Aloe vera – a magical plant
Pimples? Go get some aloe vera! Got a burn? Go get some aloe vera! Want to lose some weight? Go get some aloe vera! Rashes? Go get some aloe vera!
It’s basically like a zillion problems with one awesome solution – aloe vera!
Aloe is that one magical ingredient that is extensively used in almost every beauty and self-care product. Because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties, aloe vera has got this superpower to treat almost everything from skin related problems to health-related problems.
This cactus-looking plant isn’t just a plant, it’s a major part of a million-dollar industry that swears to make all your beauty creams, products, healthy juices, and diet supplements.
But, what makes this simple plant so extraordinary? Let’s find out!
The leaves of an aloe vera plant holds a slimy translucent gel which is extremely bitter...maybe there’s where it comes from... “bitter things are better!”
This translucent aloe vera gel is made up of 96% water, comprised with organic and inorganic compounds, a type of vitamin containing 18 out of 20 amino acids found in the body and lastly – Vitamin A, B, C and E. Quite a wholesome eh!
Check out these awesome benefits...
#Aloe Vera for Dry Skin
Take some Pure Aloe Vera Gel with a pinch of turmeric with a few drops of rose water and half a teaspoon of besan. Mix this into a paste and apply. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with cold water.
#Aloe Vera Scrub
Take half a cup of Pure Aloe Vera Gel, a cup of sugar and two teaspoons of lemon juice. This one’s a body scrub that’ll make your skin glow as well as help in removing dead skin and sun tan. The sugar will help in exfoliating and the aloe will deep clean, while the lemon juice with fade out your scars and tan. You can even use this scrub for your face if you mix granulated fine sugar.
#Aloe Vera for Acne
Take some Pure Aloe Vera Gel, add some Pure Rose Water and a few drops of Tea Tree Oil and mix it into a paste-like texture. Aloe Vera’s healing properties along with tea tree oil’s anti-bacterial properties will leave your skin feeling fresh, smooth and clear. A perfect remedy for blemishes and pimples.
In case you’re in short for these ingredients, then just use Iba’s Advanced Activs Crystal Clear 48HR Hydrating and Acne Fighting Aloe Vera Gel. We are sure your acne, pimples and blemishes would fade away super quick!
#Aloe Vera for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin making you look like a pink lobster? Oops! We totally feel you and we’re here for you! Grab some Pure Aloe Vera Gel, Cucumber Juice and few drops of Rose Oil and blend it all together. Apply and leave on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
If you’re still wishing that only ‘if’ you had an aloe vera plant to make all these amazing DIYs...then worry not because in the meantime till your plant grows you can use Iba’s Aloe Aqua Pure Aloe Vera Gel.
Tip: Use Iba Pure Aloe Vera Gel after waxing or threading to prevent any redness, rashes or swelling. It’s an instant skin soother.
#Aloe Vera for your Hair
You read it right! Aloe vera is an amazing ingredient for your hair as well.
For dry hair – take one cup of Pure Aloe Vera Gel and mix it with Coconut Oil and use it like a hair mask every once a week. Rapunzel might just come and take a few tips from you...just saying!
For conditioning – Take one cup of Aloe Vera gel and mix it with two cups of water and use it like a conditioner after you’re done with your hair wash. Old-aged conditioner shall be your new-aged BFF!
Aloe vera is that one safe-place ingredient that you can play with as you wish! Go play and expect some clear, glowing skin!