Aloe vera has been a staple of the health world since the ancient Egyptians. Many civilizations have enjoyed its medicinal benefits.
It’s so effective that its annual market value is around $13 billion worldwide.
Part of the succulent family, the plant contains a gel in its leaves. You can apply it topically to the skin to treat conditions from dry skin to burns.
But what are the specific benefits of aloe skin care? Read on to learn how it can help.
1. Even Oily Girls Can Use It as a Moisturizer
Oily complexions make it difficult to find the right skin care and makeup.
Thankfully, aloe moisturizes without being greasy. It won’t add to the oil produced by your skin. It’s also a great skin prep item before you use mineral makeup.
2. Aloe Gel Helps Fight Aging
Evidence suggests aloe gel helps the skin produce more collagen, a protein that makes up a third of the protein in your body.
One of collagen’s jobs is to keep your skin firm and ‘bouncy’ – or elastic. While skin can’t absorb collagen, the gel may help you produce collagen yourself.
Aloe skin care also boasts vitamins C and E, along with antioxidants, that help keep skin firm and hydrated.
3. It Lessens Stretch Marks
Skin’s elasticity is one of its best features. But when skin stretches too fast, it leaves stretch marks. You often see them after rapid weight loss (or gain) or pregnancy.
They caused when tears appear in the layers of the skin. Aloe helps heal the tears, lessening their appearance.
4. The Gel Helps Soothe Sunburn
Aloe gel forms a protective layer across the burnt skin. It helps retain and replenish moisture.
The gel also contains plenty of nutrients and antioxidants which promote swift healing. Companies like Infinite Aloe Skin Care carry fragrance free options for soothing relief.
5. Aloe Helps Treat Acne
The inflammation caused by acne makes the condition painful as well as unsightly. But aloe gel contains gibberellins and auxin.
These hormones are anti-inflammatory and help promote wound healing. Gibberellin also helps encourage the growth of new skin cells.
6. The Gel Soothes Your Dry Scalp
It’s not just the skin on your face that can become dry or cracked. Your scalp can end up the same, leading to conditions like dandruff.
Applying aloe vera gel to the scalp helps lessen dandruff and heal cracked skin.
7. It Can Remove Makeup
The problem with many makeup removal wipes is they contain alcohol. This dries out the skin, causing its own problems.
Apply a generous amount of aloe vera gel and wipe it away with damp cotton pads. You’ll moisturize while you clean. It’s like having a mini facial at home.
8. Aloe Skin Care Can Also Ease Psoriasis
Psoriasis is related to the immune system and 30 percent of sufferers go on to develop psoriatic arthritis.
Because of its moisturizing properties and health-boosting vitamins and minerals, aloe vera gel can help soothe the skin plaques caused by psoriasis.
Treat Yourself to the Power of Aloe Vera
Now you know the benefits of aloe skin care. It works for a range of conditions and has the added boost of being a natural product!
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