The aloe vera plant is a true all-round talent, contains numerous antibacterial ingredients, amino acids and enzymes that care for our skin and can even heal it. The transparent gel extracted from the leaves is highly concentrated and extremely effective. Today I not only want to introduce you to a great new product, I also want to provide you with the best beauty hacks with aloe vera.
Not only did I research, but I also tried to make my own gel to get to know the effects and the plant better. In an emergency, such as sunburn, such a plant can provide relief very quickly.
You will hardly find a better and more natural moisturizer than aloe vera. Aloe vera binds moisture and provides the skin with lasting care. Oily skin also benefits from the aloe vera essence, as it preserves the natural protective film, has a matting effect and reduces sebum production, which is often difficult with oily skin. Especially those affected by neurodermatitis and acne find relief with aloe vera creams because it has an anti-inflammatory and decongestant effect.
Important: not every product contains a high and concentrated aloe vera content. Unfortunately, this is often lost with mass-produced goods. My favorite product right now is Mother Nature Cosmetics Aloe Vera Gel. But more on that later.
2. Aloe Vera Conditioner
Aloe vera can also be quite useful as a hair conditioner. You can apply the fresh gel directly to your hair and massage it into the tips. Rinse out after 15 minutes and then wash as usual. The hair is then super smooth and supplied with a lot of moisture.
3. DIY Peeling
A peeling not only removes dead skin cells, but also promotes blood circulation and cell renewal. Mix some sugar and aloe vera and apply like a normal scrub.
If the fresh gel from the aloe vera plant is applied directly to the skin, it can contribute to the healing process of acne scars and even has an anti-inflammatory effect on fresh acne. Apply the gel to the affected areas and leave it on overnight. Furthermore, aloe vera relieves the pain of sunburn, reduces redness and also has a cooling effect. And anyone who has irritated skin after shaving can also soothe it with the miracle elixir.
5. SOS ice cubes
If you fill the gel in small ice cube trays, they can quickly provide relief, especially for children. In the case of insect bites, sunburn and other skin irritations, it soothes the skin in no time and also cools and soothes bruises or scrapes pleasantly.
The blog article originally appeared on Thebautyblog, the beauty and lifestyle blog by Vanessa Bratschi. Vanessa is a Swiss beauty blogger who regularly reports on the latest beauty and lifestyle trends.
You can read the full article and Vanessa's experiences with Mother Nature Aloe Vera Gel here.