Aloe Vera grows in drier climates such as those located in parts of Africa and India and has been used medicinally for centuries. This herbal remedy is also known for providing relief for a number of skin conditions, including dry skin and acute acne.
Aloe Vera leaves contain an amazing gel that can be used in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, and offers some in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores and others. A plus point in aloe vera gel is that it can be used by people of different skin types. It can also be used in various forms – as a gel, oil, juice, the whole plant and in creams, soaps and tablets.
Here’s how you can include it into your life regularly:
Aloe Vera As A Moisturizer: It moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it’s ideal for those having oily complexion. It’s great for facial use, particularly for women who use makeup often, as it really cleanse and soften the skin.
Acne Treatment: You can apply aloe vera gel or juice directly on the affected area to cure acne. Alternatively, you can make an aloe vera face mask for acne by boiling aloe vera leaves in water and make its paste. Mix in a few drops of honey, and apply it on your face.
Hair Rejuvenator: Take a leaf, cut it lengthwise into half and scoop out the clear gel from the inside. Blend this with 1 egg and 2-3 tsp olive oil, and massage into the scalp and hair. Cover with a hot towel for 10 minutes and shampoo after 40 minutes.
Prevent Skin Aging: Who are experiencing lines, wrinkles and a dull looking skin, make the following mask – 1 egg white, beaten till peaks, 3 tsp aloe vera gel, 2 tsp china clay, 2 tsp gumbandi almond paste and 1 tsp fresh cream. Mix all the ingredients well and apply it on clean skin. Allow it to dry completely and then wash your face with ice water.
Pack To Remove Tan: Tanning spoils your natural beauty look and is not pleasing to eyes. Use this aloe vera and lemon juice face pack / mask to get rid of unwanted tan.
Nourishing Hair Mask: You can add 2 tsp of the gel to the following – 1 mashed avocado, 1 egg, 2 tsp honey and 1 tsp triphala. Mix all these ingredients well and use all over your scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for a minimum of one hour. This will soften and nourish the most damaged and driest of hair and promote a healthier hair growth.