If you’re like most people whose only experience of aloe vera was when needing to soothe and cool sunburn after skimping on sunscreen (unintentionally, of course) then you’re not alone. There are many more things that don’t just make aloe vera feel good on the skin, it is a nutrient-packed skincare powerhouse that can lead to clearer skin long term. So does all the hype surrounding aloe vera gel mean you should make it a permanent fixture in your skincare routine? Here at SKINKIND aloe vera forms one of the cornerstones of our products, and with good reason!
ALOE IS RICH IN VITAMINS
Aloe vera gel is rich in bioactive compounds that are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E that give hydrating, anti-inflammatory benefits and provide a protective barrier on the skin. Also included are other traditional healing minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc which makes it perfect to soothe inflammatory skin irritations such as acne and eczema.
ALOE HAS A HIGH-WATER CONTENT
Aloe from the plant has a high-water content (99.5%) which when combined with a moisturiser or oil ensures that it is absorbed into the skin. It’s for this reason that it’s not just sunburn that aloe vera can help soothe but regular burns as well. It works to heal the damaged moisture barrier by providing intense hydration to repair it faster. This is especially true in the case of 1st degree and 2nd-degree burns.
ALOE IS ANTI-BACTERIAL
Aloe vera gel contains powerful antioxidants that belong to a large family of substances known as polyphenols which is particularly helpful for acne sufferers. Aloe vera contains anti-bacterial properties that can help to control and reduce acne-causing bacteria. It can gently treat blemishes with its antimicrobial properties without causing any further damage to the skin. It can even help the growth of new cells whilst simultaneously reducing inflammation and redness.
ALOE FIGHTS SKIN AGING
Aloe vera includes vitamin C and E and beta-carotene in abundance, which helps to increase the production of collagen and promote skin elasticity. It speeds up skin cell reproduction by as much as 8 times and this, along with keeping the skin moisturised and its cocktail of antioxidants) it can even slow down the signs of premature aging. These collagen-producing effects of aloe vera don’t just help with acne scars. They also reduce overall inflammation and help with the production of new skin – which paves the way for radiant and glowy looking skin.
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