Aloe vera is an evergreen succulent plant which originated in the Arabian Peninsula but today grows wild in tropical climates. Cultivated for agricultural and medicinal use, the benefits of aloe vera are numerous and wide-ranging: from skin-whitening to dealing with acne and beyond. Aloe vera plant has amazing skincare benefits. Because the plant is 96-98% water, it’s a great to naturally moisturize, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Aloe vera also helps soothing infections and skin inflammation, making it a truly amazing versatile plant! For that, the plant has gained nicknames like “the wonder plant” and the “plant of immortality.” If you’ve spent the whole day by the pool and now you’re as red as a tomato, do not worry. Slather that aloe vera gel to get instant relief from sunburns, because its cooling properties will relieve your pain and kick-start the healing process. If you’re extra you can even go the extra mile by drinking it on an empty stomach, because this method is proven to improve digestion, thus helping clear your skin.
Perhaps that’s why popular London-based influencer Samira Kazan has done a whole series on aloe vera. The University of Oxford graduate who is doing senior post-doctoral research in Neurology explores the possibilities this ‘magic plants’ offers when it comes to hair and skin care, through easy and healthy recipes you can do in the comfort of your own home!
How cool is that? Here’s a selection of Samira’s aloe vera series, with many more similar posts waiting for you on her AlphaFoodie Instagram profile.
1.Do it now, do it good, scrape that plant just like you should
Put it in the blender to create an even formula
And voila! Or check the video below:
Let’s be friends!
So we can put on aloe vera masks together while we’re sipping on those margs 😉
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3. This looks so good
Aloe vera + avocado + honey + an egg white
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4.Aloe vera and green tea
This would make me feel like a pure healthy goddess
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