4 healing benefits of aloe vera

Benefits of aloe vera
General by Liz Eustace

As a kid your mom probably used aloe vera on you after getting badly sunburned. But when we dug a little deeper, we found out that aloe can basically help treat ANY skin problem imaginable! Aloe is a cactus plant that contains a healing clear gel inside it’s leaves. It acts as a protective layer that helps your skin lock in moisture, therefore helping it to heal quicker. Aloe leaves and 100% natural aloe gel are great to keep in your home, especially during summer to help soothe minor cuts, burns and bug bites. 

Here are just four of the ways aloe vera aids your skin and overall health:  

Treats acne 

You can use aloe vera to heal acne just as you would use it for sunburn. Apply it to the infected area three times a day until your blemish is healed. 

Fights aging 

Aloe is popular in anti-aging skincare products and for good reason. Aloe's leaves contain a load of antioxidants such as beta carotene that protect the skin from aging rapidly by keeping skin firm and hydrated. 

Reduces stretch marks 

If you're pregnant or have just given birth, consider applying aloe to your skin to help reduce stretch marks. Stretch marks form when the skin stretches so much that it loses elasticity. Aloe actually heals those tears that form in the layers of the skin. 

Aids digestion 

Besides applying aloe onto your skin, you can also drink it to reap its nutritional benefits. Aloe is rich in vitamins A, C, and E as well as calcium, selenium, magnesium, sulfur, and zinc. Aloe also aids in digestion and can get things moving when you feel a little constipated.

Do you use aloe on a regular basis? 

About the Author

Liz Eustace

Present: Leadership coach, author, presenter, brand expert and momma of two!

Inspiration: my kiddies, laughter, countless yoga teachers, my creative hubby, my youthful mom & dad, my wacky sisters, kindness, my unpredictable brother, stillness and Prudence Bruns. 

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