Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Benefits of Adding Aloe Vera To Your Daily Skin Routine

Originating in North Africa Aloe Vera is one of the most beneficial plants. It contains powerful anti-oxidants that occur naturally within the plant.It supplies oxygen to the skin cells. Because this plant consists of a gel that is 99% water, it effectively binds moisture to and  hydrates the skin. I use Aloe Vera as a moisturizer and definitely whenever I get a burn. For those of you who may have spent more time then you needed in the sun, applying Aloe Vera gel to your sunburn offers immediate relief.

Here's a few ways to incorporate it into your Skincare Routine:

For Oily skin or Acne Skin

Use Aloe Vera gel on alternate days by itself.
As a moisturizer the wound healing properties of Aloe Vera will:
* help reduce inflammation 
* the anti-bacterial properties will reduce and help eliminate the bacteria that causes breakouts.

Note:All skin types need moisture, Oily and Acne skin is no exception, this gel will help re- balance your skin giving back to it the  moisture that you often lose when you are using products that control oil or get rid of blemishes.

For Normal to  Dry skin

*Mix Aloe Vera gel with your daily moisturizer to extend the benefits and retain moisture longer.

* It will also help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkling.

For Puffy Eyes

Keep Aloe Vera Gel refrigerated, applying it cold will help reduce the look of puffiness for those of us (myself included) who  suffer from puffy under eyes.


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  1. This article is very informative. I have eczema and my skin has become more sensitive as I've gotten older. I'm currently using CeraVe,which I love. I'm definitely going to try out the aloe vera.

    1. Sadiqa,Aloe Vera is a great alternative to your regular moisturizer. And it's so gentle you can even add it to your current moisturizer to extend the benefits. :-)