The incredible Aloe Vera needs no introduction. It is considered by many to be a miracle plant and it has a huge range of skin and hair benefits.
Used since ancient times and named the ‘plant of immortality’ by the ancient Egyptians, here are just ten of the many uses and benefits of Aloe Vera juice for skin and hair.
1. Sunburn treatment
Aloe Vera juice is a powerful healing agent and is used in many sunburn treatments.
The natural nutrients and antioxidants in the plant work to soothe the pain and help to regenerate the skin.
2. Acne treatment
One of the benefits of Aloe Vera juice is that it can be used as an ingredient for acne treatments.
Auxin and Gibberellins, two hormones found in Aloe Vera, have wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce skin inflammation and promote the growth of new cells.
3. Aloe Vera Moisturizer
Aloe Vera gel makes a great skin moisturizer and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy, so it’s good for all skin types.
Aloe Vera gel is also good for using after shaving and its healing properties will help with any small nicks or cuts.
4. Anti-Aging treatment
We can’t turn back the clock, but Aloe Vera gel can help smooth out some those fine lines and improve the skins natural firmness.
5. Aloe Vera for hair
Aloe Vera is said to help prevent hair loss and act to strengthen your hair. Used as a hair conditioner, it will give you thick, strong and healthy hair, and is especially good for dry hair and dandruff.
Here is one simple way how you can use Aloe Vera for hair: puree Aloe Vera jelly-like interior in a blender (make sure to strain the jelly properly before using it, to avoid getting small pieces trapped in the hair) and apply this pure Aloe Vera gel on the roots of your previously shampooed hair and spread to the length; let it sit on your hair for about 10 minutes (you can put on a shower cap), then rinse and condition.
The special substances in Aloe Vera gel can powerfully nourish and volumize your hair, adding shine and making your locks look like a supermodel hair. Aloe Vera also encourages hair growth, if used regularly.
6. Aloe Vera juice aids digestion
When taken internally, Aloe Vera aids the digestive system and works as a laxative.
Drinking Aloe Vera juice regularly helps to detoxify the system and can also alleviate acidity and inflammation in the bowel.
7. Aloe Vera juice stimulates the metabolism
Drinking Aloe Vera juice can speed up the metabolism and be an aid to maintaining a healthy body weight.
8. Aloe Vera boosts the immune system
Consuming Aloe Vera juice can also give your immune system a boost.
The antioxidants contained in the plant help fight free radicals, which are known to speed up the aging process and be the cause of a number of illnesses.
9. Aloe Vera Scar treatment
The gel of Aloe Vera plant can be used to help treat scars, as it promotes the healing process and softens the appearance of scar tissue.
10. Nutritional supplement
Aloe Vera plant is rich in vitamins and minerals and actually contains over 75 different nutrients, so is often taken as a natural, healthy nutritional supplement.