8 Best Aloe Vera Face Mask Recipes

Aloe vera gel is the ultimate DIY face mask, and it has been used in households for centuries. It is both potent enough to target whatever skin issue you have got (irritated, discoloured, or sun-damaged skin) and gentle enough to control dryness.

In today’s article, you will find the best Aloe vera face masks that will leave your skin looking radiant and bright.

But before moving on, you may want to check out this video of Dr. Dray, who talks about Aloe vera skin care.

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin

Several studies revealed that Aloe vera is rich in Vitamin C, E, and beta carotene, which gives it nourishing and anti-ageing qualities for seniors. It helps moisturize the skin without making it greasy, neutralizes the harmful effects of UV radiation, repairs the skin and helps to keep it firm.

Health-care practitioners use Aloe vera to heal skin disorders, wounds, sunburn, radiation burns and dermatitis. Its anti-inflammatory effects can relieve pain, swelling, and soreness of wounds or damages.

Aloe vera also supports the production and collagen release.

And Remember This:

Aloe vera usually comes in the gel format if bought as a tube of any brand, or you can buy the Aloe vera plant, cut the leaf and scrape off the gel. You can also drink the aloe Vera juice and receive its benefits.

But make sure that the Aloe vera is natural, not those packed ones because they are diluted and contain preservatives. Try to find it fresh as the medicinal properties deteriorate over time.

These health and skincare benefits of Aloe vera gel make it a perfect candidate as one of the best skin care products.

And here’s our promise: You will see the results immediately if you try these masks every day or even weekly.

Aloe Vera sliced cube with cream with coconut leaves

8 DIY Aloe Vera Face Mask

Following is a list of top Aloe vera face masks for every skin type and some skin conditions. Try out these masks and enjoy the results if you care about your beauty.

1. For Dry Skin

It is coconut oil time again. This popular ingredient has been a skincare community favourite for years.

The natural emollients in coconut oil can fight dryness and boost hydration.

Dry skin is a common skin condition in seniors above 60, and here’s the solution:

For this, mix one tablespoon of Aloe vera gel with one tablespoon of coconut oil.

Let it sit for a few minutes, no longer than 20 minutes. It might lose its moisturizing effect and potentially irritate when sitting on your skin for too long.

2. For Oily Skin

Mix two tablespoons of Aloe vera gel with a few drops of tea tree oil.

Tea tree oil is said to have antibacterial properties. So this mask will leave your skin fresh and clean.

This simple mask is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin.

3. For Normal Skin

Mix one-third of a mashed, ripe banana with two tablespoons of Aloe vera gel.

Mix Aloe and other ingredients in a bowl until you get a spreadable consistency. Make sure it is not too runny!

Aloe Vera and turmeric

4. For Pigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone

For this, mix two tablespoons of Aloe vera juice with one tablespoon of Turmeric.

You only need to leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse your face thoroughly and dry it.

Turmeric is the king of reducing hyperpigmentation. Whether due to sun exposure or acne scars, using a mixture of Aloe vera and Turmeric can help with discoloration and dark spots.

The golden plant root sometimes stains or leaves a yellow residue. If you feel that the mask is staining your skin a little, keep it on for a shorter amount of time.

And there is no need to panic; a good wash will clean any leftover stains.

5. For Exfoliating Scrub

Aloe vera is naturally exfoliating since it contains beta-hydroxy acid and salicylic acid. Imagine

For this, mix two tablespoons of Aloe vera juice with two tablespoons of sugar.

You can use white or brown sugar.

Mix them, apply them to your skin, and leave them on for ten minutes. It works as an excellent exfoliating scrub for specific skin types.

After washing, apply a hydrating cream or oil to keep all the moisture in.

Aloe Vera, orange juice, and lemon

6. For Breakouts and Clogged Pores

Lemon juice is an effective cleanser for treating acne and preventing breakouts. The citric acid in lemon juice destroys bacteria, clears pores, and lessens irritation. Lemon has high amounts of vitamin C, which can decrease the appearance of acne scars or dark spots.

For this, mix two tablespoons of Aloe vera and one tablespoon of lemon juice.

Ensure that you are not leaving it on longer than 15 minutes and wash gently after application.

7. For Glowing Skin

Now, here is the solution to every senior’s dream.

You need some honey to make this work. Honey offers soothing benefits, making it an excellent addition to an Aloe Vera face mask.

For this, use one spoon of Aloe vera gel and one spoon of honey and give it a good mix.

Apply this on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash it off with water and pat dry.

People with sensitive skin should consult their dermatologists before trying any natural ingredient.

Some Aloe Vera gel with dried flowers and Aloe leaves on a wooden surface

8. To Make a Cleanser

Aloe vera antimicrobial affects clear pores and prevents excess dirt, oil or bacteria from building up on the surface of your skin.

For this, mix one spoonful of Aloe vera gel and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil.

Tea-tree oil is known for its antibacterial properties to fight against breakouts.

Mix them, apply them to clean and dry skin, and leave them for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water after a few minutes. Aloe vera works magic to soothe irritating skin.


