Updated: Mar 29
We all know about aloe vera. This jellylike miracle is a must-have ingredient of many skincare products.
You can find aloe vera in the form of creams and sprays in the markets or you can grow it at home as I do.
I bought my aloe vera as a seed and raised it. Now I enjoy applying its constantly growing leaves onto my skin most economically and naturally.
First of all, let me tell you how you should raise your aloe vera.
Aloe Vera Care 101
Aloe vera plants love sunlight by their nature. Therefore, put it in a place that gets daylight regularly.
Irrigation varies seasonally. While it is ok to water every 4-5 days in the winter months, you'd better water it at least twice a week in summer and extremely hot conditions.
It all depends on the location.
The point to be careful is neither to kill the plant by watering it too often nor to prevent the leaves from coming out by dehydrating.
Now let's get to the benefits of aloe vera.
The Benefits of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is great at cleansing your skin. By creating a peeling effect on your skin, it renews the skin and helps to remove the dead skin.
Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory features, aloe vera keeps the pores open and minimizes the conditions for pimples.
It outscores many so-called anti-acne creams and medications by its toxic-free, natural structure.
You would be surprised by the results of regular and correct use. Thousands of people on YouTube are sharing their results after using aloe vera for a couple of days, and they are mind-blowing.
2. A Marvelous Burn Annihilator
You have probably seen people applying an aloe vera leaf onto their burns. It is not a myth that aloe vera can cure burns.
Thanks to the compounds it has such as polysaccharides, this magical plant does this even more effectively than many burn ointments. Polysaccharides are substances that boost the process of skin repair and skin cell formation.
It also saves us in sunburns, redness, spots on the skin, and aids our body to heal.
I directly applied the gel that I plucked from the aloe vera plant every day for 2 weeks on my burned arm, and the stain on my arm disappeared completely.
Of course, I think that the fact that me doing this right after the incident also had an effect.
The point I want to warn you about is to not use it without talking to your dermatologist about whether your skin is suitable for aloe vera. Otherwise, it may cause unwanted results from diarrhea to kidney issues.
With its 98.5% water formula, aloe vera is great at protecting against dandruff. Thus; if you have a dry scalp, aloe vera is there to help you.
It revitalizes your hair and maintains its moisture balance both by conditioning your hair and allowing your head to breathe.
Aloe vera is being used in hair products a lot. When you check the ingredients lists of anti-dandruff shampoos, you may see aloe vera leaves in many products.
Aloe vera is one of the favorite components of the cosmetic industry. So, as you know its benefits and how to take care of it now, it is time to award your own body.