Aloe vera contains 98% water which is very effective in skin care.
Aloe vera has been known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Its various beneficial compounds like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids help to reduce skin and hair problems.
Benefits: Aloe vera works very well on the skin in summer as it is 96 percent water. Aloe vera is rich in ‘antimicrobial’, ‘antiseptic’, ‘anti-inflammatory’, ‘anti-oxidizing’, ‘anti-bacterial’ and ‘astringent’. Aloe vera works very well in skin as well as hair care.
Caution: It is not advisable to use aloe vera gel on wounds or affected areas. It can increase infection and even inflammation. The best way to use aloe vera is to use fresh gel from the leaves.
Honey and aloe vera gel:Aloe vera gel is beneficial in reducing acne and oiliness of oily skin. Aloe vera, vitamin E and honey are mixed well and used to make packs and use on the skin.
Sunburn Reduction Gel: Aloe vera’s antioxidant properties help reduce sunburn.
Rose and aloe vera toner: Homemade aloe vera and rose toner helps to reduce skin dryness. Mixing aloe vera gel with rose water and using it daily after bath gives good results.
Anti-inflammatory face pack: It is beneficial to use aloe vera rich cosmetics if you have skin problems such as eczema or rashes. Aloe vera face wash helps to keep the skin cool and reduce redness.
Lemon and Aloe Vera:Lemon and aloe vera are both rich in powerful anti-aging ingredients. These help to keep the skin moist and reduce blemishes. Make a pack by mixing one tablespoon of aloe vera, one egg white and half a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, apply on the skin, wait for 15 to 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Good results can be obtained by using it twice a week. In their report, Femina.in quotes Mike Adams of the United States, known as ‘The Health Ranger’, as saying that aloe vera has the most amazing nutritional value and immunity among many herbs.