Discover 7 Amazing Benefits of Aloe vera
August 22, 2018Have you noticed that aloe vera is an important ingredient in countless health, skin care and hair removal products? Deemed "the plant of immortality" by the Egyptians, aloe has been used as a multipurpose natural remedy for millennia. And when it comes to skincare, aloe has it all: it soothes, repairs, moisturizes and protects the skin on burns, wounds, irritations or infections. It is also excellent to just maintain clear, hydrated skin. If you want to know how to get radiant skin with this miraculous plant, read on.
The Basics About Aloe VeraAloe is a succulent plant, which means it has fleshy, water-storing leaves that make it resistant to drought. Originally from the Arabian Peninsula, it has spread extensively and now grows in tropical climates throughout the world. Aloe contains water, 12 vitamins, 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, phytonutrients and enzymes which provide a variety of health benefits: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic, antioxidant, cleansing, moisturizing, anti-tumor, and anti-aging are some of them. Nowadays, it is easy to find aloe plants anywhere and they are excellent low-maintenance house plants, so you can keep one at home to use regularly.
Skin Benefits of Aloe VeraThe clear gel in aloe vera leaves is prized in skin care treatments. It can be used alone or in combination with other natural ingredients for a variety of skin conditions, or to balance and soothe skin. Here are aloe vera's most common skin benefits:
As a Deep Cleanser
Aloe is a powerful yet gentle astringent. It provides a deep skin cleanse from the innermost layers to the epidermis, eliminating all the impurities and unclogging pores for clear skin. Another proof of aloe's cleansing/detoxifying property is that it can draw toxins from insect bites, relieving the pain they cause.
As a Sunburn treatment
Aloe is super beneficial to calm the discomfort and reduce the redness caused by overexposing our skin to the sun's UV rays. Aloe has calming effects because some of its compounds reduce the oxidation of arachidonic acid upon UV exposure, acting as an anti-inflammatory. This property also makes it ideal for treating bruises. Finally, aloe's antioxidant properties and nutritional qualities make the skin heal quickly after sunburn, and even more severe burns of all kinds.
As an Anti-Aging Defense
One of this plant's most important properties is its remarkable tissue-regenerating power. It stimulates and strengthens collagen and elastin fibers, and it has many antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. Aloe improves the skin's elasticity and moisture, which makes it an excellent anti-aging treatment, and as such, it reverses and prevents the signs of aging. Choose aloe-enriched face moisturizers and use them regularly to see anti-aging and anti-oxidant results.
As a Dark Spot Remover
Aloe is known for helping attenuate and diminish sun spots and dark spots, as well as even out the skin tone. When applied to dark spots, it helps regenerate the skin, and when new cells form, old ones are shed, thus gradually fading hyper-pigmented areas.
As a Stretchmark Minimizer
Stretchmarks, as their name suggests, are caused by a rapid or excessive stretching of the skin which turns into scarring. This can happen during puberty when one's body grows very fast in a short period of time, during pregnancy, or due to obesity. Aloe helps stimulate and strengthen collagen and elastin fibers, and combined with its nourishing and emollient properties, it can help diminish skin scarring and minimize stretch marks and other scars.
As an Acne Remedy
Its antibacterial properties make aloe an excellent remedy for acne. It reduces irritation and swelling, blisters, scarring, and any other acne effect that may appear on our skin. Aloe skin masks are excellent if you want to prevent pimples and blackheads. Plant hormones in aloe plants offer healing and anti-inflammatory properties —they can also stimulate new skin cell growth for a regenerating effect. This miraculous plant has anti-fungal properties, so it is also used to treat other chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
As a Post-depilatory Tonic and Moisturizer
Aloe vera increases our skin's water content, hydrating it while keeping it oil-free. This makes it a highly effective moisturizer. It can also be used as a post-depilatory or after-shave treatment, helping prevent redness and offering a refreshing and calming feel. Some people even use aloe gel instead of a shaving cream. Including aloe in hair removal is highly recommended since it minimizes any adverse effect caused during the procedure and betters the texture of your skin.
Beauty Image USA cannot pass up on this plant's amazing benefits, that is why the retail line includes products such as our aloe vera body and facial strips, which were formulated by specialists to guarantee a soft and effective waxing that soothes, protects, and moisturizes the skin. The convenient pack of strips comes with a plus: aloe-enriched post-depilatory wipes to cleanse and moisturize after waxing.
Now you know much more about Aloe's marvelous properties and can take advantage of them to get glowing skin. At Beauty Image USA, we offer high-quality hair removal products made with the finest natural ingredients that pamper skin and senses. To learn more about them and the rest of our waxes and waxing accessories, licensed estheticians can call us at TOLL FREE 888-513-8815 or fill out the contact form found on this website. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and articles about the world of waxing and skin care.
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