Written By Lewis Robinson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Aloe vera is a potent plant originating from Egypt's harsh deserts. This plant is known for its ability to moisturize skin, reduce inflammation, relieve irritation, fight fungus, and slay bacteria. It's no surprise that it's available in all sorts of products.
Although aloe vera is available as a juice drink, it also has many more potent applications. What treatments have beauty and health experts found for this miracle succulent? Here are some excellent methods.
Lather Up With Shaving Cream
Shaving with just a razor is uncomfortable and prone to cuts or bruises. Shaving cream makes the process easier, safer, and less painful. Aloe vera is a natural shaving cream alternative because of its slippery texture and ability to moisturize the skin. It's safe to use individually or with added ingredients such as vitamin E.
Aloe vera shave cream is available in stores across the world. Packaged creams will contain many other ingredients that add value to the products, such as attractive scents or healthy vitamins. Create homemade shaving cream with a recipe and a list of ingredients.
Brush and Rinse With Toothpaste or Mouthwash
Typical toothpaste and mouthwash products contain various chemicals companies concoct in laboratories. For those wishing to have a natural alternative, aloe vera delivers.
Aloe vera contains natural ingredients that are safe for the body, the skin, and the mouth. Using aloe vera as a toothpaste or mouthwash improves oral hygiene. Natural compounds found in the plant help oral health in many ways:
Try using it in your daily oral care routine for a clean, healthy smile without harsh or toxic chemicals found in other oral health care products.
Treat and Prevent Acne
Acne doesn't stand a chance against aloe vera. Aloe vera has antifungal compounds, antibacterial compounds, exfoliators, and moisturizers. It can unclog pores, exfoliate the skin, and moisturize dry patches with ease.
Aloe vera provides positive results for many people and is still undergoing even more research. It can treat minor to mild forms of acne but may not work for the more severe form (cysts). For severe acne outbreaks, see a dermatologist for best results.
Clean and Moisturize Hair
Modern shampoos and conditioners may contain harsh chemicals that can dry out or harm your hair. Aloe vera takes care of your hair without drying it out and without harsh chemicals. It is a popular alternative to mainstream brands that is easy on both the hair and the wallet.
Use aloe vera as a hair mask before showering or as an after shampoo rinse for greasy hair. Apply it to your hair for a few minutes before hopping into the shower or mix it with lemon juice to create a rinse to use immediately after shampooing. Aloe vera is safe enough to use every day in your hair care routine.
Anyone suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) knows how uncomfortable it can be. A dose of aloe vera can reduce the severity of GERD, along with other issues related to the digestive tract. Add between one to three ounces during meals to safely remedy heartburn. If the condition persists, consider contacting a health professional.
Soothe Skin Burns
Mild burns and sunburns are painful conditions that benefit from aloe vera treatment. The plant is known to relieve burn pain and help wounds heal faster. It soothes, moisturizes, and cools the skin. Apply it directly to the affected areas several times a day until healed. For severe burns, contact medical professionals.
Aloe vera is the miracle plant that takes care of your skin and body. It can be consumed as an aloe vera juice drink for a healthy dose of nutritional value or used for health and beauty purposes. It is available in stores across the world and is safe for home use. Due to its versatility and utility, this potent succulent has found a permanent place in society.
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Lewis Robinson is a freelance writer and expert in health and fitness. When he isn’t writing he can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.Image by Franziska Ingold from Pixabay