5. It Can Soothe Irritated Skin

aloe vera

Individuals who suffer from rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis are often those who suffer from dryness and inflammation as well. The fatty acids in aloe vera along with an enzyme called bradykinin, can help to calm the skin.

4. Apply it to Minor Burns and Wounds

minor burns

Additionally, thanks to aloe vera’s antibacterial properties, these same compounds can help to reduce inflammation. The juice is super hydrating, so it may help to boost the skin’s elasticity as it heals. One scientific research study found that aloe vera sped up the rate of healing for minor burn wounds by almost nine days. Other studies suggest mixed results as far as aloe vera’s healing powers are concerned. We recommend only using it on minor burns and wounds.

Related: 9 Remedies to Fight Dry Skin

3. Treat a Cold Sore

cold sore

The plant’s antiviral properties may help to fight off the herpes virus. Aloe vera can also provide soothing relief and cover and protect irritated skin.

2. Use it as Shaving Cream

shaving cream

Thanks to aloe vera’s gel-like texture, it makes for great hydrating shaving cream. The antibacterial properties of aloe vera also mean it’s excellent for small razor nicks.

1. Or Natural Makeup Remover

makeup remover

Since aloe vera is so gentle on the skin and has a gel consistency, it works great as a natural makeup remover. It is smooth to wipe on and off with a washcloth and will cleanse and moisturize skin. The anti-aging, moisturizing makes it a perfect beauty product. It’s also an excellent alternative for people who have sensitive skin reactions to certain chemical ingredients in traditional makeup removers.

Related: 56 Forgotten Traditional Home Remedies You Should Use Today
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