There is no doubt that coconut oil and Aloe Vera are products packed with some fantastic healing and nourishing properties.
When these two products are mixed together, they act as an excellent natural skin health booster. For instance, one of the effects that this combination provides is stretch mark removal which is done in a quick and smooth way.
If you are interested in making this amazing all-natural gel at home, keep on reading!
Aloe Vera and coconut oil are usually applied separately and they are part of many beauty and cosmetic products. However, by joining these products, their properties will enhance the effects on your skin. What is more, this remedy is completely natural and you don’t have to spend a small fortune to prepare it.
Benefits of aloe vera gel
The aloe vera plant contains a gel rich in nutrients that revitalize and moisturize skin. Its high water content, along with enzymes and antioxidant substances stop oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It prevents excessive collagen and elastin loss.
Thanks to these qualities, it can be used to:
- Moisturize and revitalize skin.
Calm skin irritation and allergic problems.
Alleviate sunburns or burns caused by other forms of heat.
Fight cellulite and stretch marks.
Reduce blemishes and freckles.
Prevent and lessen fine wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest.
Benefits of coconut oil
Currently, coconut oil is categorized as a “super food” because of its nutritional properties.
Its high content of essential fatty oils, vitamins, and antioxidants make it wonderful for skin care.
It also contains anti-inflammatory substances, along with those that moisturize and are antibacterial. This helps to fight acne, blemishes and small scars that affect your appearance.
It can also be used as a facial cleanser and as a substitute for commercial moisturizing creams.
Because of the compounds, it contains, extra-virgin coconut oil can be used to:
- Bring out the skin’s natural shine.
Naturally, nourish and moisturize.
Reduce bacteria and fungi.
Reduce the appearance of brown and white stretch marks.
Soften the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins.
Fight marks on the skin.
Accelerate skin recovery from sunburns.
How to prepare this natural gel for treating skin imperfections
1 cup of organic coconut oil
1 cup of aloe vera gel
3-4 drops of any essential oil
Take a small bowl, put the coconut oil and Aloe Vera gel in it and mix them well.
Stir the mixture for about five minutes. You should get a mixture with homogenous texture and bright color.
Pour 3-4 drops of any essential oil and store the remedy in a clean glass jar with a good lid.
Keep the mixture at room temperature in a slightly darker place.
How To Use:
Apply the mixture on your skin like any cream. The best time to use this gel is right after showering when the pores are open and the skin can absorb the useful ingredients almost immediately.