It’s a multifunctional, cheap, extremely popular and most importantly, a natural cosmetic that should be in every home. Aloe vera should be your first choice for amazing fighting skin discoloration, moisturizing, healing wounds and even works on scars! Its invaluable regenerating and soothing properties make it an ideal product for skin care as well as hair care.
What should you pay attention to before purchasing?
Aloe vera gel should contain at least 90% of aloe in order for the above-mentioned properties to have an effect. Of course it’s common knowledge that the higher percentage of aloe vera concentration, the more effective the results. It is thanks to its properties that aloe vera has found its place in the world of beauty. However, there are many varieties of aloe – the most popular one is undoubtedly Aloe Vera and Aloe Arborescens, aka Candelabra aloe. Both varieties have excellent care and health properties.
Properties of aloe vera gel
The aloe’s healing properties are found in the pulp, contained in the long, sharp-tipped leaves of the plant. The gelatinous substance is rich in vitamins A, C, E and B, as well as valuable mineral salts, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, sulfur and organic acids (eg succinic acid).
The vitamins, salts and acids have a significant impact on the skin and hair, which act as a germicide which also regenerates and moisturizes. Additionally, it is often used for various allergic changes.
The healing properties of aloe vera gel have been known for centuries. Traditionally, it has been used as a wrap to heal wounds – mainly treating scars and burns. At that time, natural aloe leaves were used, which, after cutting, revealed a colorless, jelly-like ointment with excellent healing properties. To this day it is still a widely used ingredient, popular in cosmetics that soothe, regenerate, fight off bacteria, fungi and itchiness. The best part is, aloe isn’t limited to external use – it can also be taken orally, perfect for strengthening immunity, helps with weight-loss and cleansing the body.
Facial application and other options
Aloe vera gel that contains at least 90% aloe vera is an ideal facial care product, and its consistency makes it easy to apply on the face, body, and even hair. It is suitable for practically every skin type, but recommended for people with sensitive skin skin or prone to acne damage. With its strong moisturizing and regenerating properties, people with dry skin should also take advantage of its nourishing properties, which soothe dry and itchy skin, thereby reducing the discomfort associated with rash outbreaks.
In the case of inflammation and damage-prone skin types, aloe gel perfectly calms inflammation and soothes the skin. It also affects the narrowing of the pores, making it invaluable in the fight against acne and help treat psoriasis and eczema.
As a moisturizer, it is the perfect competitor when fighting cracked, hard skin on the heels by effectively softening the skin. As for hair, it helps fight off dandruff and hair loss, while regenerating hair follicles, stimulating hair growth and strengthening it.
Where can you find this miracle cure?
Aloe gel with at least 90% of aloe vera can be found at any pharmacy, as it is a medicinal product. Of course you can also find it most stores with natural products and chemists. When making a purchase, check the ingredients – the higher percentage of aloe plant concentration and fewer additional components in the gel, the better, as the cosmetic will work more effectively.
Most cosmetics with a high concentration of aloe are reasonably priced, starting at around ?5, which are often available in tubes of 150-200 ml. For this perfect miracle cure, the cost is next to nothing!
Juliusz is a beauty business blogger at Versum salon and spa software
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