I was pretty ready for last Saturday’s Bumble date, but there was just one problem: a few days before I had skipped work and spent a little too long at the beach. The sunburn along my bikini line looked like a chemistry experiment gone wrong. I needed to make sure that if my dress was going to come off at the end of the night, my skin would be ready. Thanks to aloe vera, date number three is next weekend! Here are five ways aloe vera helped turn my daily beauty routine around.
Kicking that Sunburn
When it comes to the sun, prevention is always best. But it’s been a hot summer, and if you ended up with sunburn at some point (like I did), use aloe vera gel to calm and cool your irritated skin. Aloe vera’s moisturizing properties will also help to prevent the skin from peeling the next day. Keep your aloe vera product in the fridge to step up its cooling effect.
An Addition to Your Fresh Juice Options
Drinking aloe vera juice has become quite popular recently, and with good reason. Not only is it tasty, it is a natural, full body detox treatment. In addition, aloe vera juice aids the digestive system, helps lower cholesterol, and (as if that wasn’t enough) it’s full of vitamins and minerals. It’s a great way to change up your smoothie and juice routine.
A Natural Alternative to Mouthwash
Mouthwash is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and to freshen up before a night out on the town. But most commercial mouthwashes are harsh and full of nasty chemicals. Aloe vera is a great natural alternative. After brushing your teeth, try rinsing your mouth with aloe vera extract. It will help fight against the buildup of dental plaque, which is the leading cause of gum disease and tooth decay.
If you suffer from mouth ulcers, rinsing with aloe vera is a great way to help prevent them. Aloe vera will alleviate the nasty symptoms of existing mouth sores and help clear them up.
No need for expensive, top brand skin moisturizers. You can save yourself some cash next time you run out of your favorite moisturizer by replacing it with an aloe vera product. Aloe vera gel can be used all over your body and it will help lock in moisture, keeping your skin soft. This means it will prevent wrinkles and the visible effects of aging. There’s good news for teenagers too; aloe vera will help combat acne and clear up the skin. And if you have oily skin, aloe vera gel is particularly effective.
Flair for Your Hair
You can use aloe vera as a conditioner after washing with your normal shampoo to make your hair really shine. It promotes hair growth, so your hair will soon look healthier and fuller than ever before. And there are plenty of benefits for men too, since it can help prevent hair loss and dandruff.
These are just a few ways that that you can incorporate aloe vera into your daily health and beauty regimen. Are you rushing out to buy some aloe vera products yet?