Aloe is a succulent plant whose leaves contain numerous vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. It's popular for healing wounds and soothing sunburns. As a natural skincare ingredient, it can add moisture, eliminate free radicals that causes skin aging, kill bacteria and fade acne scars.
You can use the leaves fresh by taking out the clear gel inside, extracting the juice and massaging it directly on your face. Just be sure to wash away the yellow-green sticky substance called aloin because it can irritate the skin and can produce unwanted side-effects.
Or you can buy processed aloe vera juice and gel if you don't have a live aloe plant. Others also recommend drinking aloe vera juice or taking aloe vera capsules for overall good health. Personally, I don't like the taste of the aloe vera juice but you can mix it with you regular juice to somehow hide the bad taste.
You can also apply aloe vera juice or gel on your scalp to promote hair growth, cleanse scalp build-up or relieve itchy scalp and dandruff.