Aloe Vera is one of the most popular herbal medicines used by humans, this is because of its widespread health importance especially the gel in it which heals the skin from varieties of minor ailments. There is more than one kind of aloe, with an estimated 420 different species. The most commonly used form for skin conditions is a plant called aloe barbadensis Miller.
This herb is an option for different facial break-outs; it works without leaving blemishes on the face.
Below are the advantages of using Aloe Vera for facial treatment:
Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Blisters may sometimes occur. The word “eczema” is also used specifically to talk about atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema. The moisturising effects of this herb can help alleviate dry, itchy skin associated with eczema. When you want to use Aloe Vera, start with a small amount of gel to check for skin sensitivity. Sometimes, Aloe Vera can cause burning or stinging. Generally, however, it is safe and effective for adults and children.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales are fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed. As with eczema, Aloe Vera may help alleviate inflammation and itchiness from psoriasis. For best results, apply Aloe Vera gel twice daily to the affected area of skin.
The older you grow, the more wrinkled your face may get. As the skin loses its elasticity and smile lines, crow’s feet and saggy neck are some of the ageing signs that become more noticeable on the face. Aloe Vera gel can help you deal with that. It helps your skin in retaining its moisture and gives back its radiance. Not only does it reduce the visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face, but it also prevents premature ageing of the skin by improving the elasticity of the skin and repairing skin cells. This can be used twice or three times a week.
Due to the anti-bacterial effect of Aloe Vera, it works perfectly for reducing the effects of acne. It prevents bacteria build-up that is the main cause of pimples and acne. It also speeds up the healing process. Applying a small amount of Aloe Vera gel on the acne would help you get rid of the acne. Not only that, it helps remove acne scars and blemishes that acne leaves behind such as blackheads.
5. Dark Circles
Aloe Vera is filled with antioxidants and Vitamin E which helps to relieve dark circles around the eye. This lightens discolouration around the eyes while the cooling effect helps with the puffiness.
To use Aloe Vera gel, cut out thorns and rub it on your face, using the part containing the gel. You can also scrape some sap from the leaves of Aloe Vera plant using a knife to extract fresh Aloe Vera gel.
The gel from two leaves would be enough. Blend it or whisk to make it smooth and apply the mix onto the face and neck with the help of fingers before going to bed. Leave it overnight and wash your face in the morning.