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How does Aloe Vera Helps Get Rid of Fine Lines?

Published : April 11, 2024 8 mins read Updated On : Apr 16, 2024

If there is a plant that can do it all, and fix it all then it is aloe vera. Its miraculous ability to heal from the inside out has made it a prominent ingredient in both beauty as well as the pharma industry.

Aloe vera can relieve heartburns, improve IBS symptoms and is loaded with excellent vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, beta carotene, folic acid, calcium, and magnesium.

But its anti-ageing abilities are what make it the top-tier natural treatment substitute. If you are unaware of all its capabilities we have compiled this guide to highlight its benefits and advantages for anti-aging and more.

● What are wrinkles?
● Aloe Vera to reduce wrinkles and fine lines
● Aloe vera skincare routine for wrinkle prevention
● Aloe Vera Juice for Anti-ageing
● Side effects

Before we understand how aloe vera prevents the signs of ageing let’s first understand—-

What are wrinkles?

The body’s natural ageing process leads to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. They look similar to the creases formed on your shirt when it requires ironing, are prominent on the neck, face and arms and can be visible anywhere on the body.

These wrinkles and fine lines start appearing on the face and under the eyes from the age of 25 and can become noticeable after the age of 65. So, a good time to start treating them is right from a young age.

While it is a natural process that affects everyone, some people that are more likely to experience it earlier are those with:

● Overexposed skin to the sun
● Consume and smoke tobacco
● Collagen loss, the skin loses its elasticity and support.
● Particulate matter
● Soot
● Nitrogen dioxide
● Clogged pores

Despite being an inevitable process of the body it can be treated or rather delayed with several precautionary steps.

Aloe Vera to reduce wrinkles and fine lines

Typically grown in subtropical regions across the world Aloe Vera is a cactus-like plant that tends to grow in hotter and drier climates.

It is also now a very popular houseplant and practically available everywhere. It is a holy grail for skin conditions and has countless benefits.

It can also be used orally as a concentrated drink or beverage. Aloe vera is also used to treat acne, rashes on skin, burning mouth syndrome, burns and radiation-induced skin toxicity. Aloe vera gel can also be used as a moisturiser for dry skin.

Oral intake of aloe vera has also been shown to help with weight loss, hepatitis, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel diseases. (1)

Does Aloe vera for wrinkles work?

Aloe vera for skin is generally used in a gel form that is made out of the plant's pulp. It can also be taken orally as a tablet supplement or concentrated drink.

Aloe vera gel is naturally an amazing anti-ageing treatment that can reduce wrinkles and improve your complexion. It can be directly applied to your face alone or in combination with other anti-ageing ingredients.

Aloe vera contains many healing and anti-ageing properties that are known to reverse the visible signs of ageing and is a natural moisturiser that suits and heals the skin and prevents further damage that can speed the process of fine lines and wrinkles.

Aloe vera combinations for treating wrinkles and fine lines on skin:

• Aloe vera and vitamin C for fine lines and wrinkles

Vitamin C is enriched with antioxidants that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and the overall appearance of the skin. A lot of products contain vitamin C as their main ingredient, some great vitamin C serums can be combined with aloe vera as anti anti-ageing treatment for better results.

Vitamin C also helps boost collagen production, improves hydration, reduces wrinkles around the eyes and dark spots that are caused by sun damage and fights free radicals that cause skin damage.

You can apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel on your face along with a layer of vitamin C serum or you can mix these two formulas and apply it at the same time.

• Aloe vera and zinc for fine lines and wrinkles

Another strong source of antioxidants that can be an excellent ingredient to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

One of the primary functions of zinc is the production of proteins, such as collagen fibres and elastin. These proteins are responsible for keeping the skin firm hydrated and supple. Laying the skin with aloe vera gel along with zinc will help prevent it from developing fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and sagging.

• Aloe vera with sunscreen

Overexposure of the skin leads to the breaking down of collagen, and enhanced production of melanin leads to early ageing of the skin with fine lines and wrinkles.

Sunscreen can create a protective against son which will keep it from creating further damage using it along with aloe vera gel will help heal the previous damage.

Aloe vera gel for under-eye wrinkles

with aloe vera, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can help boost collagen production and moisturise the skin deeply while keeping it hydrated.

It helps reduce under-eye wrinkles by treating the dry and sensitive area of the under-eye giving it more hydration and restoring its health.

