aloe vera house mask

This plant hides a real beauty treasure in its leaves. By breaking them, we leave a gel rich in benefits for the skin and hair. This natural ingredient improves healing, hydration, radiance and purifies the skin. Discover its benefits and our tips for making 5 cosmetic masks to make at home.

Where do you come from aloe vera?

If his name still didn't tell us anything a few years ago, that's not the case any more. Aloe vera is everywhere: in beauty products for lips, face care, body and even in drinks. However, this ingredient has been used since ancient times for the care of skin tissue. Originally, it was used to improve the healing of soldiers' wounds. Aloe vera looks a bit like a cactus. It is part of another family (liliaceae) of plants. It has the particularity to store a lot of water at the level of its leaves. This explains its tremendous power over hydration. Fragrance-free, it is rich in nutrients. It contains more than 200. In cosmetic products, it is most often found in the form of a gel. It is also possible to find it in the form of oil or powder, but it is rarer. Soothing, hydrating, sanitizing and regenerating, aloe vera has more than one trick in its leaves. It adapts to all skin types. All opinions are rave about this popular plant. It brings a refreshing effect to the skin very pleasant. There are many tips for applying aloe vera. Because, with this natural active, all uses are possible, hence the interest of making a stock at home. For hair, face, discover 5 recipes for masks that are easy to make at home.

Hydrating mask

Aloe is precious for maintaining hydration because it acts on two levels on the skin. On the one hand, it forms a thin protective film preventing the evaporation of water, on the other hand, its sugars retain water in the skin tissue. To properly quench the skin, regular use of this mask is recommended, at least once a week.

Our homemade recipes:

  • Mix plain yogurt with two tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
  • Then apply everything on the face.
  • Leave on for at least 5 minutes before rinsing.

The version for dry skin:

  • Place 1 tablespoon of aloe vera in a bowl.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of sweet almond or coconut vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of honey.
  • Apply all over the driest areas of the face: cheeks and forehead.
  • Remove after 10 minutes.

Good to know
Coconut oil is a very nourishing product because it is made up of essential fatty acids for the skin. And contrary to what one might imagine, this oil has no fragrance. Sweet almond oil is emollient and hydrating.
Sweet Almond Oil, € 22.81 for 50ml, Melvita.

Virgin coconut oil, € 7.71 per 100ml, Centifolia. Available on

Purifying mask

Aloe isn't just hydrating. It treats imperfections, because it reduces inflammation (at the origin of pimples) and promotes scarring. And it does not grease the skin like a cream provided you choose non-greasy ingredients.

Our homemade recipe

  • Mix two tablespoons of aloe vera gel with the juice of one lemon.
  • Apply it all over your face for a few minutes before rinsing off with water.

Good to know
Lemon is ideal because it complements the action of aloe vera by tightening pores and reducing sebum production.

Radiance mask

The hydration maintained by aloe vera also has an effect on radiance. Because well hydrated skin better reflects light. In addition, this plant has a tightening action. Some of these ingredients stimulate fibroplast growth, the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Smoother, more hydrated skin is the radiance recipe.

Our homemade recipe

  • Add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
  • Mix two teaspoons of organic rosehip powder into it.
  • Leave the mixture on for 5 minutes then make small circular movements to remove the dead cells.
  • Finish with a water rinse.

Good to know
Musk rose powder, in addition to its exfoliating action, reduces pigment spots that dull the complexion.
Aloe Vera gel, € 7.90 per 200ml, Centifolia. Available on

Rosehip powder, € 3.90 for 30g, Aroma-Zone.

Soothing mask for skin or hair

Did you know ? Aloe vera is also calming. Thanks to its enzyme content, it relieves irritation. It contains 20 essential minerals for repairing skin tissue. Therefore, we do not deprive ourselves of this treatment to calm discomfort and redness.

Our homemade recipe

  • After shampooing, draw a line on the scalp, then apply a little aloe vera gel.
  • Repeat the operation in at least 5 different places on the skull, then leave for around ten minutes.
  • Then rinse off with water.

For the face

  • Apply aloe vera gel liberally to the face.
  • Keep the product for 15 minutes before removing the excess.

Good to know
To make the most of its benefits, we prefer pure and organic products. To make sure, we check the list of ingredients, aloe vera must be the first active ingredient.

Energizing mask for the scalp

With its restorative and purifying benefits, aloe vera is a precious ally for finding a healthy scalp. It is made up of antiseptic and cleansing ingredients. Its use helps to tone the scalp which needs gentle care.

Our homemade recipe:

  • Mix 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate.
  • You get a grain dough that you can spread on the wet scalp.
  • Massage for ten minutes, then rinse with water.

Good to know
Sodium bicarbonate is also antifungal and treats dandruff problems.

Sodium bicarbonate, 250g for € 1.80, Laboratoires Gilbert. Available on

How to use aloe vera for my hair?

Video by Clemence chevallet