Best Aloe vera based DIY ayurvedic face washes

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 Highlights: 

  • Benefits of using aloe vera on the face 
  • Benefits of DIY neem face wash

  • Benefits of DIY pimple face wash

  • Benefits of using DIY ayurvedic face wash
  • Points to Remember
  • Recommended Products by Blue Nectar

Aloe vera is a common household plant known for its variety of uses. It has skin-healing, hydrating, and moisturizing properties. Using aloe vera on the face either raw or in form of face cleansers can help moisturize the skin. It is known to treat various skin problems like acne, eczema, sunburn, etc. Its leaves are easily available at a vegetable store, or you can simply plant one in a pot and keep using it. You may either scoop out the gel directly from the leaf or buy it from a store.

Aloe vera, honey and cucumber is on table

Benefits of using aloe vera on the face  

Using aloe vera on the face has multiple benefits, like:

  • 98% of aloe vera is water. It naturally calms, soothes and hydrates the skin
  • It makes the skin soft and supple and adds elasticity to the skin.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing pain, swelling, and treating sore wounds or injuries.
  • Its antifungal and antibacterial properties help treat infections
  • The antioxidants in aloe vera help in repairing damage caused by the sun and also helps in slowing down ageing, by keeping the skin hydrated
  • It calms and soothes the skin in case of burns and lightens scars when used regularly over a period of time.
  • It is known to be effective in treating sunburns and rashes.
  • It nourishes the skin and helps boost the production of collagen.

Now that we are well aware of the benefits of using aloe vera on our face, here are 5 DIY natural and ayurvedic face wash recipes that include aloe vera and if used regularly, can give you the skin of your dreams. 

  • Aloe Vera, curd and organic honey – an ayurvedic face wash for moisturising skin

  • Ingredients Required:

    • Aloe vera Gel- 5 tbsp.
    • Curd- 3 tbsp.
    • Organic honey- 2 tbsp.
    • Pure glycerin liquid soap base- 20 g. (optional)

    Method of Preparation:

    Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well until you get a smooth paste. Transfer product this ayurvedic face wash into an air-tight glass container and store it in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.  

    Benefits of using aloe, curd and honey face wash:

    Curd contains lactic acid that mildly exfoliates the dead skin away and paves way for fresher and smoother skin and the fatty acids present in curd moisturize the skin. It is one of the most effective natural face scrub and face moisturiser.

    Organic honey has antibacterial properties that help maintain the skin’s health. It is also deeply nourishing, yet non-comedogenic, i.e. it does not clog pores. Steer clear of regular honey as it may contain sugar that can congest the pores and cause severe acne. (Blue Nectar’s Honey Face Wash is an ayurvedic face wash which has natural honey and glycerine in it. This ayurvedic face wash is a face wash for dry skin and normal skin as it is a non-drying face wash)

    Glycerin soap base adds foam to the product and you feel like you have actually cleansed your face, out of habit. Glycerin is a humectant that attracts and traps moisture to the skin and makes it appear plump. The deeply moisturizing ingredients make it the best face wash for men as well as for women too

  • Aloe vera, sandalwood and gram flour - an ayurvedic face wash
  • Ingredients Required:

    • Aloe Vera Gel- 5 tbsp.
    • Sandalwood Powder- 2 tbsp.
    • Gram Flour- 2 tbsp.
    • Pure glycerin liquid soap base- 20 g. (optional)

    Method of Preparation:

    Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well until you get a smooth paste. Add water or rose face water if necessary. Transfer the product into an air-tight glass container and store it in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.  

    Benefits of using aloe vera, sandalwood and gram flour face wash:

    Sandalwood Powder is known to calm inflamed skin. It has cooling properties and it also works on premature fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by dry skin. Sandalwood is known for it skin brightening properties.

    Gram flour is a natural exfoliant that scrubs away dead skin without irritating the skin. It also adds a natural glow to the face when used regularly. It is the best face scrub for all skin types and one of the main ingredients of ayurvedic ubtan.