Aloe vera is an extremely affordable treatment for under-eye wrinkles compared to chemical peels and laser treatments that can easily be done at home.

Aloe vera skincare routine for wrinkle prevention

You can follow this routine to prevent fine lines around the eyes, and wrinkles on the forehead:

Step 1: cleanse your skin with an aloe vera-infused cleanser

Step 2: dry your face and apply aloe vera-infused serum

Step 3: Once the serum has been absorbed by the skin apply aloe-infused lotion for deeper hydration.

Aloe Vera Juice for Anti-ageing

While aloe vera gel is an excellent skincare product it can also be consumed as juice to start healing from the inside. It can be taken as supplements orally to minimise the appearance of wrinkles.

A study was conducted to understand the effects of dietary aloe vera supplements on facial wrinkles, Procollagen gene expression and elasticity. It was found that aloe vera gel intake improved the facial wrinkles significantly. It also improved the facial elasticity and increased pro-collagen mRNA levels in both groups of the study. (2)

Some of the other notable benefits of aloe vera juice are:

● Aloe vera juice is a natural laxative and can help relieve constipation
● It is enriched with vitamin C and is great for fighting inflammation.
● Aloe vera juice is low-calorie and can be consumed throughout the day to stay hydrated.
● Aloe vera-infused mouthwash helps reduce gum inflammation
● Controls blood sugar levels
● Aloe Vera juice also prevents stomach ulcers

Side effects

Aloe vera is generally safe to use when applied to the skin, however, oral intake must be taken for a short time or depending on the dosage advised by a healthcare professional.

Taking aloe later or aloe whole-leaf extract orally is unsafe and can cause stomach pain or severe side effects such as kidney and heart problems.

Some other natural treatment alternatives for wrinkles

There are some excellent ageing natural treatments in addition to aloe vera such as:

• Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll acts as an antioxidant in the body which helps fight free radical damage to keep the skin healthy. It also improves collagen production in the body and rid it of toxins that can cause skin damage.

• Ginseng

Ginseng is an ancient Chinese herbal supplement that is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory effects.

A study has shown that ginseng can prevent ageing in the skin (3)

• Honey

Honey naturally has ingredients that have anti-ageing properties that protect and promote a youthful appearance.


Several studies have shown oral intake of aloe vera helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The benefits of applying aloe vera gel on the skin are countless and some of them have been very effective towards anti-aging.

Although both types of consumption and use should be done after carefully consulting with your health care professional to avoid any potential side effects

Choose brands that have up to 98% aloe vera to avoid experiencing any adverse reactions from unwanted chemicals and ingredients.

Aloe vera are easily available as house plants and can be kept in pots as well as right in the soil in the gardens. There are various types species of aloe make sure you are well versed with which one you want before purchasing it. Their size depends on the pot they’re planted in and can grow up to be quite big.

Avoid using pure aloe vera gel from the plant right on your skin without checking a small patch of skin for allergic reactions. The original texture of aloe vera is sticky and may seem off-putting for people with sensory sensitivity. It is advisable to use products with aloe vera to avoid the sticky texture.


1. How to get rid of fine lines on forehead?

To reduce fine lines on your forehead you can start by hydrating your skin by applying moisturiser, aloe vera-based moisturiser can help improve hydration. Additionally, always use a sunscreen with high SPF that will keep your skin from getting damaged.

2. How to reduce fine lines on your face naturally?

A healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and antioxidants can provide your skin with essential nutrients. Additionally, you can use aloe vera along with your sunscreen to optimise protection and heal the previous damage.

3. How to reduce wrinkles on face?

Hydrating, moisturising and sunscreen are the three keys to reducing wrinkles on the face.

4. How to use aloe vera gel on the face at night?

Here’s a skincare routine to use aloe vera gel on the face at night:

1. Cleanse your face gently to remove all dirt
2. Take aloe vera gel onto your fingertips
3. Apply it evenly and gently on your face, focusing on areas where you want to target dryness, irritation, or any specific concerns.
4. Use upward circular motions.
5. Let it absorb into your skin for a few minutes
6. Apply a moisturiser
7. Leave the aloe vera gel overnight

5. Can I use aloe vera gel as moisturiser?

Aloe vera gel is an excellent moisturiser as it is naturally lightweight and can hydrate and soothe your skin.r

Dr Nalla Rakesh
Consultant Dermatologist and Hair transplant Surgeon

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