Aloe vera is one of the best natural ingredients for skin and hair out there. Period. However, most people only use this plant to soothe skin irritation and sunburn. So, we took it upon ourselves to tell you about the versatility of this plant and how it can be used in several different ways for skin and hair. Excited? Scroll down for five ways to use aloe vera for skin and hair.
- 01. To moisturise
- 02. To remove makeup
- 03. To nourish hair
- 04. To refresh the skin
- 05. To lighten blemishes
01. To moisturise
Aloe vera works as a wonderful moisturiser and is perfect for oily as well as dry skin types. The gel-like texture of aloe vera doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. If you can’t get your hands on aloe vera gel, then we suggest trying out the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Fresh Lotion. With microdroplets of vaseline jelly and 100% pure aloe vera extracts, this body lotion restores skin’s moisture and keeps it hydrated all day long. It is non-greasy and non-sticky and makes your skin soft, smooth and supple.
02. To remove makeup
Removing your makeup before hitting the sheets is essential if you want to avoid clogged pores, acne outbreaks and dull skin. Did you know that aloe also doubles as a makeup remover as it smoothly removes all traces of makeup from your face while soothing your skin as well? That’s why an aloe-based makeup remover like the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Gel Makeup Remover With Pure Aloe Vera should be your go-to. This remover is enriched with 100% pure aloe vera that melts away long stay and waterproof make-up, dirt, pollution and other impurities on your skin. The aloe vera further helps soothe and soften your skin.
03. To nourish hair
Aloe vera has many benefits, one of them being that it works wonderfully to nourish your hair and calm an irritated scalp. You can make your DIY hair mask or save yourself the hassle and turn to aloe vera enriched shampoos like the Sunsilk Coconut Water & Aloe Vera Volume Hair Shampoo. Infused with the goodness of coconut water and aloe vera, this shampoo is paraben-free and adds volume and bounce to your hair and keeps it moisturised and nourished.
04. To refresh the skin
Aloe vera helps in soothing, hydrating and keeping your skin healthy. So, while carrying an aloe vera leaf around isn’t exactly possible, we suggest trying out the Lakmé 9to5 Natural Aloe Cleansing Wipes. These alcohol-free cleansing wipes are enriched with 100% aloe vera extracts, jojoba oil, glycerin and vitamin E to hydrate and refresh your skin. Plus, they are an eco-friendly option, thanks to the 100 per cent biodegradable fabric used to make them.
05. To lighten blemishes
Aloe vera can boost skin cell turnover, helping reduce pigmentation and lighten blemishes to give you even-toned skin. We suggest giving Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe a try to see the magic for yourself. The aloe vera works towards fighting signs of skin ageing and lightening the blemishes while kiwi seeds brighten and moisturise your skin. Use once a week and give your skin a spa-like treatment at home.