A green color plant that’s more or less like a cactus that is planted in your garden is just not a plant with its roots; it’s actually the core of a million dollar industry which extends to the diet supplements to beauty creams and healthy juices. Over a period of time, Aloe Vera has flawlessly incorporated itself into everything we humans use. This miracle plant is so distinguishable- but why?
This plant of Aloe Vera is around one or two feet tall with bitter and prickly leaves, which is a kind of defense for keeping insects etc. away from feeding on the plant. Its leaves have translucent sticky gel inside which is quite bitter and is well known all over the world for its amazing benefits. This transparent gel is composed of 96% of water, Vitamin A, B, C and E, some organic and inorganic compounds and lastly protein type that consists of 18 out of 20 amino acids found in the body. Another part of this plant Aloe Vera which is used is called ‘sap’. It is a yellow color liquid that is stuck in the inner skin of the plant. When it is purified after dried, powdered aloe is the used as laxative, however its usefulness is doubtful.
One of the vital elements found in Aloe Vera gel is acemannan which is a complex carbohydrate. It permits the nutrients to extent the cells, relieve them from toxins and nourish them at the same time. Ayurveda, British and Chinese herbal medicine have all supported Aloe Vera as a healer, when it is consumed or applied orally. Talking about its major or prominent benefits, Aloe Vera used for beauty Bill C. Coats said, “Since the skin needs nutrition of its own, Aloe Vera, when formulated into a properly designed personal care regimen, can treat, exfoliate, restore, reveal and provide constant, impressive nutrition to the human skin.” When you apply natural Aloe Vera gel to your skin you will notice and appreciate that how cooling and soothing it is. It is due to reason that Ayurveda refers to Aloe Vera plant as a magical herb that can be used for multiple reasons like dry skin, severe burns, cuts and wounds.
Aloe Vera for Beauty
Aloe Vera is actually rich in Vitamin C, E and beta carotene due to which this plant is rich in nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. Aloe Vera also makes your skin moisture but without making it greasy or oily due to which it is good for oily skinned people too. By drinking Aloe Vera juice in the morning (empty stomach) can improve your digestion and can cure trouble related to stomach. It is important because if a person is healthier on the inside it will result in the glow outside which in this case is healthy skin. Natural Aloe Vera or its products are very beneficial to be used in winters and summers both plus they are good for all skin types. Aloe Vera plant actually treats the cells of your skin on the epithelial level due to which it’s highly recommended by dermatologists for removing tan, stretch marks and treats sunburn. One of the ways to use the Aloe Vera gel is by applying it directly or else you can combine some of other beneficial ingredients to enhance its effectiveness.
For Dry Skin – you need to take some Aloe Vera, a teaspoon of honey, a pinch of turmeric, few drops of rose water and a teaspoon of milk. Then blend these ingredients well to get a paste. Apply on the skin and leave it for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off.
Scrub – take half a cup of fresh Aloe Vera gel, two tablespoons of lemon and a cup of sugar. These ingredients along with Aloe Vera will scrub off dead skin, will deep clean the skin and it will help fade out tan and scars. Stir all ingredients and use it as a scrub on face and body.
For Acne – grab some Aloe Vera gel, honey and blended walnuts (consistency like flour). These ingredients will heal the area and would let your skin be clear and smooth.
For Sensitive Skin – take some Aloe Vera gel, yogurt, cucumber juice and rose oil. Blend them well until it becomes a paste then apply on your skin and leave it for around 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off.