs to be moisturized and hydrated. Gel moisturizer is the ideal moisturizer for oily skin. Plus, it becomes more efficient when aloe vera gel and essential oils are used to make the moisturizer. Let’s take a look at what are the benefits and how to make this DIY aloe vera moisturizer for oily skin.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer
Aloe vera gel contains numerous vitamins and minerals necessary for the proper health of the skin. In particular, the antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E, and other nutrients in aloe vera aid to nourish the skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties aid in the healing of acne scars, if any, on your oily skin. Furthermore, the natural astringent properties of aloe vera absorb excess oil and other impurities built upon the oily skin.
Argan oil promotes healthy skin cell metabolism and helps your skin retain more moisture. It controls the production of sebum, which causes acne. Acne scars can fade because the oil’s naturally occurring vitamin E includes antioxidants that aid in removing damaged cells and promoting new cell regeneration. Dark spots are lightened and wrinkles are removed.
Tea tree essential oil has anti-microbial properties which treat acne and control sebum production. It cleans clogged pores and exfoliates dead skin cells.
Rose essential oil balances the skin’s pH balance, which is also very good at hydrating the skin. It lessens wrinkles, dark spots, scars, and acne.
Procedure For Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer
- ⅓ cup aloe vera gel
- ½ tablespoon argan oil
- 7 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 7 drops of rose essential oil
- Add all the ingredients to a glass bowl.
- Mix well with a spoon. The mixture will thicken and turn hazy.
- Store it in an airtight container.
- Apply it as a daily face moisturizer twice a day on cleansed face.
- Use it for 3-4 weeks. Keep away from direct light and store in a cool place.
- Always do a patch test before applying it.