Aloe Vera – 6 Amazing Skin Health Benefits
SUMMER! We are in the middle of summer still and I bet we’ve all been playing in the sun and getting as much as we can before fall comes creeping around. The number one ingredient that ALL OF YOU should have stocked in your bathroom during these hot summer months is ALOE VERA!
Aloe Vera looks harmful and dangerous with its big spiky stalks, but underneath that rough exterior lies a beautifully delicate and healing ingredient. Aloe Vera is a super soother for inflamed, red or irritated skin. It contains properties that calm skin back to normal, is wound healing and is anti-inflammatory. Great used after sun!
The greatest civilizations on Earth have been using Aloe Vera for it’s amazing medicinal qualities including, Greece, Egypt, Mexico, India, Japan and China. The Egyptians called the Aloe Vera plant, “the plant of immortality”. Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, and Christopher Columbus all used Aloe Vera for different purposes. Today, Aloe is used in cosmetics and as a health supplement and for good reason!
Aloe Vera contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids, anthraquinones (I’ll explain later), and hormones. What do all these properties do?!
6 Amazing Skin Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
Vitamins A, C & E, B12, folic acid, and choline – all powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radical damage.
8 different enzymes that reduce inflammation and breakdown sugar and fats. This contributes to healthy skin tissue and keeps the integrity of the cellular structure of the skin. Enzymes also play a role in stimulating healthy cell turn over.
Copper, calcium, chromium, selenium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, sodium, OH MY! Aloe Vera is chalk full of important minerals that are essential for proper function of cellular mechanism.
Contains 4 different and beneficial fatty acids that aid in helping the skin fight inflammation while also providing antiseptic and analgesic properties.
What is this you may be asking? Not a common benefit that is mentioned, but not only is Aloe Vera great for the skin, it is also beneficial to the body by aiding the digestive system to release toxins. Win Win! Because when your colon is clean, it reflects in the health of your skin instantly!
Sometimes when we hear the word hormones, it can send a shiver down our spine! Hormones are so touchy these days with the added hormones that are found in our foods and typical skin products, it has given the impression that they can mess up our delicate hormone balance wreaking havoc on our bodies! But fear not beauties, because the hormones found in Aloe Vera are all beneficial. They act as a wound healing agent that can heal and nurture our skin back to health!
So there you have it, Aloe Vera is an all around product that every one of you should be using, especially during the summer months!
To learn more and go more in depth on the benefits of Aloe Vera, follow this link for some great information.
I’d love to hear from you! Please share some of your favorite uses for Aloe Vera or if you have a question feel free to drop a line!