There are many uses for aloe vera, and I believe every woman should know about them! Although aloe vera looks like just a plain old house plant, open it up and you will find that this plant has many fantastic benefits for your skin and body. Read on and find out all the great uses for aloe vera you should know about!
Table of contents:
- Face and eye makeup remover
- Hair conditioner
- A natural treatment for burns
- Promote hair growth
- Shaving gel
- Fight bad breath and tooth decay
1. Face and eye makeup remover
One of the great uses for aloe vera is to use it as a face and eye makeup remover. I tried it and it really works! Apply the gel to a cotton ball and gently and effectively remove your face and eye makeup. This is a natural, mild, and moisturizing makeup remover that you can use every day!
2. Hair conditioner
Take one aloe vera leaf, slice it open, and apply gel to your hair. Then apply your regular hair conditioner and rinse. You will get a healthy, soft, and nourished scalp and hair! Moreover, it helps fight frizz and keep your hair looking so sleek and so healthy!
3. A natural treatment for burns
Another popular use for aloe vera is as a natural treatment for burns. The next time you stayed out in the sun long or you have an accident in the kitchen, rub the inside of the leaf directly onto the affected area to relieve the pain and itchiness. Aloe vera also works amazingly for razor burns, sunburns, and irritated skin. It contains anti-inflammatory and healing properties that help calm and replenish moisture in the skin!
4. Promote hair growth
Use aloe vera to promote hair growth. Just massage the gel into your scalp and leave it on for about 30 minutes before washing out. Aloe vera helps unclog hair follicles, improve nutrient absorption, balance the pH levels and help your hair retain moisture.
5. Shaving gel
Have you ever opened up the inside of an aloe vera leaf? If so, you know that it has a gel-like consistency, which can be used as a natural shaving gel! As I said above, aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties, so you can use it on your legs as well as on your face to get a close, comfortable shave!
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If you are on a tight budget, save money on moisturizers by using aloe vera as a face and body moisturizer! It absorbs fast, feels amazing and best of all, you are sure that there are no secret ingredients in this moisturizer! Aloe vera is also said to be an awesome oil-free hydrator for acne-prone skin due to its high vitamin and enzyme content!
7. Fight bad breath and tooth decay
Aloe vera has been noted to naturally combat bad breath, tooth decay and prevent gum disease. If you are looking for a natural alternative to oral health care, try aloe vera tooth gel, but be sure to talk to your dentist about it!
I was definitely surprised with the numerous uses for aloe vera, because I never knew that this plant could do so many amazing things! And what about you? Did you know about these uses for aloe vera? What are your favorite ways to use this plant? Share them, please!