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Aloe Vera and its Uses and Benefits for the Skin

In our modern times people has, little by little, started to drift away from conventional (i.e. medical) methods of skin treatment and has started to look with more and more frequency towards their own origins, which is nature and the products it offers.

Now, when looking for natural products and solutions to treat skin conditions and to enhance its beauty, one of the most significant ones to come along in recent times is without a doubt Aloe Vera

What is Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a plant used for natural medical purposes, especially when it comes to treating skin conditions. It is natural from North Africa and has been known to indigenous cultures of the region for thousands of years already. Aloe Vera is composed of several anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory elements, which is why it has become so popular among those concerned with a proper skin care.

Considering this, here are some of the most beneficial uses for Aloe Vera:

  • Lighten skin color: Aloe Vera can be used to restore the original pigmentation of your skin. This is a problem many people suffer from, since with time and the environment, the color of the skin not only tends to get darker, but also it changes color unevenly, which makes even more difficult to treat this condition. The good news is that all needed in order to treat skin suffering from this ailment with Aloe Vera, is to apply some fresh Aloe Vera directly to the skin.

  • For moisturizing the skin: Aloe Vera is not just any moisturizer, but is actually considered one of the most effective moisturizers in the world. So much so that its continuous application can greatly reduce wrinkles. Now, same as explained above, in this case for achieving the most effective results, it will be necessary to apply some fresh Aloe Vera directly to the skin.

  • Treating sunburn: Quite logically, Aloe Vera is also extremely effective for treating burns caused by extended exposition to the sun. And, same as explained above, this type of treatment also requires direct application on the skin by leaving the Aloe Vera leaf on top of the burn. On top of that, it is also advisable to place a bandage or bandana on top of everything in order to prevent the leaf from falling.

  • Facial cleanser: One of the least known uses of Aloe Vera is as a facial cleanser. In order to use it like this, all you need to do is mix the Aloe Vera gel with some olive oil, some grape seed oil and some rose water. The mix should be placed in the fridge before use.

  • Hair growth: Another very little known use of Aloe Vera is as an aid for hair growth. Hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women all around the world, and all that is needed in order to treat this with Aloe Vera is to massage the scalp directly with some Aloe Vera gel and leave it there for 30 minutes before rinsing.

As you have seen, Aloe Vera has many uses that have made it extremely popular around people who care not only about their skin, but also about their general health.