Aloe Vera: Amazing & Surprising Skin Benefits
Aloe Vera needs no introduction. It’s an ingredient that often gets great coverage and its list of benefits can go on and on. However, in this article, Dr. Jaspreet will elaborate on the less known benefits of this super popular ingredient!
With the summer simply refusing to go way, one cannot go wrong by grabbing a huge bottle of Aloe Vera gel.
Composition of Aloe Vera & Known Benefits
Aloe Vera contains two hormones: Auxin & Gibberellins. Both the hormones have wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Gibberellin is also known to stimulate the growth of new cells. All of this makes Aloe Vera great for reducing skin inflammation and acne!
Aloe Vera lets the skin heal quickly and is also antibacterial, antiviral and even anti-fungal. It also contains antioxidants like Vitamin C & E which are excellent for moisturizing and anti-aging.
Aloe Vera is great at moisturizing the skin on its own and is a fantastic moisturizer for oily skin types.
Aloe Vera contains lupeol, salicylic acid, cinnamomic acid, all of these kill bacteria that can cause acne!
Aloe Vera & Collagen Production
Studies have shown that in addition to its ability to replenish and retain moisture in the skin it can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. We’ve talked about how collagen production is necessary to keep the skin hydrated, firm and supple various times on this blog.
The Less Known benefits of Aloe Vera
- Great at treating cuts and burns.
- Helps in fading stretch marks.
- Frozen Aloe makes up for an excellent ice facial!
- Helps with razor bumps.
- Can soothe bug bits to relieve pain.
- Kills bacteria.
- Relieves dandruff.
- Calms skin after a clean shave.
- Hair Detangler.
- Anti-Itch Gel.
How To Make a Detoxing Face Mask with Aloe Vera:
- Mix aloe vera with 4 drops of essential oils.
- Apply the mask on your face for 10 minutes.
- Rinse your face with cool water.
- Follow up with a moisturizer so that moisture is locked in
How to Use Aloe Vera for Acne:
- Apply the gel to your skin.
- Do not rinse.
- Repeat twice daily.
How To Make a Scalp Mask with Aloe Vera:
- Apply the gel to your roots and massage as you go.
- Leaver it for 25 minutes.
- Shampoo and then condition the hair as usual.
Conclusion & What to Watch Out For:
When shopping for Aloe Vera, you might come across many companies offering products that claim to be 10% pure aloe, however it is only when you look at the ingredients that you get to know the true picture.
It is hard to find pure aloe unless you are growing your own plant and extracting the gel from it yourself! When looking for pure organic aloe vera, make sure that the product contains 99% + of pure organic aloe vera awhile the rest can be natural preservatives as the aloe vera extracted from plan, even yourself usually goes bad within a few weeks.
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