5 Ways You Can Use Aloe Vera Gel For Skin And Hair

Aloe Vera Gel Is Good For Skin And Hair

The history of aloe vera dates back to thousands of years ago, Greeks regarded aloe vera as the universal panacea and the Egyptians called it as the plant of immortality.1

Aloe vera helps treat burns, psoriasis, diabetes, constipation, and dental cavities.2 And it can do wonders for your skin and hair! Here are 5 ways you can use aloe vera gel to improve the health of your skin and hair.

1. Use Aloe Vera As A Hair Pack

Aloe Vera Helps Promote Hair Growth

Troubled by frequent hair loss? Aloe vera has got your back! It helps promote the natural growth of new hair follicles, it even strengthens the existing hair follicles.3

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp castor oil

How To:

  • Mix aloe vera gel with castor oil
  • Apply the paste on
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    your scalp
  • Massage for 2-3 mins
  • Wash your hair with shampoo after 30-40 mins

Note: If you do not like castor oil, then mix aloe vera gel with olive oil and follow the same procedure.

2. Use Aloe Vera As A Hair Conditioner

Aloe Vera Gel Can Be Used As Hair Conditioner

Aloe vera gel works well on dry and rough hair. It will soften your hair and also promote healthier hair growth. You can apply aloe vera gel directly to your hair or mix it with another hair-friendly ingredient.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 mashed avocado
  • Aloe vera gel

How To:

  • Mix honey, the mashed avocado, and the aloe vera gel
  • Apply it all over your hair and scalp
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and wash the hair after 10-15 mins

3. Use Aloe Vera As An Anti-Aging Mask

To Remove Wrinkles Use Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera can help you fight wrinkles. It has been proven that aloe vera

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gel has anti-aging properties.4

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp china clay
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp almond paste

How To:

  • Mix all of them properly
  • Apply it to clean skin
  • Allow the paste to dry completely
  • Rinse with cold water

4. Use Aloe Vera To Clear Acne

Aloe Vera Gel Can Help Clear Ance

Acne affects most of the teenagers, it may even continue into your adulthood.5 Well, you need not worry as aloe vera gel can help you get rid of acne. It is known for its

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skin-soothing property which is helpful to tackle acne.6Apply the gel on your skin and let it dry. Wash your face with cold water. Do this for a week to see results.

5. Use Aloe Vera To Remove Your Tan

Aloe Vera Gel Can Help Remove Tan

Aloe vera can help you get rid of an unpleasant tan, thanks to its chemical properties. It’s cooling effect also works to reduce inflammation 7

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Lemon juice

How To:

  • Mix the gel and lemon juice
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck
  • Leave it for 10-15 mins
  • Rinse with cool or lukewarm water

Caution

While aloe vera is generally safe, avoid the use if you have sensitive skin. Do not use it on surgical wounds, skin infections, and severe sunburns.

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Also, do not use it for a long duration, it might irritate your skin and cause a breakout. If you want to use aloe vera gel specifically for any skin problem, consult a doctor to get the green signal.

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