Make the most of aloe vera benefits for skin, hair and overall health 

Published on: 20 July 2022, 10:22 am IST

Most of us swear by the benefits of aloe vera gel. However, let us tell you how to use this wondrous ingredient in the most effective way.

Gurpreet Kaur
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Aloe vera has several health benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

In today’s time, there are several plant-based ingredients that are used for overall well-being. However, aloe vera, a plant that has a long history of medicinal use, has gained popularity. It is so because it is extremely versatile and has an ability to heal wounds, burns, and eruptions. Interestingly, apart from the known uses, there are numerous ways in which it can be used for the skin, hair, digestion and overall health.

How to use aloe vera effectively

Several beauty and health products now it as an active ingredient. You can use it directly from the plant or cut a leaf from the plant to use the gel inside. We list down several ways in which aloe vera can be used:

1. Skin

You can use aloe vera directly on the skin. There are hundreds of different online recipes to create a lotion or cream with it as the main ingredient. If your skin has been adversely impacted, you can apply it on the skin. If you have a sunburn, you can put it to soothe and cool the skin. Use it on the skin as a moisturizer to hydrate the skin too.

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Aloe vera has oodles of benefits too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Face

You can use it on the face as similar to how you would use it on the rest of the body. It has high water content, and is naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants Since the skin on the face is more sensitive, apply aloe vera gel but in small amounts only.

3. Hair

Who doesn’t want longer and smoother tresses that can actually cast a spell. We all do, right? This wonder ingredient will help you in that. Since it can nourish the hair by enhancing their growth, it can be applied on the scalp directly or as part of a mask with other ingredients to keep your tresses healthy.

Also, read: Hair fall? Try this DIY onion and aloe vera hair mask

4. Oral health

Most mouthwash and toothpastes contain it as an active ingredient. However, do not consume raw aloe vera orally.

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Who knew aloe vera gel can cure all our tooth woes too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

5. Digestive health

Historically, its preparations have been used for digestive ailments like diarrhea and constipation, which may also result from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So consuming aloe vera juice can be effective if you have any stomach issues.

So, go utilize all its benefits as much as you can.

Gurpreet Kaur Gurpreet Kaur

A lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life - from fashion to food and different cultures. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socializing with people or exploring different cities.