Go through the magical properties of Aloe vera for skin, hair

The leaves of Aloe vera produces two substances; the gel, which is more or less water with several other nutrients mixed in, and the sap, which is also known as aloe latex....

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 20 Nov 2018 11:51 AM GMT

Go through the magical properties of Aloe vera for skin, hair
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Lucknow: Aloe Vera is best known because of its health and beauty world. Because of its anti bacterial and anti viral properties, aloe vera helps in treating of constipation and diabetes. Not only in health, but because of its incredibility, aloe vera is also used in many beauty products.

The leaves of Aloe vera produces two substances; the gel, which is more or less water with several other nutrients mixed in, and the sap, which is also known as aloe latex.

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Egyptians called it the 'Plant of immorality' and it is also known as ‘Ghritkumari’ in Hindi, ‘Kalabanda’ in Telugu, ‘Katralai’ in Tamil, ‘Kumari’ in Malayalam, ‘Lolisara’ in Kannada, ‘Korphad’ in Marathi, and ‘Ghritkumari’ in Bengali.

The aloe vera plant is very useful for our skin, face and hair.

Here we are shared some useful features of aloe vera which can be used as home remedy to make your skin glow, and soften your hair.

PREVENTS SIGNS OF AGING

As you age, wrinkles and fine lines get appear on your face. Aloe plant helps in preventing these signs of aging.

How To Use

A moisturising pack made with aloe vera, olive oil, and oatmeal can make your skin smoother and softer.

- Add all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix till they form a paste.

- Apply the paste on your face and keep it on for 30 minutes.

- Rinse with cold water.

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MOSITURES SKIN

It is a natural moisturiser. It has shown miraculous effects on oily and acne-prone skin.

How To Use

The gel can be directly extracted from the plant. There are plenty of aloevera gel available in markets. But always keep in mind that the aloe vera gel in it constitutes 90 to 100 percent of the product.

- Peel off the outer layer of the aloe leaf to get to the gel.

- Scoop out the gel and store it in a container.

- Gently massage the gel on your face. Store the rest in the refrigerator to prolong its shelf life.

REDUCES ACNE AND LIGHTENS BLEMISHES

It is very popular for its properties of removing acne and reducing blemishes. It also helps in lightening the scars that are left behind.

How To Use

If aloe vera is mixed with some lemon juice, it can help in the reduction of acne and acne scars. Lemon uis enriched with the lightening properties that helps in removing blemishes.

- Add the lemon juice to the aloe vera gel and combine them together.

- Massage the gel on your face. This is best used as an overnight treatment.

TREATS SUNBURNS

It is used because to treat sun burns because it soothes and reduces inflammation.

How to Use

- The gel can be applied on the sun burned area of your skin directly.

CONDITIONS HAIR

Aloe vera can be used as a conditioner after you shampoo your hair.

How To Use

-Extract the pulp content from the leaf or stalk and rub it on your scalp.

-Ensure your hair is already washed before you do this.

-Massage the pulp into your scalp in circular motions.

-Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse with cold water.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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