Get glowing skin with this easy DIY aloe vera face mask recipe with MSM. It’s the perfect addition to your summer beauty routine. Not only does it deeply moisturize, but it also helps soothe sunburn, irritation, and redness. Thanks to the combination of aloe gel, MSM powder and allantoin, this face mask can also help calm the inflammation caused by acne breakouts.
With summer comes a long list of health benefits. But while getting some vitamin D is great for our health, the summer heat can do a number on our skin.
Sunburn, irritation, and dryness are just some of the side effects that can come along with too much time outdoors. And if that wasn’t enough, sweat and thick layers of sunscreen can lead to unsightly summer breakouts.
This DIY aloe vera face mask is the perfect tool to add to your summer skincare arsenal. It combines the calming properties of fresh aloe gel, MSM and allantoin to rescue dry, inflamed skin.
Whether you use it as an after sun face mask, a spot treatment, or a leave-on overnight mask, this recipe has a wide variety of benefits for many skin types.
Before we get into the recipe, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of an aloe vera face mask, as well as the benefits of MSM and allantoin for skin care. We’ll also give tips for choosing an aloe vera gel, as many store-bought options are full of fillers and synthetic ingredients.
DIY aloe vera face mask ingredients
Aloe vera gel
There’s a reason aloe vera is frequently used in skincare products, especially products meant for calming sensitive, irritated, or sunburned skin. Fresh aloe vera gel contains 99% water, but the remaining 1% is chock full of active constituents that promote skin health and healing.
Not only is aloe soothing, but it’s also been shown to help protect skin against UV damage. The exact mechanism by which this occurs is unknown, but aloe appears to stimulate an antioxidant protein in the skin that helps scavenge free radicals¹. So applying aloe vera to a sunburn truly does have a scientific basis.
This isn’t to say that an aloe vera mask is a replacement for a good sunscreen. But, if you happen to overdo it in the sun, using this homemade aloe mask may help provide some relief. It could also aid in healing the resulting skin damage. Read more
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