Homemade Aloe Vera Face Wash

Last Updated on June 4, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Learn how to make an aloe vera face wash. This gentle face wash is perfect for acne-prone skin and opening clogged pores.

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Learn how to make an aloe vera face wash. This gentle face wash is perfect for acne-prone skin and opening clogged pores.

Homemade Aloe Vera Face Wash

Keep reading to find out more about washing your face with aloe vera gel. You must use a gentle cleanser with pure aloe gel if you have oily skin.

This natural facial cleanser is gentle enough for sensitive skin but works to remove excess oil. If you want an aloe vera organic face wash, start with organic aloe gel.

This acne face wash kills acne-causing bacteria from your skin and excess sebum. It takes only a few minutes to make this homemade face wash and add it to your skincare routine.

This is the best face wash for pimples and dark spots. Use it as your daily deep cleanser to reduce inflammation.

Many store-bought acne face washes contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which can be very drying to skin. Try this homemade facewash for acne first and see how it works.

If it’s not strong enough to deal with cystic acne, you can try one of the face washes with different active ingredients. This do-it-yourself sensitive skin cleanser is an affordable option.

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What causes acne-prone skin?

A build-up of sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria causes acne. The leading cause of acne is hormonal changes, which can trigger the overproduction of sebum. Genetics also plays a role in acne, as some people are more prone to developing cystic acne than others.

The good news is there are plenty of natural ways to treat acne. One of the best things you can do is to start using this DIY face wash. It’s one of the easiest homemade cleansers for oily skin.

Aloe has antibacterial and healing properties that make it ideal for treating acne. It helps soothe skin, reduce redness and swelling, and speed healing.

These anti-inflammatory properties make it perfect for inflamed skin and mild acne. Soothing inflammation can help keep the redness down and avoid future breakouts.

You can use this homemade face wash for acne to help control the irritation. 

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What causes oily skin?

The overproduction of sebum causes excess oil. Sebum is a natural oil that your body produces to keep your skin hydrated. When you have too much sebum, it can build up on your skin and clog pores. This can lead to blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. Eventually, it can lead to acne scars.

A few things can trigger the overproduction of sebum, including hormonal changes, genetics, and certain medications. Luckily, there are natural ways to control oily skin, including this homemade face wash.

Aloe has astringent properties that help regulate sebum production for people with oily skin. It helps balance the natural oils in your skin, which can help control oily skin.

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Is aloe a good face wash?

Yes, aloe is a good face wash for all skin types. It’s especially beneficial for acne-prone skin as it helps to kill acne-causing bacteria and regulate sebum production.

Aloe is also gentle enough for sensitive skin. If you have oily skin, use pure aloe vera gel with no added ingredients when making this acne face wash.

When using aloe for skin, it’s very important to use the highest quality aloe gel as possible. Be sure to look at the aloe vera face wash review if you’re considering purchasing a ready made on.

Which is the best aloe face wash?

If you want to purchase an over-the-counter facial cleanser, I recommend a Wow Face Wash. The Wow Skin Science Aloe Face Wash is pricey but works well.

It has lots of acne-fighting ingredients and is safe for every skin type. It also makes a great DIY face wash for aging skin.

Find it here.

Learn how to make an aloe vera face wash. This gentle face wash is perfect for acne-prone skin and opening clogged pores.

Benefits of aloe for the skin

Aloe is a powerhouse when it comes to skincare. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties, making it ideal for treating existing acne. Aloe helps soothe the skin, reduce redness and swelling, and speed healing.

In addition to treating acne, this natural face wash recipe can help with other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It’s a natural moisturizer that can hydrate the skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals essential for healthy skin. These nutrients help protect the skin from damage, promote cell turnover, and keep the skin looking youthful.

Does aloe vera clog your pores?

No. Aloe vera is noncomedogenic, which means that it does not clog your pores. It is a natural way to improve your skin and reduce acne.

Learn how to make an aloe vera face wash. This gentle face wash is perfect for acne-prone skin and opening clogged pores.

Is this safe for sensitive skin?

Yes, this facial cleanser is safe for all skin types, including dry and mature skin. It is a very gentle cleanser. You may want to test it on a small area first to ensure you don’t have any reactions.

Those with dry skin can use my homemade face cream after cleansing their skin. You can also use an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells after you use this facial cleanser.

How do I wash my face with aloe?

Wet your face with lukewarm water to use this home made face wash for acne. Apply a small amount of cleanser to your fingertips and massage it into your skin in a circular motion. Rinse your face with cool water and pat dry. Use this facial cleanser once or twice a day for best results.

If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use this face wash every other day. You can also add a bit of honey to the cleanser for extra hydration if you have sensitive skin.

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DIY face wash active ingredients

You can make this an organic aloe vera face wash by using organic ingredients.

Optionally, you can add Vitamin E oil to the mixture. To help your skin retain moisture, add a drop or two of rosehip seed oil or olive oil if you have dry skin.

Can I add essential oils to a facial cleanser?

Yes, you can add essential oils to this homemade facial cleanser. I recommend using lavender oil or tea tree oil for their skin benefits. If you have a particular essential oil scent you like, experiment with adding that.

Keep in mind that tea tree essential oil has acne-fighting benefits. Tea tree essential oil is often used in an over-the-counter acne-specific cleanser.

Start with a few drops of essential oils and add more if needed. You don’t want to add too many essential oils to your face wash, which can irritate the skin.

You don’t need to add essential oils to this DIY face cleanser unless you want to.

How do I store this DIY face wash?

You can store this homemade facial cleanser in a glass jar with a lid. It will last for about two weeks. You may need to add more aloe gel to keep it from drying out.

To extend the shelf life, you can store it in the fridge for up to a month. Be sure to label it, so you don’t forget what it is.

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How to make this gentle cleanser?

Prep time: Less than 5 minutes

Making this DIY face wash for acne-prone skin only takes a few minutes. It is the best acne face wash for oily skin and hormonal acne.

  • Mix the Castile soap and the aloe gel in a small bottle.

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  • Add your favorite essential oil and stir.

If you don’t see improvement, you may need to try a salicylic acid cleanser or glycolic acid cleanser from your doctor. Or, you may need to consider acne treatments like hyaluronic acid.

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Homemade Aloe Vera Face Wash

Learn how to make an aloe vera face wash. This gentle face wash is perfect for acne-prone skin and opening clogged pores.

Learn how to make an aloe vera face wash. This gentle face wash is perfect for acne-prone skin and opening clogged pores.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10.00


  • 1 cup of Castile soap
  • Two tablespoons of pure aloe gel
  • essential oil of your choice (I like tea tree oil)


  • spoon or whisk


  • Mix the Castile soap and the aloe gel in a small bowl.
  • Add your favorite essential oil and stir.

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