Aloe vera is a succulent plant with medicinal qualities. The leaves of an aloe plant contain a gel that can be applied to the skin to treat minor burns, wounds and rashes. Aloe is the perfect alternative to other types of medicines for anybody who wants to live a more natural lifestyle. Best of all, the gel can be used straight out of the plant without the need for additives or processing.
Wash the affected area of skin with warm water and soap. Pat the skin dry with a towel.
Grasp an aloe leaf about 3 inches in from the tip and snap it in half.
Squeeze the gel out of the leaf in a motion similar to squeezing toothpaste out of a toothpaste tube. Collect the gel in the palm of your hand.
Rub a thin layer of the gel on the affected area of skin.
Repeat the process up to five times per day.