Beauty Tips

All the Healing Properties of the Magical Aloe Vera Plant

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Ever wondered why Aloe Vera is an ingredient in so many of your favorite beauty products? From soothing sunburn gels to blemish-clearing face masks and internal digestive problems, the aloe vera plant is kind of a big deal.

All the Healing Properties of the Magical Aloe Vera Plant
Skincare

Aloe gel is found inside the succulent leaves of the aloe plant and can be used to treat eczema, burns, cuts, scrapes, dermatitis and so much more. Aloe's magical antibacterial yet soothing and astringent properties make it a favorite for beauty brands; especially acne-fighting products.

Aloe can additionally be used to treat insect bites, jellyfish stings, pregnancy stretch marks, dry scalps, Poison Ivy, asthma, and arthritis. Is there anything this super-plant cannot do?!

Digestive

When taken internally, aloe vera helps reduce inflammation and can even treat constipation. How's that for versatility?

Healing Wounds

To treat minor cuts, scrapes, and sunburn follow the steps below:

1. Clean your wound(s) thoroughly.

2. Slice some of the aloe vera leaves and apply the pulp into the wound(s).

3. Wrap the wound(s) tightly with a bandage.

4. Keep the bandage(s) soaked with aloe juice.

How do you use aloe vera in your home? Tweet me @lorenridinger.