5 Hidden Benefits of Aloe Vera, a Natural Healer

5 Hidden Benefits of Aloe Vera, a Natural Healer

For thousands of years, people have used the gel from aloe vera leaves for healing and softening the skin. Aloe vera creams, gels, and ointments contain the clear gel found in aloe vera leaves. These products can be applied topically to treat various skin conditions.

The using of aloe vera in an ancient time

The use of Aloe Vera in organic skincare dates back thousands of years. Egyptian queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti believed that bathing in ‘the plant of immortality’ would enhance and prolong their beauty. Alexander The Great used Aloe Vera as a healing solution for wounded soldiers on the battlefield. In early modern medicine, it was used to soothe the skin of patients burned by primitive X-ray machines. Now, you may find Aloe Vera in many of your cosmetics. In fact, many skin cares and makeup products list Aloe Vera as the first ingredient, as a highly beneficial replacement for water.

Why cucumber gel mask and Aloe Vera Good for your Skin

Switching harsh clay masks with an Aloe Vera and Cucumber gel mask helps keep my skin fresh but not stripped dry. As a big fan of using face masks, I’m no stranger to using Multani mitti and Bentonite clay face packs to clean my pores and unclog my skin. However, most of these don’t do what you’d expect them to and end up stripping skin dry. Instead, I now use the natural Aloe And Cucumber Gel Face Pack, which cools and hydrates skin while toning it and reducing redness. Proof that Aloe-based products are the best, this has hugely helped reduce redness and pimples without causing an imbalance in my skin.

Cool or Ice Aloe Vera gel helps calm acne-filled skin

Before and after sun exposure, applying cool Aloe Vera gel helps calm acne-filled skin. It’s a no-brainer that pure, unscented Aloe Vera gel helps soothe and calm sunburnt skin. So, many of us know that applying it helps cool down sun-exposed skin after a long day out in the sun. This is especially true for my pimple-prone skin, which gets heated up and aggressively irritated after sun-exposure. Aloe helps calm it.

However, that’s not all it does. Applying Aloe gel before going out in the sun also helps keep skin moisturized and calm. This is even truer if you use chemical sunscreens, which convert UV rays into heat and disperse it as infrared rays, making skin gets heated up, and often, inflamed. Using Aloe gel helps reduce the irritation caused by these types of sunscreens, especially if you have acne or redness-prone, sensitive skin. As someone who often breaks out upon using chemical sunscreens, this ritual of applying Aloe gel has been quite useful for me.

Get remove your scars

An overnight sleeping mask, this hydrates my skin, but more importantly, visibly reduces blemishes when I wake up the next day. A product I use after a long day of wearing makeup and then harsh cleansing and exfoliation, this sleeping pack is like a pick-me-up for my skin. Think of how a tall glass of fresh orange juice feels when you’re hungover? This mask is like that for damaged, dull, and patchy skin. Making spot-filled skin luminous and glowing, this is arguably the best Aloe product I have ever used.

Aloe Vera gel hydrate your skin

The biggest reason everyone should incorporate Aloe Vera gel into their skin routine is that it is extremely hydrating. Aloe is mostly made of water, which makes it great for dehydrated, combination to oily skin. What we don’t realize about oily and acne-prone skin is that it is imbalanced, hence the overproduction of oil and breakouts. The high-water content in Aloe helps quench thirsty skin without making it greasy the way lipid-rich creams and oils might. This balances oily skin. Plus, it doesn’t clog breakout-prone skin.

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