The Many Topical Uses of Aloe Vera - Lily of the Desert

The Many Topical Uses of Aloe Vera

The topical benefits of aloe gelly have been known for thousands of years (even Cleopatra was a fan!), but most people only think to use it after they’ve had their fun in the sun. Aloe vera can be used in so many great ways to help hydrate and soothe your entire body, from head to toe. As one of nature’s most nourishing super plants, we’re excited to explore all the different ways topical aloe vera can be applied for more self-care.

Facial Care

Aloe vera is an awesome face moisturizer for even the most sensitive skin types. Since it doesn’t have any harsh ingredients, you can use it anywhere on your body for deep and gentle hydration. 

You can use our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly as a daily moisturizer to help hydrate your face and keep dry skin at bay. Apply some gelly before you put on your makeup in the morning to help keep a fresh face and add it to your nightly skincare routine for additional moisture. Aloe gelly will not clog your pores!

Shaving is easier, with less chance of bumps appearing, when using aloe vera gelly and helps leave skin feeling smooth. 

Hair Care 

Aloe contains vitamins A, C, and E that can help promote healthy hair. Studies have found that using aloe to condition the scalp may stimulate your hair follicles. This is due to the proteolytic enzymes that help repair dead skin cells. 

You can use plain 99% Aloe Vera Gelly as hair styling gel, or add in essential oils for their benefits and fragrance. Tea tree, rosemary, and lavender may be good choices to add to hair gel, as they are antifungal and have other healthy properties! Check out our Aloe Vera Styling Spray as well!

Body & Foot Care

Our bodies slough off over a million skin cells in 24 hours. In order for healthy, living skin cells to come to the top layer we sometimes need to help get rid of the dead cells. 

Using ingredients around the house, a “Do-It-Yourself” aloe body scrub is great for softening and smoothing skin while providing moisturizing benefits. Sea salt exfoliates dead or damaged skin cells, while the aloe vera gelly hydrates dry and itchy skin. Plus, raw honey’s antimicrobial properties help your skin in its natural healing process. Next time you need a spa day at home, be sure to have 99% Aloe Vera Gelly on hand!

And don’t forget that you can use the aloe gelly for shaving! It’s an easy option to eliminate unwanted hair while hydrating the skin at the same time. Just rub in any remaining gelly for a natural skin softener. 

We’ve all experienced the effects of being out in the sun too long. As one of the most common uses for topical aloe, the 99% Aloe Vera Gelly works to cool down the affected area when applied. It can also help stimulate collagen production and contains key vitamins and amino acids that can help soften skin. Specifically formulated to replenish weather-worn skin, our gelly provides an excellent source of soothing hydration. It moisturizes deep into at least three of our epidermal layers using pure, organically-grown aloe vera after a hot summer day.

Other potential uses include nail cuticle care, around eyebrows after waxing, daily foot moisturizer (use with a pumice stone).

How to Purchase 99% Aloe Vera Gelly

Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly is effective and safe to use on the whole family. To purchase, use our store locator to find a store near you. You can also go online to Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins to have the products delivered right to your door. 

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