In this article you will know 8 ways in which you can use the aloe or aloe vera externally, so that you can take advantage of its excellent medicinal properties in beauty, natural cosmetics and personal hygiene (Picture file)
The aloe vera is one of the herbs most popular in the world and it moves millions of dollars in the industry of products cosmetology.
Nevertheless we can use for our own preparations at home that preserve intact their properties for beauty and health, without spending money.
The aloe vera or aloe vera is mentioned in the clay tablets mesopotamian’s to 2200 B.C. and in ancient Egypt it was considered the “plant of immortality”, giving as a gift at the funerals of pharaohs.
According to another legend of antiquity, Aristotle persuaded Alexander the Great to conquer an island nation in the horn of Africa to claim its well-known plantation of aloe.
Of the plant used leaf which is extracted from the pulp or gel of aloe vera. The gel of aloe vera can be used by applying it externally and locally and can also be used internally, ingiriéndolo.
In this article you will know 8 ways in which you can use the aloe or aloe vera externally, so that you can take advantage of its excellent medicinal properties in beauty, natural cosmetics, and personal hygiene.
1 – Scrub homemade
In a bowl put 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate. Mix well the two ingredients and you have already ready the best exfoliating home. Apply giving a soft circular massages on the face, neck and even the décolleté one or two times a week, depending on if you have the skin more or less fat. Your skin will look clean, smooth and luminous.
2 – To regenerate extremely dry skin and combat acne
There are parts of our body that tend to dry out and crack with greater ease, for example the heels, knees and elbows. For these more difficult cases, apply the gel of aloe vera giving a gentle massage.
For best results, mix one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil with two tablespoons of the pulp of aloe vera whipped (in liquid state). Apply this mixture by massaging the area and let it absorb completely.
For acne aloe juice counteracts the infection and promotes healing. Divides a portion of the leaf and rub it directly to the pulp on the skin.
3 – make-up Remover
There are many products to remove make-up, however, nothing is better than aloe to remove eye makeup, lips and the entire face and neck in general.
Simply apply the aloe vera with the fingers, massaging over face and neck for a few seconds and then remove with warm water. To remove your eye makeup put a little of aloe vera gel in a cotton pad and then pass it by the eyelids and eyelashes. Finish the process by rinsing with warm water.
4 – To shave
The gel or pulp of aloe vera is perfect for shaving, leaving the skin fresh and soft.
Simply replace the gel or shaving foam that you use normally for the aloe vera. Apply the gel of aloe vera on the area to shave and shave normally. After rinse with warm water.
If you want to give a refreshing touch to the skin after shaving, leaves a little pulp of aloe in the freezer an hour before you shave and then apply it on the skin, giving gentle taps.
5 – For the hair
The aloe gel helps prevent hair loss, in addition to strengthen, shine and soften it.
Then wash the hair as you normally do, apply the aloe vera gel all over the hair, from the roots to the tips giving a gentle massage on the scalp making circles. Picks up the hair and leaves the aloe acting between 30 and 60 minutes. After rinsed hair well with warm water and style as always. The ideal frequency is once a week.
6 – To strengthen lashes and brows
If your eyebrows are sparsely populated or if your lashes are cortitas and little numerous, you can use aloe vera to give them more volume.
Take a teaspoon of coffee and add 4 drops of castor oil. Apply this mixture two or three times a week in the evening on the eyebrows giving a gentle massage with fingertips to favour absorption.
To strengthen the lashes and that they are more numerous and long applied the same mixture on the eyelashes with a brush of a mascara that you no longer use. Clean it good of remains of mascara and apply the mixture of aloe and castor oil two or three nights a week.
7 – To alleviate inflammations
In this case the anti-inflammatory action of aloe vera is going to be very beneficial for reducing the inflammation typical that appears on the sprains and twists.
You can use the aloe vera gel giving a gentle massage several times a day on the affected area, or also by placing a piece of flesh for a few hours within the bandage.
8 – To clean wounds
This medicinal plant have antiviral and antibacterial, which is useful for the cases in which we do cuts or wounds, and we want to clean them to prevent infections.
But in addition, the aloe vera due to its healing effect on the skin, will stimulate the healing of the wound or the court because it stimulates the regeneration of the skin.
You just have to apply the gel or the pulp directly on the wound several times a day until it is healed.
Do you want to cultivate aloe vera at your home?
It is very simple. Just follow these simple recommendations and you’ll be able to grow a plant of aloe, and you can reproduce it by cuttings, as much as you want.
- Put a little gravel in the bottom of the pot, which will serve as drainage for the aloe vera does not rot.
- Then place half of ground and / or substrate for pots, but never put beach sand because the excess of salts is not going well to this plant.
- Place the plant of aloe vera that you have chosen in the center and cover it until the beginning of the leaves.
- The aloe tends to make a large root, that is to say that turns with force. The ideal thing is that once you’ve planted, don’t water them in two weeks. The roots will grow while and, after this time, that is when you should be watering.
- Aloe wants sun so you can put it in a corner of the light house or on your balcony.
- It needs very little water, so if you water every two weeks is good.
- When Aloe doesn’t like the cold, so in winter you need to protect it.
Usually grows fast and, when you realize, as you have come out smaller plants around it. Are your offspring, which you can start to plant in other pots, once they have a height of four fingers.
When you see the leaves are quite large and fleshy, as you will be useful for your masks and home remedies. Aloe plays also very well, which makes each little time you have to your around new cuttings. It is good to remove them so that the central plant to grow, and in turn, you’ll be able to create new plants from those cuttings.
It is very easy to grow aloe vera at home, it grows fast, is very resistant and does not need excessive care, nor a lot of water. In addition to that it is very pleasant to grow, their benefits are excellent.