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15 Beauty Uses For Aloe Vera

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15 Beautiful Uses For Aloe VeraSince you ladies loved our posts on DIY beauty uses for petroleum jelly, Q-tips and olive oil, I thought I’d give you a host of beauty tips on another common household item: aloe vera. Read this list and discover fifteen amazing ways to use aloe vera for your overall beauty!

  1. As a skin brightener: Rub aloe vera on your face to decrease pigmentation and dark spots.
  2. Have red blotches after plucking your brows? Rub some aloe vera on the discolored area and watch redness disappear.
  3. Aloe is a surprisingly good moisturizer and is effective in combating wrinkles because the skin absorbs it quickly – rub some on your neck and see for yourself.
  4. Soothe a sunburn – duh!
  5. Create your own facial cleanser with aloe vera: Just mix with olive oil, rosewater, and a few drops of grapeseed oil in a food processor. Keep it in the fridge!
  6. Nourish your skin: Aloe vera is extremely nutrient-rich: it has 18 amino acids, B vitamins 1, 2, and 6, vitamin C, niacinamide, choline and the minerals calcium, iron, lecithin, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc.
  7. Create an organic sugar scrub and apply to damp skin:
    • 2 tbsp. aloe vera
    • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  8. You could also try a salt scrub for rough patches:
    • 2 cups sea salt
    • 1 cup aloe vera
    • 1 cup baby oil
    • 2 tbsp. honey
  9. Speed hair growth: Massage aloe vera into the scalp, leave in for 30 minutes and rinse. Aloe Vera is known to balance PH and stimulate the production of enzymes on your scalp which help with hair growth.
  10. DIY brow gel: mix a little aloe vera with an eyeshadow that matches your eyebrows. Apply with a brow brush.
  11. Tighten your pores: Aloe has properties similar to astringents, so rubbing it on your face can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
  12. For scars and stretch marks: Aloe vera speeds cell regeneration, so rub it on scars and stretch marks to watch them fade more quickly.
  13. For those with eczema or psoriasis, aloe is possibly the best moisturizer available. Rub all over hands and feet, put on gloves and socks and let it work its magic!
  14. Run out of conditioner? Use aloe vera instead! Your hair will be silkier than ever – just make sure to rinse well.
  15. Mix aloe vera into powdered hair dye before dyeing hair to help fight off moisture loss from drying chemicals.

20 thoughts on “15 Beauty Uses For Aloe Vera”

  1. Oh I love this post and I pinned it for later as well! I used to love using aloe vera for different things but I’d completely forgotten until I read your post!

  2. I’ve been loving reading up on DIY beauty products recently. This looks like another fabulous one to add to the list! I already love Aloe Vera. My mum always used to use it on us when we were little and got scrapes and scratches!

    Katie <3

  3. I love scent of aloe! Aloe is such a versatile plant! I love all the uses you listed. I’ve been wanting to try aloe juice one of these days! 🙂

  4. When I was growing up my grandmother always had an aloe vera plant in her home and she’d break a leaf and use it to fix any little booboo we had. I had totally forgotten about that until just now! I have to go get one now! haha Awesome share! I love natural remedies 😉

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