Affiliated with dry and dehydrated skin, aloe vera is coveted for its nourishing, soothing and healing properties. Not surprisingly, in just a few years, the plant has become the staple ingredient in many cosmetics, such as Do It Yourself (DIY) recipes that are a hit on social networks. Here are several good reasons to include it in your beauty routine.
A millennial plant, aloe vera grows natively in regions, countries and continents where it is warm, and especially in North Africa, South America and the Mediterranean. It is distinguished by its ability to store a large amount of water in its leaves, as well as by its many active compounds, which provide numerous benefits. In cosmetics, it is aloe vera gel, extracted from the leaf through a special pressing technique, which will fill your skin with its thousand and one virtues.
A powerful moisturizing cream
Due to its high water concentration, aloe vera gel is known for its strong moisturizing power, both for the skin and hair. Not content with maintaining a certain water content in the cells of the epidermis, it also has the advantage of nourishing the skin without leaving a greasy film. As a result, the skin is deeply and durably hydrated without a sticky effect. In this sense, the succulent plant, rich in vitamins and minerals, proves to be an indispensable ally for dry and dehydrated skin, both in winter and summer.
A soothing and restorative effect
Aloe vera has been used for centuries to treat many ailments and has many benefits for the skin, or should we say for all skin types. In addition to its moisturizing properties, aloe vera gel also has healing, antioxidant and regenerating properties. Cleopatra’s beauty ally – exactly that – is therefore also essential against acne and certain signs of aging. In order not to spoil anything, the plant would soothe irritated skin, or be prone to itching and other skin inflammations. It is therefore said to relieve insect bites, sunburn and even razor burn.
Where to find?
Most cosmetic brands today offer beauty essentials based on aloe vera. It is therefore enough to choose the product that best suits your skin type and your needs. Aloe vera gel comes in the form of makeup remover, lotion, cream, or mask; both for the face and for the body. However, it is better to opt for organic products, or better, to make your own gel or juice. Something that is very possible, provided you get aloe vera leaves and then extract the coveted substance.
(ETX Daily Up)