Aloe Vera Fan!
I use Aloe Vera gel on my skin everyday! I have to wear a lot of make-up during the day - typical occupational hazard! My make-up is frequently re-touched during the day (especially when I'm shooting under the big lights and in the summer when I'm sweating it off) so I need something gentle and soothing at the end of the day - aloe vera gel! I use aloe vera even more in the summer and on holiday as a cooling aftersun. I like the idea of all things natural and I am a complete sucker for 'superfoods'. I use so many natural products and eat so many superfoods I have no idea which ones are actually working! Luckily the cooling feeling of aloe vera on your skin is something you can feel immediately and it's great for calming my blotchy pink inflammed skin. 99.9% natural and so affordable compared to all those expensive creams out there!
How To Use
In the evening I cleanse, tone and rub a little aloe vera on my face - avoid the eye area as it really stings and makes your eyes water. Sometimes I use moisturiser on top of aloe vera but only when my skin is feeling especially dry. Burnt my hand the other day so I used a blob of aloe vera - it took a little while to work but it definitely helped with the pain.
I also stock up the aloe vera drink. My mum use to make it fresh from her aloe vera plants but its a really sticky, messy job and fresh aloe vera has a much more bitter and strong taste. I have to say I don't like the taste but I still drink it everyday. I add a shot of aloe to my morning juice and then it's done!
Few of the benefits of aloe vera:
Supports the immune system
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Good for burns, acne and hydrating skin