Aloe Vera for Insect Bites

With the arrival of warm weather it is very common for insect and mosquito bites to appear on some parts of the body. These annoying bites are mainly caused by insects that are attracted by the flowering season. With the arrival of summer, mosquito bites become the most annoying part of the holiday.

 

HOW TO KEEP MOSQUITOES AWAY?

To avoid these annoying bites, it is necessary to carry out a series of actions to prevent mosquitoes from entering our homes and biting us. Some of the recommendations are:

  • Mosquitoes do not tolerate strong smells, which is why it is recommended to use incense at home to scare them away.
  • Most mosquitoes tend to be nocturnal, which is why most bites are found after sleeping. To avoid this, it is advisable to sleep either with a mosquito net or with the windows closed.
  • Citronella is one of the most commonly used natural remedies. This is due to its antifungal properties. Lighting a citronella candle can prevent mosquitoes from appearing in the house.
  • The cold usually drives mosquitoes away so a good option is to use air conditioning or a fan.
  • Vinegar is another natural remedy. If vinegar is mixed with water and placed next to a window, mosquitoes are less likely to appear.
  • Aloe Vera is also another remedy that can be used to repel mosquitoes and/or insects.

 

HOW TO RELIEVE PAIN IN CASE OF A BITE?

One of the quickest, easiest and most effective ways to relieve the pain and reduce the bite is the famous Aloe Vera. This is largely because it contains a high percentage of aloin, antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

It is advisable to use Aloe Vera immediately once you have identified the pain or discomfort of an insect bite or having walked over ivy or any plant that can cause skin rashes. The first thing we tend to do when we identify a bite is to scratch the area, and this can lead to infection. That is why, if Aloe Vera is used once we identify the bite, we can prevent and cure it effectively.

 

But why is Aloe Vera so good in these cases, mainly because of the properties we mentioned earlier, its antiseptic properties. But also for another reason, and that is that it is an excellent ally thanks to its antibacterial properties that are able to soothe and heal the affected area at the same time. In addition, thanks to the moisturising effects of Aloe Vera, reddening of the skin and possible inflammation can be avoided. These are all advantages!

 

Another of the great benefits that Aloe Vera can provide in these cases, is that it also serves to repel insects as we mentioned at the beginning of the post. This is because one of the reasons why insects come to us when we go hiking in the countryside is because of the smell we give off from our bodies. If we use a little Aloe Vera before leaving home, we can notice how insects approach us in smaller quantities. This is because Aloe Vera is able to neutralise body odours.

 

This is a natural remedy that can be used on any part of the body and on any type of skin, regardless of the person’s age. Let’s forget about mosquitoes thanks to Aloe Vera!

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