'Aloe barbadensis miller', popularly known as Aloe Vera has been used for ages in many beauty products and rightly so. Its magical prowess has been passed on from generation to generation. If you have an aloe vera plant at home, cherish it because its uses are immense. Let's talk about the uses of aloe vera for skincare.
Properties of aloe vera
Some of the properties of the aloe plant are;
- wound healing
Benefits of aloe vera for the skin
Here is where the magic happens. When used on the skin, aloe vera does the following;
Reduces appearance of blemishes, dark spots and wrinkles
The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera makes it ideal to reduce the appearance of blemishes, acne and wrinkles. Apply the aloe vera gel on face daily for a few minutes and rinse off with warm water. Moisturize after.
Aloe vera moisturizes the skin like none other. This is because the aloe vera gel is 96% water. Beauty products with aloe vera make the best moisturizers. They are easily absorbed into the skin as well.
Fades acne scars
The antiseptic properties of aloe vera makes it ideal in treating acne scars. Although difficult to treat, aloe vera fades the scars of acne when used consistently.
Slows down skin ageing
Aloe vera has saponins which are antiseptic. It also has Vitamin C and E which are anti-ageing agents. Plus aloe vera helps boost the production of collagen to improve the elasticity of the skin.
Fast tracks wound healing
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. These come in handy when treating wounds. Applying the gel on wounds helps in speeding up the healing process.
Heals dark circles
Ever had a long night? Just cut up pieces of aloe vera and apply it around your eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles. The anti-inflammatory properties does a good job of reducing the swelling.
Despite the many benefits of aloe vera, it can cause itching. To be on the safer side, do a patch test first. For further consultation on skin care, please do not hesitate to contact Kaydua Luxury on +233 596 050 073 or @kaydualuxury via Facebook and Instagram.