If aloe vera were a pharmaceutical it would be hailed as the next great wonder drug. This herb has long been used topically to treat burns, cuts, and other skin wounds. When applied to the skin, aloe vera begins to help injuries, heal faster as well as soothing pain and discomfort. These healing and soothing applications are well known. Beyond these common applications, there are many other benefits to aloe vera.
Aloe Vera as a skin treatment
Aloe Vera is most people’s first encounter with herbal medicine. Usually involves using an aloe lotion to soothe a burn. It is not surprising that aloe vera has other skin healing uses. Aloe creams and lotions help a variety of skin ailments such as razor burn, diaper rash, and even psoriasis and hives. Aloe Vera also works to improve general skin health and tone, tightening skin and keeping it moist and healthy. There are no known side effects of using aloe vera products on the skin.