When you think of skincare, it’s difficult not to think of aloe vera immediately. Mentioned in everything from social media comments on shampoos to detailed Origani reviews, this plant is one of the foundational ingredients that can seem to do no wrong. It’s one of the best salves that we’ve ever discovered and refined. Even in its raw form, aloe vera can still give you a lot of benefits. Here are ways that aloe vera can make you beautiful:
Our bodies produce dead skin all the time. It’s part of the natural process of keeping it healthy while also removing surface irritants that we get exposed to when we go out every day. Aloe vera has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that work well with our skin’s natural exfoliation. This can help you avoid acne and skin infections.
If you’re a beach bum, you might have had your fair share of sun-kissed skin once or twice. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory compounds that help rapidly cool your skin after a serious case of sunburn. Its natural antioxidants and minerals also accelerate the healing process.
Using aloe-infused shampoo does more than give your hair that studio shine; it also keeps away dandruff! Since it has antifungal properties, it’s perfect for tackling that dry scalp and heals skin damage. It’s not oily, so it won’t add to the problem like other compounds do.
Closing pores goes a long way toward getting smooth, silky skin. If you have wide pores, use cold aloe vera to help shrink them. Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory byproducts can help speed up this process without straining your skin, so you’ll always have your face on when you need it.
You can also use aloe vera gel overnight as a moisturizer. Just apply it to your hands, face, and neck before bed and wake up to smooth and shiny skin. The best part is that you don’t even need to wash the detritus off since your skin naturally absorbs aloe vera.
Always be on fleek with a few dabs of aloe vera gel on your eyebrows. You can dip a cotton bud or q-tip in aloe vera for a quick eyebrow brush to keep it in place for the rest of the day. The best part is that regular application can actually help your brows grow hair, giving you even more volume to work with.
Getting Rid of Scars and Blemishes
Pimples are a huge problem, but the scars that they leave behind are even bigger issues. Luckily, aloe vera is a good DIY solution to stubborn acne scars. Just use aloe vera gel on the affected spots, and they should fade with time.
The Best Product?
There’s a reason aloe vera keeps showing up in our beauty products. It does seem like this plant can do anything. That’s why you should always keep an eye out for things that contain a generous helping of aloe vera. That’s the way you’ll know that it has the good stuff.