Aloevera face scrub for dry skin

Aloe vera is one of the most naturally available skin moisturizer all around the year. The gel can be extracted from freshly cut aloe vera leaf and stored in an air tight container for up to a month. Click here to know how to extract aloe vera gel from a freshly cut aloe vera leaf. And the good thing is, this gel can be combined with any type of ingredient which will benefit your skin, hair and general health. Aloe vera face scrub is very simple to make and contains the following ingredients – Aloe vera gel, turmeric powder and olive oil.

Benefits of aloe vera gel:Aloe vera gel and leaf are used for their medicinal properties since ancient times. It treats cold sores, itchiness, inflammation, constipation, skin diseases and fatigue. This gel when combined with other ingredients can treat asthma, diabetes and depression. Aloe vera is rich in Vitamin A, C, E and B12. It also contains many minerals and enzymes that are essential for day to day activities.

Benefits of Olive oil: Olive oil has many important nutrients in it and is widely used for culinary dishes all around the world. The fatty acids in olive oil balances the moisture content on the skin and nourishes the skin. The anti-oxidants in olive oil helps to retain youthfulness which prevents skin aging. Olive oil can be applied on hair and skin. It is also safe for babies and kids.

Benefits of Turmeric powder: It is a very important ingredients in many home remedies and Ayurveda practices. It has been used for curing internal and external body issues effectively by our ancestors. Turmeric is anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal by nature. When applied externally, it can treat skin allergies, rashes, headache, open wound infections and treat eczema. It also exfoliates skin when used as a scrub. It helps to prevent acne/pimple and clears blemishes. Turmeric also helps to retain youthfulness and triggers generation of new skin cells.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

Aloe vera’s power to penetrate deeply into the dermal layers is probably its greatest asset… Aloe serves to retain moisture in damaged tissue.


Basmatker, G., Jais, N., & Daud, F. (2011). Aloe vera: A valuable multifunctional cosmetic ingredient. Int. J. Med. Arom. Plants, 338-241.

Evidence 2

Overall, there is early evidence that turmeric/curcumin products and supplements, both oral and topical, may provide therapeutic benefits for skin health.


Vaugh, A., Branum, A., & Sivamani, R. (2016). Effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Skin Health: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence. Phytother Res, 1243-64.

This scrub works effectively to reduce skin darkness and rashes when used on a regular basis.

Aloe vera face scrub for dry skin – DIY recipe

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Aloevera gel
  1. You prepare the face scrub for dry skin, all you need is a fresh aloe vera leaf or ready made gel, turmeric powder and olive oil
  2. If you are using a fresh aloe vera leaf, cut it open and extract the aloe vera gel.
  3. Now, add olive oil to the gel.
  4. Add dry turmeric powder to the mix.
  5. Mix the ingredients well and use it.

Instructions to use:

  1. Apply the mix on facial skin.
  2. Gently scrub in circular motion.
  3. Let it stay for a minute on the skin.
  4. Rinse it off with plain water.

Use this face scrub twice a week for good results.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.