Before we get into the AMAZING skin benefits of aloe vera, here are few Fun Facts about this marvelous plant:
Aloe Fun Fact #1: In the ancient Egypt, aloe vera was hailed as the “plant of immortality”, and Egyptians also used aloe as a part of their sacred burial rituals.
Aloe Fun Fact #2: Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra was said to religiously apply aloe vera to her skin as part of her daily beauty regimen.
Aloe Fun Fact #3: There are approximately 250 species of aloe vera but only 4 of them are cultivated for their health and beauty benefits. The most cultivated species, Aloe Vera Barbadensis, originated in North Africa.
Aloe Fun Fact #4: Aloe vera is a cactus plant and the gel (aka “aloe vera gel”) found inside the aloe plant is actually over 95% water, with over 70 nutrients including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that promote numerous health and wellness benefits well beyond just skin care.
Aloe Vera – 5 Reasons Your Skin Will Love It
1. Soothes and heals sunburnt skin
Got stinging case of sunburn? Aloe is an amazing treatment that can bring almost instant and immense relief to itchy, tender sunburnt skin. In fact, aloe vera is so effective at treating skin burns that hospitals have also used aloe to treat patients with first and second-degree burns.
2. A powerful anti-aging skin moisturizer
Aloe is over 95% water, making it one of the most potent moisturizers for maximum skin hydration. In addition to that, aloe contains a boatload of antioxidants including, beta carotene and vitamin C, which can all help protect skin from premature aging, as well as boost collagen production which will improve skin’s softness, elasticity and smoothness as we age.
3. Fights acne and clears acne blemishes
Aloe naturally contains salicylic acid, a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic agent, which can help treat and prevent acne. Aloe also contains vitamins A, C and E, which can all encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells to accelerate the healing of acne blemishes.
4. Heals wounds faster and lightens skin scars
Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. Both of these hormones have been shown to stimulate the growth of new skin cells, which enables skin to heal more rapidly with minimal scarring. In addition to that, aloe can also act as a natural exfoliant to remove older, hyperpigmented skin, which will in turn lead to healthier looking skin that has a brighter and more even-toned complexion
5. Fades stretch marks
Stretch marks, also known as striae, is a type of scarring that occurs when skin is stretched beyond its capacity – like during pregnancy or after excess weight loss or weight gain. In time, stretch marks may fade on their own, but an even better way to fade (or even prevent) stretch marks is to regularly use body butters that contain aloe vera which will help boost collagen production to improve the skin’s strength and elasticity, while also evening skin tone and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Alright ladies, that concludes today’s blog post on The Amazing Health and Beauty Benefits of Aloe Vera. I hope you enjoyed reading, and I look forward to checking in with you again very soon!