Aloe Vera – My Magic Plant

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My Husband is from a Beautiful Island in Portugal called Madeira, the Island is full of Aloe Vera plants, they seem to grow everywhere, I noticed that my Mother-in-law who has the most beautiful skin, used the gel from fresh Aloe, on her face, and from that moment, I decided myself to introduce this ‘Magic Plant’ into my skincare regime.

After reading and doing research and based on my own experience, I have listed the benefits of this powerful plant below.

Removing the Gel
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Anti-aging agent: Aloe vera protects, nourishes and moisturizes your skin. According to a study published in the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry magazine, aloe vera, when applied topically, improves the levels of collagen, Aloe vera also protects your face from developing fine lines.

Before going to bed, gently massage a thin layer of fresh aloe vera on your face, around the eyes and the corners of your mouth. This will keep your skin younger looking.

Aloe vera as moisturiser: Apply aloe vera on the skin before the application of make-up, this will prevent your skin from drying. Even men can use the aloe vera gel like an aftershave, the healing properties will help in treating the minor nicks and cuts caused while shaving, during winter your skin tends to dry more often, to keep your skin hydrated, make a mask by mixing equal parts of honey and aloe vera gel (pure extract from the plant) and apply on your face, wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes for a glowing, soft skin.

Aloe vera for treating acne: For those suffering from acne, aloe vera with its anti-inflammatory properties is a blessing.       Aloe vera gel has more anti-inflammatory properties than one percent of cortisone cream, it also has strong antibacterial properties, which will heal the skin quickly and naturally with very little scarring.

Aloe vera to reduce stretch marks: Want to get rid of those ugly stretch marks you gained due to weight gain or pregnancy? Hundreds of women try scores of cosmetics to hide these scars, but in vain, stretch marks are nothing but tiny tears in the skin caused due to sudden and excessive stretching, Aloe vera gel can help you with that, regular application of aloe vera gel helps in hiding these marks by healing the wounds.

Aloe vera for sunburns: Application of aloe vera gel on sun burns will reduce the pain as well as the swelling and keep your skin moisturised, recovery will be quicker if your skin retains its moisture.

In addition, aloe vera also acts as a brightening gel by removing dead cells and keeps oiliness under check.

So go ahead and make aloe vera a part of your daily beauty regime for a glowing, supple and spotless skin!

You can purchase your own Aloe Vera plant in most Garden Nurseries in Qatar for QR 15 – QR 20.00.

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Based in Qatar, for the past 14 years, originally from the UK, born & bred in Newcastle, UK. Mum of 2 wicked boys and a beautiful little girl. I adore good food, good fashion and beauty product obsessed. Love women who come together instead of against each other.


  1. Emma

    March 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Great information! Will definitely be trying this.

  2. Elizabeth Walker

    March 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Aloe Vera is truly a remarkable plant…a good friend in Mexico introduced me to its benefits many, many yrs ago and I have used it as a hair conditioner, to treat burns and to moisturize my face. I also have a friend here in Doha who drinks aloe vera on a daily basis and she has great skin, looks very healthy and is always on the go with lots of energy….

    • Kellie

      March 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      I have not tried drinking yet, however the benefits are supposed to be amazing! def need to try x

  3. Valentina Pires

    March 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I didn’t know it was so easy to extract the Aloe vera from the plant.. I need to grab some from my friends garden…she has so many aloe vera plants 🙂 Thanx for the info

  4. rizzwa

    March 9, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    i have acne.. so very useful info..
    and i dnt kno v could purchase aloe vera plants here n qatar…

    so this is the next favourite post of yourss… yeay..

  5. Darina Elmasry

    March 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Its really very useful information! How long removed gel can be used for? Do you keep it in the fridge?

  6. Sehar

    March 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I appreciate your giving me such a useful set of information.

  7. princess megara

    March 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Loved it…. When i read that post i not only started using it but recommended it to my frnds n family as well…. It ll b my third day of using it…. I hope it ll work fr me as well…..

  8. mariam elfahoum

    March 11, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Aloe vera plant ia the best speaking from experience here♡♥♡♡♥♥♥

  9. RuXar MusKan

    March 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for the step by step information of this miracle plant.I do use it on my hair and the result is amazing.Thanks again for your hardwork on informative fashion items…I really do love it.
    Thanks again.

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