Over time, skin can lose its elasticity from sun damage, excessive weight loss or gain, and more. Your skin becomes wrinkled when the skin becomes too thin and begins to sag t afrom a loss of collagen and elastin. There are ways to treat and prevent wrinkles and dark circles with aloe vera gel.

Step One: Get An Aloe Plant

Raising an aloe vera plant is fairly easy, and can be done from within the comfort of your home. You don’t need a whole garden to do this. Aloe flourishes in indirect sunlight, and can be raised in a pot. This makes the aloe plant a great decoration for kitchen counters, end tables, or the dining area; wherever there is a good amount of light that won’t directly hit the leaves. This plant doesn’t require a lot of watering, so the maintenance on aloe is minimal.

Step Two: Extract The Gel

Once your plant is ready, you can take a leaf from the plant and slice it open with a knife, taking care not to cut yourself. The gel will be right inside of the leaf. You can scrape it out and put it in a bowl if you want to mix it with something else, or you can go straight to the application step.

Step Three: Mix In Vitamin E

Mixing the aloe vera gel with the contents of a vitamin E capsule can enhance the conditioning effect of your skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant. You can mix these ingredients in a bowl or on a plate.

Step Four: Apply

Take the aloe vera gel mixture and gently rub into your skin in a circular motion on the spots with wrinkles for two to three minutes. Wait for ten minutes and rinse off with warm water. For dark circles, lightly pat the aloe vera gel mixture on the under eye area. Be sure not to pull or tug on the under eye area because it is highly sensitive. Wait ten minutes, and then rinse with warm water.