Aloe Barbadensis Leaf: Skin benefits of Aloe Vera

What is Aloe Vera?

     Aloe Vera is a member of the South African aloe plant leaf. This gel-like substance obtained from the plant, contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. Because it is so rich in nutrients, Aloe Vera is extremely beneficial to the skin. 

How does it benefit your skin?

Soothes Sunburn

     Aloe vera’s most common usage is soothing sunburned skin. The cooling properties that it contains and the fact that it is ant-inflammatory, makes Aloe Vera the most used natural remedies for sunburn. When applied to the skin, this gel acts as a protective layer for the skin as well as a moisturizer. Its richness in antioxidants and minerals speed up this healing process. 

Rejuvenates Skin

     Containing vitamins C, and E, as well as beta-carotene, gives Aloe vera its anti-aging properties. This along with its antimicrobial properties and being anti-inflammatory, help fight the aging of skin. It diminishes age lines and eliminates blemishes. In addition, aloe vera increases the production of collagen in the body as well as increasing skin elasticity. 

Reduces Acne

     Aloe vera’s antimicrobial properties help treat acne without causing damage to the skin. It is an antiseptic that allows protection against bacteria. Containing polysaccharides and gibberellins, help grow new cells while simultaneously reducing inflammation and redness. It also acts and an astringent that reduces the size of your pores, flushing out the excess dirt from your skin. 

Moisturizes the skin

     The leaf of the aloe vera plant is rich in water. This helps hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. Mucopolysaccharides that are found in the aloe plant, help retain moisture in the skin. When applied topically, Aloe vera increases the water content of the outermost layer of skin, making it an ideal ingredient for sufferers of dry skin. Unlike most moisturizers, when applied to the skin, Aloe vera does not leave a greasy film. Instead, it unclogs your pores and softens your skin.        

Try including these three Aloe infused formula's to your skincare routine to improve healthy skin

RHEA | Green & White Tea Antioxidant Scrub

ESSENTIAL | Aloe Vera Acne Cleanser

LUMINOUS | Vitamin C Illuminating Serum

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