You likely have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen if you are interested in trying one of these Aloe vera face masks.

Give Aloe vera a chance and enjoy the magic it performs on your skin.

Once you see the results, you will probably never let this beneficial plant leave your skincare routine.

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2 years ago

SKIN is an “inside job”…topical treatments are many..they help..but you need to look at your diet and your age.
I mean, if you are eating a lot of dairies, low on live plants, processed food, sugar…and the beat goes on… that can be a cause of it…
Age and diet first…
And based on my past experience, Aloe Vera can’t erase acne scars but may help with Hyperpigmentation. Aloe vera can’t fix depressed or pitted acne scars, either.
But Aloe Vera masks may lighten acne skin scars and reduce their appearance sometimes…

Reply to  Natalie
2 years ago

I agree with the necessity of a proper diet for the skin. But I’ve used an Aloe vera home remedy for acne scars, and I was satisfied with the result. Of course, my scars were not so deep, but they faded after two weeks of regular application.

2 years ago

I don’t use aloe vera, but my mom does. You can use either the gel or the riped aloe vera.
A little goes A LOT.
She also uses it on her neck to moisturize both her face and neck.
Avoid your eyelids as always and also apply some on your lips, I see people don’t apply their skincare onto their lips, like moisturizer, but you also should take care of your lips just like your face….
If it weren’t hard to wash, I would’ve started using it too, I guess. It’s so sticky, and it smells weird!

2 years ago

Aloe Vera actually works if you apply it regularly to the affected areas…
I mean, yes, it’s sticky and hard to use sometimes, but if you look for the same effect in a cream, it would be crazy expensive! So the choice is between money and comfort, I guess.
Just remember to wash your face with cold water before; otherwise, the whole process is pointless! 
Also, let it dry, but it’s best not to sleep with it. It causes dryness; it did on my face!
Do it on a regular basis, and you’ll get results. It’s a sure thing.

2 years ago

Aloe Vera is good for many things, it can help in cases of wounds too because of its anti-inflammatory effects, but for acne, it helps to calm down the skin. It also gives a vague glow to your skin….
My dad burned his leg pretty bad years ago. The scar was just terrifying. They googled what to do, and I remember my mom applying Aloe Vera gel on his leg, and he also ate some!
It tasted weird, but the scar vanished pretty fast! 
If it can heal stuff like that, it sure can defeat pimples and blackheads!

Reply to  Lily
2 years ago

You are absolutely right! I consider myself an expert on all things related to skin(I don’t know where and when I got interested in dermatology, but it’s an obsession, really!)
Anyway, Aloe juice is able to heal your skin of wounds and micro cracks quickly. It can also be used to remove pimples, small scars and other skin damage.
Aloe is a unique plant, and its healing properties have been widely known and used since ancient times.
I most definitely choose Aloe vera between yogurt, honey, tomato, olive, and coconut face masks.

2 years ago

I am pretty happy with my skin condition; I have read every single article about skin care on your website!
I get a lot of help from Alo Vera and coconut oil, but before applying any mask, there are things to consider!
The first is to stop using bar soaps; I can’t stress this enough. They are poison to your skin.
Next is to wash your face with warm (not hot) water. Hot water can be damaging.
The most important tip might be to never ever sleep with makeup.

Reply to  Mary
2 years ago

Unfortunately, I don’t see eye to eye with you.; or at least that doesn’t work for me that way. I’ve used lots of soaps that have been really effective. If you’re not into industrial soaps, there are plenty of natural soaps made by people from different herbs or fruits; they can also be beneficial.

2 years ago

Great article! I have never used an Aloe Vera mask before, but I know a bit about skin care. I suggest a gentle cleanser and a quality moisturizer applied morning, and at bedtime, and on the topic of masks, I personally love a clay mask effect.
Also, pure jojoba oil is a fantastic moisturizer. Just a few drops applied to a wet face is all you need.
Most importantly, drink plenty of water every day.
Water might be the best skincare ever!

2 years ago

I never used avocado masks before, but I’ve heard they take too much time and are hard to apply and wash off. Is this true? And If yes, do you know of any ways to make applying these masks easier and quicker?

Reply to  Jon
2 years ago

Dear Jon, it would be best if you didn’t leave it for too long on your skin; otherwise, as you said, it’d get sticky. 10 to a quarter is enough. The other thing you can do is blend it with other juicy fruits or oils like cucumber, or if you have dry skin, olive oil can be added.

Reply to  Jon
2 years ago

Well, the fact is if you keep the avocado mask for a long time, it may get sticky based on the skin type, so the thing you can do is wash it off after 10 to 15 minutes. The other thing you could do is blend it with more juicy fruits such as cucumber.

2 years ago

For some time in the past, I used to have dehydrated skin, so I turned to different creams and lotions, but to my surprise, two things saved my skin. Natural Alo Vera gel and almond oil. I don’t know whether it works on all skin types, but it worked for me.

2 years ago

Do you have any idea which one is more effective for the skin, drinking the aloe vera juice or using its mask? Have you ever tried any of these?