At SOLE TOSCANA, we LOVE aloe vera in skincare. The juice and oil from the aloe vera plant has been used for over 6,000 years to soothe and strengthen skin. Recent research also shows that aloe is great for both oily and dry skin.
Its benefits are due to a combination of Vitamin A and B, Folic Acid, enzymes, proteins, amino acids, good fatty acids and triglycerides.
As many people know, aloe is useful for treating sunburns, blisters, other burns, and sites of allergic reactions. In addition, it has been shown to PROTECT against the sun's radiation damage.
But this wonder ingredient does much more than that for your skin! Read on to find out more...
Replenishing for aged or damaged skin.
Aloe vera contains antioxidants such as beta carotene, as well as vitamins E and C.
These nutrients keep your skin firm, hydrated and elastic. Used regularly, it improves the appearance of aged or damaged skin by promoting new skin-cell growth.
As a natural pH balancer, it gives the skin a smoother appearance and removes dead skin to unclog pores. Some studies suggest that compounds in the plant can encourage cell regeneration.
Moisturizing for all skin types
Aloe vera gel is an effective moisturizer because of its hygroscopic properties.
The aloe vera plant can survive in any climate even in hot temperatures because it can absorb and retain moisture from both the air and the water in the soil absorbed by its roots. Because of this, it has good moisture-retaining properties.
While it is intensely moisturizing, it is non-greasy and does not clog pores.This makes it a great moisturizer for combination or oily skin, in addition to dry skin.
If you have sensitive skin, aloe vera will also work well for you. It contains vitamins C, A, and E that alleviate inflammation and redness. Aloe Vera provides a protective barrier that helps keep moisture locked in.
Repairing for scars, wounds, burns, and more.
The hormones and vitamins in aloe vera make it excellent for reducing skin inflammation and healing wounds.
Aloe also contains agents that aid in skin cell renewal, so the skin heals quickly. If you have stubborn acne scarring, you may see benefits from consistent aloe vera use in your skincare.
And as most people know, if you end up with a sunburn, Aloe Vera is great for your burn because it helps relieve pain and redness by reducing inflammation.
At the end of the day, aloe vera will help with any needed healing process in your skin.
Unclogs pores by removing excess dirt and oil
Aloe is also perfect for eliminating dirt from the skin.
Oily skin benefits from the natural saponins in aloe vera that unclog pores. Aloe helps skin cells contract, so when used with other ingredients, these properties help assist in removing excess oil and dirt from the skin.
Finding aloe vera skincare.
Aloe vera is truly a wonder plant for skincare. That's why you should regularly be using skincare products with high concentrations of aloe vera.
But it can be difficult to find quality skincare products with aloe vera. That's why we highly suggest Sole Toscana.