5 Benefits Of Aloe Vera You Should Know To Start Using It
August 13, 2018|María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards
If you were looking for a natural super plant, aloe vera is your champ. Find out the benefits of aloe vera for your skin, hair and health, thanks to its 75 nutrients.
My grandma always said you shouldn’t waste tons and tons of money on skin care when you could find the most powerful and efficient ones in nature. To be honest with you, I’ve never been the kind of person who goes about trying natural products, but recently I’ve discovered that I have to give it to my grandma, since there are real plants and substances nature gives us that can work ten times better than any chemical product. One of those gifts, which has been used for millennia is, of course, aloe vera. Not only is it amazing for health problems, to the point that for a long time it’s been used to cure afflictions and diseases, it also has tons of properties and benefits for the skin and hair that make it essential to our routines, I mean, that's why it’s used in tons of commercialized products. So, if you want to see how many wonders aloe vera can bring you, take a look at these. By the way, if I were you I would be running to get some right now.
It’s great for treating sunburn
Most sunburns are in the epithelial layer of our skin. By applying aloe vera, which is highly rich in antioxidants, you’re applying a protective layer that won’t only protect your injured skin from the dirt in the atmosphere, you’re also providing moisture, and its nutritional properties will help the skin heal faster.
You can treat your acne
Let’s face it, acne is one of those things that happen in life and we hate the most. There are so many natural products you can use to treat it, but now that we’re in the aloe vera craze, you’ll love to know that since it contains to main natural plant hormones (auxin and gibberellins) that are great to reduce skin inflammation. Besides that, these hormones also encourage the growth of new cells making it great not only to heal but also to reduce acne scars.
It can help reduce stretch marks
Let’s be clear right now. No, aloe vera won’t make them go away, but it can have a great impact in making them look smaller and less visible. You know how stretch marks appear when the skin stretches too far the natural elasticity of the skin loses that flexibility. Thanks to the hormones and properties we’ve been talking about, what aloe vera does is that it encourages the generation of new cells in the area, thus reducing the marks on the skin.
It can be a great natural anti-aging treatment
Over time, our skin naturally starts losing some of its natural elasticity, which leads to the wrinkles and lines most people hate. If you start applying aloe vera on those spots where skin normally gives, you can actually help prevent early signs of aging. Aloe vera is rich in vitamins C and E, which are amazing to improve the firmness of the skin, while keeping it hydrated. It also contains tons of antioxidants that keep your skin alive and glowy.
It makes your hair grow faster and healthier
Now if you thought you could only use aloe vera for the skin, well, you’ll be surprised to see that it also does wonders for our hair. One of the most important things to have beautiful and healthy hair is to take care of our scalp. Aloe vera is one of those natural products that can increase the blood circulation of the scalp and by doing so injecting its rich vitamins and minerals. It has a lot of enzymes that help repair damaged cells on the scalp and promote growth. Besides that, aloe vera also contains proteins that work similarly to keratin that help rejuvenate the hair, so it makes it an awesome treatment for damaged and dry hair.
If you were looking for a natural super plant this is it. Besides the benefits it has for our skin and hair, aloe vera can be used for basically everything. It’s been proven that it’s great for treating periodontal diseases, and it’s also a great digestion aid and actually for a lot of health issues thanks to its more than seventy-five nutrients. The best part is that it’s quite easy to find and quite affordable. So, you can start ditching all those expensive creams and lotions and give natural aloe vera a chance. I swear you won’t regret it.
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