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3 Aloe Vera Remedies for Skin and Hair

By Alex Mora

 

Aloe vera is a plant that anyone can grow in their home. You can buy a baby aloe vera plant for about $6 and plant it in your backyard. Once the aloe vera is grown with multiple legs and arms, then you can cut it up and use it.

 

How to cut an aloe vera plant:

To cut a leaf of the aloe, use a knife or scissors, cut a leaf from the plant and peel away one side of the leaf’s green outer layer. If done correctly, the gel will be exposed.

 

A Natural Face Mask

Honestly, the first thing we notice in people is their faces. Especially in school, students communicate with each other on a day-to-day basis, meaning that your face is constantly on display. In order to combat this, you can use aloe vera as skincare! Aloe vera leaves skin feeling soft and clean, especially when used as a facial mask.

Mix one tablespoon of the gel of the aloe vera leaf with two tablespoons of honey and apply to your skin for five to 10 minutes or use it as an overnight mask. To remove it, just use water and pat your skin dry.

With aloe, you can say goodbye to chemical-filled facial masks from the store that leave your skin rough and dry.  Your skin will feel soft and clean after this organic mask!

 

Hair

Aloe vera also works wonders on hair! Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C and E, which help promote healthy and shiny hair!

Apply and rub the aloe vera gel all over your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes.

After, wash it off and feel your hair come back to life!

 

Heals Wounds and Burns

As well as benefiting your skin, According to the Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, aloe vera can treat first and second-degree burns as well as chronic wounds.

First and second-degree burns are superficial burns that affect the skin surface. Aloe vera can heal and speed up the recovery from burns.

For chronic wounds, like pressure and diabetic ulcers, aloe vera can help reduce the pain and bleeding.

Simply apply the gel directly onto the burn or wound and leave it on throughout the day.

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