Use of Aloe Vera in 8 Different Ways as Home Remedy and Beauty Product

Have you heard of the unbelievably beneficial effects of aloe vera gel? If not, I’m about to change your mind. You see, this is one plant that can be used as a beauty product and home remedy all in one!

Aloe vera gel is a supplement that has almost become a household name. It is naturally healing, soothing, and moisturizing. It contains enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are good for our skin. We all know the benefits of aloe vera gel. You can use it as it is, or you can add your additives, such as essential oils, extracts, or other products.

Five steps simple processes to get natural aloe vera gel from the plant

Aloe vera gel is extracted from the leaves of the aloe vera plant and is available in several forms such as liquid and gel forms. Instead of buying aloe vera gel from the store, it can be prepared organically at home from the plant grown in the backyard.

It’s a simple 5 step process that includes,

  1. Cut off aloe vera leaves from the plant
  2. Rinse properly with water to remove dust  from it
  3. Shred down large leaves into smaller pieces
  4. Scoop out the gel with the help of a spoon
  5. Blend thoroughly with the help of a food processor or blender until comes into a smooth consistency
benefits of aloe vera gel

This article has some of the best natural aloe vera skin care hacks using aloe vera gel as well as some really interesting home remedies that can be used to effectively treat a lot of common skin conditions.

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1. Face Mask and moisturizer

Aloe vera has many uses in the home, beauty industry, and in your skincare routine. It can even be used as an alternative to your daily moisturizer. Aloe vera has strong moisturizing properties.

aloe vera as face mask and moisturizer

 Simply apply a thick layer of aloe vera gel to your face and leave it for a few minutes. You will be surprised how quickly it brightens skin and refreshes it. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the aloe vera gel play their role in rejuvenating the skin and giving it a radiant texture.

2. Moisturizing Shampoo Booster

The moisturizing property of aloe vera is not only for skin but it is also for hair. It can either be used separately on hair or it can be added to other hair packs to enjoy its boosted-up activity. It has also been used as a Curl definer by many hair stylists.

aloe vera as shampoo

 

3. Makeup Primer

If you’re tired of spending money on expensive brands of skincare, then it’s time to start exploring natural remedies. Applying some aloe vera gel on the skin before doing makeup not only naturally protects your skin against harmful chemicals but also helps makeup in sticking smoothly on your skin.

4. Makeup Remover

Aloe vera is an affordable alternative to expensive botanicals and even natural oils. Its cooling and soothing properties have made it famous in beauty products. Aloe vera gel is excellent at removing makeup without causing any harmful effects on the skin. Simply take some gel on a cotton ball and remove makeup and enjoy a healthy skin treatment.

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5. Acne Treatment

Aloe vera is enriched with anti-inflammatory properties that help it in wound healing. Acne treatment is done by the Auxin and gibberellins present in excess in it. Simply apply aloe vera gel directly to the acne, and repeat this process once or twice a week for better results.

6. Dead skin removal

Aloe vera gel is one of the best natural products that can be used to heal almost every part of your body. The essential nutrient in aloe vera, called Aloin, is the reason why it has so many different external uses. It is endowed with wonderful exfoliating functions. For this purpose, mix some brown sugar or rice flour in aloe vera gel and gently rub over the skin.

7. Pigmentation and stretch marks treatment

The anti-inflammatory properties of the aloe vera gel make it an excellent product for the treatment of hyperpigmentation and stretch mark removal. It is used to treat skin infections and moisturize the gums.

aloe vera as treatment for stretch marks

In addition, it also serves as an anti-inflammatory and allergy remedy. mixing a spoon full of aloe vera gel with one capsule of vitamin e and applying the mixture to the required area, overnight gives fruitful results.

8. Itch reliever for bug bites

Aloe vera is a miracle plant. It is an excellent natural remedy for all kinds of skin irritations, such as sunburn, burns, insect bites, and even acne.

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aloe vera as bug bites treatment

 

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By Rabia

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