Do you know benefits of Aloe Vera? Aloe Vera Beauty Tips
by Larissa Smith
Aloe Vera is an incredible desert plant. The Aloe Vera plant has been a popular healing remedy for many different types of diseases and conditions and also as an aid in the promotion of greater health. It can cure and sooth burns, clean wounds, and even increase healing when applied to a cut. For internal uses it can help digestion and prevent stomach, intestine problems from occurring. Here are some aloe vera beauty tips and benefits of Aloe Vera for use of the cactus and how it can help you.
As a skin brightener: Aloe Vera is the best skin brightener. Rub Aloe Vera on your face, it will decrease pigmentation and dark spots and brighten your skin. You can also red blotches by rubbing Aloe Vera after plucking your brows on the discolored area and redness disappears.
As a Moisturizer: Aloe is a surprisingly good moisturizer and is effective in combating wrinkles because the skin absorbs it quickly. Rub some on your neck and see for yourself. Use it as a natural beauty moisturizer to bring back clear clean skin. It is excellent for dry skin or eczema related issues. Use a small amount after cleansing or toning for more benefits. For those with eczema or psoriasis, Aloe is possibly the best moisturizer available. Rub all over hands and feet, put on gloves and socks and let it work its magic!
For sun burn healing: Excellent to add before going into the sun or in the case of sun burn, Aloe Vera penetrates and heals the affected area... Aloe Vera has natural sun protection benefits so adding before going out into the sun is a bit like sunscreen.
As Facial care and cleanser: Use a small amount around wrinkles or fine lines to allow more moisture to the area. For best results combine with emu oil to make an emu oil Aloe Vera type moisturizer that will heal in two ways. That way you can combine the benefits of emu oil while having the Aloe Vera moistening and healing benefits as well...the best of two worlds! You can make your own facial cleanser with Aloe Vera by mixing it with olive oil, rosewater, and a few drops of grapeseed oil in a food processor. Keep it in the fridge!
As a skin nourisher: Aloe Vera is extremely rich with nutrients. It has 18 amino acids, B vitamins 1, 2, and 6, vitamin C, niacinamide, choline and the minerals calcium, iron, lecithin, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc.
As an organic scrub: you can easily prepare an Aloe sugar scrub at home. Just take 2 tbsp. Aloe Vera and add 2 tbsp. brown sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Rub this sugar scrub pest on your skin; this will work as organic scrub for your skin. You could also try a salt scrub for rough patches.
For the salt scrub take 2 cups sea salt, 1 cup Aloe Vera, 1 cup baby oil and 2 tbsp. honey. Mix all this ingredient, salt scrub is ready.
As a cut healer: If you get a cut, clean the area and apply a small amount of Aloe Vera to the area to speed up the healing process, it is also known to be naturally beneficial for stretch marks or small scars.
As Drink for Internal health and Beauty: By drinking Aloe Vera it can heal internally, just make to prepare properly if you use it internally. Many health food and beauty shops recommend drinking it as well to
look after the digestive tract and stomach.
Moreover it helps to grow hair. Massage Aloe Vera into the scalp; leave in for 30 minutes and rinse. Aloe Vera is known to balance PH and stimulate the production of enzymes on your scalp which help with hair growth. It also works as a brow gel, Mix a little Aloe Vera with an eye shadow that matches your eyebrows. Apply with a brow brush. Aloe has properties similar to astringents, so rubbing it on your face can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Aloe Vera speeds cell regeneration, so rub it on scars and stretch marks to watch them fade more quickly. Use Aloe Vera instead of conditioner! Your hair will be silkier than ever. Just make sure to rinse well. Mix Aloe Vera into powdered hair dye before dyeing hair to help fight off moisture loss from drying chemicals.Wow, Larissa!! Thank you for the aloe vera beauty tips and so much information on the wonderful aloe vera plant. I had been wanting to dedicate a whole page just to Aloe and it's mighty properties but you have just done that for us. We thank you and we know our readers thank you for your aloe vera beauty secrets knowledge.
As a side note, I will tell you a personal story about Aloe Vera. I still to this day don't know how or why it worked but the truth is, it worked!
When I was in the last trimester of my pregnacy with my beautiful son, my foot started hurting so badly that I limped during those months. The doctor said my son was just "sitting on a nerve" and somehow this was causing the pain in my foot. After I delivered my son, however, the pain was still there. Months later I was still limping! (Some days were worse than others.)
One particularly painful day, my son's dad who is from Trinidad and grew up with all sorts of natural remedies said, "Enough is enough. Don't laugh...just let me do something." He gather together a piece of our aloe plant, a fork and knife, and an ace bandage. (Of course, I WAS laughing hysterically thinking "WHAT could he possibly be doing that would help the nerve pain in my foot?!" I knew and practiced some aloe vera beauty secrets of my own, but never thought of it as something that could head pain below the skin.)
So, ignoring my incessant giggling, he proceeded to slice the skin from the aloe vera leaf, put the fleshy part on a fork, and heat it over the open flame on the stove. He then made sure it was not too warm and put in right where the pain was on the top of my foot and then wrapped the age bandage around my foot, securing the aloe vera in place. Well, I continued laughing at the silliness of it all and went to bed with my foot still wrapped.
In the morning, I woke up and unwrapped the bandage and what do you suppose? NO PAIN. So, at first I just thought that maybe the slight heat had help but it wasn't that warm and I had certainly tried plain heat and also ice before to no avail. Well, the truth is that the pain NEVER came back! That was SEVEN years ago! So, here's to Aloe Vera's amazing healing properties!
Thanks again, Larissa. We look forward to more aloe vera beauty secrets or any contributions from you. :)