Aloe Vera - Uses & Benefits

Two words: Aloe Vera!  
Nature's miracle to our body.  
This powerful plant is known for it's unique 
qualities and amazing healing properties.

The ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera the plant of ''immortality''.  
It is considered a miracle plant 
due to its various benefits and uses 
for healthy skin and hair.  
Aloe Vera is a succulent, and has very thick
 and fresh leaves. 


I actually have two huge plants of 
aloe vera in my garden.
My mum introduced me to this amazing plant a few years ago and 
she even helped me plant it in my garden. 

The plant is so beautiful and majestic, but what is more impressive about it, is it's properties.
The leaves hold a translucent gel, extremely bitter, 
and known all over the world for it's healing properties. This gel's consistency is 96% water, organic and inorganic compounds and a type of protein.
Use in beauty
Aloe Vera gives nutrition to the skin. 
Once you apply it, you will notice how soothing 
and cooling it is. It can moisturise the skin 
without making it greasy. 
Many of us propably used several products 
with aloe vera as an ingredient, 
but using the natural thing is better.


They way I use it in my face is the following: 
I cut a thick leaf from the plant, and I wash it well. Then I cut a piece from the leaf and the rest of it I put in the fridge for later use.
When you cut the leaf, you will notice a translucent gel leaking, this is the magic ingredient!  I take the gel and put it all over my face, and I leave it there for an hour or more as a face mask. You can leave it all night if you want, for extra hydration!
In the morning, when you wake up, you will feel your skin so soft, you won't believe it!


As soon as you put it in your face, you will notice a tickling feeling and your skin to tighten.  That is ok. It's because the gel penetrates your skin and is giving you the hydration your skin needs. Aloe Vera also supplies oxygen to the skin, that strengthens the skin tissues. 

Uses:
1) Best moisturiser: aloe vera possesses excellent moisturizing capabilities and is excellent for facial use as it cleans and softens the skin.

2) It treats acne: The antibacterial properties of aloe vera make an excellent option for problematic skins that suffer from acne. It reduces skin inflammation caused by acne and also prevents acne.

3) Treats sunburns: helps reduce the pain and inflammation associated with sunburn. It restores 
skin's natural moisture and acts as a barrier against further damage.

* Best remedy for burns: The best remedy for burned skin is this. Not butter, not toothpaste, not a chemical cream, but this natural plant! You are cooking in the kitchen and accidentally you burn yourself: apply the gel in the burned area and immediately you will feel the skin to heal.
* Soothes the skin after prolonge sun exposure

4) It fights aging: applying aloe vera to your face regularly will help your skin maintain the elasticity and diminish any fine lines or wrinkles.  It contains both vitamn C and E and improves it's natural firmness.

5) Treats eczema and dry skin

6) Participates in the healing of cuts, wounds and injuries

7) Restores shine to hair, skin and nails.

Thanks for joining me and have a nice weekend!

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