AUNT MILLY writes
Hello Mwana Amai and Mwana Wa Daddy
MWANA Amai, today we will talk about a miracle plant. The holy grail of skin care and health. Drum roll!!!! ALOE VERA! Yes, this is one of my personal favorites.
It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat scars, acne and dry flaky skin. Like I said, it’s a Miracle plant!. It is a naturally soothing gel that is gentle on your hair and skin while hydrating and nourishing it simultaneously. Aloe vera is also known for its healing powers and is widely used as a remedy for cuts, burns and abrasions. Many cosmetic companies incorporate aloe Vera in their creams, serums, cleaners etc. You don’t necessarily need to buy a cream or lotion to get aloe Vera. You can simply grow the aloe plant in your backyard and harvest the gel to use on your skin.
The following are some of the best ways to use the plant to insure you get the maximum benefits.
1. Dehydrated Skin
Aloe Vera has healing and hydrating properties and is an ideal choice for dry skin thanks to its much-needed moisturisation.
Get the aloe gel and mix it with a tea spoon of Honey. After cleansing the skin, apply the mixture to your face. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash off and moisturize.
2. Skin Exfoliator
Exfoliating the skin is important to get rid of dead cells and clear pores of grime. Aloe vera is a known cleansing agent enriched with antibacterial properties that flush out impurities gently. Its antiseptic properties shield skin from bacteria which in turn prevents acne and skin infections. If you run out of your regular scrub, you can try aloe vera gel mixed with sugar granules for exfoliating the skin. It’s an all-natural and gentle way to exfoliate your skin.
3. Nourishing Sleeping Mask
Let aloe vera work its wonder while you sleep. Massage your face, neck and hands using aloe vera gel right before you hit the bed. Aloe vera is non-oily and gentle and penetrates the skin layers providing deep moisturisation for the skin. Wake up to smooth, silky soft skin. Also Using fresh aloe vera with a few drops of lemon right before you sleep will give you skin a glow and add nourishment.
4. Lighten Blemishes
Dark spots and acne scars can negatively impact your self-esteem. Before going for expensive treatments I suggest trying this easy DIY remedy first. Aloe vera has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic properties. These properties, along with the high moisture content, make it effective in reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes. It also boosts skin reproduction! Use aloe vera gel mixed with lemon juice on scar marks and brown spots on the skin and watch the marks fade gradually. Aloe vera can be used to fade stretch marks too! Apply directly on the affected area thrice a day for best results. Aloe Vera and Tea Tree can be used as a face mask if you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin.
Lots of love from our Milly Beauty Products team from around the world for there is always something amazing Mwana amai!