Aloe Vera is a miracle worker and there’s no surprise about it. The gel inside the leaves of aloe plants heals just about everything. Many people use it for sunburns, but that is definitely not the only way to use it on your skin. Here are some other options.
Remove Your Makeup
It’s important that you remove your makeup before you go to sleep every night, but it can be a hassle when you’re using cleansers or makeup remover pads that are a little harsh on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, it might be a better option to use some aloe vera instead. The gel can help to remove makeup, but you can also get more natural products using aloe as the main ingredient. It’s soothing and cool on your skin, so even if you have a burn, it isn’t painful to get rid of all the makeup.
Wash Your Face
You can make your own natural face wash with aloe. Use some gel from the aloe vera plant, mixed with water, lemon juice, and any essential oils you want to use. Wash your face with this and it will feel light, refreshed, and best of all, not irritated by harsh facial cleansers.
Soothe Burns, Scrapes, and Cuts
Minor wounds on your skin can also be treated with the help of a little Aloe. Aloe vera plants have gel inside the leaves that are cooling to the touch. It reduces the temperature of your skin when you have a burn or a sunburn, plus it really reduces the discomfort after you get a cut or scrape. It is a good idea to keep a little Aloe with you while camping or hiking in case someone gets a minor burn or skin wound.
To Help With Bug Bites
Lastly, Aloe isn’t going to treat the bug bite, but it can soothe it and cool it off. When you get a bite from a mosquito or a tick, even after the tick is pulled, you feel inflammation and warmth on your skin. It might also start to itch pretty severely. Soothing the area to reduce pain and help it feel a little better with Aloe can work wonders. This also works for other skin conditions, like if you have psoriasis or if you get poison ivy exposure while hiking.
These are just a few of the ways to use Aloe Vera. Do you know of others? Let us know in the comments! 🙂