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How to Use Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is truly a great plant as it has such a wide range of benefits. Not only can you use it on your skin, you can even eat the plant! It’s incredibly easy to grow and you don’t have to use any chemical products or fertilizers. Keep on reading to find out how to use aloe vera in 7 different ways!

Sun

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Aloe vera is peculiar in that it can both darken your skin and heal your skin. It can really come in handy on those bright sunny days, where all you want to do it take a swim and work on your tan. If you accidentally forget to put on your sunscreen, aloe vera can really save the day. It’s great for healing any sunburns and providing a soothing, cooling effect.

Weight-Loss

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Surprisingly, aloe vera can actually be used to lose weight. Aloe vera has many vitamins and minerals, not to mention the amino acids, enzymes and other amazing ingredients that do wonders for your health and skin. If you don’t want to eat the gel, you can actually blend it into your daily smoothie; this way, you won’t even notice you're eating it!

Hair Mask

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Aloe vera is commonly used for hydrating purposes. Usually, you would use it on your body and face, but you can also use it to moisturize your hair and scalp. The plant contains proteolytic enzymes that revive dead skin cells. If you have an itchy scalp, hair loss, dandruff, or you just want an extra shine in your hair, aloe vera is an amazing natural product to have on hand.

Make-Up Remover

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Not a lot of people know that aloe vera can actually be used as a make-up remover. Normal drug store removers contain strong and irritating chemicals that can harm your skin. That’s why having natural options to choose from is really important. If you don’t like aloe vera, you can also try coconut oil. 

Face Lotion

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Using aloe vera as a moisturizer works amazingly. Like coconut oil, it has properties that can help hydrate your skin. You can also use it to make face masks. There are all different kinds of recipes you can find online. Not only is this better for your skin, it can also help you save a lot of money. Aloe vera is a natural, nourishing plant, so it’s safe to use for all skin types.

Body Gel

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When you make your aloe vera moisturizer, don’t forget to make a little jar for your body. Aloe vera works great for dry and sensitive skin. You can also make your own body scrub by adding some sugar, lemon juice or honey.

Shaving Gel

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Another way to use aloe vera is using it as a shaving gel. The gel is extremely slippery, which makes it a great shaving gel. It’s also antibacterial, which means that if you accidentally cut yourself, it’s less likely to get infected. For a bonus, you don’t even have to moisturize after you shave because the gel moisturizers your legs while you shave!

Aloe vera is such a fantastic plant to have because there are so many things you can do with it. If you ever run out of moisturizer or make-up remover, you know what to use an a substitute! 

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