How To Use Aloe Vera Gel – 16 Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have seen any of my videos and have been following me then you would know that I am a big fan of Aloe vera.

So much so that I grow my own aloe vera plants (organically) and make fresh gel whenever I am in need.

I also use aloe vera gel not only in almost all my homemade beauty products but also in my daily diet.

I have been using aloe vera for quite some time now and have experimented it in almost every possible way.

I am not an expert but I through my experience I can give you decent advice regarding uses of aloe vera.

Considering the sheer number of videos I have on my channel regarding aloe vera, I get a lot of questions on uses of aloe vera, along with its pros and cons.

So to answer everyone and to make it easier for other readers to have the same questions, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions (16 to be precise).

Do note that I have tried to answer all these questions to the best of my ability and experience. However, if at all you are in doubt, kindly do consult your doctor before following the advice.

So let’s get started?

16 Frequently Asked Questions On Uses Of Aloe Vera Gel 

Question 1: Can we apply aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin C on or around eyes?

Answer:

No, don’t take a chance. If you want you can apply aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin E around the eye area. Still, be careful that it doesn’t go into your eyes.

Question 2: Can we use aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin C directly on face or hair? 

Answer:

You have to dilute aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin C with other ingredients such as water or oil. And if you want to use on hair then it should be aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin E. 

Question 3: When you apply aloe vera in your hair, how long should we keep it? And does it help with hair growth?

Answer:

If you are applying raw aloe vera gel on your scalp and hair then the maximum you can keep the aloe vera gel is for half an hour and then wash with normal water.

If you are adding any oil to it then you can keep it overnight. 

And yes, aloe vera gel is excellent for hair growth as it contains all the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy hair.

Question 4: How many minutes are ideal for aloe vera gel to be kept on the skin?

Answer:

You can keep aloe vera gel over skin for 10 to 15 minutes if applied raw. If you are mixing it with any other oily substances such as oil or glycerine then you can keep it overnight as well.

But if you want to keep it for lesser time and get max benefits then keep it for half an hour and put a warm napkin in the last 5 minutes. 

Question 5: Can we use aloe vera gel on skin and hair on daily bases?

Answer:

Yes, if aloe vera gel suits your skin and hair then you can! There is no harm. But wash it off after half an hour. Just make sure to add oils, essential oils, glycerine, honey etc. if you feel aloe vera gel is making your hair or skin dry. 

Question 6: Can I keep aloe vera gel applied overnight on my hair and skin?

Answer:

Yes, you can!! But not in raw form. It may irritate the skin or scalp after some time. You can dilute it with a bit of oil (whichever oil suits you the best) and then keep it overnight on skin or hair. You can also add aloe vera gel in your daily cosmetics such as face cream, face wash, moisturizer, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, hair serum, etc. (To know more refer to my video about ‘how I use aloe vera gel’)

Question 7: How much aloe vera gel can we drink every day?

Answer: Though there are no scientific facts on oral use of aloe vera gel. But many people have tried drinking it and can swear by the results they have received after drinking aloe vera gel. I too drink aloe vera gel quite often. Either drinking it raw or by adding it into my smoothies or juices. I also sometimes have aloe vera gel salad. The exact quantity varies according to the brand you are using. And the dosage is always written on the aloe vera juices purchased from the market.

However, if you are extracting a fresh aloe vera gel from its leaf then at a time you can have 30 ml and max 90ml in a day’s time. 

If you are adding it into your smoothie or juice then you can add ½ cup of aloe vera gel. 

There should not be any side effects of drinking aloe vera gel. But if you feel it is not suiting you then immediately discontinue the use. Everyone’s body reacts differently to aloe vera gel. 

Question 8: Can aloe vera gel help with breast tighten? And how to use it?

Answer:

Well, aloe vera gel alone can’t do that. 

However, you can try adding kanoji oil (black seeds oil) and fenugreek seeds oil with aloe vera gel and massage daily. Along with this, you can do the exercises which help in toning and firming breasts.

Question 9: How to use aloe vera gel to get rid of acne scars, dandruff, dark circles?

Answer:

Add 5-6 drops of coconut oil in 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel and apply and massage daily on your scars and dark circles. 

Be consistent and massage until it penetrates the skin properly.

For dandruff – Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil into ¼ cup of aloe vera gel. Add 1 capsule of vitamin E to it and 4-5 drops of tea tree essential oil. Apply and massage this mixture on your scalp properly. Do hot towel treatment and wash after an hour with mild herbal shampoo and cold water. 

Also, as a precaution keep on changing your pillow covers and head accessories whenever you have dandruff.

Question 10: How to cure stretch marks with aloe vera gel?

Answer:

Add 1 tsp of coffee powder in 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel and 1 capsule of vitamin E and massage with it on your stretch marks daily for 15 minutes. Keep a hot towel over it for 5 minutes and rinse. Regular use of this will fade away from your stretch marks.

To prevent the appearance of stretch marks make sure you moisturize your skin daily. 

Question 11: Can we use Aloe vera gel before and after makeup?

Answer:

Yes, you can!

I apply aloe vera ice cube before applying makeup to close the pores. But apply a moisturiser before applying primer or base. Else it will make your skin dry.

After makeup,

You can mix aloe vera gel and coconut oil and dab a cotton wipe and remove your make up with it. 

I either apply my face cream combined with aloe vera gel or a face pack with aloe vera gel after make up.

Question 12: Can I use aloe vera gel as a toner?

Answer:

No, you can not apply aloe vera gel alone as a toner. It may dry out your skin. You can mix aloe vera gel with either green tea or apple cider vinegar or witch hazel and then use it, but not only aloe vera gel. But don’t forget to follow it with a moisturizing cream. 

Question 13: Can we use aloe vera gel while pregnant?

Answer: If applied externally I don’t think there should be any problem using aloe vera gel. 

Don’t consume orally without consulting a doctor.

Question 14: How can we use aloe vera gel for any kind of burns?

Answer:

Extract some aloe vera gel from the leaf. Keep it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes until chilled. Apply this gel over any kinds of burns using a cotton ball or cotton buds. 

You can also add a drop of lavender essential oil in this chilled aloe vera gel and apply on burns to soothe the inflammation.

Question 15: Can we use aloe vera gel for eyelashes and eyebrows?

Answer:

Yes, you can apply aloe vera gel over your eyelashes and eyebrows. You can refer to my video about how I use aloe vera gel too for the detailed description. 

Question 16: Can we get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Answer:

The best natural source to get rid of hyperpigmentation is potato. You can apply raw potato or potato juice or potato juice combined with aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin E for the best result. 

Over to you..

Do you have any questions on how to use aloe vera gel?

Let me know in the comments below.

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