This succulent houseplant exemplifies the best natural skin care, due to its ability to soothe, heal, and moisturize skin. In fact, a large body of research documents the use of aloe for a variety of dermatological conditions, including rashes, acne scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, and wound healing.
When aloe is applied to skin, it reduces the scaliness, itchiness, and extent of seborrheic dermatitis; prompts the remission of psoriasis; relieves poison ivy; assists the healing of chronic leg ulcers; and speeds healing after dermabrasion, a technique used to remove acne scars and wrinkles.
Although allergic reactions to aloe vera gel are quite rare, before applying it, you should test yourself by dabbing a small amount on your leg or arm and monitoring the area for 24 hours. If your skin becomes red or itchy or you develop hives, do not use aloe preparations on your skin or ingest them.
I personally use aloe vera juice. As one of my natural skin care recipes, I mix aloe very juice with mineral water and a bit of pomegranate or cranberry juice, and pour over ice into a large wine goblet. (Its my little evening ritual.)
Now, Im not going to lie to you this beauty food is definitely an acquired taste. But the skin and health benefits are worth it!