Known as a miracle household “wonder plant”, this cactusy-green plant has been used for thousands of years to aid numerous skin ailments. Today, it's the most common remedy we grab when we’ve spent too much time in the sun and need to cool and soothe skin quickly. (don’t forget your spf!!) Did you know? The gooey sap of the aloe vera plant is not only utilized for its nutrient-rich internal benefits, such as improved digestion and improved immunity, but it has an array of benefits for topical use on the skin. Let’s dive in with the top 3:
1. It’s a powerful antioxidant and fights against skin aging
Very high in Vitamin C, E and Beta- carotene, it helps defend against free-radicals and boosts collagen production and elasticity of the skin, ultimately preventing pre-mature skin aging.
2. It’s anti-inflammatory and boosts skin healing
Of course, we immediately recognize its “cooling” property, hence why Aloe Vera Gel is one of the best remedies for sunburns. It will help soothe and calm irritation, swelling and burns and it naturally speeds up new skin cell production, ultimately reducing skin healing time. As well, it's naturally antimicrobial, so it will help naturally disinfect and calm acneic skin.
Made up of more than 95% water, Aloe Vera helps to keep the skin hydrated by retaining moisture in the skin for a longer period of time – and, it's especially beneficial for oily, normal or sensitive skin types because it provides “natural” moisture without a heavy feel.
Summer isn’t over until Sept 22nd, incorporate this cooling ingredient into your daily routine with these aloe-infused products:
Cool & Clear Gel Cleanser from Elemental Herbology: Reduce breakouts and purify pores without drying out the skin with this SLS-free, gel cleanser.
Nutrition Infusion Sheet Mask from Elemental Herbology: A deeply hydrating sheet mask to instantly illuminate your complexion
Tender Foot Cream from Cinq Mondes: A cooling and creamy, hydrating foot treatment for silky-soft, pain-free feet.
Energizing Leg-Lifting Cream from Cinq Mondes: An instant cooling effect for long-lasting relief of tired, heavy legs.