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Aloe Vera has various benefits, just one being that it is amazing for repairing broken or damaged skin. Also known as ‘The Plant of Immortality’  this natural skin saviour was mostly commonly found in African and Indian regions of the world before it’s benefits were truly recognised. Plant in your backyard and use it straight from the source, or simply buy it from your local supermarket to appreciate all of its benefits.

1. Drinking aloe vera water

Aloe Vera water is now a popular drink which repairs the body from the inside out. It supplies the system with important vitamins and nutrients while also detoxifies the skin. Great to use if you suffer from inflammation, redness, and breakage on the surface of the skin.

2. Anti-Inflammatory

One very popular way of reducing acne is by using products which include traces of aloe vera. Using face washes, cleansers and aloe vera straight from the source eliminates redness and reduces swelling and inflammation on the skin. Aloe vera absorbs into the skin quite fast, so leave on for 10 minutes until washing off with lukewarm water.

3. Sunburn

Probably the best way to use aloe vera is to treat cracked skin due to burns or damage from the sun. Sprays and gels are great to keep in the fridge if you ever need them, but aloe vera from the source truly is a natural remedy. It helps to cool down the damaged area, and helps it become strong and healthy again. Use every few hours if you’re suffering from sunburn.

4. Psoriasis

Aloe Vera is an inexpensive way to help treat psoriasis and other skin irritations. This autoimmune disease causes scaly, red, and irritable eruptions on the surface of the skin. Apply natural aloe vera on a regular basis to the infected areas, and overtime notice a great improvement to the look and feel of your skin.

5. Anti-ageing

Apply aloe vera on a daily basis to achieve youthful and radiant skin. This has been proven to rewind signs of wrinkles, by hydrating and moisturising the skin. Add natural aloe vera into your daily skincare routine to enjoy the benefits of radiant skin.

6. Moisturising

If you’re growing tired of applying the same old greasy moisturisers to bed and in the morning, try using aloe vera. It has a thin consistency and a non greasy texture that is absorbed by the skin extremely fast. Aloe vera will keep your skin hydrated all day long and look absolutely glowing.

7. Decreases stretch marks

Pregnancy, weight loss and weight gain all contribute to irritating stretch marks which are a nightmare to remove. If used consistently, aloe vera helps to hide stretch marks and decrease their size and colour over time.

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