The aloe vera plant has been used in India for centuries in beauty, health, and medicinal purposes. Its a common ingredient used in a lot of herbal medicines which are widely used throughout India and increasingly more so in other parts of the world. The cactus- like plant is grown in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, specifically. The juice from the aloe vera plant is even used in the treatment of ulcers, heartburn and other digestive disorders. Its very easy to find aloe vera beverages to drink in your local grocery store. Aloe vera gel also makes a wonderful alternative to using harsh creams with hidden chemicals on your skin. Read on for 5 Ways aloe vera gel can be incorporated into your beauty regime!
1. Try it as a facial moisturizer
Aloe vera gel is great for your face to use as a moisturizer in place of other creams which generally contain a lot of oil or chemicals. Applying it prior to the application of make-up can prevent your skin from drying out. It also works well as an aftershave because its healing properties can help soothe small nicks that are often caused by shaving. Men can use it too!
2. Combat problems of skin aging
The vitamin C and E present in aloe vera gel can improve skin’s firmness, minimize fine lines and help with elasticity. Aloe vera is beneficial in stimulating the production of elastin and collagen which are necessary for preventing the aging of the skin. Plus it beats the price of some expensive miracle creams that are out on the market. One tip is to try using a little bit under and around your eye area where lines usually start to form or when you’re experiencing eye puffiness. Its very soothing and instantly relaxes your eyes.
3. Help control acne
If you suffer from the annoyance of acne, aloe vera gel is your friend! It has specific properties that kill bacteria plus it helps reduce skin inflammation. It also helps the skin to heal naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe vera gel is really good for oily skin types because it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling after application. Try mixing a bit of aloe vera gel with dry oatmeal for an all natural facial.
4. Reduce the visibility of stretch marks
Stretch marks can naturally appear due to a growth spurt, weight change, or pregnancy. These marks appear because of minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden stretching. Aloe vera gel can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds when applied.
5. Treat a painful sunburn
Aloe vera gel can help reduce the pain that is felt on hot skin after a sunburn. The gel helps replenish and soothe skin that has become damaged and overheated. It helps the skin stay hydrated and supple so that it can heal faster from the sunburn. Slather it on after a day at the beach and your skin will instantly feel cool and calm.
Do you have any other tips on how to use aloe vera gel?