Here are 10 ways to use it with a review for each one.
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This product can be used to relax puffy, swollen eyes. Especially in the morning my eyelids feel super heavy and I feel so awkward with swollen eyes T^T This is actually one of my favorite ways to use the Aloe Vera Gel! You'll need cotton pads that have two sides you can tear apart (see picture below). I wouldn't recommend just putting the gel on normal cotton pads and placing them on your eyes because it might make them sting.
To be honest, this really surprised me when I first tried it! I didn't expect it to be this cooling and soothing. It is absolutely amazing :D It really does reduce puffy eyes and also moisturizes the eye area. After removing the cotton pads, you can gently rub in the left-over gel (so fresh and moisturizing!). It really makes my eyes less puffy. The results are more remarkable in real life but here are some pictures anyway:
Well, you can also use the gel as a hair treatment:
Basically, I just twist my hair (I usually make 3 braids, one on either side and one on the back); then I rub some Aloe gel in my palms and smooth it over the braids. When I untwist the braids my hair is more soft and less messy. It doesn't make thaaat much of a difference though ><
Okay, so I got a little creative on this one lol. What you'll need:
- Aloe Vera Gel
- a little container for the lip tint
- liquid lip tint (or I guess you could also melt some lipstick)
I used the Tony Moly Cat Chu Wink Lip Tint in red. (check out my review^^)
I don't wear contacts anymore, so I used my old contact lens case.
Here's how you do it:
Aaand there you go! I added more lip tint in between for more color.
Here's how it looks:
As I didn't put in a lot of lip tint, the result is a very subtle, rosy red. The aloe tint feels very cool on your lips and it's also quite fluid. I applied it with a lip pencil but it works just as well if you use your fingers. At the beginning it looks very glossy but as soon as your lips suck in the moisture it's perfect ^^ The downside of this is the taste (ugh D:)
You can also use this product as a moisturizer - it feels very fresh and soothing. However, it is not moisturizing enough for my dry skin. So I mix some of my moisturizer with the aloe gel! If you're using a very expensive moisturizer the aloe gel will kind of work as a "volumer" so your product will last longer (+ the soothing effect!). I've been doing this from time to time, I really like it.
If you rub the gel on your nails and cuticles, it'll moisturize them and therefore make them less brittle. I'm working at a coffee shop and since I also have to clean, do the dishes and so on, my nails and cuticles have been really dry. This definitely helps!
This mask is suitable for dry skin. It should be very moisturizing.What you'll need:
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
Peel 1/8 cucumber and put it in a blender to puree it. If you don't have a blender you can also cut in in very small pieces and mash it with a fork. Then mash a few slices of the avocado and add it to the cucumber puree. Add the aloe vera gel and the honey and mix everything until you have a smooth paste. You can warm up the honey a little to make it more fluid.
Cleanse your face and spread the mask on your face using your fingers or a foundation brush ^^ Leave it on for about 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. I like to splash some cold water in my face after.
Put on your moisturizer and you're good to go!
I haven't tried this mask yet but as soon as I have I will update this post ♥
This mask is suitable for sensitive skin. What you'll need:
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- 3 tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice
- 1 tablespoon of non-flavored organic yogurt
Put some cucumber in the blender to make fresh cucumber juice :3
Mix the ingredients together until you have a nice, smooth paste.
After cleansing your face, spread the mask on your face with your fingers or a foundation brush. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. It's also nice to rinse your face with alternately warm and cold water! Then put on some moisturizer to seal in the moisture :)
This is how the mask looks:
It feels very refreshing and soothing. It left my skin feeling softer than before. The only think I dislike about this is the smell of the yogurt...
You can also use this prodcut as a body lotion. I think this is especially useful if you have a sunburn or something because it's so soothing~
This felt really nice on my skin and left it moisturized for quite some time.
It is important to keep your skin and hair moisturized, the same goes for your eyelashes and brows. Eyelash and eyebrow gel you find in drugstores usually contains ingredients that aren't actually healthy. So this is a nice alternative :)
Just buy an eyebrow brush or clean up one of your old mascara appliers.
Just dab it inside your aloe vera gel.
Make sure to remove excess product! If you use too much and put it on your eyelashes it might get into your eyes (not very pleasant). The brush should be gently coated with the gel.
The aloe gel actually makes your eyelashes stick together and therefore creates more volume. And my lashes felt super soft afterwards *-* I couldn't stop touching them. Though eyelashes are probably soft in general right?
Do you also have a foundation that makes your face look cakey? One of my old foundations is actually really nice but due to my dry skin it always looks cakey (And there's nothing worse than cake foundation D:).
I thought about how the aloe gel made my face feel sticky when using it as a moisturizer, so I just had to try mixing it with foundation. It makes it more watery and way easier to apply. And it doesn't look weird on dry patches on my face anymore~ It feels more light as well (like BB Cream).
Unfortunately, the foundation also loses some coverage when mixing it with the aloe gel. So I couldn't really take photos of the results for you ><
I also checked the ingredients and they're okay!
I hope this ultra long post was helpful!
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And leave me a comment? ^-^ I'd love to hear how you use your Aloe Vera Gel or if you tried any of the methods I told you about.