Aloe Vera A homely substitution for Sensitive Skin Care Products

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I believe the 21st Century will confirm Aloe Vera to be the GREATEST medicine mankind has ever known.Lee Ritter, N.D.

Aloe Vera, a stemless succulent plant with debatable cosmetic and medicinal values, needs no introduction. For most of us, this green-cactus looking plant with its roots in folklore is just an ordinary decorative plant. In fact, this has become a spinal cord for many million dollar’s industries that extends from cosmetic to health & dietary supplements. It’s prickly and bitter leaves hold a gooey translucent gel made of 96% of water, organic and non-organic compounds, the protein containing 18 amino acids (20 in total) and last, but not the least, four essential vitamins (A,B,C, and E). Be it Ayurveda, British Herbal Medicines, or Chinese Herbal Medicines, they all have advocated the miraculous after-affects (positive) of Aloe-Vera.

Be it Ayurveda, British Herbal Medicines, or Chinese Herbal Medicines, they all have advocated the miraculous after-affects (positive) of Aloe-Vera.

I hope, many of us know that the most useful parts of aloe are the gel and latex. Now, this gel is acquired from the cells that are in the center of the leaf and the second part, i.e. latex is obtained from the cells just beneath the leaf skin. I am not a doctor myself, but I am very much fascinated with this plant and its benefits.

I am a big fan of Baba Ramdev Patanjali aloe vera gel and aloe vera mint. Also, I advise readers’ discretion before using this wonderful plant.


Aloe vera moisturizes your skin and has a cooling effect, which is a most needed combination for a burnt skin like conditions. There are special after-sun products based on aloe vera, but you can also create an after sun. Cut a leaf from an aloe vera plant and lubricate the gel that comes out of the magazine on your burnt skin. It feels right cooling and gives your skin a good moisture balance .


Do you have sensitive skin and frequently suffer from stinging eyes after removing your makeup? Then, aloe vera is the right solution for you. You can remove your makeup and skin in an environment-friendly way with the juice of an aloe vera leaf. Lubricate the juice on a cotton pad and rub your makeup gently off. The aloe vera leaves your skin clean and makes sure he stays soft and hydrated.


Aloe vera nourishes the skin with minerals and has a good antibacterial effect, so it works well against pimples. It is an ideal face wash! Mix one tablespoon of aloe vera with one teaspoon of almond milk and one teaspoon of lemon, use this mixture to wash your face. Should you also want an anti-aging boost? You then need to add a tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub the mixture gently onto your skin and rinse it off with lukewarm water.


Create your own aloe vera based DIY face mask. Mix the sap of an aloe vera leaf with a piece of cucumber puree and the egg white of an egg. Let it draw back fifteen minutes and there you go; you have a moisturized skin in no time! Should you be looking for something more natural that can get you glow and fairness of your skin, or a permanent solution for your acne scars, dark spots, wrinkles, or pigmentation, look no further because, aloe vera is the best remedy you can rely on.


Scrubbing is a part of daily care who skip many women. Still, it’s a good way to keep your skin elastic and hydrated. You remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin regains the ability to take on other creams good. Mix the juice of an aloe vera leaf with a little baking soda for a skin scrub.


Nothing is more annoying, but fortunately as bad breath there what to do. Aloe vera contains an anti-inflammatory substance called beta-sitosterol. This substance has a positive influence on a bad breath. Drink daily half a glass of pure aloe vera juice for a minty fresh breath. Let me tell you, it does not taste good. For a quick solution, you can mix it with half a glass of apple juice. Please note that you should not be using more than the recommended amount because too much aloe vera can have a laxative effect.


Last but not least, the daily drinking aloe vera juice can be a good addition to your daily menu. The plant contains a lot of vitamins A, C and E. It also contains minerals such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium and is rich in antioxidants, fiber, and amino acids. And if that’s not enough, aloe vera can improve your skin, relieve irritable bowel and your immune system a boost.


The aloe vera is a very beneficial plant that can reduce nicks and scars. A study shows that the juice of the aloe vera plant would heal wounds faster than special cream that otherwise takes anything up eight days. Those who use it knows aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that are very helpful in mitigating skin irritations and inflammation is the main behind getting scars when we have acne. As it can be used directly to the skin, thus repeated application of aloe vera can effectively treat acne and scar marks.

Despite, endless benefits, improper use of aloe vera might give you a few health issues. We know there is a substance called anthraquinone in aloe vera, and any excessive intake could result in diarrhea, cramps and dehydration issues. If you are under any sort of medication, you should not take aloe vera juice without consulting your doctor; the reason being laxative. If you are expecting a baby, you should not drink aloe vera juice at all. The reason is it’s purgative and irritant qualities. Drinking aloe vera juice in pregnancy may stimulate uterine contractions resulting in either miscarriage or birth defects. However, benefits are cosmetic benefits are still overruling and without a doubt, it is a best homely substitution for Sensitive Skin Care Products and if used properly, it can bring amazing results.