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Shiny, greasy-looking skin with large pores are the signs of oily skin. If you have oily skin, you may feel that moisturizer is your enemy, but this is a mistake. Moisturizing skin isn’t the same as making it oily. Our skin needs to be hydrated and moisturized no matter how oily or acne prone it might be. The best moisturizer for oily skin is gel moisturizer. And it becomes more effective when the moisturizer is made with aloe vera gel and essential oils. Both the ingredients are good for controlling face oil and preventing acne. So, let’s take a look at what are the benefits and how to make this DIY aloe vera moisturizer for oily skin.
Scared Of Putting Oils On Skin?
Many people try and combat congested or oily skin by using harsh, stripping skin care products that remove all oils from the skin. This causes the skin to over-compensate for the reduction of oils by producing even more, which in turn worsens the congestion.
In Contrary, oil breaks up the dirt and oil on your skin without stripping your skin its natural moisture barrier. Oils can be your savior when you suffer from breakouts or oily skin, many oils contain anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing compounds which heal the skin and regulate sebum production.
And no, they won’t clog your pores and make you go even oilier.
Why Is Daily Moisturizer Good For Oily Skin?
- Moisturizer increases water content in the skin and prevents further moisture loss.
- Moisturizers also smooth skin and will actually aid with the skin cell regeneration.
- It exfoliates the skin and controls acne.
- It helps to prevent producing more skin oils.
- It hydrates the dry and flaky skin caused by the drugstore acne treatment products.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer For Oily Skin
Aloe vera gel contains many minerals and vitamins vital for the proper health of the skin. The antioxidant, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E in aloe vera help in nourishing the skin. It has anti-inflammatory capabilities help to heal scars, if any, created by acne in your oily skin. The natural astringent properties of aloe vera absorb excess oil and other impurities built upon the oily skin.
Argan oil promotes healthy skin cell metabolism and helps your skin retain more moisture. It regulates the sebum production which causes acne. The vitamin E naturally present in the oil contains anti-oxidants that help remove damaged cells and help new cell regeneration, therefore fading acne scars. It removes wrinkles and fades dark spots.
Tea tree essential oil has anti-microbial properties which treat acne and controls sebum production. It exfoliates dead skin cells and clean blocked pores.
Rose essential oil balances the skin’s pH balance and very effective in skin hydration. It reduces scars, dark spots, wrinkles and prevents acne.
Procedure For Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer For Oily Skin
- ⅓ cup aloe vera gel (Buy From Here)
- ½ tablespoon argan oil (Buy From Here)
- 7 drops tea tree essential oil (Buy From Here)
- 7 drops rose essential oil (Buy From Here)
- Take a glass bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix well with a spoon. The mixture will become creamy and cloudy. Store it in an airtight container.
- Apply it as a daily face moisturizer twice a day on cleansed face.
2. Always do a patch test before applying it.
AlineOctober 14, 2018 at 8:39 pm
Hello, how long are you supposed to mix? I mixed with a spoon for 5 minutes and did not get the same consistency or color as the picture. Thanks!
MamtaNovember 4, 2018 at 5:56 am
Hi Aline, the consistency of mixture depends upon the brand of aloe vera gel. I have combination skin and I am using this for about 5-6 months. This time I used a different brand and the consistency of the gel is very thick that’s why it made cloudy and creamy mixture otherwise it was almost liquidy. So, don’t worry you can use the mixture if the consistency is liquidy.
TarannumNovember 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm
Can i just ue aloe vera without the other ingredients
MamtaNovember 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm
Yes, you can use only aloe vera gel, but I would recommend adding essential oils to make it more effective.
AujuanNovember 5, 2018 at 8:20 pm
Hi.. If I use the gel from the leaf itself & the mixture is still liquidy, is there something else (natural) that I can add to make it look like yours?
MamtaNovember 21, 2018 at 3:17 pm
You can add xantham gum to the recipe to make it thick.
Anna-Claire ShijaJanuary 25, 2019 at 4:29 pm
Hello, thank you for the recipe. Which natural preservatives can I use for making it last longer, e.g.. 6 months?
MamtaFebruary 7, 2019 at 5:50 am
You can use preservatives like liquid germall plus or Neodefend or saliguard PCG.
DiamondFebruary 17, 2019 at 6:27 pm
Hi Manta. I was wondering if I can use Frankincense Essential oil in place of Rose Essential oil. Thanks
MamtaFebruary 19, 2019 at 5:46 am
Yes, you can use the frankincense oil.
breannaMarch 28, 2019 at 7:21 am
can i not add rose essential oil and argon oil to my mixture?
MamtaApril 8, 2019 at 6:03 am
Rose oil and argan oil are great for oily skin. If you have some allergies then, you can substitute them with your favorite essential and carrier oils.
ChitraMay 3, 2019 at 5:38 am
Hai Mam.. .thanks for your recipe…can I use phenoxyethonal preservative or Iscaguard peg to make this for long lasting ….
MamtaMay 23, 2019 at 7:34 am
I have not used them but you can try them out. Make sure they are non-toxic.
Anjel JosephMay 31, 2019 at 6:02 am
Hi, thank you so much for this recipe. I was just wondering if it needed or could be refrigerated? And if so, will refrigerating it possibly help it to keep a little longer?
MamtaJune 5, 2019 at 5:00 am
Yes, if the moisturizer is kept in a refrigerator, the shelf life of the product will be increased.
Neha SrivastavaFebruary 28, 2020 at 4:11 pm
Hi,nice moisturizer. I make a similar one, and generally add tea tree oil to combat any active pimples or get rid of the pimple scars. How long does your moisturizer last without refrigeration and preservatives? I try to not add any preservative, but I’m more concerned about using a spoilt one.
MamtaAugust 22, 2020 at 5:23 am
It lasts for 3-4 weeks when stored in the refrigerator (with the store brought aloe vera gel).
NadaJuly 18, 2020 at 5:52 pm
Can I use only rose essential oil and omit tea tree oil because I don’t have it on hand?
MamtaJuly 20, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Yes, you can use rose essential oil only.