By Ugochi Obiajunwa
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. Aloe Vera is a plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe is also used for decorative purposes and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.
It is found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, or ointments for minor burns and sunburns. Aloe Vera helps treat burns, psoriasis, diabetes, constipation, and dental cavities. Aloe Vera gel can do wonders for your skin and hair.
Here are 5 ways you can use Aloe Vera gel to improve your skin and hair:
- Use It As A Hair Pack For Hair Growth
Give Aloe Vera a try, it might do wonders for your hair. Aloe Vera helps promote the natural growth of new hair follicles, it even strengthens the existing hair follicles.
Mix Aloe Vera gel with castor oil. Use 2 tbsp of Aloe Vera gel and 1 tbsp of castor oil. Apply the paste on your scalp and massage for 2-3 mins. Wash your hair with shampoo after 30-40 mins.
If you do not like castor oil, then mix Aloe Vera gel with olive oil and follow the same procedure.
- Aloe Vera As A Hair Conditioner
Aloe Vera gel does wonders for dry and rough hair. You can apply Aloe Vera gel directly to your hair or you can mix 2 tbsp of honey and 1 mashed avocado to Aloe Vera gel. Mix them properly and apply it all over your hair and scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wash the hair after 10-15 mins. Aloe Vera gel will soften your hair and also promote healthier hair growth.
- Use Aloe Vera As Anti-Ageing Mask
Aloe Vera can help you fight wrinkles. It has been proven that Aloe Vera gel has anti-ageing properties. You can use Aloe Vera gel to make anti-ageing mask. You will need 3-4 tbsp Aloe Vera gel, 2 tbsp china clay, 1 tbsp fresh cream, and 1 tbsp almond paste. Mix all of them properly and apply it to clean skin. Allow the paste to dry completely and was your face with cold water.
- Clears Out Acne
Acne affects most of the teenagers, it may even continue into your adulthood. Well, you need not worry as Aloe Vera gel can help you get rid of acne. Apply Aloe Vera gel to your skin and leave it to dry. Wash your face with cold water afterward. Aloe Vera is known for its skin soothing property. Keep applying Aloe Vera gel for a week and you will start noticing the difference.
- Helps Remove Tan
Aloe Vera can help you get rid of the unpleasant tan. Take some Aloe Vera gel and mix few drops of lemon juice in it. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. Leave it for 10-15 mins. Wash your face with cool water; you can even use lukewarm water.