Get soft skin with this homemade Aloe Vera Scrub.

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aloe vera scrub
get a soft skin with this scrub

Aloe Vera face scrub to get soft skin

Aloe Vera has never been my thing. I have dreaded this plant all my life, until you realized that although you hate the plant at the moment, it actually has some things you can benefit from.

I said ‘hated’ not ‘hate’ though. Lol.

Let me give you a little gist about why I hated this plant. Being a kid who grew up in Cameroon; a country in west Africa, my grand mom had this ever-green plant in her garden which was just by the house. In fact, it was her second house because if she was not on the farm, (by this I mean a very big portion of land almost a mile or more from the house where extensive farming in done. This is not a plantation) and it was a weekday, she will either be planting, weeding, or harvesting something from this garden. Whenever I called her ‘mama…’, she will always answer in an angelic voice of ‘Ma Nweh’ (a name given to me after my great grandmother).

I was less than six years old when I followed her into her garden. She told me to wait for her at the entrance because she was going to be in there for less than 5 minutes, and would be out in little or no time. A second seemed like forever. I sneaked myself in there and only announced my arrival into her garden with a loud scream. She ran towards me and started asking if I was alright. Carried me out of the garden, and when she looked at my hand, blood was oozing out of it like a fountain. She then asked ‘Nweh akeh’? (meaning what is the matter in my dialect). I was just crying. After calming down, I told her that I was picked by an aloe vera plant (I did not even know the name of this ‘evil plant’). It was rainy season and because everywhere was wet, I had slid in the garden and in an attempt to hold on to something, the only thing close to me was that plant and it picked my hand. I never went to that garden again in a long time.

One afternoon, my aunty returns from work and starts telling me about the benefits of aloe vera, and I am just surprised. I told her I do not want anything to do with that plant, and it’s even bitter. I told her that I will never forget how that ‘evil plant’ had made my life miserable for days.

After doing some research and experimenting or say doing a trial and error, I realized that, although I had had a bad experience, this ‘evil plant’ actually has some benefits. So today, I will be showing you how to do an aloe vera scrub for yourself. It has worked for me. consistency is king.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

3 tablespoons of sugar

½ teaspoon of lemon juice

Procedure:

  • Take your aloe vera plant, and cut about 2 to 3 inches, depending on the thickness of your plant.
  • Remove the uneven edges, and cut transversely through the transparent layer.
  • Scrape the jelly-like part out, and put in a bowl and discard the green skin.
  • Add sugar and lemon, and mix thoroughly.
  • Wash face and pat dry.
  • Apply mixture on face and scrub in circular motions for about 1-2 minutes maximum (do not forget to go to the neck area as well).
  • Raise with warm and cold water respectively.
  • Use your toner, and moisturizer of choice.

That is all you actually need for your aloe vera facial scrub. You can do this twice a week and repeat consistently.

Note:

  • You can use aloe vera gel, and the plant can be gotten from Walmart, and any other grocery stores like African and or Asian stores near you.
  • Make sure you are not allergic to any of these products. If you are, please do not use it. I recommend that you do a patch test first on your hand.

If you have tried this facial scrub, please share your experience with me in the comment section below. Thank you, and until next time.

Its Bella

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