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5 Ways You Can Use Aloe Vera Gel For Skin And Hair

The usage of aloe vera can be traced to the Greek and Egyptian civilization. Aloe vera is known to do wonders for the skin and hair, its gel can be used as hair pack for promoting hair growth and as a hair conditioner. It can help you get rid of acne, wrinkles, and the unpleasant tan.

The history of aloe vera dates back to thousands of years ago, Greeks regarded aloe vera as the universal panacea and the Egyptians called it as the plant of immortality.1

Aloe vera helps treat burns, psoriasis, diabetes, constipation, and dental cavities.2 Aloe vera gel can do wonders for your skin and hair.

Here are 5 ways you can use aloe vera gel to improve your skin and hair:

1. Use It As A Hair Pack For Hair Growth

Aloe Vera Helps Promote Hair Growth

Troubled by frequent hair loss? Give aloe vera a try, it might do wonders for your hair. Aloe vera helps promote the natural growth of new hair follicles, it even strengthens the existing hair follicles.3

Mix aloe vera gel with castor oil. Use 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel and 1 tbsp of castor oil. Apply the paste on your scalp and massage for 2-3 mins. Wash your hair with shampoo after 30-40 mins.

If you do not like castor oil, then mix aloe vera gel with olive oil and follow the same procedure.

2. Aloe Vera As A Hair Conditioner

Aloe Vera Gel Can Be Used As Hair Conditioner

Aloe vera gel does wonders for dry and rough hair. You can apply aloe vera gel directly to your hair or you can mix 2 tbsp of honey and 1 mashed avocado to aloe vera gel. Mix them properly and apply it all over your hair and scalp.

Cover your hair with a shower cap and wash the hair after 10-15 mins. Aloe vera gel will soften your hair and also promote healthier hair growth.

3. Use Aloe Vera As An Anti-Aging Mask

To Remove Wrinkles Use Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera can help you fight wrinkles. It has been proven that aloe vera gel has anti-ageing properties.4

You can use aloe vera gel to make anti-ageing mask. You will need 3-4 tbsp aloe vera gel, 2 tbsp china clay, 1 tbsp fresh cream, and 1 tbsp almond paste. Mix all of them properly and apply it to clean skin. Allow the paste to dry completely and was your face with cold water.

4. Clears Out Acne

Aloe Vera Gel Can Help Clear Ance

Acne affects most of the teenagers, it may even continue into your adulthood.5 Well, you need not worry as aloe vera gel can help you get rid of acne. Apply aloe vera gel to your skin and leave it to dry. Wash your face with cold water afterward.

Aloe vera is known for its skin soothing property.6 Keep applying aloe vera gel for a week and you will start noticing the difference.

5. Helps Remove A Tan

Aloe Vera Gel Can Help Remove Tan

Aloe vera can help you get rid of the unpleasant tan.7 Take some aloe vera gel and mix few drops of lemon juice in it. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. Leave it for 10-15 mins. Wash your face with cool water, you can even use lukewarm water.


  • Avoid aloe vera usage if you have a history of skin disease.
  • Always consult a professional doctor before starting to use aloe vera.

References   [ + ]

1. Surjushe, Amar, Resham Vasani, and D. G. Saple. “Aloe vera: A short review.” Indian journal of dermatology 53, no. 4 (2008): 163.
2. Aloe. University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).
3. Kaur, Amanjot. “Aloe Vera: The Potted Physician–A review.” Lipids 2, no. 8 (2015).
4. Cho, Soyun, Serah Lee, Min-Jung Lee, Dong Hun Lee, Chong-Hyun Won, Sang Min Kim, and Jin Ho Chung. “Dietary Aloe vera supplementation improves facial wrinkles and elasticity and it increases the type I procollagen gene expression in human skin in vivo.” Annals of dermatology 21, no. 1 (2009): 6-11.
5. Nasri, Hamid, Mahmoud Bahmani, Najmeh Shahinfard, Atefeh Moradi Nafchi, Shirin Saberianpour, and Mahmoud Rafieian Kopaei. “Medicinal plants for the treatment of acne vulgaris: a review of recent evidences.” Jundishapur journal of microbiology 8, no. 11 (2015).
6. Foster, Steven. “Aloe vera: The succulent with skin soothing cell protecting properties.” Herbs for Health magazine. Health WorldOnline. http://www. healthy. net/library/articles/hfh/aloe. htm (1999).
7. Baker, O. T. “The Amazing Ancient to Modern Useful Plant Aloe Vera: Amazing Plant of the Magic Valley.” Lemon Gove, CA, Prevost, R., London (1975).

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.