The aloe vera plant has been shown in studies to help heal minor wounds eight days faster than standard dressing, not to mention it’s an antibacterial and contains vitamins and minerals that can ease eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. Beauty experts are now using this natural source to create youth flawless skin. Here are a few key tips:
FACE WASH: the antimicrobial and antibacterial agents make it ideal for ridding skin of harmful germs and bacteria. And since it is naturally moisturizing without being excessively oily or sticky, aloe is ideal for just about any skin type. You can count on the additional benefit of a more even skin tone, as the aloe will help reduce redness, puffiness, and irritation from skin conditions like eczema and acne, and will encourage new cell growth and vitality. Best of all, it’s completely natural, so you don’t have to worry about exposing your skin to any harmful or damaging chemicals.
Feel like you’ve tried everything to control your acne, but that perfect complexion still eludes you? Give aloe a try. Aloe contains many nutrients like vitamins A, C and E and also has antioxidant properties that encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells to accelerate the healing of blemishes and provide relief from skin conditions like eczema. It’s also anti-bacterial and anti-septic, which helps to prevent acne from appearing in the first place. If that weren’t enough, aloe also works as a natural toner to tighten pores and restrict dirt and residue buildup.
To treat blemishes, use aloe vera gel extracted from an aloe leaf or purchased from the store and spread over the affected area. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight, then gently rinse off with water the next morning. You can also mix a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice with 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel to use in the same way. Apply regularly until blemishes heal. For a gentle natural toner, mix 3 parts witch hazel with 1 part aloe vera gel (optional: a few drops of essential oil) in a spray bottle and spritz onto a cotton ball or directly on to your skin.
EXFOLIATOR: If you are extracting the aloe from a plant in your home, be careful not to damage the plant. Break off the tips of the leaves, and squeeze collecting the gel on a plate. If you are buying Aloe Vera Gel from the store try to buy one that has little to no dyes or extra ingredients. Glycerin and Polysorbate are usually added to create a more gel like texture and are not harsh on your face.
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