Love Your Skin, Say Hello to Aloe!

How do you love your skin? Through skincare routines? Through applying wonderful natural products like Aloe Vera? Taking a bath every day? Let’s find out. 

Love your skin and learn the benefits of aloe vera for face

Pretty sure there are times you forget to take care of your skin, just like I am, LOL. Coz’ you know we have a lot of stuff to do and finish — modern-day women (juggling work, wifehood, and motherhood) or maybe you’re busy finding your path to career success (try out vlogging, who knows it could be the answer).

But if your skin is thirsty for some love, you better provide a touch of — aloe vera. Just so you know, lovin’ your skin has one of the best rewards eeeever! Exciting, right?

There are different ways to show your skin some love like go natural (not putting on make up, just your beautiful bare face), provide what it needs (sunscreen is waving!), care about the ingredients (research is the key), have a well-balanced diet (plus drink lots of watuuuh), love the skin you are in (embrace it and be proud of it girl!). [1]

So if you care about what you put on your skin, one of the best secrets is Aloe Vera. It is known as the miracle plant. Aloe Vera’s scientific name is “Aloe Barbadensis,” a perennial, xerophytic, succulent plant with a pea-green color that is part of the Asphodelaceae (Liliaceae) family.

Aloe Vera’s Origin.

It is mostly found in the arid regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, and America. It can be found in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu, among other states in India.

It’s widely used for its cosmetic and medicinal qualities. The aloe plant’s benefits come from a clear gel-like liquid found in the leaf’s inner lining.

It’s no surprise that aloe extracts have amazing moisturizing and skin-healing properties, given that aloe gel is made up of over 96% water.

It is also a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, and E. Many of this plant’s healing properties are due to the presence of seven basic amino acids, which work hard to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

Before we dive deeper into the wonders of Aloe Vera, let’s first discover surprising facts about our skin.

Knowing Thy Skin Is The First Step.

Basic anatomy class tells that the skin is the largest organ, that it plays an important role in regulating temperature and protecting what’s inside (common sense). But that’s just the surface.

There is so much more to your skin than you might think. Let’s start scrubbing it off and reveal some amazing facts:

  • The average person’s skin has a surface area of 2 square meters.
  • It accounts for approximately 15% of your total body weight.
  • The skin regenerates every 28 days.
  • Your feet have the thickest skin (1.4mm), while your eyelids have the thinnest (0.2mm).
  • It sheds 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute. That equates to nearly 9 pounds per year!
  • There are roughly a billion dead cells in the earth’s atmosphere.
  • On your skin, there are approximately 1,000 different types of bacteria.
  • When it is exposed to friction or pressure repeatedly, it thickens and toughens, creating a callus.
  • Some nerves in your skin are connected to muscles rather than the brain, allowing you to respond to heat, pain, and other stimuli faster.
  • Changes in your skin sometimes indicate a change in your overall health.

The better you know your skin, the better you could take care of it, and the better you can choose products that are right for you.

Get To Know The Benefits Of Aloe Vera For The Skin.

Aloe vera is the Wonder Woman of the botanical world.  It’s chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory compounds; the only thing it can’t do is throw in a powerful lasso to capture the bad guys. And If you are to ask whether it’s safe for the skin, the short answer is “Absolutely!”

Keep reading to discover why aloe vera should be part of your I love you skincare routine. [2,3,4]

1. Aids in the treatment of blemishes and acne (Clear skin? Aloe gotcha).

Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera can help prevent acne. How do you go about it? It aids in the prevention of bacteria buildup, which is the primary cause of pimples and acne, as well as the speeding up of the healing process.

A small amount of aloe vera gel applied to the zit will aid in its removal. Not only that, but it also helps to heal those pesky acne marks and blemishes.

2. It’s a natural moisturizer (the secret for smooth and soft skin).

It has hydrating properties and absorbs quickly into the skin. Even for oily and acne-prone skin, aloe vera has proved to be an excellent moisturizer because of its light texture and 96% water content.

3. Heals sunburn (feel the refreshing effect).

Applying fresh aloe vera gel to the infected area is an excellent way to treat sunburned skin. Sunburn can be relieved and soothed in a matter of days thanks to the various vitamins and nutrients in this gel, as well as its ultra-calming properties.

However, because sunburns are so painful, it is preferable to avoid them rather than treat them. To protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, always wear SPF 30 or higher.

4. Reduces puffiness and dark circles (the time is up).

This multi-purpose cream not only soothes sunburns and moisturizes dry skin, but also helps to de-puff your eyes.

Aloe vera gel contains antioxidants and vitamin E, which help to increase blood circulation and flush out fluids, resulting in less swelling. And may also naturally reduce dark eye circles. [5]

5. It’s a natural exfoliant (say goodbye to dead skins).

Adding a few drops of aloe to your daily scrub is an excellent way to remove dead skin cells.

Aloe vera gel replenishes lost moisture and protects the skin’s natural oils. This will make your skin appear smooth, supple, and radiant.

6. Slows down signs of aging (look young, feel young).

This gel is high in vitamins C and E, as well as beta-carotene. As a result, it is anti-aging. It’s also antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

It also aids in the removal of skin blemishes and the reduction of age lines. It also assists in the synthesis of collagen in the body and improves skin elasticity.

7. It is ideal for sensitive skin (How sensitive are you?).

Aloe vera’s soothing properties aid in the relief of irritated skin. As a result, it’s an excellent ingredient for skin that is prone to irritation.

Its antifungal properties also aid in the treatment of summer skin inflammation, such as heat boils and cysts. It’s no surprise that aloe vera is a skincare must-have during summer.

Premium Quality Aloe Vera that I would recommend:

  • Organic Aloe Vera Gel ( available in the USA, and in Canada ). They are organic, cold-pressed, and not powder.
  • Aloe Vera Gel Cream ( available in the USA, and in Canada )

Both are soothing gels that will calm your skin and keep it moist all day with a refreshing finish without any stickiness.

Take away (not breakaway).

It’s important to note that Aloe Vera must be the main ingredient for it to work correctly.

Aloe Vera is used in various products these days, but it does not affect human skin health in such small amounts. Check the ingredient list on the back of an aloe vera product before purchasing it.

Since this list is always in order of concentration, look for a product that specifies Aloe Vera as one of the first three ingredients so you can get the most out of this plant.

Now that you know, don’t forget to love your skin with Aloe’s amazing benefits! 

Love your skin, and your skin will love you more! Plus, loving your skin helps you to flourish in self-love and everything you do. Go, girl. I’m rooting for you!

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2 Comments

  1. Shelby
    May 2, 2021 / 9:38 pm

    I never knew Aloe can help with puffy eyes! I’ll be putting some on tonight before bed lol

    • May 4, 2021 / 2:08 pm

      Hi Shelby,

      Yes, you can 🙂 Just be careful not to get any of the gel in your eyes and don’t apply it too close to the edge of your eyelid. Avoid rubbing your eyes if you apply aloe vera to your eyelids and only use a small amount. Please let me how it is working for you 🙂

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