One of the most interesting plant you can have at home is the aloe vera. Aside from being a decorative plant, aloe vera is also used as herbal medicine. In fact, people have been using it as treatment to several skin conditions for centuries now. While aloe vera has no therapeutic claims, many people believe in its ability to promote healing. Some people apply it topically, while some even extract its juice and drink it. Using aloe vera, they say, can give you beautiful skin, something most people want to have.
Aloe vera can act as a first aid treatment for burns so it would be a great idea to keep one at home. For instance, if you get a burn or even a cut, just get a little piece of aloe vera leaf and apply it directly to the affected area. Most people also use it as relief for sunburn. The anti-inflammatory property of the plant will help relieve pain from any wound. It even has some healing properties that help in the repair of broken tissues.
Since aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, you can also use it to cure acne. Try mixing it with your favorite astringent and apply it on your face after cleansing. It will help you close skin pores and prevent dirt from clogging in. See to it that you apply skin moisturizer right after to prevent your skin from drying.
Because of aloe vera’s healing properties, it can help promote regeneration of skin cells, which is important when fighting skin problems like eczema and psoriasis. Furthermore, aloe vera juice can also be mixed with water to relieve digestive problems. It’s also suitable when you’re on a detoxifying diet.
Plenty skincare products today contain aloe vera as one of their main ingredients. Some of these products include lotions, soaps, lip balms, sunscreens and many more. By using aloe vera products, you can delay the onset of skin wrinkles. In order for a certain product to be effective, leave it on your skin for about 15 minutes, and make sure you include every area in your face especially the skin around the eyes and the mouth as these are where wrinkles usually form.
Aside from skincare products, you can also find aloe vera in the form of supplements. It can be prepared as pure aloe vera supplement or combined with other ingredients like vitamin E. Many benefits of aloe vera are yet to be discovered. For now, it would be best to try it for yourself and experience its benefits not just for your skin but also for your entire body.