This Summer Aloe Vera Is Your Best Friend!
If the sun ever decides to peak through the clouds in South Florida – it would create a wonderful beach atmosphere. With the wonderful beach atmosphere, the sun’s rays leave people with sun-kissed skin. Unfortunately, at times these rays decide to leave a mark called, a sunburn. Even with sunscreen on your back, it may not be enough to protect you from the sun.
What can you turn to when you get a sunburn?
Aloe vera is known to have many healing properties – so many that the Egyptians believed it to be an immortality plant. There are two parts of aloe vera that can be beneficial. One of them is the yellow residue called, latex – which is found underneath the leaf of the plant. The other one is the famous gel – found in the core of the plant.
The latex from the aloe plant has strong laxative properties that are proven to have helped with constipation. Unfortunately, since the properties are so strong it is not sold as an over-the-counter medication in the US. If taken in strong doses it can cause a person to have stomach cramps or weak muscles, but it also can have long-term effects such as kidney failure and diarrhea.
Aloe gel is the best-known benefit from the aloe plant. Many beauty gurus and food enthusiasts use this part of the plant for beauty benefits and food ingredients. For example:
Sunburn: As we said in the beginning, your new best friend this summer will be aloe vera. That’s because the oil from the plant can moisturize the burns and rashes that will also help prevent peeling of the skin. With it’s moisture and properties, it has a soothing sensation that relieves the burn or rash.
But aloe gel has multiple uses such as for your hair.
Hair conditioner/gel: When you mix the gel with other essential oils, you can use it as a hair masque. With the enzymes and vitamins it holds, it can strengthen your hair and make it look silky smooth. The gel properties have enzymes that can help rid dead skin cells in the scalp and regenerate skin tissue Other people will tell you, it’s a great ingredient to use if you want to grow your hair out.
Let’s not forget about health.
Immune system: The enzymes also helps breaks down protein in the body. It also carries zinc, which helps defeat zinc deficiency since it’s an essentially part to boost immune system.