(Natural News) Are you always pulling all-nighters that cause unsightly dark circles to form under your eyes? If you want to get rid of these blemishes, look no further than aloe vera.
A unique succulent plant, aloe vera contains vitamin E and anti-pigmentation properties, which help get rid of those dark circles.
The video below, which was uploaded on the Health Tips Brighteon channel, will teach you how to make an aloe vera-based natural remedy for dark circles under your eyes.
Watch the full Brighteon.com video here:
Say goodbye to dark circles with aloe vera
Aloe vera is widely known for its health benefits. The plant can work wonders for your skin and hair, and it is often the key ingredient in many beauty products.
Aloe vera helps soothe the skin and hydrate it. It’s nourishing properties reduce the pigmentation under your eyes, and it makes the sensitive skin on your face healthier. (Related: Top 5 Aloe Vera Face Masks for Acne.)
If you have dark circles under your eyes, gently massage some aloe vera gel on the affected skin area. Leave the gel for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can also leave the gel on your face overnight. Once you’re done, remove the gel with some cotton pads. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of aloe vera help provide immediate relief to the dark circles under your eyes.
An aloe vera and rose water concoction can also effectively get rid of dark circles. To make this natural remedy, mix aloe vera gel with equal amounts of rose water. The resulting mixture will help rejuvenate your skin. Take some aloe vera and rose water mixture then massage it lightly under your eyes for 30 seconds. Leave the mixture on your face for another 20 minutes, then remove it with a wet cotton ball. Wash off the rest of the mixture with some water. Rose water soothes and rejuvenates the skin under your eyes, and it can also get rid of dark circles.
You can also add more vitamin E to aloe vera if you want to keep your skin smooth and soft. To make vitamin-E enriched aloe vera gel, add the vitamin E from a capsule to the gel. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that’s good for your skin.
How to grow aloe vera and extract its gel
It’s very easy to cultivate aloe vera indoors since this plant doesn’t require a whole garden to grow. Plant some aloe vera in a pot, then keep it in an area with indirect sunlight. You can also use aloe vera plant as natural decor for kitchen counters or end tables, as long as you place it in a spot with enough sunlight that won’t directly hit its leaves. The plant doesn’t require constant watering and it can thrive without constant maintenance.
Gather the gel from organic aloe vera to avoid chemicals from pesticides that may harm your skin. To extract aloe vera gel, gently pluck a leaf from the plant. Gardening gloves are optional, but you can wear a pair to avoid the plant’s thorns. Using a sharp knife, slice the aloe leaf open. Use a spoon to scrape out the gel from the leaf, then store it in a bowl if you’re adding other ingredients, like rose water.
See the full how-to guide by watching the video, which you can view at this link.
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