9 Ways to Use Aloe Vera That Сan Make Your Life Easier

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Aloe vera has been known for its healing properties for thousands of years. It consists of about 99% water, and the rest is just pure goodness. Most of us have heard that it’s very effective for sunburns, but aloe vera has so many other beneficial properties that it can certainly be called a super-plant.

At Bright Side, we did some research about this amazing plant and prepared this helpful selection for our readers.

1. Treat cuts and wounds.

Aloe vera has been known for centuries as a great healer for different types of skin damage, such as cuts. It increases the growth of new skin and tissue cells and accelerates tissue regeneration. Here’s how you can use it:

  • Chop the leaf in half, lengthwise.
  • Place the cut side on the cut.

2. Treat burns.

Aloe vera has been used to treat small burns for a long time. It has a cooling effect like menthol does, reduces inflammation, and activates tissue and skin regeneration. Here’s how to use it:

  • Cut off any spikes from the leaf.
  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the clear gel with a knife.
  • Apply the gel directly to the burn.

3. Treat insect bites.

Insect bites itch because of the bugs’ saliva which can contain different toxins and allergens that result in itching, swelling or irritation at different degrees. Aloe vera gives a cooling effect and relief from pain and itching and reduces inflammation.

Here’s how you prepare it:

  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Apply the clear gel on the affected areas.

4. Treat frostbite.

Aloe vera can be used to treat mild frostbite and reduce the damage from it. It has high levels of vitamin E which is unbeatable when it comes to skin repair. Keep in mind that frostbite is a very serious condition and if you think that you have it, it might be a good idea to get checked by a doctor. Here’s how to use it on frostbite:

  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Peel the yellow layer just beneath the rind.
  • Apply the clear gel on the affected area.

5. Exfoliate.

Aloe vera will help you to get your skin to feel new again with this exfoliating scrub. This scrub removes dead skin cells and it’s so gentle that it can even be used on sensitive skin. There are lots of aloe vera scrubs and exfoliators available in shops these days, but you can make your own if you have the plant handy. There are many recipes and this is just one of them!

  • 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp of organic brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • Mix and apply it to your skin.
  • Wash it off.

6. Prevent pimples and treat acne.

Aloe vera is also known for repairing skin cells and its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which make it very effective when preventing pimples and treating acne and rosacea. It also helps with any blemishes, post-breakout scars and damaged skin thanks to its healing properties. Here’s how to use it:

  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Apply the clear gel to the affected area.

7. A moisturizer for your skin

Aloe vera is an excellent natural moisturizer — it’s especially good for dry or sensitive skin because it absorbs very fast and moisturizes without blocking the pores, unlike many other store-bought moisturizers. Here’s how to prepare it:

  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Scoop 2 tsp of clear gel.
  • Mix it with 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil.

8. Body scrub

Aloe vera has very powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics that make it a very effective and gentle body wash. Both aloe vera and vitamin E are excellent for skin cell repair and essential oils make the skin smooth and soft. Here’s how to make the scrub:

  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Scoop the clear gel with a knife — you’ll need about 1/4 of a cup.
  • Mix it with liquid soap, 3/4 of a cup.
  • Add 1 tsp of vitamin E.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil — it can be lavender, geranium, lemongrass or chamomile oils. All these oils are very beneficial for the skin.

9. Hair treatment

Aloe vera is very effective as a hair loss treatment. It contains enzymes that repair dead skin cells on the scalp and stimulate new hair growth.

  • Cut the leaves lengthwise.
  • Scoop 2 tsp of clear gel.
  • Mix it with 2-3 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp honey.
  • Apply it to your scalp and hair and leave it on for 40 minutes.
  • Rinse off and wash your hair as usual.

Which tip did you find the most useful? Tell us in the comments and share this article with your friends.

Please note: This article was updated in May 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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Aloe is a cool thing :0
I have burnt my hand really hard once and my mom used aloe vera to help it heal. It reduced the pain and healed the wound really quick!


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