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Aloe Vera: How to Make the Most of This Amazing Plant

Claire Miles
Aug 06, 2021

There are only two things in life we know we’ll never get tired of: self-care and houseplants. So obviously we love the idea of combining both our passions. Used in several types of cosmetics because of its moisturizing properties, Aloe Vera is a very versatile plant that can also be used for purely decorative purposes. If you happen to have a potted Aloe plant in your living room, these are some of the beauty benefits you can use it for.

Skin Moisturizer

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Often used in after-sun lotions as a moisturizing ingredient, Aloe Vera is believed to have moisturizing properties that can help your skin heal after a long day under the sun. Besides water, Aloe gel is full of vitamins and minerals that help regenerate damaged skin.

Hair Repair

Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera isn’t only a great moisturizer for your skin, it is also known for strengthening and repairing hair. The plant contains vitamins A, C and E, which promote healthy cell growth, and vitamin B12 and folic acid, which might help to keep your hair from falling out.

Bug-Bite Relief

Aloe Vera

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Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera can also help relieve the itch from bug bites. The plant extract also has antibacterial properties, which can also prevent bites from becoming infected. Basically, the vitamins and minerals in Aloe gel can help reduce the pain, swelling and itching from mosquito bites, as well as help it heal quicker.