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Aloe Vera or aloe vera has been known since ancient Egyptian times, they even refer to it as a kebadian plant. In fact, the famous Queen Cleopatra also uses it as one part of her beauty treatments.
Many studies have proven the benefits of aloe vera plant for various skin problems such as dry skin, scars, to be useful to cure diabetes, dandruff and many others.
8 Benefits of Aloe Vera For The Body
Okay, here are eight benefits of Aloe Vera not only for your skin, but your whole body.
Accelerate Skin Regeneration
Use aloe vera on sunburned areas of the skin, as it accelerates skin regeneration while protecting it. This is all because aloe vera contains many nutrients and antioxidants that are needed by the skin.
Facial Moisture and Treating Small Wounds
Aloe vera can moisturize the face without making it too oily, so you with normal-oily or oily combination skin can use it. You can use it before makeup so it doesn’t get dry, and men can use aloe vera as an aftershave to treat small wounds after shaving.
Auxin and Gibberellin
The two hormones in Aloe Vera, Auxin and Gibberellin are very useful for treating wounds and swellings. Aloe can reduce swelling and itching while encouraging the skin to heal faster. In Ayurvedic medicine, aloe is used to overcome skin diseases such as eczema and acne.
Fighting Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Aloe vera contains many antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta carotene which is very helpful to fight various fine lines and wrinkles. If you are already bothered with the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines either, immediately take aloe vera gel and use it daily.
Aloe Vera Disguises Stretch Marks
In addition to wrinkles, your skin will also be able to disguise stretch marks with the help of aloe vera. Stretch marks occur due to the presence of one of the layers of damaged skin because the skin has to expand quite a lot in a short time. Aloe Vera Gel can help treat these layers of skin.
Aloe Vera Rich in Nutrients
Aloe vera contains more than 75 different nutrients, ranging from several kinds of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, to amino acids and salicylic acids. All this is very good for your health.
Dental and Oral Care
Believe it or not, aloe vera can also be used for the treatment of teeth and mouth, especially in gums. Antiseptics in it can help reduce bleeding and swollen gums. In addition, aloe vera gel also has antifungal content so that it can overcome wounds on the lips.
Improving the Digestive System
Finally, you can use aloe vera to help your digestion. Some people think aloe vera gel is as good as laxatives, but actually aloe vera only improves your digestive system.
In addition to all the benefits of it, Aloe vera is also excellent for facial treatments. In addition to being able to fight the signs of premature aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. Aloe Vera Gel is also very soft on the face, and suitable for sensitive skin types.
Here are ten aloe vera-based masks that you can make yourself at home. Nowadays, there are many gel-shaped aloe vera sold, so you do not have to bother extracting aloe vera gel directly from the plant.
10 Masks and Benefits of Aloe Vera
Get a Glowing Face
Want your face to glow more? You can mix a little turmeric, a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of milk, and a few drops of rose water. Once flat, you can add aloe vera gel until it is shaped like a paste. Use on the face and neck, and let stand for 20 minutes. Wipe with cold or warm water.
Brightening The Face
Almost everyone wants brighter facial skin, and not a few skin care products promise that. But there are still many people who are worried about the side effects of using facial whitening products. Well, if you’re one of them, there’s one homemade mask recipe to try. Combine aloe vera with lemon juice, then use on burnt skin area and leave for 10 minutes, before rinsing.
Removing Stains on the Face
Sometimes, the face can become full of blemishes such as black patches, acne scars, or perhaps due to scars. To overcome this, you can mix aloe vera with rose water to form one paste. Let stand on the face for 20 minutes before rinse thoroughly. For more maximum results. Massages a little for a few minutes before rinsing.
Remember. Your skin also needs to be detoxed after over-using cosmetics and various other beauty products. Instead of confused to find a way or buy a detox product, you can try a mask from a mixture of aloe vera, mango, and lime juice. Mix all ingredients well and use on the face for 20 minutes before rinsing with cold water.
Overcoming Oily Skin
For owners of oily skin or prone to breakouts, you should boil aloe vera leaves and smooth them until they are paste-shaped, add a little honey and your mask is ready to use.
For Sensitive Skin
As for those of you who are sensitive skinned, you can mix aloe vera gel with cucumber juice, yogurt, and essential oil. Puree all the ingredients and add the essential oil at the last moment. Use for 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Moisturizing Dry Skin
If your skin is dry, the following aloe vera mask can help moisturize your skin. Combine two tablespoons of cottage cheese with aloe vera gel, add the pieces of dates and cucumber, and a little lemon juice. Mix until smooth before use on the face for 30 minutes. Clean with cold water, then wash your face with warm water and cold water again. You can make this mask in large enough quantities to be stored in the fridge.
Natural Facial Scrub
Not only masks, Aloe Vera can also be used as a scrub. Dice the cucumber and add it to the aloe vera gel. Puree and mix with oatmeal until smooth. You can set the texture level of this scrub yourself. When using, do not forget to do the massage with a twisting motion. Let stand for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Maintaining Skin’s Natural Moisture
With age, the oil content in the skin will decrease. But with this mask you can keep your skin naturally moist. Add the crushed almonds to the aloe vera gel until smooth. Use as a mask for 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly.
Overcoming Dry Skin
This mask is suitable for dry and normal skin tends to be dry, as it contains shea butter and olive oil. Combine shea butter, olive oil, and aloe vera until smooth and let stand on the face for 15 minutes, rinse with cold water. With this, all moisture will remain inside the skin.