Fresh aloe skin hacks: Tip of the Day 9-8-22
I've been a fan of breaking open a stem of fresh aloe and slathering it over my face for a long time. Usually, I treat the gooey goodness like a serum (applying after I cleanse, and before moisturizer). Apparently, I'm putting aloe "in a box". There are several more ways I can be using this plant to up my skin & beauty game, according to skin enthusiasts.
Yes, aloe can be used to remove foundation, eye makeup and lipstick! This is a nice alternative to using makeup wipes (as long as you're not allergic). Just massage the liquid over your face for about 30 seconds before gently wiping off makeup with a warm face towel. Because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, this helps to fight puffiness and surface whiteheads. If you find yourself waking up to a whitehead, try spot treating it with the gel from an aloe plant. Experts say aloe isn't as effective on deep acne or cystic acne that has already formed.
Because of its calming abilities, aloe is also recommended for soothing sunburn and razor burn.
Bonus tip: If you're dealing with sore nipples due to breastfeeding, aloe might offer some natural relief. Storing it in the refrigerator will give it a cooling effect when applied.
Bonus tip #2: Growing your own aloe is a great way to keep a stocked supply. Aloe will grow bigger if it's in a large pot or on the ground. They need very little maintenance. Check out this link for tips on growing aloe: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm