I never really thought of aloe vera as a beauty ‘something’. My mind has it somehow fixed as something you put on your hair to keep it healthier and to keep it growing. I know there are beauty products out there with aloe vera ingredients but somehow I never really pegged it as something good for skin.
Until I read in some beauty blog about the wonderful things aloe vera particularly in gel form, can do to the skin. So I was determined to find out what makes it special and have it on my monitor stands to see if it really works. To be really honest, with the wide variety of stuff available now with a wider variety of ingredients, one can’t really help but be confused.
So I figured if you want to choose a product, then its best to think about the benefits its main ingredient brings to our skin before making the choice. This time I tried to learn what aloe vera can do for the skin. I was pretty sure there are loads of benefits to it, since a whole range of beauty products have it as ingredient.
- Aloe vera is primarily used as a soothing agent. It works fabulously well with products that is designed for sunburns, rashes and other skin irritations. Shaving creams and lotions usually have this as an ingredient since it really does help soothe the skin.
- All natural aloe vera is easy to grow and can be used easily too. And since its all natural, you have less worry about irritations, adverse skin reactions or allergies.
- Aloe vera not only soothes the skin, but it also leaves it supple and glowing.
- It’s helpful with insect bites, blisters and other cuts.
- Its one of the best moisturizers around.
Once I learned about this I decided to buy myself an Organia soothing aloe vera gel from Korea. This one has 90% pure aloe vera content and I had been using it for a variety of things. I found it excellent for burns, insect bites. I have also tried it as makeup remover and its really really good. I also found it soothes skin areas that are prone to pimples and itchy skin.
If you’re looking out for something to soothe and moisturize your skin, and also as first aid treatment for bites and burns, try using an aloe vera fresh or in gel form. It really works!
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