Everyone knows vaguely that the cactus-y plant aloe vera is good for something, especially skin. But what exactly are those benefits and is aloe vera good for anything else? You bet it is!
Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is extracted by cutting open or peeling the leaf of the aloe vera plant. It can be used directly on skin and hair in this form. However, many people will mix in extra ingredients to boost the beauty benefits. Without further ado, let’s get down to what exactly these aloe vera gel beauty benefits are.
Aloe Vera Gel for Skin
This is the main beauty and medical benefit that aloe vera gel is widely known and used for. Aloe vera has incredible healing properties. Whether you have an unsightly wound from popping a pimple, have sun burn, an actual burn, a cut or an abrasion, light to moderate itching, aloe vera gel will soothe, reduce pain and aid in rapid healing. Aloe vera gel suits all skin types so you don’t have to worry about adverse side effects.
For sun burn, try putting the aloe vera in the fridge first and then applying the cooling gel on the affected areas.
Aloe Vera Gel to Treat Pimples
Of course, this one you just can’t miss. If you were lucky as a teen to have some enlightened grown-up tell you to apply aloe vera gel on your embarrassing eruptions, then you know that there’s no product on the market that can beat the pimples like aloe vera can. There are no special instructions involved. Just apply fresh gel on the pimple as often as you want. Do not rub.
Aloe Vera Gel as a Moisturiser
Not surprisingly, healing is not the only thing aloe vera gel does for skin so you don’t have to wait until there are problems to use it. Aloe vera is a wonderful moisturiser thanks to its high water content. It boosts the production of collagen thus making your skin softer and smoother.
Aloe Vera Gel for Scalp Conditions
Dandruff, scaly scalp, oily scalp, too dry scalp – many regular scalp conditions will disappear with regular and proper use of pure aloe vera gel.
Aloe Vera Gel for Softer, Stronger Hair
Not only will it make annoying hair problems go away, aloe vera will add a bonus benefit by naturally conditioning your hair and making it stronger. What’s more, you will notice a significant reduction in hair fall as well as faster hair growth.
Anti-ageing Aloe Vera Gel
In Mexico, aloe vera gel is used to reduce wrinkles. The malic acid in the gel is what does the trick. Just massage skin with pure aloe vera gel for a few minutes, leave on for another few minutes, then wash off. Do not use soap.
Aloe vera is an easy plant to grown and take care of. Although it is now a popular ingredient in several skin and hair care products, you really are better off having your own plant so that you have a constant and fresh supply. It will turn out safer (no extra chemicals) and cheaper too.