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