Jan 02 , 2020
Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for Your Face
People commonly use Aloe Vera to provide relief against extended periods of sun exposure. But it has many other benefits for your skin as well. If you are a regular user of beauty products, then you would have noticed that Aloe Vera is an ingredient in many products.
Aloe Vera originates from the arid climates of the Arabian Peninsula. But it grows wildly in tropical and arid climates around the globe. They are relatively easy to grow and are very useful in arid climates. Its discovery for use was made in Egypt. Ancient Egyptians used Aloe Vera to treat burns, bruises, and other such ailments. They called it the “plant of immortality.”
Aloe Vera contains all the antioxidants and vitamins that your skin requires for healthy functioning. So there’s no surprise that Aloe Vera is found in so many beauty products.
What is Aloe Vera?
Every leaf of an Aloe Vera plant contains three layers. The innermost layer contains the gel, which is the most useful bit of the plant for skin. Aloe Vera is 99% water, which contains over 75 active and useful ingredients.
The most common of these ingredients include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Aloe Vera might not solve all your skin problems on its own. But it can certainly help in aiding recovery. It has no side effects, is completely natural and safe to use all over your body.
Here’s why you should use Aloe Vera for your face
Aloe Vera has many uses; it is packed full of antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C, and has anti-inflammatory properties as well.
- Treat Burns:
Aloe Vera has a soothing effect on burns and also promotes faster healing. For minor burns, you can use Aloe Vera three times a day. In certain cases, you may want to cover the affected area with gauze for protection.
- Soothe Sunburns:
There is a compound known as polysaccharides that helps in the recovery of skin cells and helps create new ones as well. Aloe Vera also has carboxypeptidase, which is a natural pain reliever, which makes Aloe Vera so soothing to the skin.
- Relieve Skin irritation:
There are compounds such as acemannan that are found in Aloe Vera, which provide relief against inflammation. Its use can help treat psoriases, eczema, and such conditions of Aloe Vera.
- Treat cuts:
People often use Neosporin to treat minor cuts. But what people don’t know is that Aloe Vera is a better substitute. Besides being completely naturally made, its molecular structure makes it excellent at healing cuts and minimizing scarring by fighting bacteria and improving collagen production.
- Hydrate dry skin:
Aloe Vera gel absorbs readily into the skin, which makes it an excellent source of hydration for your skin. Aloe Vera itself is mostly water, so it provides even hydration. It also helps lock moisture in your skin.
- Cold sores:
Cold sores may occur due to hormonal changes or external forces. They commonly occur close to the mouth and can be a nuisance. Apply a small amount of Aloe Vera to your cold sores twice a day for best results.
Aloe Vera will help aid in faster recovery and provides relief from pain.
- Slow down the signs of aging:
Aloe Vera helps the skin retain its elasticity and helps tighten wrinkles on your face by promoting collagen production.
Aloe Vera contains Zinc, which tightens your pores and vitamins such as vitamin C and Vitamin E, which prevent the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that cause damage to your skin.
- Prevent Dark spots:
Tyrosinase is an enzyme that is responsible for dark spots and skin discoloration. Aloe Vera prevents this enzyme from causing any damage to your skin.
(For serious Skin conditions it is important to consult a doctor.)