Aloe vera is used both for its medicinal qualities as well as its soothing abilities on the skin. This cactus plant secretes a gel which can be used on the skin.
A century ago, people used the gel even to heal wounds and injuries. Even today, many people trust this aloe vera more than any beauty product.
From dry skin to flaky skin, from skin disorders to scalp issues, aloe vera can be used for many purposes and it seldom fails to treat the problem. To put it in a nutshell, it can used for diabetes, cysts, infections, burns, wounds, dandruff sores, ulcers etc.
How to use aloe vera on skin? Well, you can cut a leaf, slice it open and take the gel out to apply it on your skin. It could be as simple as that.
Now, let us go through the benefits of aloe vera on skin.
Aloe vera is a good remedy to treat sun burn and general skin burns. It can heal inflammation fast. It can offer soothing effect as well as quick relief. Just slicing a leaf and squeezing its gel out to apply it on the affected area might help.
Aloe vera can do a good job in providing relief from wounds as it contains healing properties in it. Generally, the gel is applied on a wound and a cloth is tied around to allow it to work on the skin.
Its anti-microbial as well as anti-inflammatory properties can work well in healing acne. Before going to bed apply some aloe vera gel to your face and wash after 10 minutes. This habit when followed regularly can control breakouts.
It is a natural moisturiser. Instead of relying on your moisturiser, use aloe vera gel regularly as your main moisturising agent. It can effectively cleanse and moisturise your skin.
Aloe vera gel when used along with milk, rose water and turmeric can make your skin glow when used as a face pack.
If you have fine lines and wrinkles on your skin, aloe vera gel may help you combat those ageing signs. The Vitamin C and E present in these leaves make your skin firmer.
Applying the mixture of honey and aloe vera paste on your skin and washing it after 30 minutes can help tighten your pores.