So many beauty products on stands have one main ingredient in common: aloe vera. It has so many medicinal properties, that ancient Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality.”
Even today, the use of aloe vera is very wide and extensive in the beauty industry. The gel inside aloe vera leaves is loaded with several nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are good for the skin and hair. Not only does it have many benefits, it is also safe and easy to use.
Here are the top 5 beauty benefits of aloe vera.
1. Prevents the signs of Premature Aging
Aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin are bound to appear with age, but at times these signs appear earlier. You can prevent premature aging signs by including aloe vera in your beauty regimen due to its high antioxidant content.
Aloe vera gel penetrates keep into the skin to keep it moisturized. Being a rich source of nutrients like vitamins A, B, C and E, it nourishes your skin. Also, the gel contains polysaccharides that stimulate skin regeneration.
To keep your skin young, it is important to exfoliate on a weekly basis. To make an exfoliating mask:
- Blend 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of ground oatmeal and ½ teaspoon of olive oil in it.
- Apply this mixture on your face and neck area.
- Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
- Then, with wet hands, gently scrub off the paste.
- Finally, rinse your face and neck with cold water.
- Use this mask once a week.
2. Skin moisturizer
Being a great natural moisturizer, aloe vera keeps the skin well hydrated and enhances its elasticity. Well-hydrated and moisturized skin looks healthy and smooth. It easily penetrates into the skin when applied topically and also helps restore the pH balance of the skin. Plus, aloe vera does not give a greasy look, making it a good option for those who have oily skin.
3. Reduces Acne
Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial agent that helps fight the bacteria responsible for acne. It also stimulates the growth of new cells. It also has healing and anti-inflammatory properties that help the skin heal quickly and reduces skin inflammation.
4. Treats sunburns
The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera help treat sunburn. Plus, the gel helps retain the skin’s moisture level, which is important for healing sunburned skin. Aloe vera is even effective at getting rid of an unwanted suntan.
5. Works as a makeup remover
Commercial makeup removers can be full of harmful chemicals that can be damaging to your skin. Instead, you can use aloe vera as a natural makeup remover. The slippery nature of the gel can easily collect makeup residue and leave your skin clean. It even gives the skin a radiant glow.