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, but aloe's so much more than just sunburn relief. Here are 8 things that aloe can be used for.

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    1

    Contains healthy compounds

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

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    2

    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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    4

    Lowers Blood Sugar

    It can help improve blood sugar management in diabetics.

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    5

    Improves Skin

    Aloe vera gel applied to the skin can increase elasticity and prevent wrinkles

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    6

    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.