Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that can be used to improve various conditions and is well-known for its skin properties. For the ancient Egyptians, aloe vera was the “plant of immortality” and was offered in the funerals of pharaohs.

Aloe vera utilizes the leaf, from which the pulp (or gel) is extracted, and it can be applied directly to the skin or ingested. Here are 10 uses of aloe vera:

  1. Regenerate Dry and Cracked Skin: Apply aloe vera to areas prone to dryness and cracking, such as heels, knees, and elbows, to rehydrate the skin and combat dryness.
  2. Makeup Remover: To remove eye, lip, face, and neck makeup, apply aloe vera gel and use your fingers to distribute it on the made-up skin. Rinse with water to remove the aloe vera gel.
  3. DIY Exfoliant: Mix 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Once you have a homogeneous mixture, apply it to your face and neck, massaging in circular motions with your fingers. Repeat the application 2 or 3 times a week.
  4. Shaving Foam or Gel: Aloe vera gel is excellent as a substitute for shaving foam or gels. In addition to facilitating shaving, aloe vera moisturizes the skin and prevents inflammation.
  5. Hair Mask: Aloe vera prevents hair loss, strengthens it, and prevents dandruff. After washing your hair, apply aloe vera gel, distributing it well from roots to tips. Leave it on for 30-40 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
  6. Strengthen Eyelashes and Eyebrows: Mix a teaspoon of coffee with 4 drops of castor oil and half a teaspoon of aloe vera. Apply to lashes and eyebrows, massaging to aid absorption. Repeat the treatment 2 or 3 times a week.
  7. Sprains and Strains: The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera can be very useful for sprains and strains. Apply aloe vera gel directly to the affected area and let it work for a few hours.
  8. Accelerate Healing of Cuts and Wounds: Aloe vera has antiviral and antibacterial properties, making it the most effective natural remedy against cuts and wounds.
  9. Bad Breath: Pour a tablespoon of aloe vera into 50 ml of water and use the solution for rinsing. The antiseptic action of aloe vera eliminates bacteria causing bad breath.
  10. Itching and Burning: Apply aloe vera pulp to the area affected by itching and burning to alleviate them instantly. Aloe vera has antiseptic and healing properties that accelerate the healing process.