My mom gave me an aloe plant last weekend along with a Christmas cactus, my first house plants in our new house. One of the leaves of my aloe plant had broken off in the move, so I wanted to make use of it.
Here is my aloe plant:
I think it is great to have such a useful plant. I didn’t have a sunburn or anything, but using the aloe on my face still felt really nice, and my skin was very soft afterwards. Here is the leaf before I sliced into it with a butter knife:
I just sliced it in half the long way. Then I scraped out the aloe gel into a container. The empty leaves still had a little aloe in them, so I just rubbed them on my face until it was used up. I left the aloe on my face for 20 minutes before I hopped in the shower and rinsed it off.
I found this video very helpful in learning how to use my aloe plant:
The owner of this video also has a blog with other natural beauty tips: