Aloe vera is a plant with healing powers that have been recognized for centuries.
Today, you can still harness the power behind one of nature’s super plants. That’s right–the aloe plant on your porch can be used topically to treat various skin issues.
Most important, it can replace some of the harsh chemical products lining your medicine cabinet.
Here are four ways you can use aloe vera as a natural substitute:
Aloe as a Makeup Remover
Instead of using toxic chemicals to remove your makeup, use the aloe plant. You’ll no longer have to browse the makeup aisle looking for a chemical-free cleanser.
Because it contains glycosides, you’ll find that aloe has a soap-like property.
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Instead of buying aloe at a store, I recommend growing your own plant to ensure the freshest quality. When you need your makeup removed, just harvest aloe, one stem at a time.
Aloe as a Burn Cream
Making a commitment to healthy eating is a necessity for healing your body. However, spending more time in the kitchen preparing healthy meals may sometimes mean getting an occasional burn.
Instead of reaching for the store-bought burn cream, turn to aloe instead, which contains a natural pain reliever called salicylic acid.
If you happen to burn yourself, immediately break off a small piece of aloe and apply it to the burn.
Not only will you experience relief, but you’ll also spare your skin from any harmful ingredients present in other burn creams.
It’s probably best to have your aloe plant somewhere near your kitchen for easy access.
Aloe as an Anti-Aging Gel
Anti-aging products are popular cosmetics.
However, preventing premature aging shouldn’t cause you to be unable to pronounce the ingredients in your skin cream.
You’ll be glad to know that the aloe vera plant is a natural remedy for staving off life’s wrinkles.
The secret is the aloe plant helps your skin produce elastin and collagen.
You’ll want to use the aloe at night when you wash your face. After you use it to remove your makeup, dry your face and apply a new layer of the aloe.
Make sure you spread the gel around your eyes, chin, forehead, or wherever else you are prone to wrinkling.
Aloe as a Bug Itch Cream
This is the season of mosquito bumps, ant bites, and bee stings. And after a bug bite, the skin can become inflamed and itchy.
Instead of stocking up on creams and treatments for those red welts, go ahead and start growing your aloe vera plant.
You may find it a nice replacement for your bug itch creams.
The aloe vera contains many elements that have anti-inflammatory properties. Here’s a list of them: