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How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask

by
author image Traci Joy
A certified nutritionist who majored in health, fitness and nutrition, Traci Vandermark has been writing articles in her specialty fields since 1998. Her articles have appeared both online and in print for publications such as Simple Abundance, "Catskill Country Magazine," "Birds and Blooms," "Cappers" and "Country Discoveries."
How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask
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Aloe vera soothes skin by relieving pain and inflammation, while promoting skin repair and new skin production, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Its skin-healing properties make it a natural choice to use as an ingredient in a facial mask. If you grow aloe, there's no need to make an appointment at the spa for an aloe vera facial mask -- you can make one in the comfort of your own home.

Step 1

How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask
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Peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler and chop it into chunks. Place the chunks into a blender and puree them for 30 seconds.

Step 2

How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask
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Measure out 6 tablespoons of the cucumber puree and put it in a glass bowl.

Step 3

How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask
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Take a large aloe vera leaf from an aloe plant and squeeze out 4 tablespoons of the gel into the bowl, adding it to the cucumber.

Step 4

How to Make an Aloe Vera Facial Mask
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Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt; mix well with a fork.

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