We know how great Aloe Vera is for your skin, which is why we add it to our skin health products, but do you know the benefits?
Aloe Vera is really quite an incredible plant. It is used worldwide for various health and medicinal purposes.
Different parts of the plant are used for different effects on the body and Aloe Vera has both internal and external applications.
Its medicinal properties helps skin become smoother and radiant. Aloe Vera skin benefits include anti-oxidant properties which soften dead skin cells and remove them. Aloe vera not only aids skin’s cell renewal process but helps the skin’s capacity to retain moisture.
Softens skin: Aloe is an emollient, helping to soften and soothe the skin. It helps supply oxygen to the skin cells, increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue and induces improved blood flow to the skin through capillary dilation.
Moisturises skin: Due to aloe’s high water content (over 99% water) it is a great way to hydrate, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. Aloe increases the elasticity of the skin making it more flexible through collagen and elastin repair.
Treats acne: Aloe vera has two compounds (Auxin and Gibberellins) which have wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties. These reduce skin inflammation besides stimulating the growth of new cells, allowing the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.
Fights ageing: Aloe leaves have antioxidants such as beta carotene, vitamin C and E that help skin maintain elasticity. Therefore, you can use Aloe Vera to improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
Helps in Detoxification: Aloe Vera is a gelatinous plant food, just like seaweeds and chia. The main benefit to consuming gelatinous plant foods in your diet is that these gels move through the intestinal tract absorbing toxins along the way and get eliminated through the colon. This will help the proper elimination of waste from your body and help the detoxification of your body.
Reducing stress: Aloe Vera is a well-known adaptogen. An adaptogen is something that boosts the body’s natural ability to adapt to external changes and resist illness. It is thought that aloe’s power as an adaptogen balances the body’s system, stimulating the defense and adaptive mechanisms of the body. This allows you an increased ability to cope with stress (physical, emotional and environmental stress like pollution)… and we all know how stress can affect our skin.
Treats sunburn: Aloe Vera has powerful healing properties to treat sunburn at the epithelial level of the skin. The application of the herbal extract acts as a protective layer on the skin which helps replenish moisture while its anti-oxidant properties catalyse healing process.