Aloe Vera Facts:
Six Ways To Get Clear Skin
A clear and healthy skin cannot be taken for granted. Whilst imperfections are completely normal, it can be a downer on your self-esteem to wake up in the morning and find a pimple has popped up on your face while you were sleeping. If you’ve tried everything to get your skin into good shape, you might want to consider a different path – read some of these facts about aloe vera and its relationship to keep skin healthy and decide for yourself.
Aloe vera is a short-stemmed, prickly shrub with leaves that contain a gel-like substance. Native to North Africa, it is now cultivated worldwide.
Aloe vera’s history is quite remarkable. The Egyptians called aloe vera “the plant of immortality” and used it to treat burns and wounds, as did the ancient Chinese. It is said to have been used by the iconically beautiful Egyptian queen, Cleopatra to keep her skin silky smooth. If it’s good enough for Cleopatra, it’s definitely good enough for the rest of us.
The science and medicinal use behind aloe vera has been studied for years. It’s considered to be a “miracle” plant due to its amazing medicinal properties, and research has shown that the gel inside the aloe leaves bring relief from pain (try it after a bad dose of sunburn) and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
One of the most popular benefits of using aloe vera is that it can promote healthy-looking skin. Here are six ways to get clearer skin with aloe vera.
Use creams infused with aloe vera
Aloe vera is good for treating acne and soothing sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it ideal for acne-prone skin which is why Dawn's Aloe Vera & Avocado Oil Soothing Body Cream is nature’s healing in a tub. It is designed to moisturise and hydrate sensitive skin whilst providing a soothing effect at the same time.
Mix together one tablespoon of coconut oil, sugar and aloe vera gel to create your own homemade face scrub. By exfoliating your face routinely, you are removing dead skin cells and promoting healthy skin growth. The aloe vera will work its magic by killing acne-causing bacteria.
Use it on all skin types
The magic of aloe vera is that if you have oily skin, the gel absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a shiny film on your face. But at the same time, this marvellous plant can help treat and moisturise dry skin. It is particularly good for sensitive skin. It is recommended that you apply aloe vera after a shower to help lock in moisture.
Aloe vera face cleansers
Face cleansers that have aloe vera as a main ingredient will not only aid in moisturising and hydrating your face but will also prevent aging and reduce the appearance of marks. An aloe vera face cleanser can take on the excess dirt and oils lurking in the pores of your skin while at the same time gently soothing away irritations or sunburn.
You can make your own face mask with aloe vera, honey and cinnamon. When you combine these three powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients together, you’re one step closer to smoother, clearer skin.
Aloe vera is known to soothe and hydrate. Take your skincare routine to a new level by creating your own face mist. Combine water, aloe vera gel and a few drops of essential oils and spray daily onto your face to reap its benefits.