Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent that belongs to the family of Liliaceae. The leaves of this plant contain many active ingredients used in cosmetics and health products.

Externally
The gel from the leaves of Aloe Vera has proven especially damaging to the healing of skin wounds and to promote and also relieves itching and pain of shingles and psoriasis. It protects the skin against dryness and promotes skin repair.

Internally
Of Aloe Vera gel or juice is also made. This juice is for indigestion and constipation and seems to have a positive effect on stomach ulcers. It also seems to have other positive effects as an anti-viral and immune-enhancing effect, but they are further examined.

Aloe Vera Products
Although the healing properties of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries was the increased popularity in recent years. If you buy products containing aloe vera, listen carefully to that enough active ingredients in it.
A cream or lotion would have to contain 20% ale vera.

Aloe Vera for skin
Aloe Vera on the skin is astringent and is therefore suitable for oily skin and acne. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and nourishes the skin. It is also good for sunburn after using.

Make your own Aloe Vera facial mask
Before you start: Make sure your hands and all pots, pans and utensils are clean, if boiled with water.
It is wise to first test if you are not allergic reaction. This lubricating something on the inside of your arm and wait 24 hours.
If you feel itchy or irritated that the mask was then immediately on your face.

Requirements:
Kaolin clay or mineral powder – available at health food or natural food stores.
Preparation
Take 1 sheet of the plant, and was thoroughly. Cut it lengthwise and remove the pulp from the magazine. Note: Just below the leaf surface is aloin, a substance that can irritate the skin, so use only the pure pulp and avoid the yellow liquid.
Put the pulp into a sieve and pour boiling water over and let it drain.
Combine the pulp with 2 tablespoons powdered kaolin or clay minerals. Add some boiling water if necessary to make a good spreadable mixture of it.
Lubricate the Aloe mask on your face, but leaves the eye area Fri Allow 10 minutes to cancel, then rinse with water.