Treat insect bites
jipatafoto89/Shutterstock Covered in itchy, bumpy mosquito bites after a summer night? Rub aloe vera gel or juice—from the plant or a bottle from the drugstore—on the bites. Its anti-inflammatory properties could to relieve the itch, keep you from scratching, and ease swelling, according to Healthline. It can also be used as a natural remedy for poison ivy. Check out these other 12 home remedies for bug bites that actually work.
eriyalim/Shutterstock If you’re looking for a natural makeup remover that’s cheap and won’t irritate skin, try Michelle Phan’s recipe of extra virgin olive oil and aloe vera water (available at most grocery or drug stores). It lets you gently wipe away makeup while hydrating and rejuvenating skin.