Given the soaring temperature, we can all agree that summer is here a little early. We're already feeling its effects and it is only going to get worse with each passing month. There will be a host of problems you'll be dealing with, ranging from painful sun burns to frizzy hair, but to fix all these problems, you need just one plant: aloe vera.
The ancient Egyptians already tagged it as the plant of immortality and they had all the reasons to. The plant can not only be applied externally but a spoon of it daily also has many benefits. It has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. So, if you're ready to welcome aloe vera into your home remedy closet, just know that it is the best weapon against this raging heat.
Here are all the reasons to include the healing plant into your summer regimen right away:
1. It will soothe painful sunburns.
No matter how much we try to avoid it, we inevitably have to step out on a hot summer day. Most of us end up with burns or rashes which are extremely painful. All you need to do is apply aloe vera and let it heal your skin. It will soothe the pain and the antibacterial properties will keep the wound from getting infected. Working in a healing and protective way, it will heal the burn properly.
2. If you want a solution to dry skin, you only need aloe vera.
The heat during summers strips your skin off the natural oils and leaves it feeling uncomfortably dry. You just need to rub some aloe vera over your skin and unlike other moisturizers, it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy. Your skin absorbs it easily and the healing properties leave it feeling soft.
3. It makes for the perfect tan removal face mask.
All you need is 2 tablespoons of besan, one tablespoon of dahi and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Mix it all together and apply it on your face. Let it dry and scrub it off. You'll be able to see results after just two applications.
4. It is also the perfect solution for dry hair caused by summer.
We all know the dry, frizzy hair we have to deal with during summers. Add to that the split ends and hair fall which basically makes sure that you have bad hair days till summer lasts. If you want to turn the game around, mix some aloe vera gel with olive oil and massage it into your hair. Wash it and you'll see results immediately.
5. Did you know you can actually drink aloe vera to treat an upset stomach?
Many of us don't know that we can actually drink a tablespoon or two of aloe vera. It helps with digestion, heartburn and even an upset stomach. If you're going through any digestion related problem, this magic herb will fix it.
6. Taking aloe vera helps in absorption of vitamins.
Studies have shown that drinking aloe vera can help you optimally absorb vitamins. So add aloe vera to your morning routine to increase the absorption rate of vitamins. It will only add to your health.
7. Use aloe vera to soothe insect bites.
Summer is the season of insects and most of us can't save ourselves from insect bites. They in turn cause redness and itching leading to discomfort. To soothe your skin, you can use aloe vera on the affected area.
8. Use it as a natural make-up remover.
Removing make-up is one hell of a task. But aloe vera has that sorted for you. Ditch the chemical based make-up removers and adopt this plant. It removes make-up quite efficiently and moisturizes the skin in the process.