Aloe vera has been used medicinally in parts of India and Africa for centuries. This miracle plant is known for providing relief for number of skin and hair conditions. The ancient Egyptians used to call aloe vera as a “plant of immortality”. I truly consider aloe vera as a miraculous plant due to its various benefits for the skin hair and health. Various studies have been conducted and it has been quite evident that aloe vera plant is helpful in treating a number of skin problems, from flaky to dry skin, sunburn, acne and a lot of hair and scalp related problems too. It contains phytochemicals and other nutrients that make it one of the best natural remedies to be used for the skin and hair.
Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals, amino acid and antioxidants that work wonders for the skin. Aloe vera contains powerful antioxidants that belong to a family of substances known as polyphenols. The presence of polyphenols in aloe vera help to restrict the growth of bacteria on the skin and on the scalp that can cause infections and inflammation. The antimicrobial properties of aloe vera also prevent acne and reduce the redness and inflammation caused by acne. One of the best parts about aloe vera is that it can be used by people of all skin types.
These days I’ve been addicted to Aloe Vera, I use it for my hair, for my skin and I even drink it for a better metabolism. I have dry skin and aloe vera acts as a natural moisturizer and and keeps my skin hydrated and also enhances its elasticity. When applied on the skin it releases natural enzymes and essential vitamins that give a deep moisturizing effect to the skin and also restores the pH balance of the skin as well. It also supplies oxygen to the skin which strengthens the skin tissues and makes the skin healthy and soft.
Aloe Vera Gel contains two hormones- Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Gibberellin acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It also allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Aloe vera contains a plethora of antioxidants including beta carotene, Vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin natural formulas and keeps skin hydrated and younger looking. Use of aloe vera improves skin elasticity and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with skin aging. Due to its anti allergic properties it can be used to treat various skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and itchy skin.