It only makes sense that a plant commonly used to treat sunburn is grown in tropical climates where the sun shines almost year-round. But aloe vera isn’t only used to soothe sunburnt skin. It has a plethora of other benefits for your skin!

Aloe contains several naturally active substances such as amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, and glycoprotein. All of these elements make it an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-viral treatment. These ingredients can help rejuvenate your skin and leave it feeling smooth and supple.

Aloe vera is a commonly used in lotions, eye creams, gels, and face masks to calm and cool the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed. Products rich in aloe are often used to reduce irritation in the skin. As mentioned earlier, it is commonly used to treat sunburn. All you have to do is pull off a leaf from the plant and cut it in half. The gel from the inside of the leaf can then be applied topically to the irritated area. Aloe can even be ingested to aide digestion and even lower your blood sugar.

The moisture that this plant needs to retain in order to thrive in hot, dry climates makes it a great natural moisturizer to add to your skincare routine. Maybe it’s time to plant some at home!

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