Aloe vera is truly one of nature’s own miracles, so it is no wonder that the plant has been used for thousands of years, for all kinds of skin conditions that needed to be taken care of. While science has developed a lot since the days when aloe vera was first used, and though there is a massive amount of different skin care products on the market these days, aloe vera is still one of the best ways to both heal your skin and to improve your skin in different ways.
One of the biggest pros of using aloe vera as a treatment method in order to improve your skin in different ways is that it is completely natural, as well as very cheap.
Here are some ways you can use aloe vera to improve your skin, or to heal you skin when needed:
To heal burns.
If you get mild to moderate burns on your skin, aloe vera will help soothe the pain, and will also help heal the burns faster. Always wash the area if you do get burnt, and then add a thin layer of aloe vera gel or juice to the burn. Repeat as necessary.
To moisturize skin
Aloe vera can also be used as a daily moisturizer for those who have sensitive, yet oily skin. Aloe vera moisturizes well, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it will calm down any irritation, rash or redness on the skin at the same time. Use aloe vera gel for moisturizing only.
To treat acne
Like I already mentioned, aloe vera has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which both heals and reduces the swelling and redness acne can cause. Aloe vera also helps reduce oil production, which will make you break out less.
As with moisturizing your skin, only use aloe vera gels for this purpose.
To soothe any irritation on your skin
If you get any other type of rash, itch or irritation on your skin, such as a mosquito bite or an allergic reaction, aloe vera can also help you soothe the skin. Both aloe vera gels and aloe vera juice can be used for this purpose.