Aloe Vera For Skincare
Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for a range of skincare, medicinal and health purposes. The plant is packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals giving aloe vera an amazing combination of compounds to help treat our skin and bodies.
Each day our skin loses around 20% of it’s natural water due to atmospheric agents we are exposed to. One of the functions of aloe vera is to rehydrate the skin the off set this loss and rehydrate over long periods of time which helps tone and hydrate skin keeping it looking fresh for longer.
It can be said putting Aloe Vera on your skin overnight is beneficial as our body begins it’s natural healing process while we are sleeping
Some of the benefits to Aloe Vera include:
1. Lightening of the Skin
Aloe Vera can help lighten your skin no matter what type of skin tone you have. Its effect is generally more visible if you have some darker or reddish areas on your face. By directly applying Aloe Vera cream or gel you should see a reduction in pigmentation and reddish areas over time and even see your skin looking fresh and elastic.
If you want to lighten the skin on your whole face, you should look to applying a face mask overnight for a couple of days to start seeing some changes and improvements.
2. Treat Acne
Not only can acne make you quite insecure about your skin, but acne pimples can be very painful aswell. With Aloe Vera gel and creams it is possible to treat acne and even completely clear it over time.
Aloe Vera has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that are the perfect solution for treating breakouts of acne as well as preventing the chances of new outbreaks.
If you have dealt with acne before you may have noticed that outbreaks of acne can leave blemishes. Aloe Vera can help get rid of these post-acne blemishes over time.
3. Soothe Sunburns
If you have been on holiday or even just out for a walk on a warm day and forgot your sunscreen you will have likely been left with a sunburn to deal with afterwards. This can effect your sleeping and generally be quite painful for a couple of days depending on the severity of the sunburn. Aloe Vera gel can help soothe the sunburn and when applied overnight on the effected area the cooling properties of Aloe Vera gel will soothe the sunburn while the moisturising properties can prevent your skin from peeling and speed up the overall healing process.
Just apply it overnight for a couple of days and you will see incredible results and healing.
4. Moisturising the skin
Skin moisturising is one of the widely known benefits of Aloe Vera. The Aloe Vera gel is an ideal moisturiser for the whole body, but it is especially pleasant for your face since it does not leave the skin feeling greasy.
However, it is important to find a good balance when using Aloe Vera, as overusing it can actually make your skin appear drier and cause some irritation. But overall, a good routine morning and night with Aloe Vera cream can help your skin feel softer and fresher and give you noticeable results over time.
5. Improvements around the eyes
If you have ever thought about treatment of those dark circles can appear around your eyelids you might want to consider Aloe Vera gel and creams. Like mentioned above, Aloe Vera can help lighten your skin, and when applied to the darker areas of your eyelids, can help the whole area seem lighter and give you a similar tone the rest of your natural skin.
Aloe Vera around the eyes can help reduce puffiness and moisten the skin giving you a softer look and a reduction in fine lines around your eyes.
6. Improvements to Oily Skin
If you already have oily skin you may think you do not need certain moisturisers as your skin already appears moist enough. However, Aloe Vera is capable of regulating the production of sebum which is the oily secretion cause by your faces sebaceous glands, and will keep your face healthier as well as moisturised.
7. Treating Broken Skin
No matter how big or small, we will all likely have small wounds, breaks or cracks on our skin at some point or another.
Using Aloe Vera overnight can help heal these damaged areas, and in addition to this, Aloe Vera has tremendous antibacterial powers which will help small scratches, inflammations and other wounds to avoid infection and clear up much faster.
8. Help Get Rid of Dead Skin Cells
One of the lesser-known benefits or Aloe Vera. When applied overnight or throughout the day, Aloe Vera can help exfoliate dead skin cells from your face and boost the regeneration process. This will keep your skin looking soft and younger.
9. Helps with Signs of Ageing
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Your natural lines begin to get replaced by wrinkles and newer lines can begin to appear. Aloe Vera creams can help deal with these signs of ageing, to slow down the process and restore a youthful more vibrant look to your skin.
Aloe vera will help your skin retain its moisture, and as it reduces fine lines and damaged areas, it will help premature ageing by repairing skin cells and improving the overall elasticity of your skin.
10. Aloe Vera for hair
As well as having a light but great scent Aloe Vera has many benefits for hair.
Hair care products containing Aloe Vera can help cleanse oily hair by cleansing your hair folicles and removing sebum and residue.
Aloe Vera is also full of vitamins such as A,C and E, which are all vitamins the encourage healthy cell growth which can contribute to shiny hair and also repairing damaged hair over time. As well as this, when your scalp is cleansed and your hair roots are nourished by Aloe Vera you will begin to see a reduction in hair loss and breakages.