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Natural Skin Care: Ways to Use Aloe

Aloe vera is a wonderful herb with a long list of health benefits. It is not only the perfect herb to help soothe a sunburn or other sores on your skin, but it can be used for other natural skincare purposes as well. These are some of the ways I use aloe as part of my natural skincare routine.

Moisturize Your Skin

The gel from aloe vera plants is an amazingly simple way to add more moisture to your skin. It is completely healthy and herbal, so you aren’t adding chemicals or fragrances to your skin, which is often where other moisturizers go wrong. It also won’t cause more oil to your skin or clog your pores, but still gives you that soft and smooth skin you are hoping to get. Consider using this moisturizer every day, as well as if you have just shaved your face or gotten waxed, as it won’t irritate the area and will actually soothe it more.

Treat Your Acne Naturally

Aloe is often recommended as a natural approach to acne treatments because it provides exceptional healing abilities. Many people use aloe vera gel to help with sunburns, cuts, and scrapes, and it is this same healing concept that helps with your acne. It will reduce inflammations and redness, treat itchy pimples, and allow new cells to grow in your skin to prevent further acne problems. It is safe to use on any form of acne and can also help with other chronic skin conditions like rosacea and cystic acne, so you don’t have to worry about any adverse side effects.

Reduce Signs of Aging

Aloe also happens to be one of the top natural remedies for anti-aging purposes. Regardless of your current age, you might be showing subtle signs of aging with fine lines and wrinkles, or a loss of elasticity in your skin. Aloe helps to tighten up your skin and will provide you with loads of nutrients and antioxidants to further help with a more youthful appearance. Aloe contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene, all of which are important for anti-aging and hydrating the skin.

Heal Wounds

Sometimes when you have infections or skin conditions, they can lead to wounds of various types on your skin. You can use aloe as a natural way to close up these skin wounds and help smooth out your appearance while reducing the scarring at the same time.

Add it to Smoothies

You can add the gel from your aloe vera plants to your smoothies to add its amazing benefits to the inside of your body, too! Aloe vera has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve your digestive tract – both of which can have a direct impact on how our skin looks every day!