Aloe vera gel is known as a natural remedy to nourish the hair. But, the benefits are not only for hair. The substances contained in it such as beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, and antioxidants can make us stay young. The article describes benefits of aloe vera for the skin health and beauty. Feature picture: Pixabay.
Every woman considers beauty as a part of her. A woman always wants to look beautiful. Not only beautiful, we crave a clear, clean, and taut skin especially on our face, so that we look more youthful.
Consume water in sufficient quantities to ensure the healthy skin, look younger and radiant. This is one of the best ways to manage our skin. In addition, we should always keep the skin hydrated and protect it from various threats. Factors that can damage the skin are environmental pollution, sunlight, and so forth.
Various beauty treatments are offered to support our appearance. So that we look beautiful, younger and charming. To look beautiful can be expensive. Especially when we do certain beauty treatments using modern methods.
But not everyone can afford the treatments that are obviously at no small cost. For that reason, we can perform natural beauty treatments using natural compounds. Indeed natural ways or traditional methods should be done.
Youthful skin is fresh, firm, and free of wrinkles ( that usually appear at a certain age). To make the youth, we should do antiaging treatment as early as possible. Pay attention to the skin health. Ageless usually synonymous with age is not young anymore, but we still look young. Usually, at the age of 40 years, the nascent wrinkles start appearing.
There are various natural ways that we can do for preventing and even treating wrinkles. One of which is aloe vera. The plant can provide tremendous benefits for our skin health and beauty. This jagged plant also has many health benefits. Aloe vera useful for curing various disease (read more about that here).
It has been for a long time aloe vera known as a plant that has many benefits. Cleopatra applied aloe vera to her skin on a daily basis. Women all over the world often use it in their beauty rituals. Aloe vera was officially listed as purgative and skin protectant by the US Pharmacopeia in 1820. Until today, aloe vera is an important traditional medicine in China, India, the West Indies, South Africa, and Japan.
Based on the research, green aloe plant is rich in substances, such as enzymes, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, polysaccharides and other components. The components are beneficial to health and beauty including agelessness.
Aloe barbadensis Miller is the Latin botanical name of this plant. Aloe vera produces two substances used in medicine. We get the gel from the cells in the center of the leaf. And we get the latex from the cells beneath the leaf skin.
The name Aloe vera derives from the Arabic word “Alloeh” meaning “shining bitter substance”, while “vera” in Latin means “true”. 2000 years ago, the Greek scientist regarded Aloe vera as the universal panacea.
Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents. The active components in aloe vera include vitamins A, B, C, E, folic acid, calcium, selenium, zinc, chromium, and magnesium. Aloe vera contains 20 of the 22 essential amino acids.
With these contents, aloe vera can improve wrinkles and elasticity in the photoaged human skin. It helps to rejuvenate skin cells. Thus delaying the aging process and the fine wrinkles formation on the skin.
How to get the benefits of aloe vera for the skin?
To get the most out of aloe vera benefits is by consuming it every day. Before consuming it, we should wash aloe vera thoroughly. Separate the skin with aloe vera meat until we’re left with the white and no mucus attached to the meat.
After that, drain out the latex that is still attached to the meat of aloe vera. The latex can be slightly irritating to the skin. Cut aloe vera to a small cut. Once ready, we can consume it or processed into drinks and food. We can also process into juice or processed into a gelatinous material or yogurt.
According to a research conducted by Asian scientists, “by daily using small amounts of aloe vera gel we can significantly improve skin elasticity and remove wrinkles. A research has been done on thirty healthy female subjects. They received 2 different doses (low-dose:1,200 mg/day, high-dose:3,600 mg/d) of aloe vera gel supplementation for 90 days. Read more about the methods here. After aloe gel intake, the facial wrinkles improved significantly in both groups, and facial elasticity improved in the lower dose.
We can use aloe vera as a mask. Apply gel to the skin. Then wait at least one hour so that the content penetrate the skin. Afterward, rinse using warm water.
There are no significant side effects, either by consumption the low-dose or used as a mask or scrub. But those who are allergic to aloe vera should be careful. To know whether we are allergic to aloe vera, apply a little aloe vera on the hands or other parts. Having considered no reaction such as itch, it means we have no allergies to aloe vera.
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What are the benefits of aloe vera for the skin health and beauty?
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1. Treating wrinkles
Apply aloe gel to our wrinkles every night. Wrinkles under the eyes is a huge problem that many people face today, and aloe vera gel can help treat it. This plant contains Vitamin A, vitamin C, and E that can help nourish the skin and improve the conditions for the better. Make sure we use the gel regularly.
Aloe vera can improve the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Thus aloe vera making the skin supple, smooth and prevent wrinkles. Be careful, do not let the gel into the eyes as it can be dangerous. Read more how to use aloe vera for treating wrinkles here.
2. Improve skin elasticity
We will notice that when we apply aloe vera on our skin, we actually stimulate fibroblast cells in the skin. Aloe vera diet helps the skin producing natural collagen that induces skin elasticity. Treatment using aloe vera for skin wrinkles will give our skin vital minerals and vitamins. This helps nourish our skin and improve the skin health. We will find our skin be more delicate and well-maintained.
3. As astringent
It is one of the beauties of aloe vera. We will notice that when we apply aloe vera on our skin, then this plant will act as an astringent. Aloe vera can exfoliate the dead skin cells. Aloe vera is also able to improve the texture of our skin. Aloe vera contains saponins that are the soapy substances form about 3 % of the gel. Saponins have cleansing and antiseptic properties.
4. As a toner
Aloe vera can actually nourish and improve our skin. Aloe vera will give a sense of soothing on the skin, which then makes the skin become softer and pliable. Toners and astringents are products used to improve the surface of your skin. Toners help to remove any traces of oil, perspiration or makeup from our skin.
5. Heal various types of skin burns, including sunburn and chemical burns
Aloe vera can heal the skin from the effect of sunlight exposure. Treating burns is one of the most common and practical uses of aloe. But aloe vera is only suitable for use on first and second-degree burns.
The stages of burns:
First degree burns: these only affect the top layer of skin and are quick to heal. Sunburn is a very common type of the first-degree burn.
Second degree burns: this is when the burn goes through to the second layer of skin. It usually causes a blister, but not immediately breaking the top layer of skin.
Third degree burns: This is when the burn goes all the way through the skin to the muscle. It can be very worrying and cause a great risk of infection.
Fourth degree burns: this is the worst type of burn as it does all the way through to the bone. It is so bad. The skin will not be able to recover.
6. Moisturizing the skin
Aloe vera contains mucopolysaccharides that help in binding moisture into the skin. When the skin is dry and sensitive, Aloe vera very well lubricated it. The content of zinc in aloe can also shrink the pores of the skin.
7. Fade black spots
8. Brighten the skin
9. Treatment for chapped lips
10. Treatment for cracked heels
Aloe vera is not only good to be smeared on the skin, but also to be consumed. Have you ever used aloe vera for your beauty care treatments? What are your experiences related to treating skin problems using the aloe vera?. Please write your comment on the column below and I will be more than happy to reply your comment.
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