Aloe vera - nature's skin soother

The healing properties of aloe vera have been known a long time. The ancient Egyptians called it the 'plant of immortality'. Aloe vera is a cactus plant that secretes a clear gel. Among its many healing benefits is its ability to act as a skin soother when applied topically.  

  • If you have sunburn (please DO NOT let this happen to you!) aloe vera's anti-inflammatory properties will help calm your skin.  
  • Aloe vera can soothe skin allergies and rashes.
  • The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of aloe vera mean that it can help with acne and rosacea. Please see the following link for more information on rosacea It promotes new cell growth helping to prevent scarring associated with severe acne and rosacea. Aloe vera makes a great moisturiser for oily skin as it is not greasy and this too can help with acne.
  • Aloe vera can help reduce wrinkles when applied topically or taken internally according to manufacturer's instructions. It would seem that aloe vera prevents collagen breakdown and encourages the formation of new collagen. Collagen provides the 'scaffolding' for your skin which gives your skin its youthful elasticity.
  • Stretch marks can be reduced by aloe vera. 
  • For men aloe vera makes a great aftershave to relieve shaving rashes and cuts.
  • If you have insect bites aloe vera can relieve the stinging. Also please see the following link on using essential oils as insect repellent

As always check with your doctor before using especially if you are on any medication or have any allergies.

Keep your skin happy
Janet x

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