As a kid, I remember my mom always had an Aleo Vera plant around the house but never understood why she kept this ugly & prickly looking thing. Until I became more fascinated with DIY beauty projects and read more about natural home remedies for skin care.  The powerful medicinal aloe vera plant contains a soothing translucent gel that can be applied directly on wounds & burns to heal. This gem offers countless benefits for your body.

What do with ALoe vera gel? Do it yourself hacks for face & body

So today I call myself a huge Aleo fan and I do have an extensive amount of Aleo Vera Toner & Moisturizer, however extracting the actual gel directly from the cactus-like leaves is a very painful & hated task by my pretty fingers. So when I received the 95% Dermal Aleo Vera Gel from My skin choice which featuring Top Korean brand, the DIY fanatic within me couldn’t contain her excitement. After months of tried & tested DIY projects, these are my personal favourite ways to use Aleo Vera Gel.

Overnight FaceMask

Aleo is a magical gem used to heal acne, blemishes & irritated skin. With no scent & incredibly soothing properties of the gel, it makes a great sleeping facemask. Apply a generous amount onto your face for a younger, glowing skin in the morning.

What do with ALoe vera gel? Do it yourself hacks for face & body

Eye Makeup Remover

When my stock of Bioderma Makeup Remover is over, my go to item to get those racoon eyes off is a drop of aloe gel onto a cotton ball. With a slight swipe across the eyes, with no harshness or irritation, it removes the steadiest waterproof mascara. For a better result, mix equal portions of coconut oil & aloe vera gel for a gentle & effective makeup remover.

Refreshing Face & Body Mist

Ever since I came across this recipe at Free People there was no turning back. This 10-minute recipe makes such a natural, soothing solution to all the summer worries. You just need a cucumber, lemon, aloe gel & rose water to make this mist. Learn how to make it here

Eyelash conditioner & Brow Gel

Combine equal proportions of Aleo gel & olive or castor oil to enhance your lashes & brows using a clean mascara wand, making them shinier and fuller looking. Tidy your those messy eyebrows with aloe vera without getting your brow hair too sticky.

What do with ALoe vera gel? Do it yourself hacks for face & body

Treatment for Blisters 

Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it will relieve the redness and swelling a blister causes. It will begin healing the skin quicker than just putting a bandage over the area. Reapply until the area is healed. Prevent blisters from the start by using aloe gel on your ankle and toes before wearing tight shoes or heels.

Hair Mask & Conditioner  

Summer is the time when your hair needs the most attention, Aleo vera with all it’s nourishing & anti-bacterial properties cures itchy scalp. Aleo gel by itself is a great overnight hair mask for extra shine. For deep conditioning & preventing hair fall mix two tablespoons of aloe gel & olive oil with one tablespoon of honey and leave the mixture for 30 minutes prior to your hair wash.

To cure dandruff add few lemon drops or tea tree oil to aloe vera gel and apply onto your hair once or twice a week before wash.

Body Scrub

When it comes to exfoliating, nothing is better than natural brown sugar or sea salt DIYs. My current personal favourite formula is 1/4 cup of brown sugar, one tablespoon of aloe gel and 1 or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. The anti-bacterial properties of aloe vera help fight against body acne & harsh blemishes.

Get your Aloe Vera gel now from any Face Shop outlets throughout UAE or via

What do with ALoe vera gel? Do it yourself hacks for face & body