Aloe Vera is a gift from nature that possesses numerous medicinal properties. It is known to be extremely effective against sunburn. Also, the gel obtained from Aloe Vera can also remove wrinkles.
According to research conducted by scientists from Asia, “by daily using small amount of Aloe Vera gel you can significantly improve skin elasticity and remove wrinkles.”
Their research involved thirty 45-year old healthy women who have used Aloe Vera gel for 90 days. After the treatment the amount of wrinkles considerably reduced these women. Improvement of skin’s elasticity was also very noticeable.
How to prepare Aloe Vera gel on your own
You can prepare Aloe Vera gel on your own. All you need is a healthy Aloe herb (Aloe barbadensis).
Cut one leaf of the herb (the outer leaves are mature). The leaf contains enough fresh and healthy gel. Given that aloe gel can go bad easily, it is best to prepare a small amount of 1 or 2 leaves, especially if you use larger leaves, for gaining half a cup of gel.
Strain the juice for about 10 minutes
Place the leaves vertically in a glass in order for the juice to be able to drain. The juice contains latex that can be irritating to the skin, so it is best to drain it.
Peel the leaves
It is best to use a knife for vegetables so you can remove the outer green parts of the leaves. Peel carefully until you reach the gel located in the middle of the leaf.
Take a spoon and get the gel
You can easily detach the colorless soft gel using a spoon. Separate it from the leaf and place it in a clean container.
The gel can be mixed with natural preservatives, such as vitamin C. If you have more gel than expected and want to save it for a month or two, mix it with 500 mg of vitamin C. For each ¼ of a teaspoon of gel you need to add a few drops of vitamin C oil. You can use blender in order to mix the ingredients well.
Decant the gel in sterilized, clean glass jar
If you have used some of the means for storing food, you can keep the gel from a month up to two months in the fridge. Otherwise, without the means the gel is usable only one day.
How to use the gel of the Aloe Vera for removing wrinkles?
Apply little gel onto the skin and massage gently. It is mandatory to massage gently in duration of 3 minutes. You can also add one capsule of vitamin E in one teaspoon of the gel. Mix and use for massaging the area where wrinkles appear.
Practice doing the massage every night before bedtime. The skin improvements should be noticeable after a few days since you have started using the gel.
Aloe Vera possesses numerous health benefits and here are some of them:
- It moisten the skin
- Helps against sunburns
- Soothes inflammation
- Helps and improves the process of digestion
- Cleanses the organism from toxins and harmful materials
- Improves teeth’s health
- Treats stomach upsets
- Helps against allergies and asthma
- Stimulates hair growth.