Beauty Uses For Aloe Vera

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Written by: Brandi Monasco

We all know that aloe vera is an amazing plant that has become a staple in households all over the world. Aloe vera is great for many things; it helps with burns and minor cuts or scrapes, it aids your digestion and it acts as a powerful natural pain reliever.

But did you know that you can use aloe vera for BEAUTY as well?

That’s right! Aloe vera is one of those popular plants that is very versatile in its uses!

It Helps Acne

Aloe vera has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Both of these properties help in reducing acne and skin inflammation. Aloe vera also contains a chemical called polysaccharides that is responsible for stimulating the growth of new cells. This growth of new cells helps speed up the recovery process for acne and prevents any scarring.

How to use:

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice

Directions:

  • Add the lemon juice to the aloe vera gel and mix together.
  • Massage the mixture on your face before bed. This works as an overnight treatment.

It Prevents Signs Of Aging

Fine lines and wrinkles are just a part of getting older. However, aloe vera can help in preventing early signs of aging. Aloe vera is loaded with antioxidants that include vitamins C and E and beta carotene. These vitamins help improve your skin’s firmness and help in keeping you skin moist and hydrated.

How to use:

You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon instant oatmeal

Directions:

  • Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl and mix until they form a paste.
  • Apply the paste on your face and keep it on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse the paste off with cold water.
  • Pat dry.

It Can Be Used As A Makeup Remover

Aloe vera is so good for your skin that it can even be used as a makeup remover. Forget about using those manufactured makeup removers that contain harsh chemicals that dry out your skin! Not only does using aloe vera on your face keep your skin moisturized, but it will also help keep acne at bay.

How to use:

You will need:

  • A bit of aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Squeeze a dab of pure aloe vera gel onto a cotton ball.
  • Swipe the cotton ball on your face.

It Can Be Used As A Shaving Cream

Aloe vera is moisturizing so you will be left with soft legs and the aloe vera can help retain moisture in your skin. The antibacterial property is great in the case of nicks, it has a slippery feeling that allows for a close shave. Shaving with aloe vera is not just for women, men can use it too!

How to use:

You will need:

  • ⅓ cup of aloe vera gel
  • ¼ cup castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • ¼ cup warm distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients into a foaming bottle or a soap pump dispenser.
  • Shake the bottle or dispenser well before each use. The mixture can also be refrigerated for up to six months.

Give these beauty tips a try and let us know how it goes! Know of any other beautifying uses for aloe vera? Share with us in the comments below!

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Brandi Monasco

Brandi Monasco

Health Advocate at Gettin' Healthy
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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