Aleo vera is a medicinal plant, also known as Aloe vera, which can be used in different beauty care, especially to improve skin or hair health.
Its can be purchased at natural products stores, drugstores and some markets. In addition, this plant can still be easily grown at home as it does not need special care.
How to put in on your hair
Aleo vera can be used on the your to obtain the following benefits:
1. Treats hair loss
Aleo vera can help in the production of collagen and, therefore, it may help to attach your hair strands better to your scalp. In addition, by having minerals and water, it strengthens the your hair strands, making it stronger and less brittle.
How to use: add 2 tablespoons of aleo vera gel with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, mix thoroughly and apply over all of your hair. Leave it to act for 10 to 15 minutes and then remove with cold water and shampoo. This process should only be repeated once a week.
2. Hydrate your hair and stimulate its growth
Aleo vera has enzymes that can help to remove the dead cells from your scalp, as well as being a great source of hydration and minerals for your hair strands and scalp. This way, hair grows faster and stronger.
How to use: Add 2 egg whites with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the inner gel of the leaves of aleo vera, mix well and apply on your hair, insuring that your roots are well covered. Wait 5 minutes and remove with cold water and shampoo.
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3. Removes dandruff
Aleo vera contains enzymes that can kill dead cells, the aleo vera is a plant that can be used to treat dandruff, since dandruff is made up of dead cell plaques.
How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons aleo vera gel with 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons plain yogurt. Use the mixture to massage your scalp for about 15 minutes and then let stand for 30 minutes. Lastly, wash your hair with an anti-dandruff shampoo. This mask should be done only once a week.
How to apply it on your skin
Aleo vera can be used throughout the skin, however, its benefits are especially important for your face, because it helps to:
1. Remove make up
Aleo vera is a natural way to remove makeup from your skin, as it does not use chemicals and moisturizes the skin, while relieving the irritation caused by makeup substances.
How to use: Put some of the aloe vera gel on a piece of cotton and then rub lightly on the regions of your face with makeup. Finally, wash your face with warm water and neutral soap.
2. Fights wrinkles
This plant has properties that stimulate the production of collagen by the skin, which is the substance responsible for maintaining its elasticity. So, when used regularly, the slug can decrease the depth of wrinkles and even eliminate some expression marks on the eyes, forehead or mouth.
How to use: Apply with your fingers a small amount of aloe gel over the regions you have wrinkles and expression marks, such as the corner of the eyes, around your lips or on your forehead. Do a light massage on these places and leave to act for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, remove with cold water and a mild soap.
3. Clean the deep layers of the skin
Aleo vera works as an excellent base for an exfoliating cream because in addition to hydrating the skin, it provides important oxygen to keep the deepest cells strong.
How to use: Mix 2 tablespoons of aleo vera gel with 1 tablespoon of sugar or baking soda. Then rub the mixture on your face or other drier parts of the skin, such as elbows or knees, for example. Remove with water and a neutral soap and repeat 2 to 3 times a week.
Other benefits of aleo vera
In addition to being a great ally for hair and skin health, aloe vera can also be used to treat problems such as muscle pain, burns, wounds, flu, insomnia, athlete's foot, inflammation, constipation, and digestive problems.
Who shouldn't use aleo vera
The internal use of aleo vera is not indicated for children, pregnant women and women who breastfeed, as well as in patients with uterus or ovary inflammation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, bladder stones, varices, appendicitis, prostatitis, cystitis, dysentery and nephritis.
It is also very important to check if the aleo vera is Barbadensis miller type, as this is the most suitable for human use, and the others can be toxic and should not be consumed.