What is Aloe Vera useful for?
If there’s a plant that can do it all – it’s the Aloe Vera plant. Ok, maybe not all. But an awful lot. From soothing burns, reducing dandruff, being an excellent skin moisturizer to minimizing gum inflammation. Our 100% pure Aloe Vera skincare range consists of the perfect products for dry, tired or irritated skin. But we also look after your insides, with our Aloeolé juice range – the perfect cleanser for your stomach.
In this article we’ll have a look at the specific benefits of this incredible plant. And also give you some tips on how to make your own Aloe Vera gel masks at home!
Why use Aloe Vera?
One of the most important components of Aloe Vera is lignin. Lignin is a natural polymer that penetrates deep into the skin layers, making it easier for the other vitamins, amino acids and polysaccharides to be absorbed by the skin. This acts as a barrier against water loss, leaving you with perfectly smooth, hydrated skin.
Aloe Vera has the ability to produce plastic fibers. These fibers are found in our dermis, but aloe vera produces them 7 to 8 times faster than normal! These fibers produce collagen which helps with the elasticity of the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
For cleansing the skin:
Using aloe vera is a great way to cleanse the skin. It helps the sebaceous glands (the glands below the hair follicle) to regulate the amount of oil they produce so you’re left with well balanced skin. Through the use of amino acids, Aloe Vera also regulates the skin’s PH, whilst stimulating cell regeneration and cleansing deep into the pores.
Making soap from Aloeolé gel:
- Aloe Vera gel.
- Two tablespoons of almond oil (Aloeolé Oil is a perfect match).
- One tablespoon of neutral liquid soap.
- 5 to 10 drops of essential lavender oil for soothing effect.
- Make small circular massages and remove with warm water. Then continue with your usual facial treatment.
- Apply the mask evenly over the face, avoiding the eye and lip area.
- In circular motions gently wash the face.
- Remove with warm water.
- Apply Aloeolé gel with hyaluron for best results.
For disinfecting skin:
Aloe vera has natural antibiotic and antifungal properties (thanks to a substance called anthraquinone). For more information about how Aloeolé can help prevent and heal acne click here.
Skin burns and use after sun exposure:
Aloe Vera has long been used to relieve the painful, irritated skin caused by sunburn. Of course, you should always use suncream, but if you do get caught in the sun a little too long, our 100% Aloeolé gel can really help to cool and hydrate burnt skin. Because of the regeneration properties of Aloe Vera, our Aloeolé products can also be used on household burns to help relieve inflammation and pain.
Reducing the appearance of stretch marks:
Stretch marks are caused by fractures of elasticity in the skin, leaving you with those annoying light marks. But Aloeolé can help. Our Aloe Vera gel and oil deeply nourish and penetrate down into the skin, increasing the elasticity and, in turn, reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Soothing after shaving:
Shaving and waxing can cause irritation, redness and swelling to the skin. Aloe Vera helps with skin regeneration, which can reduce all the nasty side effects of hair removal, as well as soothing the surrounding skin. The antibacterial properties of our Aloe Vera gel can also help to prevent small infections in the hair follicles.