Aloe-vera - a skin friendly houseplant is just our speed! Perfect in a pinch for minor cuts and sunburns it's the skincare junkie's pet!
What you will need
a cutting board and a sharp knife
Pluck a leaf of the plant as close to the stem as possible. Wash it and lay it flat on the cutting board.
Slice both ends and trim the spiny edges of the leaf. You will be left with a layer of thick gel sandwiched between layers of tough skin.
Hold the leaf and carefully slice the waxy top layer of the skin from the gel. Set aside the Aloe skin.
Place a clean paper towel and flip over the leaf and slice the base of the skin as well. You'll have a clear, nearly translucent piece of Aloe gel!
Now the world's your Aloester - you can blend the Aloe gel into a smoothie or you can apply this pure gel slice on your skin - it's a bit slithery by let that soothing juice soak in and do its thing to soothe minor minor skin irritations - Voila!
It's all natural and super-helpful but don't apply this on an open wound and avoid it if you're using hydrocortisone.