    The hassle-free preparation of this ayurvedic face wash and the ease of availability of the ingredients make it the best face wash for men and women and the best face wash oily skin 

    Men is washing his face with ayurvedic face wash
    • Aloe vera gel, sweet almond Oil and rosewater  - ayurvedic face wash for skin lightening

    Ingredients Required:

    • Aloe Vera Gel- 5 tbsp.
    • Sweet Almond Oil- 2 tbsp.
    • Rosewater- 2 tbsp.
    • Pure glycerin liquid soap base- 20 g. (optional)

    Method of Preparation:

    Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well until you get a smooth paste. Add water or rose face water if necessary. Transfer this ayurvedic face wash into an air-tight glass container and store it in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight.

    Benefits of using aloe vera, almond oil and rose water face wash:

    Sweet Almond oil contains vitamins A and E. It is known to moisturise the skin, lighten dark spot on face and givesa glowing skin.

    Rose water has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is a blessing for people with sensitive skin. It calms inflammed and irritated skin and mildly removes the impurities from the facial skin. 

    Packed with the goodness of aloe vera and sweet almond oil, this is the best face wash dry skin people can use. It  This ayurvedic face wash cleanses the skin without drying it out and maintains the pH of the skin. It is yet another best face wash for men and women as this is one of the easiest recipes for men facial wash. 

  • Aloe vera, multani mitti and neem – ayurvedic face wash for clear skin
  • Ingredients Required:

    • Aloe Vera Gel- 1 tbsp./use
    • Neem Powder- 5 tbsp.
    • Multani Mitti Powder- 5 tbsp.
    • Water/Rose Water- As required.

    Method of Preparation:

    Mix neem powder and Multani mitti powder and store the mixture in a jar. Add one scoop of this mixture, aloe vera gel and water/rose face water to a bowl and mix till you get a smooth consistency.  Apply this neem face wash to your face and let it dry completely before you wash it off. 

    Benefits of DIY neem face wash: 

    Neem face wash has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is a sure-shot solution to acne. Neem clears the skin by controlling acne, fading dark spot on face and maintaining the overall health of the skin. 

    Multani mitti benefits the skin in numerous ways. It is a great natural cleanser, especially for people with oily skin. It deep cleans the pores and removes the excess oil produced by the skin. It Mutlani mitti benefits by controlling the production of sebum and keeps the skin free from blackheads and whiteheads.

    Power packed with neem and Multani mitti benefits, this neem face wash is the best face wash oily skin people can DIY and prevent the skin against greasiness and acne. This neem face wash is also the best face wash for men as men’s skin is generally oilier than women's. If you don't have time to do DIY but still want to apply natural ayurvedic skincare products on your skin, choose Blue Nectar Neem face wash, which contains the goodness of neem and natural vitamin C and is the perfect antidote to acne, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.

    Aloe vera, honey and curd is placed on wooden tray
  • Aloe Vera, orange peel and cucumber ayurvedic face wash
  • Ingredients Required:

      • Aloe Vera Gel- 5 tbsp.
      • Orange Peel Powder- 3 tbsp.
      • Cucumber- 1
  • Pure glycerin liquid soap base- 20 g. (optional)
  • Method of Preparation:

    Grate a cucumber and strain its juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth. Add the other ingredients to the juice and mix well till you get a smooth consistency. Transfer the mixture of this ayurvedic face wash to an air-tight glass container and store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight. Apply this pimple face wash as required.

    Benefits of DIY pimple face wash: 

    Cucumber is majorly made up of water and has cooling properties that heal irritated and inflamed skin. It is a great source of hydration for oily skin as it does not make the skin greasy.

    Orange peel powder is rich in vitamin C that helps brighten the skin. It also exfoliates the skin mildly and makes the skin radiant and healthy.

    This pimple face wash is yet another best face wash oily skin people can use as it clears out the existing acne and prevents it from further appearing on your skin. You can also use the Blue Nectar ayurvedic face wash- Pimple face wash, which is formulated with 9 ayurvedic herbs and treats the acne's root causes by deeply cleansing and eliminating excess oil without drying out your skin.

