How to use Aloe Vera

April 30, 2014 2 min read 0 Comments

Written by Elizabeth Burns


This topic is about the power of the wonderful plant Aloe Vera. There are many uses for this plant, we’ll be going over all of them today.

Aloe vera contains eight amino acids are skin cannot manufacture on it’s own.

This plant is commonly found in herbal medicine to sunscreen or lotion. It can be very healing and rejuvenating. You can take the gel orally or apply topically to the skin depending on what uses you’re striving for.

By taking this plant orally, whether eating or turning into a beverage it is advertised to help a number of things like - constipation, headaches, ulcer, diabetics and even your heart health. Also consumers who have taken orally have spoken of softer skin with regular consumption. It can also be used as a dietary supplement to help balance and improve your diet.

By applying topically it’s a fantastic moisturizer and soother. If you have sunburn it’ll soothe the skin and help the healing process go by a lot faster. It also will help skin conditions like eczema and rashes. It’s also great just to apply daily to keep the skin hydrated and soft.

If you apply it to the skin prior to makeup, it can help the longevity of your foundation and other cosmetics products.

Since it’s healing properties it’s also fantastic aftershave for men. So you ladies can pass this trick onto your man.

Aloe Vera is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory so if you’re experiencing a rash or other skin condition, it’ll help fight off and reduce the appearance of inflammation or redness, while also helping any infection.

Because of the previous stated you could use the gel straight from the plant (which is the best way to get the purest of aloe vera) and apply it to your skin after cleansing. If you’re experiencing acne it will help reduce your pimples.

It can also minimize the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation due to a few brightening properties found in the gel itself.

It also is known to have anti-aging properties because of the Vitamin C and E found in this plant. It will help build collagen and fight against free radicals, giving a smoother appearance.

You could also use this as a body wash in the shower. It will draw out the impurities gently from your skin and fight against body acne.

Applying this topically to a cold sore twice a day will help with soreness and size of your sore. It should be gone with just a few days!

Lastly if you’re a mother you could use this on your child’s diaper rash as it’s very soothing. Apply after a warm bath to the affected area.