Several months ago I made my own coconut oil moisturizer facial scrub with which I’m still obsessed it. Unless I am out of coconut oil, I use the scrub almost every day. I really wanted a face primer and when searching for a DIY concoction, I came across several sites that recommend Aloe Vera Gel as primer. Most recommend the Fruit of the Earth 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel. However, I decided to put this to test first so I grabbed my generic green aloe vera gel from my cabinet. I think most aloe vera gels will work as long as their main ingredient is aloe.
I mixed 1/3 cup aloe with 1 tsp softened coconut oil. You can skip the coconut oil but I just love it on my face so I added it for extra moisture.
I have normal skin and after application, my skin felt a little sticky. However, it dried within a few minutes. After applying foundation and powder, I was seriously impressed. My skin looked flawless. My pores and fine lines were minimized and my skin had a fresh look.
Based on my personal experience I was impressed with the primer and will continue to use it. It’s cheaper and better for your skin.
Have you tried aloe vera gel as face primer? If so, I’d love to hear what you think.