Top benefits of aloe vera gel for face and skin

The summer season in India is ruthless. You will not only feel a lot of physical discomforts but staying under the sun for half an hour can make your skin dull and tanned. And when we say tanned, it is not the kind of tanning that makes you look gorgeous. Sun exposure during the summer season can give you early wrinkles and make the effect of pigmentation on the face higher.

If you are in the kind of profession that leads to a lot of sun exposure, then the best solution to the problem is getting aloe vera gel. The aloe vera plants can be found in almost every home. Also, maintaining these plants is not tough at all. All you need to do is to put the plant under the sun and water it whenever you get time.  There is no need of watering this plant every day. The gel that you can find from this plant is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B12.

Benefits of aloe vera gel on the face

This very easy-to-use plant comes with a heap of benefits for the skin. Let us discuss some of them:

  • The gel helps in the production and releasing of collagen
  • The gel helps in faster healing and also limits scars
  • The gel has anti-inflammatory properties; thus, helps in lessening pain, soreness, swelling of injuries as well as wounds
  • The gel has the ability to heal first-degree as well as second-degree burns
  • The gel can treat bacterial and fungal infection
  • The gel helps the skin to stay protected from the effects of radiation therapy
  • The gel is 98% water; therefore, helps in moisturizing hydrating, and soothing the skin
  • The gel leaves a cooling effect on sunburns and rashes
  • Using the gel regularly makes the skin supple and tight
  • Using the gel can slow down the aging process of the skin.

Conditions that can be treated by using aloe vera gel

It has been more than centuries that people are using aloe vera on the skin. Here are some of the conditions that can be treated if you use aloe vera gel.

  • Cuts or skin wounds
  • Acne
  • Sunburn pain and swelling
  • Minor burns
  • Rosacea
  • Fungal infections, like ringworm and tinea versicolor
  • Bug bites
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Sun or chemically damaged skin/wrinkles

How to use aloe vera gel?

There are several ways of using the aloe vera gel on the skin. Here are some of them mentioned below:

  • You can put the aloe vera gel directly on your face. You first have to wash your face thoroughly with a hydrating face wash. Now pat dry your face and put the aloe vera gel on. You can wash your face after some time.
  • You can extract the aloe vera gel from its leaves and put them in the ice cube tray. Keep it frozen. Whenever you come back home in the summer season, you can take out one ice cube of aloe vera gel and rub it on your face. This will soothe your face and give a colling effect.
  • Aloe vera gel works as a toner. For this, you have to take two parts of water and one part of aloe vera gel. Put it into an airtight bottle, mix well and store in the refrigerator. When it is time for you to use a toner, spray some in a cotton ball and apply them to your face.
  • If you have been bitten by an insect, you must clean the area with soap water at the earliest. You can then put aloe vera gel on the area and cover it for at least 20 minutes. You can reapply it if needed.

Using aloe vera gel can treat so many skin problems and conditions. All that you need to do is to get started with using it.