Get Rid of Acne Naturally by Using and Drinking Aloe Vera

Not only is aloe vera gel an excellent natural acne remedy for external skincare, when used as food supplements
both the gel and juice are highly beneficial at clearing acne and improving the texture of the skin from the inside
out. For external skincare, aloe vera gel nourishes the skin with its healing and moisturizing properties. Aloe vera
gel also helps to gradually remove acne scars. When applied to the skin, the gel absorbs through the skin –
softening up dead skin cells so they can be washed away.

Aloe vera (also known as medicinal aloe) is a species of the succulent aloe plant. Research shows that aloe
probably originated in the southern half of the Arabian peninsula, Northern Africa, the Canary islands and Cape
Verde. Aloe plants grow wild throughout many parts of Africa, India, and several other areas which have arid
climates. The aloe vera species is the one most often used in herbal medicine. Aloe vera plants contain several
thick, succulent leaves which range in color from green to greyish green. The overall plant can grow to the height
of 24 to 39 inches tall.

Aside from aloe vera being a natural cure for acne and an excellent treatment for minor cuts, bruises, and burns,
the medicinal plant also provides many health benefits. Aloe vera is highly beneficial to the digestive tract. Its
mucilage properties help to heal ulcers and other digestive conditions while assisting in the proper elimination of
waste. Aloe vera also boosts the immune system, helps to prevent and reverse hardening of the arteries, its
anti-inflammatory properties support proper joint and muscle mobility, and aloe vera is also beneficial for dental
health and hygiene. Whole leaf aloe vera can provide the body with over 200 health promoting compounds
including many vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. The health compounds in aloe vera inlcude vitamins A, B1,
B2, B6, B12, C and E, folic acid and niacin; the minerals calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium,
magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc, and the amino acids isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine,
phenylalanine, threonine, valine, alanine, arginine, asparagine, cysteine, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, proline,
serine, tyrosine, glutamine, and aspartic acid. All of these unique nutrients (and many more) are contained within
whole leaf aloe vera juice.

To use aloe vera as a natural acne treatment, you can apply the gel directly onto the skin. You can also drink aloe
vera juice which is typically extracted from the plant by using an electric juicer. The gel alone can be consumed
as an herbal supplement without consuming whole leaf aloe vera juice. Although aloe vera gel is beneficial as an
herbal supplement, it contains far less nutrients than whole leaf aloe vera juice. The gel is still a super food for the
digestive system and for hydration of the skin internally and externally. For best results use fresh aloe vera juice
from whole plants. Commercial aloe vera is usually pasteurized. Pasteurization uses high heat which destroys
many of the nutrients. Whole aloe vera plants can be purchased online and at several health food stores. Aloe
vera leaves are also available in the specialty produce section of many grocery stores.

Sources:

Aloe-Vera.org

AloeVeraHealthBenefits.info

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia

Father Romano Zego. Aloe Isn’t Medicine, and Yet It Cures
iUniverse Publishing, 2009