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Aloe Vera

If there had to be one rule that I firmly stand by when it comes to beauty, it is most definitely that the more natural your beauty routine is, the better. The reason: your body recognizes natural products as something it produces itself and in turn this stimulates the body over time to actually improve its own production. When it comes to chemicals, they can only replace the supplements needed, never actually stimulating the body to heal itself. This causes the body to slow down production as the supplement always gets replaced by chemicals.

Extracting aloe vera sap
Extracting aloe vera sap

This month I will be focusing on the amazing healing properties of the Aloe Vera. Here is how we put them to good use in the beauty industry:

Because it is so hydrating, it is beneficial for cracked and dry skin, in the form of gel, cream or even rich oil. As mentioned above, Aloe Vera assists the dry skin in such a way that with frequent use, the skin will start to produce more of its own moisture and in turn need less added moisture. This can be a permanent solution for the problem!

When it comes to healing, Aloe Vera firstly destroys bacteria and secondly forms a natural barrier on the skin. It is because of this dual action that it is helpful for frostbite, burns, insect bites, blisters and allergic reactions. It is also great for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as it not only destroys bacteria, but also feeds the skin.

And if there is nothing wrong with your skin you can still use it as Aloe Vera keeps the skin flexible by giving oxygen to the cells, which in turn increases the strength as well as the elasticity of skin tissue. It is also a rich source of vitamin E and C that helps prevent aging, making you look healthier and younger   for longer.

Now who said there can’t be one answer for all our skin problems?

 

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