Aloe vera’s prickly, spiky sharp leaves might be one of the last things you’d want near your eye. But, the gel that can be harvested from inside the leaves might be one of the best things for them!
Aloe is super well known when it comes to burns and small cuts but it’s powers on your under-eye area is very underrated. The benefit aloe has on your eyes is just another of many many reasons to put an aloe plant in your house, aloe juice in your fridge, or even aloe gel in your bathroom!
Once you’ve finished reading this, you’ll know the many reasons why aloe vera helps your eyes, ways to use it and exactly where you can find the best products on the market!
Aloe vera can be used on your eyelid or under your eye to reduce redness, irritation, and dryness. It’s not recommended to use aloe vera directly in your eye so be careful — especially if you have sensitivity in the eye area.
Aloe vera may be your favorite eye cream yet! The gel is rich in minerals, enzymes and vitamins that are all beneficial. And, the gel is light and hydrating since it’s 98% water.
Your eyes are almost always the most sensitive part of your face. The skin around your eyes is substantially thinner than the rest of your face, making it more susceptible to irritation, cuts, swelling and inflammation. This is where aloe vera shines.
Aloe helps to reverse all of these! The enzymes provide gentle exfoliation that helps to keep wrinkles at bay. Furthermore, if you suffer from small white bumps on your eyelids or under your eye you should pay special attention! Those bumps are most likely milia, excess amounts of keratin trapped below the skin’s surface. Aloe’s exfoliating properties can help to release the trapped keratin and rid your skin of those pesky bumps. Using lotions or creams that are too heavy often lead to milia too, so using aloe vera instead will help prevent mills in the future.
Dryness is also common in the eye area. And, it’s one of the worst places to experience dry skin due to its sensitivity. It’s hard to resist scratching at the dry skin which can lead to even more issues! If you’re someone who does have dry skin and is tempted to scratch it, aloe is certainly the product for you. Aloe has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that will help to keep infections at bay.
Using aloe vera at night, in the morning or reapplying when needed will help repair the skin barrier and lessen irritation — meaning less harmful scratches! If you have red or inflamed eyes it’s likely aloe vera could help you too! Aloe contains salicylic acid that help to calm irritated skin. If you get a painful sunburn on your eye area, aloe is the perfect ingredient to heal gently.
Though aloe vera is exceptional when used on your eyelid or under eye area, use cation! If aloe were to get directly on your eye it’s likely to cause discomfort. It’s not recommended to use aloe anywhere but on the outer eye area.
By now, you’re probably ready to grab aloe! But first, read on to find out the best ways to use aloe vera for your eyes. There are a few different options.
You can use home-grown (or store bought) aloe leafs to make your own easy diy eye cream. Or, you can purchase aloe gel or juice to get the same benefits!
Keep reading to find out which is best for your needs.
An aloe plant is a great investment into your home. Once you get the hang of it, you can easily use it everyday.
To use aloe straight from the leaf on your eyes you have do do a few things first.
First, wash your aloe leaf vigorously. Next, slice off the top of the leaf and discard it. After you’ve done this, you can use a spoon or knife to scoop or scrape the gel out of the aloe leaf. Put the gel into a separate container and throw away the remaining leaf. You can use a blender to blend the aloe slices into an eye-gel consistency, or, slice them into thin slices to use as eye masks. If you want an extra cooling effect, try putting the aloe in the fridge prior to use!
If you plan on saving some of the aloe gel for later, put it into an airtight container and refrigerate. The aloe should remain usable for 3-5 days.
If you don’t have access to an aloe plant but still want to reap the many benefits aloe vera has for your eyes, don’t worry! There are ways to use aloe without having an aloe plant.
The most popular form of aloe is the aloe gel. Aloe gel can be found in almost any drugstore in the suncare isle. But, be careful!! Since the skin on your eye is so thin some store bought gels might be too harsh.
Always look at the ingredients for chemicals, additives and dyes. Your eyes will thank you!
When using aloe gel on your eyes, you’ll want one that is 100% aloe. Look below to see our favorite aloe products that will help your eyes.
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From inner health to outer beauty there’s an aloe recipe for everyone. As soon as you start to see the benefits of aloe, you’ll never stop using it!
My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!
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