Why everyone needs Aloe Vera at home
Against Dark Spots
It can help fade dark spots and acne scars. Even if your acne isn’t a problem at the moment, those pesky scars can stick around for years. Aloe vera gel helps stimulate the production of collage in the skin, which reduces the appearance of scarring.
It soothes sunburns. Aloe vera gel is known for its cooling, soothing properties, and it feels amazing on your skin when you’re suffering from a sunburn.
The plant contains a high number of mucopolysaccharides so it can help treat dry skin amazingly. Consider swapping out your regular moisturizer for aloe after bathing to help seal moisture into your skin.
Against cold sore
Cold sores develop on the outside of your mouth. The antiviral effects of aloe vera makes it a useful topical treatment to help with cold sores. Aloe vera may help treat the herpes virus too, which is also the underlying cause of cold sores. Apply a small amount of the gel to your cold sore twice daily until it goes away.
Relief from psoriasis and eczema
Psoriasis and eczema can feel like an awful combination of a burn and a super itchy rash. Thankfully, aloe vera has been shown to both moisturize and soothe these trouble spots on your skin. As with eczema, aloe vera may help alleviate inflammation and itchiness from psoriasis. For best results, apply aloe vera gel twice daily to the affected area of skin.
It reduces puffiness and dark circles. The collagen-producing effects of aloe vera don’t just help with acne scars, they also reduce overall inflammation in the face and help with the production of new skin. This can make you look radiant and glowy.
It’s a natural exfoliant. The salicylic acid in the plant helps get rid of dead skin cells and bad bacteria on your face. It’s lightly exfoliating and won’t rub your skin raw.
If you’ve scuffed up your chin or forehead, you can apply aloe vera to the area for quick relief from pain and burning sensations. Use three times per day.
Last but not least anti-aging effects
It may slow signs of aging. Science is still inconclusive on this one, but some studies of aloe vera have shown promising effects in its ability to increase skin elasticity over time. No wonder it’s a popular ingredient in many anti-wrinkle creams.
Source: B.WELL Garden and Healthline