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How to Use Aloe Vera for Skin

It’s been said time and again that nature heals and does wonders for our health and skin. For centuries, plants have been used to either treat wounds and other ailments, or promote youth. Sometimes, the best beauty secrets can be found in your home and don’t have to cost a fortune. Take the aloe vera plant for example. It looks like most other ordinary botanical plants, but the many aloe vera benefits for skin will amaze you.

We get it, there are so many products out there and it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated. Everyone has a different skin type and a difference approach to taking care of their skin. Some people like to have more than ten steps in their routine while others stick to the basics and roll with it. The goal we all share is that we want silky soft and smooth skin, and that shouldn’t be too much to ask.

We’re here to tell you there’s an easier way to upgrade your skincare game. Say hello to the superhero of plants: aloe vera. This plant is underrated, with its benefits not spoken about nearly enough. It’s most commonly known for treating painful sunburns due to its cooling and soothing properties. But there’s far more to this common plant. Here are some uses and benefits of using aloe vera for skin that you really need to know:

 

Fades dark spots

Dark spots can develop after a bout of inflammation on your skin. They can be quite stubborn but by adding an aloe vera skincare routine you can slowly reduce the appearance of dark spots. Aloe vera contains an ingredient that fades those dark spots, making them less prominent. Before you go to bed, gently rub aloe vera gel over your dark spots and let it work its magic for 15-20 minutes then rinse out.

 

Helps clear up pimples

Pimples are common for a lot of people, and there are many reasons for it. These include hormonal issues, genetics or even the food that we eat. It can be frustrating and it somehow always appears when we have a date or need to present at a meeting.

Did you know that aloe vera can be used to help clear up your pimples. It’s full of anti-inflammatory properties which assist in relieving sensitive and painful skin. If you can, use the gel extract from the plant and dab it directly onto your pimple. And remember, however tempting it may be, don’t pick at your spots!
 

Natural moisturiser
 

Woman applying aloe

Double up on moisturising by complementing your skincare routine with aloe vera. You can add it your lotion or find a more convenient solution by choosing a product that contains aloe vera. Dawn’s Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil Body Cream will do just the trick. This rich and buttery body cream soothes and hydrates sensitive skin by locking in the moisture that your skin craves. Apply this lotion to your body twice a day to see the benefits for yourself. It’s nature’s healing in a tub - you can even apply it to dry, cracked heels too!
 

Can help remove dead skin cells

Another amazing benefit of aloe vera for skin is its ability to cleanse. Add some granulated sugar to aloe vera gel and gently exfoliate your face then rinse out. This is a natural and more suitable way to get rid of any impurities like excess dirt or oil in your skin. Don’t forget to follow up with a hydrating body cream or lotion to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Lady holding aloe vera gel in her hands


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