The Best Sunny Skin Care Recipe: At Home Aloe Vera Cucumber Facial Ice Rollers | 7 Simple Steps

Okay, can we talk about this heat wave?! Cause holy smokes. It's HOT.


My nose and forehead got extra crispy this past weekend when my family and I took a trip to Dolly Parton's Splash World in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Despite my layered sunscreen on my face, I still managed to leave the park with a bright red honkin' nose and a tight skinned forehead.


I came across a TikTok awhile back where I saw a girl share a genius way to create an at home facial ice roller and I just knew this was going to be the PERFECT time to make one.


So... what do you need?

  1. Aloe Vera Leaf

  2. A Cucumber

  3. Filtered Water

  4. Ice Popsicle Molds from none other than your local Walmart

  5. A blender

This recipe is so simple to make... and y'all... it is a life-saver. Not only does it smell amazingly refreshing, but it feels refreshing on your skin! Aloe vera and cucumber have so many incredible health benefits for our skin- so these two combined are a MUST.


Aloe Vera

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis miller

"Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids."

  • Vitamins: It contains vitamins A, C and E which are antioxidants (antioxidants neutralize free radicals that are damaging to our skin). It also contains vitamin B12, folic acid, and choline.

  • Enzymes: It contains 8 enzymes such as bradykinase which helps to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically.

  • Minerals: It provides calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc.

  • Sugars: It contains a glycoprotein with antiallergic properties, called alprogen. and C-glucosyl chromone, which is known for its anti-inflammatory effects.

  • Anthraquinones: Aloin and emodin act as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals.

  • Fatty acids: It provides 4 plant steroids; these have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic properties.

  • Hormones: Auxins and gibberellins that help in wound healing.

  • Others: It contains 20 of the 22 human required amino acids and 7 of the 8 essential amino acids.

Cucumber

Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus

"Cucumber has skincare benefits including vitamin C and caffeic acid, which both fight to reduce inflamed or irritated skin, and hydration thanks to its high water content."

  • Contain flavonoids and antioxidants that decrease swelling, redness, and irritation

  • Packed with nutrients like water, potassium, sulfate, and vitamins A & C

  • Contain caffeic acid- that when applied to skin works to help fend off wrinkles, sun damage, and more

So... I think its safe to assume that combining these two nutrient-packed green goodnesses is going to be one of the best skin care remedies you can possibly add to your summer skin care routine!!


Let's get your skin GLOWING.



 



STEP ONE


Gather an aloe vera leaf (if you don't have one at home-

most grocery markets will carry them in the produce section).

Start by trimming off the top and bottom of the leaf.










STEP TWO


Carefully trim off the edges of the leaf.

This will expose the "jelly" on all sides.








STEP THREE


Carefully slice the top layer off of the leaf.

This will separate the leaf, exposing the inner "jelly."














Your leaf should look like this after lifting off the top layer. YUM.









STEP FOUR


Separate the "jelly" from the leaf by using a spoon to scrape it off.

Place this in a cup or container and set it to the side for now.












STEP FIVE


Peel a whole cucumber.

Then slice the cucumber into small slices.

{These are going to go into a blender}










STEP SIX


Add your aloe "jelly," sliced cucumbers, and filtered water into your blender. I use a nutribullet so I fill the filtered water in until I reach the max fill line.














STEP SEVEN


Pour that green skin goodness into the

individual popsicle molds and let them freeze!!








VOILA! So simple to make and will add so much moisture back into your skin to get it glowing again!




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