Here is the many different Aloe uses that your skin and hair can benefit from:
-Wrinkle Treatment for the Body Skin
let’s face it; Wrinkles are a part of aging. It is simply inevitable. While it’s true that we certainly can’t turn back time and get rid of all lines, we can do some things to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent them from getting worse. As we age, our skin gradually loses its youthful glow and elasticity, a combination of years of sun exposure and an unhealthy lifestyle. Lucky for us we don’t need to be reminded about the damage it’s done to our skin. It’s never too late to give your skin the nourishment it deserves.
Aloe vera has been used to treat and prevent wrinkles and I cannot tell you enough good things about it. The skin produces its collagen through fibroblast cells and as we get older, our skin produces less of these cells. This is the reason why wrinkles and loose skin occur. By applying aloe to your skin, you are helping it produce more fibroblast cells. More fibroblast cells mean more collagen. With continued use, your skin will be softer, supplier, and more youthful looking. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced.
-Daily Moisturizer for the Body’s Skin
Aloe is your skin’s best friend! It is packed with over 200 active ingredients and nutrients that can help protect, nourish, and improve the skin. Aloe Vera nutrients can be found in many of the high-end creams on the market today. What makes this miraculous herb a great moisturizer is that it can penetrate deep into the skin which means that your skin gets nourished from within. Did you know it can go as deep as 7 layers? I am sure your expensive cream cannot do that! Aloe helps in keeping your skin hydrated as it locks in moisture.
I recommend California Baby Aloe Vera Cream. Don’t let the word “baby” make you think about this product again. It’s not just for kids; You can use the cream as a daily moisturizer and treat sunburns, scars, and stretch marks. You can also use it to moisturize your skin after shaving or waxing.
-Thinning Hair/Hair Fall Treatment
Have you ever wondered why so many hair products list Aloe Vera as a key ingredient? The enzymes found in Aloe help promote hair growth. No, it cannot reverse baldness but it will prevent further hair loss. Every strand of hair will be covered with the nutrients of Aloe and that means healthy and abundant hair growth.
If you want to reap the full benefits of the plant, you’ll need to use unprocessed or pure aloe gel. Massage the gel on your scalp and leave it for 15 to 30 minutes and then wash off with your favorite shampoo. Massaging the scalp will help stimulate hair growth. Do this every day to make the treatment more effective.
You can make your own aloe shampoo but if you don’t want to go through all that trouble, you can always buy bottled shampoo. I use Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. The shampoo does not contain sodium laureth sulfate, in case you were wondering. Both work well and smell great too!
-Dandruff Control for Hair
Dandruff is an embarrassing hair problem but doesn’t despair as Aloe can help you! I have nothing against dandruff shampoos, but I’m sure many people want a natural remedy that works. It is much cheaper plus you are not worried about harsh chemicals that can do further damage. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of the plant will help treat and prevent dandruff. It can also soothe and heal your scalp from irritation and itching caused by dandruff.
All you have to do is apply 100% pure Aloe Gel on your scalp and leave it for at least 30 minutes before washing it off. You can also add two drops of tea tree oil to the gel to make the treatment more potent.