Introduction

sections of Aloe Vera leaf

Aloe vera has multiple benefits for skin since it contains enzymes, antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory properties. The whitening effect is due to the Antioxidants present in aloe vera. But it does not capable of giving fast results compared to other skin whitening treatments. Also, aloe vera alone is not a very effective solution for skin whitening. But still, it provides very effective results for suntans. Effectiveness of aloe vera for skin whitening can be improved when it used with few other additives. There is evidence from many countries that aloe vera has been used for more than 6000 years. According to traditional skincare, aloe vera very useful in pimples, dry skin, skin rashes, patches, burns, and many more.

Does aloe really have this much effect?

Some of cosmetics producers and other marketers are replicating aloe vera just like if you had aloe vera plant in your garden you wouldn’t want to go back to your doctor. They say that aloe vera can do everything from curing liver cancer to curing bacterial infections but does really have this much effect?

The US federal drug authority(FDA) lists ale vera as a “supplement” (not as a drug) for stomach ulcers. in addition, aloe vera is used to heal wounds. According to the Traditional medicine methods, YES aloe vera has these capabilities but not as marketing people say. it proves that we can find a variety of medicines made using the jelly of the aloe leaf in any pharmacy. we can also use the jelly-like potion naturally exacted with aloe leaves to serve as good handover when constipation.

What would happen when aloe use frequently?

Dry skin due to frequent use of aloe

Aloe vera is used as a moisturiser for skin, and it is a good solution for dry skin, but when it overused, the skin could become even more dehydrated.

Pack 1 – For anyone except sensible skin

Ingredients – Aloe vera extract or pure aloe vera gel, Turmeric, Gram flour

Aloe, turmeric & flour compound for skin whitening

Method –

Add and mix 1tbs of aloe vera extract, 1tbs of gram flour, and a pinch of turmeric.

Apply all over the face(or/and body) and leave it for good 20 minutes.

Wash off with clean water and then apply a moisturizer (requirement of applying a moisturizer is not only depends on the humidity and the surrounding temperature. you can use natural aloe vera gel or store brought aloe gel as an excellent moisturizer if you wish)

Applying a moisturizer is necessary because whenever you use a pack, the skin PH changes, So if you don’t apply a moisturizer after removing the residuals, it will cause further breakouts, and probably the condition could be worst.

Pack 2 – For oily skin

Ingredients – Aloe vera gel, Bee Honey, Vitamin E capsules

Method – Take 1tsp aloe vera gel and 1tsp of honey. Add one vitamin E capsule and mix well. Apply a fine layer all over your face and neck after cleansing your face. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer. If you have oily skin, just replace vitamin E with some lime juice! This is a very simple and effective pack for healthy, fair skin. Adding lime to this pack helps to remove sun tan within a few days.

Pack 3 – Aloe ice cubes for skin whitening

Aloe Vera ice cube for skin whitening Image credits – UNSPLASH

This is a very effective method. Rubbing aloe ice cubes on your face imminently Yield favourable results. Here’s how to make these magic cubes!

Ingredients – Aloe Vera gel, Lavender essential oil , Rosewater

Method – Mix 2 parts of aloe vera extract with one part of rose water and pour this mixture into an ice cube tray. Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil (you can add any essential oil of your choice) keep in a deep freezer and use whenever you want! You can use cucumber juice instead of rose water to make this.

Other benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has multiple benefits when it comes to skincare. Natural aloe Vera gel contains multiple useful ingredients which widely used for cosmetic products. Moreover, it has been used for skincare more than thousands of years ago. According to the WHO researches, this aloe plant has more than 160 chemical constituents. Composition of the aloe extract is as follows, Water – 98.5%, polysaccharides, Amino acids, Lipids, Sterols. As it contains these chemical constituents, what are the Aloe Vera benefits for skin? There is no single answer since it has multiple advantages over skincare.

Natural Aloe leaf Image credit – Unsplash

Aloe Vera benefits for skin – Dry Skin

Since several polysaccharides compounds(carbohydrates) present in aloe, it is working as a skin barrier to keep skin hydrated. However, it is not practical to use natural aloe vera extract as a daily moisturizer because it can make the skin itchy since it contains a range of enzymes. commercially available aloe vera based moisturizing gel products are better than commonly available petroleum-based products.

Aloe Vera benefits for skin – Collagen production

Amino acids are the building block of the collagen layer. Therefore, eating aloe flesh is capable of boosting skin collagen production as aloe consists of amino acids. It is good to eat natural aloe flesh for healthy living. Furthermore, topical use of the gel also boosts collagen production since it is a good moisturizer and rich with vitamins C & E. Lighten skin is one result of an Improved collagen layer. and it proves that Aloe Vera is accepted treatment for skin whitening.

Heal Wounds

It has been proved that Aloe gel is a very effective treatment for small wounds. It has both healing properties and antibacterial properties. Note that, these properties are only present in natural aloe extracts

Heal Burns

Keeping burns hydrated is the first priority(Just after burning happens), while the second one is avoiding bacterial infections and avoiding bacteria penetration through the burns into the blood. The third priority goes to heal the wound. Aloe Vera has All of the above properties. So, Applying aloe gel just after a burn is a perfect treatment.

Rashes

Skin rashes can occur for a variety of reasons, including heat, infections, allergens, medications, and immune system disorders. Whatever the reason, the Aloe Vera is an excellent treatment for almost all the rashes, including rashes due to the immune system disorders.

FAQs

Q: Can Aloe vera Whiten Skin?

A:

Skin whitening is not a major benefit of using aloe vera. However, Aloe vera contains Important nutrients for skin which are useful when it comes to skin whitening. When used frequently, aloe vera is capable of treating pimples, dry skin, skin rashes, patches, burns. Aloe is capable of keeping skin moisturized, so it helps to reduce dryness resulting in whiten and soft skin.

Q: Does Aloe vera Lightening Skin?

A: 

Since aloe vera contains antioxidants, Aloe is one of the natural cosmetics which can use for skin lightening. Also, aloe is a very good moisturizer So, applying aloe as a moisturizer will have indirect benefits such as skin lightening

Q: What will happen if Aloe vera use daily basis?

A: 

It is not recommended to use aloe vera as a moisturiser frequently for a long time because it can produce dry skin problems.

Q: What are the Tips to Use Aloe Vera on Face for Fairness?

A: 

Both men and women can use Aloe for skin lightening. Since it is not capable of giving fast results you have to use it with few substances like turmeric and honey. Also, you can use Aloe ice cub treatment for better results.

Q: Does Aloe gel Improve Skin Tone?

A: 

The answer is yes. Not only the Aloe Vera but most natural treatments like almond oil are capable of improving your skin tone. Hydration, enhancing cell turnover, getting free of dead skin cells, and anti-ageing properties of these natural treatments contribute to improving your skin tone.

Q: Does Aloe Vera make Skin Darker?

A: 

No. there is no agent present in almond oil that causes darkening the skin. But people with sensitive skin can cause allergies. Also if you use aloe vera frequently, it may cause skin dehydration and hence skin can get dry and darker. So, Aloe can be used for skin whitening if you know the right method.

Q: How Long Does It Take for Aloe Vera to Lighten My Skin/Face?

A: 

It takes more than 1–2 months to get results. But you can accelerate results by adding some other substances like Turmeric, Gram flour and bee honey. Almost all the natural treatments take longer time to give results. But it is always safe to use these treatments than using petroleum-based bleaching agents.

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