    Benefits of using DIY ayurvedic face wash

    We’re already aware of the benefits we derive from using aloe vera on our faces. But there are other benefits that are more universally applicable in terms of using DIY ayurvedic face wash or ayurvedic skin care. To mention a few:

    1. They DIY Ayurvedic face wash are better for the environment. Most of the store-bought skincare come in plastic containers and not many people recycle them. All that plastic is indeed very harmful to the environment. 
    2. They DIY Ayurvedic face wash are cruelty-free. Some companies still test their products on animals. It is a cruel practice that needs to be eliminated from society. Blue Nectar products are cruelty free as they do not test their products on animals.
    3. All the above DIY ayurvedic face wash  are safe for the skin as they are mostly made using products that are safe to be consumed topically or orally. The likelihood of them damaging or compromising the skin’s barrier is much less than that of store-bought face washes that are laced with harsh chemicals.
    4. DIY ayurvedic face washes are customizable according to the user’s needs. You may use ingredients that particularly focus on the skin issues you are dealing with.
    5. The stores are flooded with face washes and there is one that fits everyone’s budget, but the luxury brands cost a lot. The societal stigma of using luxury brands puts a lot of pressure on people and empties their pockets. All this can be avoided by using DIY skincare.
    6. The products that are advertised as natural are rarely natural. One look at the ingredient list tells the most advertised ingredients are used in very little concentration and most of the products are full of chemicals and preservatives that give them texture and long shelf life.
    Main is standing infront of mirror and washing his face with ayurvedic face wash

    Points to Remember

    It is necessary to keep in mind the following points when curating a DIY ayurvedic face wash to derive maximum benefits and avoid any blunder that may cause harm to your skin in the longer run.

    1. While making DIY face cleansers, it is best that you use store-bought pure aloe vera gel, because it has preservatives and using that will keep your DIY ayurvedic face wash from becoming rancid. 
    2. Always wear gloves while preparing DIY ayurvedic face washes to avoid contaminating the ingredients or the product so prepared with bacteria and germs that live on the skin of your bare hands.
    3. Always store the face wash in a glass container, and use a clean spoon or a spatula to take the product out, to avoid infecting it with bacteria. It would be best if you use a glass bottle that has a pump to avoid any contact with the prepared product.
    4. Try to use the entire batch you make within a week. You may increase the shelf life of a DIY ayurvedic face wash by storing it in a fridge, or a cool place away from sunlight, but that too would only extend by two-three days.
    5.  Stop using the product if you see any change in its colour or smell. The face wash could have possibly gone bad and could adversely affect your skin.
    6. Always patch test the DIY ayurvedic face wash you make. Apply some ayurvedic face wash on the nape of your neck or your forearm, leave it be for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off. If you see no visible issues within 2 hours, you may use the product at your convenience.
    7. Avoid using other store-bought skincare products that contain actives like AHAs, BHAs, etc. when you use a DIY ayurvedic face wash. They may inflame, break out, or irritate the skin. Instead, use the DIY ayurvedic face wash in the morning and keep the actives for your nighttime skincare routine.
    8. Do not expect instant results. DIY skincare is free of harsh chemicals and actives so it takes a little longer than usual to get the desired results. Unless your skin reacts to a DIY face wash, give it about a month or two’s time to see evidently visible results. 

    To conclude, saying that aloe vera is a boon to mankind is not an understatement. It is a universal ingredient that benefits all skin types and treats various skin conditions like redness, inflammation, eczema etc, this ingredient is a no-brainer when it comes to curating DIY ayurvedic face wash. It Aloe vera based ayurvedic face wash can be used by all skin types and people of all ages. However, it is a possibility that you could be allergic to this magical ingredient. It is advised that you do a patch test before you go on to prepare a DIY ayurvedic face wash with aloe vera as one of its main ingredients. That being said, once you know you are not allergic to it, incorporate it into your skincare as much as you can. You could DIY aloe vera body soap, shampoo and moisturizer or buy them from a store. You could also use it in hair masks or use shampoos that contain aloe vera. Another great way to incorporate ale vera for healthy skin would be to drink 1-2 tbsp. aloe vera juice on an empty stomach followed by a glass of water. You will see the difference within two weeks. So, what are you waiting for? Go get some aloe vera and make that skin glow!

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    Shubhr Radiance Honey Face wash with 15% Real Honey

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