The desire to experiment with skincare can be a difficult task. While some people have acne-prone skin, others may have oily or dry. But, sensitive skin can be the hardest to cater to of all.

Skin care products available in the market can react to such skin types and may leave you itchy and red. So, for those of us on the hunt for skin care products that work wonders without irritating, what should we do? The answer is simple – you may use cactus!

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Are you also thinking about its thorns and the fact that it grows only in dry areas? Not many of you know that the cactus plant is actually beneficial when it comes to your skin.

Its leaves contain gel, just like the aloe vera plant. It helps in keeping your skin hydrated and glowing. The extracted gel can give skin natural protection from the harmful rays of the sun and is suitable for all skin types. Not just that, but it also helps in fighting against pimples and acne. 

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Here’s how you can make an effective face mask using cactus plant at home: 


Honey 1 teaspoon

Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Cactus gel 1 tablespoon

Ice cubes 2


Take honey and lemon juice

Mix them well with cactus gel to make a paste

Put it on the face and the neck area

Massage gently on the pimple spots

Leave the mask for 15 minutes

Wash it off with normal water

Rub ice cubes on the skin

For better results, do this regularly to cure the acne problem.

Want another simpler technique?


Cactus gel 2 teaspoons

Water 1 cup

Spray bottle


Mix cactus gel and water well and store it in a spray bottle. You are good to go!

When the weather is extreme, the skin tends to lose its natural moisture. These two ingredients can work wonders as a cooling spray. You can also use it on the summer rashes to get instant relief from itchiness and redness.