“AAA” – All About Aloevera

The word ‘Aloe’ has its roots in the Arabic word ‘alloeh’, which means ‘Radiance’.Egyptians called aloe the “Plant of Immortality,” and depicted aloe in wall paintings.The Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Aloe Vera as part of their regular beauty regimes.Alexander the Great used Aloe Vera to treat his wounded soldiers.

From most recent history, Mahatma Gandhi drank the inner gel from Aloe Vera, which helped him maintain a high energy level despite his often poor diet. When Mahatma Gandhi was asked what secrets he had that sustained him during his long fasts, he answered in his letter he wrote to his biographer:

“You ask me what were the secret forces which sustained me during my long fasts. Well, it was my unshakable faith in God, my simple and frugal lifestyle, and the Aloe whose benefits I discovered upon my arrival in South Africa at the end of the 19th century.”

Aloevera with Stem Broken

Aloe vera is a stemless Succulent plant (water storing plant) which grows in dry conditions is widely used in herbal medicine/Ayurveda. Aloevera is obtained in the form of gel, juice and powdered forms. As it is non-toxic, it does not cause any adverse reactions when taken along with other drugs.

If you spend a fun filled afternoon at the beach on a lovely July day and bake for too long, you might end up with a nasty sunburn. If you forget to reapply sunscreen after you come out of the water, then you are even more likely to suffer the ouch factor.

Aloe Vera gel comes from the leaves of the plant and is very effective at soothing injured skin. The gel acts as an antibacterial agent because it contains aloectin B. It is this ingredient that stimulates the workings of the immune system.

If your skin gets sunburned, take a shower right away and then apply a generous amount of Aloe Vera gel to the affected areas.  The Aloe Vera gel will act as a moisturizer and will seep into the layers of skin to begin to facilitate healing and skin repair.

Aloevera has been used since ancient times to treat various skin disorders.  Take a leaf of aloe vera plant and remove the outer green covering.Collect the resulting white jelly-like flesh of aloe vera in a clean bowl. Mash the gel well and apply it on the affected parts of the skin. Keep on for few minutes. You can wash away the gel using cold water.

Aloe Vera has anti-microbial and pain-killing effects. They are also used in the treatment of acidity. It is a therapeutic healing agent which acts externally and internally. It acts externally as an astringent, anti-fungal and healing agent on the skin wounds. It also acts as an emollient (substances used for softening skin).


When it is used internally, it lowers the cholesterol levels and is used to correct digestive disorders like acidity by killing Helicobacter pylori (bacteria which cause acidity).

A natural hair conditioner: Aloe can be used in place of chemical based conditioners. If you are suffering from excessive hair loss, reducing the amount of chemicals you put in your hair is an important first step.

Helps in detoxification: Aloe juice is said to have natural detoxifying properties that cleanse the digestive and circulatory system. This promotes blood circulation and a higher rate of absorption of nutrients from food.

Has anti-ageing properties: Aloe gel is known for its anti-wrinkle properties. Aloe penetrates the many layers of the skin, hydrates, nourishes and regenerates the cells, which has the potential to delay appearance of wrinkles,

Erases blemishes and scars: Many swear by aloe vera’s ability to erase blemishes and scars. If you have a plant, squeeze the leaf and apply the gel and leave it overnight. This is said to help.


Keep that ☼ away ☂☂☂☂

How to Remove Tan  Today I am going to provide few home remedies to remove tan. Some of them I read in one of the articles in Times of India and some which I experienced are good for that tan.

Soda and salt For Removing Tan –  Take 2tsp of mashed papaya, 1/4tsp of soda bicarbonate, 1/4tsp of salt. Mix them into a scrub like paste. Apply it all over the exposed areas. Keep it on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with cool water. The salt will scrub away dead skin while papaya will polish the newly appeared skin.

 Haldi and yoghurt For Removing Tan  – Add a pinch of turmeric (haldi) to chilled yoghurt and apply to face , neck and arms daily for 30 minutes before having  a bath.

 Lemon To Remove Darkness For Removing Tan – Take 2tsp of pounded lemon rind and mix in 2tsp basil paste, 1tsp china clay and 2tsp cold milk. Apply on the face leave on till dry and wash off. Lemon helps clean away the oil and grime.

 Cucumber To Remove Tan – Apply half a grated cucumber with 2tsp of milk powder and a few drops of lemon juice. Keep on till dry and wash off. Milk is a natural oftener whereas cools and lightens your skin instantly.

 Oats to remove Tan – Mix 2 tsp of oatmeal in ½ cup mashed ripe papaya and 1tsp honey. Apply, scrub in slightly and wash of after 2 minutes.

 Green almonds To Remove Tan –  Take fresh green almonds, take a handful and grind them, mixing it with a few drops of sandalwood oil apply as a face mask.  It will give you fair glowing skin in no time. As these almonds are seasonal so avail full benefits of them.

 Coconut water benefits for Tan –  Coconut water works magic for your skin inside out, but wait don’t throw it away just yet. Take the white fleshy part “The Mailai” of green coconut, work it into a paste in a grinder and keep it on for 15 minutes. It has natural whitening properties and will un-tan you in a jiffy.

 Sandalwood Powder To Remove Tan –  Sandalwood works wonders at keeping your skin fair and clean. Just add 4 drops of sandalwood oil to 2tsp of sandalwood paste and use it as a face mask. To ensure that the paste of high quality, always make your own by rubbing real sandalwood on a stone slab instead of buying sandalwood powder. Removing tan from hands.

 For tanned hands – Take a handful of coarse sugar ( large grains) mixed with lemon juice. Mix them just before use, apply on the hands and keep rubbing till the sugar dissolves and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off.

 For Darkened feet??? – Add lemon juice to lukewarm water and soak feet for 20 minutes. This cools, cleans, un-tans and removes sweaty odors. You could also rub a lemon and wash off.

Remedies to cure sunburn and remove sun tan

Below are some products which can soothe your skin and help you in removing the tan:-
1. Products like aloevera gel, peeled raw potato and grated lauki/Doodhi/ , Bottle gourd helps in soothing the sun burn skin. All you have to do is use any of the above mentioned ingredients on the affected area and let it stay for 15-20 minutes. You will get instant relief.
2. Grate cucumber and add lemon juice in it .Mix fuller earth in it and apply it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with water. This is one of the most popular and effective anti tan pack.
3. You can make another fuller earth pack by adding lemon juice and calamine lotion in it. Use it twice a day and your tanned will vanish soon.
4. Mashed papaya is also one of a great tan remover for brown skin. Mash 2tbsp of papaya and add honey to it. Apply it on your face and wash it off with water after 15 minutes.
5. Tomato juice too is quite effective in removing tan. All you have to do is mix tomato juice with a little curd and apply it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with water. You can use this pack every day till you get rid of the tan.
6. You can use cod liver oil also to heal your skin from sun burn.
To remove tan mix 2 to 3 tsp of besan with some curd & apply it on the tanned areas,washing it off after half an hour..do this 3 times a week to remove tan..i did this to remove ma skin tan and it worked magic..to avoid tan wear gloves and wrap up ur face except eyes(wear sunglasses to protect ur eyes) while u ride a two wheeler…u can use spf 35 or higher to protect ur skin from tanning..choose a water based sunscreen lotion.add a drop of water to it for a lighter coverage.apply and blend it with a damp sponge including ur hands and feet.