I wanted to find a way to combine the skin loving magic of aloe vera gel and my love of icing my face to reduce puffiness/inflamed acne etc.
I picked up an aloe vera plant from the store, and started using the gel as a mask of sorts from time to time. Aloe vera gel is one of nature’s most potent healers, and works particularly well for acne scars and PIH (post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation) also known as ‘acne marks’. I decided to blend the aloe vera gel with some rosewater and freeze it in a silicone ice cube tray.
I keep these in the freezer and rub them all over my face (or just on the inflamed area) when I have a deep cystic pimple coming up or my face is super puffy after maybe drinking a little too much or eating a little too much thai food (we’ve all been there…)
I like to hold the cube in a paper towel and then blot up any drips as I go. The aloe vera gel is actually seeping into your skin the whole time you’re icing and reducing inflammation- win win! After I’ve had enough, I pat the extra aloe vera residue into my skin and go about my business.
Here’s how you make them:
2 cups aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon rosewater
In a high speed blender, combine aloe vera gel and rosewater and blend on high until consistency is smooth and there are no visible chunks etc. Pour into an ice tray or other molds and place into the freezer for a few hours.
P.S. you can totally add these to your next smoothie (talk about natural skincare!). Aloe vera can provide the same glowy benefits from the inside out.