Malaika Arora has been sharing her DIY skin and hair care recipes on her social media and we're so grateful. Earlier, she had spoken about how she mixes fenugreek seed and cumin seed water to avoid bloating and even shared her DIY magical hair oil elixir she uses for luscious locks.
Now, the Welcome actor takes us on a tour of her garden where she grows her fave skincare ingredient- aloe vera. Yup, Malaika swears by aloe vera and we totally second her on this.
"Some have dry skin, some have oily, some have acne-prone skin and some have extremely sensitive skin like I do. I have to be extremely careful of what I put in my skin cos any wrong product can do more damage than benefit. A natural ingredient that I swear by for my skin is fresh Aloe vera gel right from my very own home garden", says the diva.
She further adds, "Fresh Aloe vera agrees with most of the skin types so anyone can try it. Just cut one piece, slice it open and scoop up the gooey goodness from within and apply it evenly on ur face like a cooling mask. Rinse it with cold water after some time and voila! Your skin will feel fresh and smooth all day long."
One of the main reasons you should give aloe vera a try is because it reduces acne and lightens blemishes. It can be used to brighten your skin by adding just a few lemon drops to it.
It’s soothing to the skin and reduces inflammation. It also acts as an epithelial layer—that means it mimics your skin’s top layer, protecting you from sun damage.
Using aloe juice on your hair will cleanse your scalp and get rid of dead skin cells and dandruff. Not to forget that it contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which help fight any infections on the scalp.
By delivering several vitamins and minerals to the scalp, aloe vera helps boost hair growth.
Aloe vera helps maintain the elasticity of the skin and help lighten stretch marks and keeps the skin hydrated.
Drinking aloe vera juice every morning increases the production of collagen. This reverses early signs of ageing. Besides rejuvenating your skin, it detoxes your digestive system as well.