For centuries, people have been reaching for aloe vera and taking advantage of its precious properties. This plant has an impact not only on health, but also on beauty, so it is worth using it. Find out how to do it.
Aloe vera was already appreciated by the ancient Egyptians, this plant is even mentioned in the Bible. In the past, it was used mainly for medical purposes as it helps to cure burns, ringworm or skin problems. It also promotes weight loss. All because it contains a lot of valuable ingredients such as fatty acids (caprylic, oleic, linoleic), minerals (zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, chromium, potassium, copper, manganese), plant sterols and other compounds such as aloin or aloe-emodin
This succulent is now often used in cosmetics. It has a sensational effect on our beauty. It can be found in many good quality cosmetics, which are worth making on their own – without unnecessary artificial additives
Aloe Vera for hair
Aloe vera has a very beneficial effect on the scalp and hair. First of all, it moisturizes them, but also eliminates dandruff and nourishes hair roots, and thus stimulates hair growth. In addition, aloe vera makes combing easier, strengthens hair, reduces sebum production and prevents static electricity and frizz. In addition, using aloe vera products makes hair strong, healthy and shiny
It is worth making masks at home with the addition of this plant. It is enough to prepare
- 2-3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel,
- 2 tablespoons of flaxseed (unground),
- less than 2 cups of water.
Boil the water, add flaxseed and stir, waiting until it thickens. Set aside and wait until it cools down. Then add the aloe vera gel. Apply the aloe vera gel throughout your hair. Wrap your hair in aluminum foil or a piece of paper towel and heat it up with a hair dryer (you may choose not to do this, but the heat will make the mask more effective). After an hour, rinse the mask with lukewarm water and wash your hair thoroughly
If you have frizzy hair that lacks shine, it is worth preparing a homemade mask with aloe vera and coconut oil. Just heat 3 tablespoons of oil (to make it liquid), cool it and add to it aloe vera gel. Mix all the ingredients until they combine. Apply the cosmetic all over the hair and massage into the scalp. Put on a foil or a cap and leave for half an hour. Then rinse the mask off with warm water
It is best to apply the mask once a week. Already after several such treatments you will certainly notice an improvement
Aloe vera on face
Aloe vera is also worth using on the face, because it perfectly moisturizes the skin, soothes itching and redness, reduces irritation (eg after depilation), promotes the healing of minor wounds and burns, nourishes it, reduces swelling and puffiness, has an anti-inflammatory effect, brightens discoloration and eliminates dullness and roughness of the skin
It is good to prepare a homemade face mask with aloe vera every few days. You can apply crushed pulp from the leaves of this plant to the skin and wash it off after a quarter of an hour. This treatment moisturizes, soothes irritation and improves the overall condition of our skin
You can also prepare a face mask with aloe vera and honey. You will need:
- 3 tablespoons of honey,
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly to combine. Apply the paste to a cleansed face, avoiding the area around the eyes and mouth. Wash off after 20 minutes. This mask is ideal for dry, dull and mature skin
For oily skin a mask made of aloe vera and egg will be perfect. To make it, we need:
- 1.5 tablespoons of aloe vera juice,
- 1 egg white.
Whip the egg white to a stiff foam. Add to it aloe vera and gently mix. Apply the mask to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm or cool water. This treatment has an astringent and purifying effect.
How to make a cream with aloe?
Creams with aloe vera can also be made independently. People who suffer from hyperpigmentation and want to even out skin tone can prepare a cream with aloe vera, milk and lemon. Add 1/4 cup of milk and 1.5 tablespoons of lemon to 100 ml of aloe vera gel. The whole thing is mixed to a perfectly smooth mass. Apply at night
For dry and mature skin a cream of aloe vera and cucumber will work. Soak twigs of succulent for 24 hours (changing water several times). Remove the pulp, add a tablespoon of wheat germ oil and a tablespoon of lemon. Blend everything and put in the fridge to chill. Then blend the cucumber (about 100g), so that it becomes a smooth paste. We combine both pulps and mix thoroughly. Apply on the skin and leave for 15 minutes.