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Aloe Vera Gel for Skin
Aloe Vera, the modest houseplant is a ‘miracle,’ wonder plant, often hiding in plain sight. Having been around and used as a medicinal herb, it nourishes the body from the inside – it is rich in nutrients, aids in improving digestion and even boost immunity. Aloe Vera can be used topically too, i.e., its gel can be used to enhance one’s skin, especially the face and the hair.
However, before we get into the essential reasons and health benefits of Aloe Vera, let us first learn how to extract Aloe Vera gel directly from the plant. If you have an Aloe Vera plant at home, select its fatter leaves or stems and cut it from the base. Or you may pull the leaves from their bottom. Be careful as the plant has thorns.
Next, use a sharp knife to slice the thorns from the edge of each leaf. Then slice the stalk in half and keep the gel side up. You may slice open leaf as well. Use a spoon to scrape the gel out into a container. When all the gel is extracted, refrigerate the gel. If this process seems too tedious for you, you can buy Aloe Vera gel from the market as well.
Regularly applying a small amount of aloe vera to the face can help treat various skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and sunburn.
Aloe vera is a plant of the cactus family, and is very popular for its cosmetic as well as medicinal properties. The transparent gel-like liquid, found in the inner part of the leaf is what gives this plant the amazing benefits. Since the aloe gel is made up of over 96% water, it is no wonder that the extracts of this plant have amazing moisturising and skin-healing properties. Additionally, the aloe vera plant is also a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E. A lot of healing properties of this plant is also thanks to the presence of seven essential amino acids that strive hard to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA FOR SKIN:
- Helps soothe sunburn
- Helps to moisturize the skin
- Boosts healing of wounds
- Fights skin-ageing
- Reduces infection and acne
- Lightens blemishes on the face
- Managing Acne
- Soothing Skin Conditions
- Slowing Signs of Aging