Treat insect bites
Covered in itchy, bumpy mosquito bites after a summer night? Rub aloe vera gel or juice on the bites—from the plant, or, you should be able to find aloe vera gel at your drugstore—to relieve the itch, keep you from scratching, and ease swelling. It can also be used as a natural remedy for poison ivy.
If you’re looking for an all 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.