Aloe Vera For Skin And Hair – The Natural Skincare Ingredient Benefits

Aloe Vera is one of the most common plants in our Indian households. Its beautiful long leaves can be seen adorning our balconies. Do you know about the miracles that these aloe vera leaves can give to our skin and health? I’ll share one of my cousin’s experiences with Aloe Vera. She had long and shiny hair which I always adored. 

Due to her work, she had to transfer to a different city and the city’s climatic conditions and water differences gave her hair fall and several other skin problems. Her condition did not improve despite trying different products and medications. One of our grandmas told her to try Aloe Vera. She started using it and in a few days, boom! There was a visible improvement in her hair and skin! Let’s see the benefits and the ways to use Aloe Vera.


It is filled with enough antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties to make your skin flawless and hydrated. It also includes several health benefits. 


Aloe Vera can increase collagen production and improve skin elasticity if used regularly. Collagen improves the skin and gradually reduces wrinkles on the face. 


Not only while applying, but if taken as a juice or in any oral form, aloe vera hydrates and locks up moisture within the skin and soothes skin irritation. You can feel the difference after the intake or usage of aloe vera in terms of moisture in the skin. 


Aloe Vera can be used to treat ulcers. Yes, you read it right! Aloe vera is soothing in nature. It can treat mild mouth ulcers. It reduces the size of ulcers and can even reduce the pain. Though one can’t completely get rid of an ulcer in a go, after intake of aloe vera it speeds up the healing process inside the mouth. 


You all might have heard of aloe vera treating sunburns, but did you know that it can treat an actual wound? Yeah! When applied aloe vera on a wound as a topical medication, it soothes it and fastens the healing of a wound. By applying it over the wound, you can prevent redness and further infections in the wound.


Aloe vera is rich in proteolytic enzymes that are responsible for boosting hair growth and improving the health of hair follicles. It reduces dandruff and promotes the regrowth of affected hair follicles. 


Okay, so coming back to my cousin’s story, she used aloe vera as a hair mask. Along with raw aloe vera, she added a few other ingredients like fenugreek seeds, hibiscus leaves, and ground them together. She then applied it as a hair mask and took a hair wash as usual. She did it twice a week and soon started noticing her baby hair! 

But when I tried the same method, I caught a cold. When I researched the reason, I found out that you shouldn’t be leaving it on your hair for too long(actually I applied the pack and took a small nap!) 

The next thing that she tried was, applying raw aloe vera straight onto her face. She did this every morning and evening. She did notice that her dry skin remained moisturized for the whole day and got her good old skin back a few days after applying it! I, being a copycat, did the same. But my skin got a little irritated after applying. Then I realized that I did not wash the aloe vera properly! So, when you try it, don’t forget to wash it thoroughly before applying it. 

Then she even drank aloe vera juice regularly in the morning. But I did not copy this. Because it was a long work for me to wash it, then cut it, scrap its skin and extract its pulp and grind it. So, I did it once a week and noticed changes slowly. If you want to try this out, try to do it regularly and constantly with patience! 

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