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Aloe Vera’s Many Beauty Benefits

Poonam Bhatia

Aloe Vera has been used for centuries to ease ailments from asthma to nausea, and is considered by many to be a plant of many wonders. To get the best benefits, grow aloe in your backyard if you live in a tropical climate and use it straight from the source. Simple break a stalk off and see the juice that is within the rubbery exterior. If you cannot grow your own aloe vera, try to find the purest version you can with the fewest chemicals. Your best best bet would be to shop in organic specialty store. 

The most commonly recognized use for aloe vera is to help sooth skin after sun exposure. The amazing healing qualities in the plant reduce pain caused by sunburn, and even in cuts and other wounds as well. Throw your aloe in the refrigerator for added relief. Aloe vera also helps the skin by reducing acne. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the appearance of acne and even help eliminate old scarring from past breakouts. Aloe has also been observed to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. 

Your hair will love aloe vera, too. The plant helps reduce hair loss and dandruff. For dandruff, aloe vera contains enzymes that moisturize the scalp and reduce dryness. For hair loss, it helps to cleanse the pores and stimulate regrowth by strengthening the skin cells. In addition, aloe vera can be used to moisturize and condition hair to make it shine.

Overall, aloe vera is a great, organic way to treat your hair and skin.


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