Aloe vera for hair and skin - how does it work and how to make homemade cosmetics with it?

Aloe vera for hair and skin - how does it work and how to make homemade cosmetics with it?

Aloe vera has a sensational effect on our health and beauty. How to use it to enjoy beautiful hair and perfect skin? It is easy!

The properties of aloe have been known for hundreds of years. The plant has been used in folk medicine for centuries. Ladies have also been using it to improve their appearance. Nowadays, when more and more women rely on natural, healthy cosmetics, those with aloe extracts are particularly popular. Especially that many of them can be made by yourself.

Aloe vera and its valuable properties

Aloe vera is a succulent plant with characteristic thick, fleshy leaves, at the ends of which there are tiny, yet quite sharp thorns. In these leaves there is a gel-like pulp, which almost entirely, because as much as 99% consists of water. It has a lot of valuable nutrients. It contains vitamins A, C, E and B (B12, B4, B9, folic acid), enzymes (including inflammation-relieving bradykinase), calcium, copper, magnesium, chromium, manganese, selenium, potassium, zinc and sodium. Aloe also contains plant steroids with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and anthraquinones with antibacterial properties.

How does aloe vera work on hair and skin?

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, aloe vera helps to fight persistent dandruff and itching of the scalp. Cosmetics with the addition of the gel from this plant prevent oily hair, stimulate hair growth and strengthen it. Aloe vera also makes hair less prone to splitting and breaking. Ladies who have curly hair should use aloe vera gel to improve the curl of their curls.

When applied to the skin, aloe vera can get rid of acne and soothe any redness and irritation. The skin will become noticeably smoother and healthier. Cosmetics with aloe should also be used by people with atopic dermatitis and allergy sufferers. It is also worth emphasizing that the extract from this plant has an anti-aging effect, as aloe improves and strengthens skin elasticity – it becomes tighter, which makes wrinkles less visible. In addition, it provides excellent and long-lasting hydration.

Home cosmetics with aloe vera

Cosmetics with aloe vera are worth doing yourself. In this way, we will be completely sure what they contain.

People with dry and dehydrated skin can make themselves an aloe mask. For this you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of oily cream,
  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera juice,
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

The whole mix until the ingredients are combined. Then apply the resulting mask on the cleansed skin and leave it for about 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water or a sage infusion. It is recommended to do the mask 2-3 times a week. After several treatments, the skin will be noticeably more moisturized and nourished.

In case of hair, a few drops of aloe vera gel or juice can be added to the shampoo and wash hair with it. Regular use will make them healthier, stronger and shinier.

Aloe helps in the fight against dandruff. A rub made of several tablespoons of aloe vera mixed with several tablespoons of 20% spirit will work here. The whole mix and rub into the scalp every few days. After 3 months, the dandruff should disappear.

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