Aloe vera skin care products are so popular for a reason. Did you know that even Cleopatra was such a big fan? Yes, many of the benefits of Aloe vera on the skin can be traced back to centuries ago. No wonder it’s one of the main ingredients in so many skin care products like face creams, lotions, moisturizers, and hand and foot creams.
Here are the types of uses and benefits of applying Aloe vera on your skin:
1.) Dry, Cracked Skin-
Aloe vera penetrates deeper into the skin than most synthetic creams, making it a very effective moisturizing agent. It helps in renewing the damaged skin cells from inside and not outside where the cells are already dead.
Aloe vera is rich in vitamins A and E, both of which are known to have many benefits for the skin. It also contains collagen which is the naturally occurring elastic substance in the skin. If your skin lacks collagen, it cannot pull back the skin properly. While aloe vera works wonders for dry skin, don’t expect it to work overnight, especially if you’ve had dry, rough skin forever. If your skin is occasionally dry, the effect is almost instant. I tried applying aloe vera gel on my elbows and knees once and I was amazed at how it can make my skin smooth in no time.
2.) Aging Skin-
Aloe vera provides more oxygen to the skin and this will help in increasing the strength of the tissue. Did you know that the healing benefits of this miraculous plant can go up to seven layers deep? This will encourage cell rejuvenation which in turn gives you a more youthful appearance. The enzymes present in aloe vera increase the production of fibroblast cells faster than the reproduction of normal cells. I would recommend using the gel to treat and prevent wrinkles.
3.) Oily Skin-
Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you don’t need a moisturizer anymore. Always choose an oil-free moisturizer like aloe vera gel. Apply the gel to your face to unclog pores and absorb excess oil. Take a pea-sized amount two to three times a day and apply it on a clean face and let it dry. Do not apply too much as the excess gel will come out and it is not good if you are going to wear makeup. On hot summer days, store aloe vera gel in the fridge so it’s fresher and cooler every time you apply it.
4.) Blemish-prone Skin-
Aloe vera contains antibacterial and antifungal agents which make it an effective zit buster. It can also help with swelling, redness, and inflammation. You can either apply the gel to each spot or apply it all over your face. If you are not a big fan of gel then you can go for aloe vera facial cream. Aloe vera products are generally inexpensive and you can find them at most drugstores. They range in price from $3 to $18.
5.) For Your Baby-
Believe it or not, aloe vera can work its magic on your baby’s skin too. California Baby has an aloe vera cream that can be used for newborns and older babies. The light and fluffy non-greasy cream contain 100% Aloe Vera blended with herbs and essential oils. This product is great for eczema or dry, irritated skin. This cream is also great for treating diaper rash.
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There are other benefits of using aloe vera skin care products so I would recommend checking them out. Aloe vera is a beautiful gift of nature and all we have to do is take advantage of it. Regular use of aloe vera has the following benefits:
-It is helpful for burns, frostbite, blisters, and allergies. It is also great for insect bites. Apply the gel on the itchy area of an insect bite and the itching goes away as soon as you apply it. Yes, just like magic!
Aloe vera makes the skin healthy and glowing.
-Helps in curing skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, etc.