Discover 7 Amazing Benefits of Aloe vera
April 30, 2016Aloe vera is a succulent plant that grows in tropical areas around the world. It has fleshy, thick, grayish-green leaves with serrated edges. But don't let that hard, spikey exterior fool you, this prickly plant has many beneficial properties for your body and skin. It has been used as a natural remedy by the ancient Egyptians – who called it "the plant of immortality" - and Chinese for millennia. There are records of it being used for burns, wounds, and to treat fevers. It so good for your skin that traditional medicine uses it as a multipurpose skin treatment. Aloe vera contains many elements –vitamins, minerals, and amino acids- that come together to make this plant have so many health benefits. Read on and we will tell you just how good Aloe vera is for your skin and why we have decided to include it in our new retail line.
As a Deep Cleanser
Aloe is a powerful yet gentle astringent. It provides a deep skin cleanse from the innermost layers to the epidermis, and it helps with pore obstruction, eliminating all the dirtiness that causes the appearance of impurities.
As Sunburn treatment
Summer is coming, and if you live in a tropical region, summer is always there. In this situation, sunburns can be a problem, especially for sensitive skins. 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, acting as an anti-inflammatory. This property also makes it ideal for treating bruises. Its antioxidant properties and nutritional qualities make the skin heal quickly.
As an Anti-Aging Defense
One of this plant's most important properties is the tissue regenerating quality, it stimulates and strengthens collagen and elastin fibers, aloe has many antioxidants such as beta carotene and vitamins C and E. Improving the skin's elasticity and moisture, this makes for an excellent anti-aging treatment, and as such, it reverses and prevents the signs of aging.
As a Dark Spot Remover
Aloe is known for helping attenuate and diminish sunspots and dark spots. The same properties that make it an efficient sunburn remedy. 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 it, 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 stretchmarks and other scars.
As an Acne Remedy
Its anti-bacterial 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 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 shaving treatment, helping prevent redness and offering a refreshing and calming feel. It minimizes skin damage caused by waxing and betters the texture of your skin.
These are just a few of the great benefits of aloe. Aside from the skin benefits, this marvelous plant also has many other beneficial effects on the body, aiding with digestion and nutrient absorption, solving hair problems and more. That is why we've decided to offer our new retail line, which includes Aloe vera products such as our Aloe vera body and facial strips, which were formulated by specialists to guarantee a soft and effective waxing that also takes care of your skin.
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