Aloe vera, the botanical name is Aloe barbadensis miller, is a nutritious plant in the Liliaceae family. It has fleshy leaves with serrated edges, and because of these prickly and bitter leaves, Aloe vera is considered as a famous beauty product. There are two main nutritious parts of Aloe vera leaves are Aloe gel and Aloe latex. Aloe gel in the inner part of the leaf is the clear, jelly-like substance. Aloe latex is the yellow part just under the plant’s skin. These two substances contain a lot of healing properties, that’s why cosmetic companies nowadays usually add sap or other derivatives from Aloe vera to products, such as soaps, shampoos, tissues… and Aloe vera also becomes a common ingredient in foods such as yogurts, beverages, and desserts.
Among all benefits of this kind of plant, below are the most outstanding and they are ones for girls.
1. Skin Protectant
Aloe vera can moisturize your skin without making it greasy and is suitable for all kind of skin, even sensitive skin, that’s why it is a miracle remedy for skin conditions.
Aloe gel can be a good wound healing management because it can treat well wound, minor cuts, soothe rashes and skin irritations due to the number of hormones called auxins & gibberellins presenting in it. To heal the wound or the similar conditions, you should use 0.5% of Aloe extract cream 3 times daily.
Natural Aloe vera gel on skin can help cool and soothe dry skin or severe burn because 96% of the gel is water and the amazing source of vitamins B1, B12, and C. For skin burn, you should use 95,5% Aloe gel on the burn until it is healed completely.
The rich source of vitamins E, C and beta carotene in this plant can deal with your aging problems. When you suffer cold sores, apply Aloe vera gel to those sores and the discomfort will be eased in a few days. Even sores on the mouth can be helped by the gel because it is ok to swallow natural Aloe vera.
Another beauty benefit of Aloe vera on skin is reducing the appearance of acne. To gain this benefit you should drink Aloe vera juice daily.
Aloe vera can also repair your skin from existing UV damage and prevent fine lines or wrinkles on your skin.
2. Hair Healer
Having a beautiful hair is always an important thing to all girls. And protecting your hair with Aloe vera is never a bad idea.
If you have to put up with terrible dry, itchy scalp, or dandruff, don’t worry because Aloe vera will help you. The proteolytic enzymes and antipruritic properties in the gel will repair dead skin cells on your scalp. Dandruff will be reduced by the antibacterial and antifungal properties, then your scalp can be free of bacteria and uncomfortable skin reactions.
Another problem with your hair that Aloe vera can help is inflammation caused by waxing or shaving and hair loss.
Moreover, Aloe vera is a great hair booster, it keeps your hair strong and healthy, stimulates hair growth, keeps hydrated and prevents environment elements by its tones of vitamins and minerals.
The common hair masks are Aloe vera gel with onion juice or with egg yolks or with olive oil. Apply them on your face, wait for about an hour and then wash in cold water, mild shampoo and mild conditioners. For Aloe vera hair masks, you should only apply them once per week or fortnight for the best effectiveness.
3. Weight Loss Assistant
Yes, another great benefit of Aloe vera for girls is weight loss. As I concerned before, Aloe vera is an amazing skin protectant, a good hair booster, and when it comes to the diet of girls, it can play an excellent role as well.
Aloe vera has the laxative effect which results in weight loss. Additionally, the source of antioxidants in the plant can help cut out the free radicals in your body, and the protein helps stimulate your muscle and energy. Furthermore, other vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and sterols in Aloe vera will help your weight-loss potential to the max.
The best way to consume Aloe vera for weight-loss is drinking Aloe vera juice. If the origin is bitter for you, you can dice it then blend with sugar or something sweet to make it easier to drink.
However; this way is just a short-term way and made cause some side effects. That’s why you should pay attention when carrying it out.
Besides these typical benefits for girls, Aloe vera can deal with a lot of other health problems such as digestion and stomach troubles, immune system, constipation, fungal diseases, depression, asthma, and diabetes.
To get the Aloe vera products, you can come to the local health stores near your place, where you can find gel, latex, juice or extracts of the plant easily. The cheaper way is to grow your own Aloe vera, you just need to water it at least 2 or 3 times a month.
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Mai Hoang – Writer and Blogger, who has over 8 years of experience in Beauty & Skin Care industry. I work for and - reliable resources assisting people to resolve their health and life issues, as a content coordinator for categories including Health & Beauty. I also focus on fitness, women’s issues, relationship, and lifestyle. Find more of my articles on Facebook or Pinterest