6 reasons aloe is great for your skin.
Aloe is commonly used for sunburns. The aloe vera cactus plant has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes to soothe skin and heal wounds. The clear gel inside the plant is a staple for beach goers, however more companies are integrating aloe into their products for better skin results. What are the benefits? Let’s explore.
1- It is a great moisturizer. Aloe vera gel does not make the skin greasy, and part of the reason those with oily skin like it. It is easy on the face after shaving, and it prevents the skin from drying out. When the skin looks lush versus dry, it minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
2- It is anti-aging. It is filled with antioxidants, including vitamin C and E and beta carotene. These antioxidants can help improve skin hydration and keep the skin’s natural firmness intact, creating the look of healthy skin.
3- It fights acne. Aloe can reduce inflammation, blistering, and skin itchiness. With two hormones to aid this, Auxin and Gibberellins, the gel is used on chronic skin problems such as eczema and acne. Acne fighting aloe line, Lexli, has shown visible results in as little as two days.
4- It promotes health. Aloe vera contains over 75 different nutrients. Not only does your skin love it, it can aid in digestion and relieve ulcers.
5- It helps sunburns. It has a natural cooling effect on the skin. Its nutrients actively aid at the epithelial level of the skin. By acting as a protective layer, the skin heals at a faster rate.
6- It decreases visibility of stretch marks. It can help hide the marks created by tiny tears in layers of the skin caused by sudden stretching of the body’s largest organ, the skin. Aloe goes to work healing those wounds, thus decreasing the visibility of stretch marks.