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The Best Uses of Aloe Vera for Great and Healthy Skin

Recently I planted yet another aloe vera in my garden. It’s a humble-looking plant, and its wide cultivation around the world might puzzle you if you judge it by appearances only. What makes aloe vera so fascinating, is the goodness it carries inside its fleshy leaves. Imagine a wealth of nutrients, active enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, all packed into a single plant that doubles as an ornament. From now on, when I need its medicinal juices, I can just get them from my garden. Aloe vera is particularly well-known for the healing and nurturing effects it has on the skin – our most exposed organ.
Treating minor burns and sunburns
Aloe vera helps to heal and soothe first-degree burns, where only the outer layer of the skin is damaged. It does that by healing the skin’s epithelium, generously replacing the moisture that was lost (it’s a succulent plant after all), and providing the skin with anti-oxidants, which speed up recovery. If I get a bit naughty and over-indulge in the sun, leaving my skin reddish and sore, I apply pure aloe vera topically onto the damaged area. Opening the leaf is fairly easy. You remove the thorns and open the leaf, which you then rub over the skin, letting the juicy meat soothe and renew the painful tissue. Ahhh…   Find here more information about Effective Homemade Minor Burn Treatments and How to Make Healing Aloe Vera and Carrot Cream for Wounds and Minor Burns.
The anti-ageing effect
Aloe vera’s moisturizing potential leaves the skin well-hydrated. The plant’s antioxidants include vitamins E and C and beta carotene, which fight free radicals in the body, and ward off the aging process. Your skin will be grateful if you regularly apply aloe vera gel. The smell of natural aloe vera is off-putting for some, but personally I enjoy it, as I associate it with the goodness I can feel it brings. See here a fantastic recipe for aloe vera body gel and Non-Greasy Homemade Moisturizing Lotion with aloe vera.
Soothing irritated skin and rashes
Due to its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory effects, various skin problems can be treated by using aloe vera. Acne, eczema, psoriasis and insect bites will all benefit from this wonderful juicy gel. The application cools the affected area, and lessens the pain or itchiness. Then the healing compounds start working. What makes aloe vera so efficient with acne, is the presence of the hormones auxin and gibberellin, which reduce the inflammation and promote new cell growth.  It’s best to apply pure gel, after washing your pores with clean water. Bye-bye pimples.
For psoriasis, you can try either soothing the skin with gel or lotion, or using aloe vera shampoo. Or, you can consume the goodness in the form of tablets or a juice. In this way you target the condition systemically, and also increase your immunity.
The juice in the leaves of the aloe vera plant can ease dandruff, itching and scaly skin in people. Aloe vera has antiseptic properties as well as moisturizing tendency that helps in preventing the skin from drying up. Apply aloe vera gel directly onto the affected area, let the gel remain for about an hour, and then wash your scalp under cold running water. Don’t shampoo your hair after using aloe vera. You may apply this gel 2-3 times a week.
Stretch mark and scar reduction
As a result of sudden weight changes, we all have some stretch marks. They are the minor tears that occur when the skin’s elasticity couldn’t cope with rapid change.  Aloe vera gel can help heal these tears and lessen the marks and scars on our bodies. Unless of course you cherish them as a marker of a certain age or event.

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