Ever heard of Aloe Vera in skin products? It’s basically that sticky goo which is completely transparent and comes out of a thick leafy plant. Yes of course we all know what Aloe Vera is, a content which has become a famous trend of ingredients in skin care products.
But how many really know what benefits it entails? Various online site searches give the benefits of Aloe Vera ranging from a boosted internal immune system, longer life span, avoiding cancer, more youthful complexions, and many other somewhat extreme claims. According to one such search, the early Egyptians used Aloe Vera for the same purposes. It has today become increasingly popular for internal use as a drink as well.
Aloe Vera is basically a non-toxin, juicy plant that can store water in its fleshy leaves and its juiciness allows it to survive in low rainfall areas. Aloe Vera leaf has a unique look with no stem and has spear like spikes which is protected by serrated edges. There are numerous benefits of this plant ranging from health, nutrition, acne treatment to general skin care. Aloe Vera is generally used to hydrate your skin as well. The plant is also commonly grown as a decorative plant in our homes and offices.
Aloe Vera contains as much as 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. It contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and B12, Vitamin C and E, folic acid and Niacin. The Minerals found in this plant include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese. These nutrients have tremendous potential in external and internal application, the reason why the plant is an essential ingredient in skincare products. Aloe Vera is rich in anti-oxidants which are best for your immune system and internal body care.
The plant has an anti-allergic property which is why it is used to treat various skin diseases and the best part is that it has no side effects. They are helpful in curing blisters, insect bites and other allergic reactions as well. Aloe Vera face packs are a boon for people who have a sensitive skin type. Aloe Vera’s anti-inflammatory property helps to reduce acne greatly. It does not completely cure the acne; however, it reduces inflammation and redness of the skin to a great extent. It also prevents the outburst of acne and pimples.
Aloe Vera gel is extremely useful for dry skin. Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer because of the moisture content locked in it. This gel keeps the skin hydrated and increases its elasticity making it look fresher. It also provides oxygen to the skin which strengthens the skin tissue and keeps the skin healthy. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin without making the skin greasy so it is perfect for oily skin. Once applied, it releases natural vitamins and enzymes on the skin to produce a deep moisturizing effect that helps to treat and restore its pH balance.