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We've all had that moment. We've spent too long on the beach or missed a spot when applying sunscreen. We end up burnt, and we pull out a bottle of aloe.

It's a lifesaver for too much sun exposure, but aloe is  so much more than just sunburn relief. Here are eight other ways to use aloe.

  • 1

    Contains healthy compounds

    Aloe vera gel contains vitamins and antioxidants, and is used in medicines.

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    Antibacterial properties

    Properties of aloe vera can prevent infections.

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  • 3

    Accelerated Burn Healing

    We all know aloe helps sunburn feel better, but it can help with other burns as well.

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    Lowers Blood Sugar

    Early studies say it may improve blood sugar management in diabetics.

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  • 5

    Improves Skin

    Aloe vera gel applied to the skin can increase elasticity and reduce the appearance of lines wrinkles.

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    Reduces constipation

    The latex of the plant, found under the skin of the leaf can reduce constipation when consumed.

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    Helps treat canker sores

    Applying a bit of aloe vera gel to the sore accelerates healing.

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    Reduces plaque

    When used as a mouthwash, 100% pure aloe vera juice can fight dental plaque.

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