Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that’s been used to treat various health conditions for thousands of years. Its use in organic skin care also dates back thousands of years. Egyptian Queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti, believed that Aloe Vera would enhance and prolong their beauty. Its benefits are due to a combination of Vitamin A and B, Folic Acid, enzymes, proteins, amino acids, good fatty acids and triglycerides.
You probably already know that everyone should apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before spending time in the sun, but most of us forget once in a while. The resulting sunburn can be painful, but aloe vera gel can ease the pain and promote healing. Aloe is also useful for treating blisters, other burns, and sites of allergic reactions. Plus, it has been shown to protect against the sun's radiation damage.
But this wonder ingredient does much more than that! Read on to find out how much more..
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.
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 does not clog pores.
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.
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, this is good news for you.
Try out this ingredient today and watch your skin transform.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team
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