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6 Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera on Skin

Aloe vera is one common household plant that has a long list of health benefits. It has been used for hundreds of years to treat conditions such as skin complaints, and even asthma.

It is the magic leaves of aloe vera that are full with nutrients beneficial to the skin, and body in general. Lots of people overlook the healing properties of aloe, opting instead to use it as a decorative plant, as they are popular and sold for a reasonable price in most garden stores.

It is the sap and the gel found in the thick, fleshy leaves of the aloe plant that contain its healing properties, which means you do have to break the leaves off to enjoy the benefits, but don’t worry they will grow back again. The sap contains special nutrients that are healing when used on the human body.

Here are six great ways in which you can enjoy the full benefits of your aloe vera plant.

Minimizes stretch marks
Stretch marks occur when the skin is put under stress, like a growth spurt, or weight gain in pregnancy. The soothing properties alleviate some of the stress that comes with stretched skin, allowing it to heal at a better rate. Apply the gel from the allow plant directly on the affected areas, leave to sink in and remove after about 15 minutes with lukewarm water.

Acne treatment
Common in teens, but adults can also suffer from acne too. Suffering from acne can be really distressing for the individual, and not surprisingly, these are plenty of treatments out there that claim to heal it. Aloe is great for treating acne as it has no chemicals unlike other medical treatments, which may actually make the acne worse.  You need to combine a tablespoon of aloe gel with 2 to 3 drops of lemon juice then apply the solution on the affected area. Leave it on for your skin to absorb.

Cure for sunburn
Aloe is one of the most effective treatments if you have been out in the sun for too long. Sunburn can be incredibly painful and most remedies you can buy include aloe vera as an ingredient in some form, but applying the gel straight from the plant onto the skin is by far the best treatment you can use. The gel actually has a cooling effect on the skin, so while it healing you, it is reducing the symptoms as well.

Moisturising the skin
When applied to the skin, aloe has a great moisturising effect, but it can leave a sticky reside. To combat this there is a whole range of skincare that incorporates aloe vera into its ingredients. Chose a skin cream with at least 90% aloe for the best benefits.

Treating insect bites
Aloe has great anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful for taking the sting out of insect bites. The soothing texture will also help reduce swelling redness to the affected area.

Prevents signs of aging
You can reduce the signs of ageing using aloe’s miracle properties. To make a soothing face pack combine ½ teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera, and 1 teaspoon of oatmeal. Apply the paste on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse the paste with cold water.

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