The Egyptian, “Plant of Immortality,” widely used by Cleopatra, and Nefertiti to treat their skin against wrinkles, and which also provided them with extra smooth skin, is popularly known as “Aloe Vera.”
Apart from them, this mighty plant was also used by Christopher Columbus, and Alexander the Great to cure wounds they got during different battles.
Also, by the mid-1930s, doctors found out the role of Aloe Vera as the healer against chronic radiation dermatitis.
Aloe Vera enjoys this healing, and beauty status for skincare because of 75 active constituents, like enzymes, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins. It can function as a treatment for sun damage, acne, skin rashes, and allergies, insect bites, and also as an overall skin beautifier…. To sum it up aloe vera is completely a mighty plant that has no extreme.
There are two options to get its benefits either you can get it in gel form from local stores, or you can directly break the leaf of aloe vera plant, and avail smooth, and fresh aloe vera gel. You can also grow aloe vera plant in your home. All you need is little management, and that’s all. They are easy to grow.
Aloe Vera for Protection, and Hydration:
Aloe Vera contains vitamins like folic acid, B12, E, C, A, and choline. These vitamins boost collagen synthesis by providing firmness, and elasticity, which helps to keep your skin hydrated, and free from skin damage initiated by free-radicals.
Also, a growth hormone is known as gibberellin, and a polysaccharide known as glucomannan affect the active cells of skin connective tissues also known as fibroblast. On the next level, the fibroblast activates hyaluronic acid production, elastin, and collagen, which results in skin smoothness, and firmness.
Additionally, its moisturizing quality is due to mucopolysaccharides (a long sugar molecule chain) which absorb moisture into the skin. Also, a large concentration of amino acids provides softness to the skin quality. Plus, aloe vera gel has zero greasiness and is great in balancing the natural pH of your skin.
Research to Prove Aloe Vera Gel Effectiveness:
Northwestern University, researchers, tested the softening, and anti-aging quality of aloe vera on hands of 30 females who worked in a factory with chaffed, and dried hands. These women were asked to wear gloves with aloe vera gel for 30 days. Just within 3.5 days, their skin showed some signs of improvement, and after around 10 days, a complete 100% improvement was seen.
Aloe Vera as Skin Ointment:
Aloe vera is great for sensitive skin. It also helps to heal allergic reaction, insect bites, itchy skin, psoriasis, and eczema. Salicylic acid is both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
While saponins, that contains around 3% of aloe vera gel has antiseptic properties. Also, gibberellin, and auxins hormones that work with the compound C-glucosyl chromone, and the enzyme bradykinesia to relieve red skin, inflamed, from wounds or acne.
Kiran’s Recommendations to Extract Aloe Vera Plant Gel for all the Above Mentioned Goodness:
- Use a knife to cut aloe leaf off the plant. Wash the leaf, and make it microbes- free.
- Chop off the aloe vera plant 2 inches from the base of the plant, and store the remaining aloe vera leaf in a jar.
- Remove the skin from the green surface of the flat side of aloe vera leaf. Use a spoon to scoop out the gel from the aloe vera leaf. Apply it on your face for aloe vera facial home treatment, and enjoy the richness of the ultimate skincare.
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