Know how aloe vera makes your skin glow

By Mercy Angeline C Published on Jul 27, 2018 02:36 PM IST

Chennai: People who have a home garden would definitely have a pot of aloe vera in their patch. The short stemmed plant with spiky edges is not only beneficial to health but also a saviour to enhance your beauty.

TREATING SUNBURNS

In this harsh weather, your skin is sure to get red or tanned and sometimes can be irritating and itchy. Fret not. Take a piece of aloe and cut its sides and put it in a blender. Pour the mixture into an ice tray and freeze it. You can use the aloe cubes and rub it over your skin to soothe the affected area.

SKIN TIGHTENER

Take a piece of aloe vera and blend it up. Combine it with coconut oil and apply it on your stomach or where you have loose skin. Over a period of time, your muscles and skin will get tightened without much exercise.

GROW HAIR QUICKLY

Make aloe vera as a smooth paste. Apply it on your scalp and leave it on for an hour. Rinse with warm water. Do it for two weeks and you can notice changes in your tresses.

LIP BALM

Take a piece of aloe. Apply sparingly on your lips. They will not get dry for hours.

FACE MASK

Aloe vera is an excellent dehydrant and can keep your skin soft and supple for a long time. You can massage a piece of aloe vera onto your skin directly and leave it overnight as a mask and wash it off the next day to have a glowing skin. For a desi twist, mix aloe vera pulp with gram flour and apply it on the skin. This dynamic duo will add moisture content, stop aging and also remove dead cells, thus giving you a natural fair look.