The benefits of aloe vera are well established. Its multiple active properties make it a shock ally for the skin. You have, without a doubt, already heard about this ancient recipe to soothe sunburns.
“If you have an aloe next to you and your skin has blushed in the sun, you cut a sheet of aloe, a viscous liquid (gel) flows on both sides of this leaf. You apply this gel directly on your sunburn”. While drying, the color of the gel becomes orange / red but your skin will be soothed and softened.
Presentation and origin of aloe vera
Aloe vera or aloe, a perennial rosette-shaped plant, has about 300 species. This plant, without stem, is endowed with extraordinary qualities. It is in the form of tufts composed of fleshy gray-green leaves that can measure 50 cm. They are ribbed and slightly serrated on their pink edges. A clear, gel-like pulp is taken from its green parts. This gel, with many virtues, is used in external and internal care.
Aloe vera comes from warm regions. Africa and South America. It requires at least 10 °, it is for this reason that in France, it is grown indoors or in a greenhouse. It is a pretty plant that is not demanding. In summer, tubular flowers of yellow-orange color appear about 3 cm.
The cosmetic properties of aloe vera as a “source of youth” have been known since ancient times. The cosmetics industry quickly realized its immense potential.
What are the benefits of aloe vera for the skin?
There are many beauty products with aloe vera.
Aloe vera as a facial care
The liquid contained in its leaves found in gel or freeze-dried powder helps to strengthen the elasticity of the skin through the production of fibroblasts, cells that cause the renewal of collagen. Aloe helps the skin to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Aloe vera is used on sensitive skin, mixed, dry and even very dry. It does not leave a greasy film.
Its astringent action promotes the tightening of pores and improves the dullness of the skin for combination skin. It will be applied more on the wings of the nose and the forehead which tend to shine.
For dry and very dry skin and those lacking water, aloe vera will help, in addition to its freshness, soothe and help the skin’s moisture flow for better hydration.
Sensitive skins will also benefit from using cosmetics based on aloe vera because this plant is soft, effective and respectful of the epidermis even the most sensitive.
Discover, for example, our soothing mask aloe vera with multiple virtues.
Aloe vera as a body care
Aloe vera for shaving
A gel with aloe vera is ideal to calm the fire of the shaving. It brings a feeling of freshness and softness to the skin. Try the aloe vera shaving cream.
Other indications of aloe vera
The calming and regenerating virtues of aloe vera help to treat burns. This plant soothes pain and promotes faster healing. This is also true for insect bites: it reduces itching.
The aloe gel soothes the tingling during hair removal. Some also put the plant in their kitchen to quickly and naturally relieve household burns. Thus, aloe vera gel can also be used as a natural anti-burn cream.
The Aloes with the plants and trees that nature offers us, show us how generous nature is to whoever knows how to listen to and respect it.