Aloe vera – all the benefits and homemade hacks of this herbal jewel

How to make this cactus plant part of your beauty regimen.

History is a testament to the importance and benefits of aloe vera which is rightfully considered a herbal jewel for several reasons and has been used medicinally for many centuries. It’s one of the most studied plants it was also called the plant of immortality by the ancient Egyptians.

Aloe vera is a cactus plant that grows in dry climates predominantly in parts of Africa and subcontinent. The leaves produce two substances – the gel, which is more or less water, rich in nutrients, active enzymes, vitamins, mineral and amino acids and the sap, which is also called the aloe latex.

The amazing benefits of aloe vera

It’s a no brainer that the aloe vera gel has been useful in treating a wider variety of skin ailments including wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts in humans, and is considered a magical gel for hair and skin.

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The incredible aloe vera truly deserves and enjoys a special place in every household. Whether a sunburn or you are looking for a quick moisturiser, aloe vera is there for your rescue. The aloe vera gel has various benefits for skin and hair which are the two most prized possessions for any woman. It is commonly used for soothing that annoying sunburn, lightening the blemishes and keeping your hair and skin moisturised without costing you an arm or a leg. It is also used as a topical treatment for cuts as it helps in healing of the wounds. So definitely take it along if you are going on a tropical vacation.

Moreover, it also helps in preventing ageing making you look younger and fresher. Is there anything that aloe vera gel can’t do? I guess not.

The benefits are not over yet. It also nourishes your hair naturally and accelerates its growth and reduces dandruff too. Regular use can help you restore shine and vitality.

Simple and effective aloe vera masks you can DIY at home

You don’t need to wait for online delivery or buy expensive products, just take a trip down to your kitchen and find all the ingredients at the comfort of your abode. Now that we have established the fact that aloe vera gel is a must-have beauty staple, we are going to share the top 5 DIY aloe vera masks for skin and hair.

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Try incorporating these masks into your beauty routine and see the magic in a few weeks. The key is to stay consistent. Apply these masks at least once a week for better results.

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Don’t give up on your hair care or skin care routine after trying them on ONLY once.

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If you are into herbal remedies and DIY masks then this list is for you. These masks will leave your hair and skin feeling soft and smooth.

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Hope you have a fabulous time trying them on and eventually adding them to your weekly routine.

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Please note: Always start with washing your hands and face and apply these masks on clean skin and scalp.  

 

Editor’s note: Feature image via Freepik.

 
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