6 Easy Uses of Aloe Vera Gel
A is for aloe vera gel…
Recall how you learned alphabets? A for apples… Wait, A is for Aloe vera, when it comes to Korean skincare. Korean skincare is famous for its natural ingredients, pure aloe vera gel is one of which you should have heard a lot for its reputation for various skin and health benefits. Learn about the six reasons why aloe vera deserves it.
When is pure aloe vera gel my savior?
When it is applied on your skin…
1. When you get a sunburn
It’s summer, which means an increased risk of sunburn. If you unfortunately get a sunburn, you will suffer from not only pain from consequent inflammation and skin peeling, but also pain from not feeling free to expose your skin. It is a general knowledge that you can apply refrigerated pure aloe vera gel a few times a day on the sunburnt area to heal.
2. When you are bitten by mosquitos
It’s Summer, when you should be enjoying the sunshine, and various outdoor activities until a mosquito bites you. The itchy bumps are annoying and destroy anyone’s mood. To get yourself rid of the annoyance, you can apply pure aloe vera gel (refrigerated in advance) liberally on the dry bumps after rinsing them with cold water. The pain and itchiness will dissipate quickly that you will forget you had been bitten. Under a layer of aloe vera gel, the bite recovers quickly so that you can be fearless and shameless to expose your skin to the sun again.
3. When you feel dry
The sticky gel extracted from an aloe vera leaf is full of water (99%). So an aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer, by nature. Apply it as a mask by leaving a thin layer of gel on your face for 10 minutes and then rinse it away. Within the 10 minutes, the gel should perfectly finish its job to form a strong barrier to prevent moisture from evaporating from your dry skin. Overtime application can make your skin even drier.
4. When you irritated your skin from hair removal
One of the preparations for Summer is hair removal. However you remove the hair, you are irritating the skin, so a post-care treatment is very much necessary. And an aloe vera gel enters your life again. Apply a thick layer of refrigerated gel on the affected areas and leave it until it dries up. It helps soothe your irritated skin, reducing the redness and itchiness.
5. When you want to have healthy nails
As a beauty, you should not only focus on having a glowing skin, but also the appearance of your nails. Ugly nails definitely turn people off however you pose. You need to strengthen your nails and soften the cuticles at the bottom of your nails. In fact it is such an effortless work that you only have to rub your nails and cuticles with a few amount of aloe vera gel.
6. When you want to combat your dark spots
Aloe vera is a killer of melanin, an excess of which (which is called hyper-pigmentation) leaves unwarranted dark patches on your face. Hyper-pigmentation is not uncommon because over-exposure to sunlight, acne breakouts, and mysterious hormone disorders are the significant causes. Rubbing aloe vera gel on the hyper-pigmented areas several times a day can help lighten dark spots because aloe vera has a chemical called aloesin to suppress the formation of melanin.
When people speak of aloe vera gel, Nature Republic is associated. In fact, the higher concentration of aloe vera, the better the result. There are many aloe vera gel products with a good concentration of aloe vera but not pricey. Here are our customers’ favorites:
YUMEI Natural Aloe Vera All-in-one Soothing GelBath & body, Body, Brands, Damaged Skin, Dry Skin, Moisturiser, Shop by Concern, Skin Care, YUMEI10.14oz / 300ml
Some benefits like dark spot lightening, and moisturizing, are not limited to aloe vera in the form of a gel.
–Deoproce 95% Aloe Soothing Face & Body Mist (95%)
–EUNYUL Aloe Natural Moisture Foam Cleansing (150ml)
–Dr. Morita Cucumber & Aloe Moisturizing & Brightening Essence Mask (8pcs)
EUNYUL Aloe Natural Moisture Foam CleansingBrands, Cleansers, Damaged Skin, Dirt Removal, Dry Skin, EUNYUL, Face Wash & Cleansers, Facial Peels, Intensive Care, Korean Skin Care, Pores, Shop by Concern, Skin Care5.07oz / 150ml
Can aloe vera benefit my skin even if I don’t apply it to my skin?
When it is ingested…
It provides digestive benefits
Imagine defecating as quickly as an aloe vera flesh sliding out of your hand. Consuming aloe vera can help you achieve this ideal state. The intelligent you should know that some skin concerns are associated with constipation. If toxins and waste cannot exit your body as feces, they have no choice but to be eliminated through the skin, in the form of acne breakouts. If you feel constipation, you may turn to aloe vera for a natural laxative. The plant contains enzymes that help your digestion when consumed in flesh or juice.
The aloe vera gel products for skincare, with additional skincare substances, are not made for ingestion and not edible. There are many aloe vera juice choices specific for ingestion, but you may be aware of the use of sweetening added sugar and thus turn to a DIY recipe. Here we have one of the easiest and the most time-saving (it takes only a few minutes!) one.
- 1 large aloe leaf
- 1 glass of cool water
- Wash and cut the sides with thorns away from the aloe leaf
- Remove all the green peel and cut the flesh into 1-inch cubes.
- Put 6-8 cubes into the blender with 6 glasses of cool water. Blend until the cubes are broken down into juice. Add a spoon of honey if you prefer. That’s it.
Even if you leave it idle…
It increases sleep quality
God knows even if you have nothing to do with an aloe vera, the plant is working to make you healthier and prettier. A live aloe vera increases the oxygen level to help you breathe better and thus sleep better at night. You might think that every plant does that for you. In fact, many take oxygen away and expel carbon dioxide at night while Aloe vera is that rare species, which releases oxygen. This calming property might help you dream sweeter and happier dreams, such as having a perfect glowing face. Given the increased sleep quality, this dream can really come true!