Hi my loves! Thanks for taking the time to read my new post. As you may know, I’ve been using the Nivea aftershave as a make up primer for quite a while now. However, someone sent me an article explaining why I shouldn’t use it. After reading it, I decided to do more research about it and searched for a natural primer that I could use instead. Luckily, I have an aloe vera plant at home so I thought why not?
For those who don’t have oily skin or for anyone who likes feeding their skin healthy organic stuff, aloe vera gel could be a great substitute for primer. Here’s why:
- Aloe vera acts as a moisturizer so it helps keep your skin hydrated and helps smooth out fine wrinkles.
- There are two hormones – Auxin and Gibberellin – in aloe vera that help with new skin cell growth and wound healing. This means aloe vera helps skin heal faster with much less scarring.
- It is anti-bacterial.
- Aloe vera helps reduce skin inflammation which makes it very suitable as an aftershave for men also. It can also soothe your skin after getting waxed.
- Aloe vera contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients. Skin food? HELLO!!
I’ve used the gel before three make up applications till now and my make up seems to go on just as perfect as it did with any other primer. However, I have combination skin so it did not stop the oil on my nose from peeking through halfway through my day 😦
Thanks for reading! Share your thoughts with me in the comments XO