Skin Benefits of Aloe Vera: Your Complete Guide

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The aloe vera plant is a succulent whose leaves are filled with a gel-like substance. That gel has been used medicinally for thousands of years to treat a number of skin conditions. Many people know about the skin benefits of aloe vera related to healing sunburns, but this plant may be able to do so much more in terms of providing skincare benefits. Thanks to modern science and emerging research, the advantages of using aloe vera continue to come to light.

You can buy aloe vera in the store near other skincare products or get it directly from the plant by breaking open its leaves. Both kinds of aloe vera are safe to apply directly onto your skin, and consuming aloe vera juice may also help. Here’s what you’ll want to know about this healing plant’s many benefits.