Aloe vera is an amazing blessing & should be kept in your home year around. Aloe contains vitamins c & e, is anti-microbial, is loaded with anti-oxidants & has antiseptic properties. Acting as an astringent, aloe flushes out microbes. Aloe heals cuts, burns, especially sunburn, & has the ability to speed up cell reproduction, thus boosting & speeding up the healing process.
Aloe is wonderful for skin health. Its cooling properties act as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated skin. It hydrates skin, unclogs pores, reduces acne, relieves sunburn & fights skin infections. Adding aloe to your skin care routine reduces blemishes & age lines while increasing collagen.
Aloe face mask
-Slice open the leaves of an aloe vera plant
-Scoop out the aloe gel & store in a glass container with a tight fitting lid
- In a small bowl, scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the gel. Store the remaining in the fridge
Add the following ingredients as needed to achieve desired results
- Brown sugar - to exfoliate & restore natural glow (1 tablespoon)
- Ground basil - to moisturize & tone (1 tablespoon)
-Egg- to nourish & improve firmness of the skin (1 egg)
These ingredients can all be used together, or in variation, your preference.
Mix ingredients together & apply in a circular motion to clean skin. Allow mask to sit 15-30 minutes & rinse.
Aloe is also a blessing in hair care. It increases blood circulation resulting in activating new hair growth. It treats scalp disorders, including dandruff. Routine scalp treatments calm an itchy scalp, hydrates hair & adds shine.
To do a scalp treatment, simply massage the aloe gel into the scalp & hair. After 30-60 minutes rinse & shampoo as usual.
Nourish your skin by using aloe gel as an after shower/bath moisturizer or as an aftershave & your skin will glow.