You might have used Aloe Vera gel for treating sunburns and you would only be aware of its anti sunburn qualities. If this is the case then you surely are missing out on a lot of other things which I would be discussing here. The gel is beyond treating sunburns and tans. This is also known as a miracle gel which does wonders to your skin and hair.
In my article 5 Incredible DIY Hair Masks for Dull and Damaged Hair, I discussed a unique mask for hair that can be made at home using Aloe Vera. In this article, I’m going to discuss some Aloe Vera beauty hacks to feel more beautiful and younger looking.
How to Extract Aloe Vera Gel
Let’s first discuss how Aloe Vera gel is extracted from the plant as its the most natural way of getting it. If you have an Aloe vera plant at home then it will be very easy for you to take out the gel. You need to cut the leaf close to the stem. Towards the stem, the leaf broadens and there is more gel. Now simply cut the leaf and scoop out all the gel from inside. If you require a smooth consistency then give this gel a blitz in the blender.
You will get an even and smooth paste which would be a lot easier to use. If you really think that this is too much work then you can also use ready-made gel available on Amazon as shown in the picture below.
Aloe Vera Beauty Hacks
Now let’s discuss how the gel can be used in different ways. To begin with, you would need to understand how soothing Aloe Vera gel is to your skin. This soothing property makes it a miracle product to use on your skin and even your hair.
1. Use as a Primer
Primers have made foundations on your face look natural and dewy. It gives a fine finish to your makeup and your face looks smooth and even. Now you don’t need to spend a lot on buying primers anymore. All you need to do is apply some Aloe Vera gel and rub it gently on your face. When it absorbs into your skin, you can apply foundation.
2. Use as an Eyebrow Gel
To make your eyebrows stick to their place, you need to take a mascara wand of your own choice of color. It could either be black or brown. Dip this wand in the gel and apply on your eyebrows. This would give the desired tint to the eyebrows and also keep them in place. Do try this one as I love this Aloe vera beauty hack.
3. Fight Dandruff
If you are a victim of having too much dandruff in your hair then try this beauty hack. It will reduce the dandruff to a great extent by a single usage. Apply the gel on your hair and leave it for 2 hours. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and rinse well. Dry off your hair and see the difference.
4. Use it for Cracked Heels
In winter, our feet tend to get dry and rough. The cracks are visible even from a distance which makes us look embarrassed. To avoid cracked heels, you need to make a sugar and the gel scrub. Mix equal quantities and give your feet a good scrub. Rinse off with warm water and apply a good moisturizer afterwards. Put on your socks and do this for at least 2 more days. On the third day, you will see a significant difference. Your heels would get smooth and soft.
5. Reduce Puffiness and Dark Circles
One of the most loved Aloe Vera beauty hacks is this. Apply Aloe Vera gel at night and massage your eyes. In the morning, wash your face with warm water and in a few days you will see that your eyes have become less puffy and dark circles are reduced too.
These are some of the most effective hacks of the natural Aloe vera gel which make your skin and hair texture very smooth and soft. Do try these at home and feel the difference yourself. You will just fall in love with this miracle plant and would always keep this with you like I do. I always keep this gel with me and I use it for a number of problems with both my skin and hair.