• Sonali Awasthii

Aloe Vera Uses and Benefits for a Healthy Body and a Beautiful Skin

When it comes to taking extra care of skin’s beauty and overall well-being of the body, nothing can parallel the wondrous aloe vera. It is a miraculous medicinal plant that has been used since ages to heal skin diseases and many physical ailments. The aloe vera juice or gel can both be applied and consumed.

Where do I find aloe vera?

Aloe vera plants are available in almost all plant nurseries. And though it’s advisable to use natural aloe vera for face, you can alternatively choose (for external uses only) Patanjali’s Aloevera Gel or Urban Botanics Pure Aloevera Gel - some of the best skin care brands. But if you settle on fresh aloe vera for face, make sure that you never apply it directly as that could possibly lead to consistent redness and itchiness.

First, let’s talk about the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

1. Aloevera for Dengue and Malaria

Many of you might be surprised to know that aloe vera is also used to cure dreadful diseases like malaria and dengue for it contains anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial compounds. One just needs to extract the gel from its leaf, mix it in drinking water and have it regularly till the disease gets completely cured.

2. Aloe vera for Boosting Immunity

Those who often get sick due to rapid changes in weather must avail the benefits of aloe vera. Drinking aloe vera juice or consuming its gel aids digestion and helps to a great extent in increasing immunity. Its micro-nutrients prepare the body to battle the viruses and germs that attack the immune system.

3. Aloe vera for Losing Weight

One of the great benefits of eating aloe vera is that it boosts metabolism and helps in shedding extra carbs from the body. For this purpose, you must consume aloevera in the form of juice or gel, once or twice in a day. However, don’t over consume it unnecessarily.

Now, let’s consider the Benefits of Aloe vera on Skin and Hair

4. Aloevera for Rashes, Acne and Body Odour

If you are struggling with these problems, you can surely rely on the healing properties of aloe vera along with neem to completely cure your skin. It turned out as the best acne solution for me and I’m quite satisfied with its effects. Simply mix aloe vera and neem leaves in water and use it regularly while bathing.

5. Aloevera for Glowing Skin

You can easily get rid of your sun damaged skin or uneven face tone with aloe vera. Just extract the oil from Vitamin E capsule and mix it with aloe vera gel. Apply this mixture on alternative days and experience complete skin rejuvenation within a week or so.

6. Aloevera for Dark Spots, Dark Circles and Eye Bags

We’ve already discussed about the few wonderful effects of aloe vera on face and, here are some more. If you’re tired of seeing these ugly dark rings and puffiness under your eyes that make your face look dull, don’t worry. You just have to cool aloe vera gel in refrigerator and apply it on the affected areas around your eyes. Use it frequently to experience the best outcome. Also, I tried Zollyss Aloe Vera Cool Eye Mask which also aided me to get rid of my dark circles and puffy eyes. It relaxes my tired eyes and also helps in relieving headaches and stress. Here’s the link to purchase it -

7. Benefits of aloe vera for hair

Using aloevera gel with onion juice improves the health of hair and helps in reducing hair fall. You can also use onion essential oil with it. To boost up the effect of this solution, go for an onion based shampoo.

8. Aloe Vera for Smooth Skin

For dry skin care, one can use aloe vera with curd and apply it like a face pack for 15-20 minutes. Add besan and lemon juice in this mixture, in case of oily skin.

9. Aloe vera for Scars, Injury and Stretch Marks

If the marks on your body annoy you, then applying aloe vera gel with coconut oil will help in quicker healing of your marks and cuts. In fact, it’s one of the best home remedies for scars on face.

10. Aloe Vera Gel for Long Eye Lashes

Using aloe vera with castor oil on your eye lashes help in their rapid growth. You won’t be then required to go for fake eye lashes and you can boast the natural beauty of your eyes. Just be careful and don’t let this solution come in contact with your eyes.

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