Battle scars from the playground are a rite of passage for any child. I remember my grandmother insisting on smothering my cuts in Aloe Vera each time I came home with a new one. The aloe had a fun texture, but that was the extent of my interest in it. Years later, my interest in this amazing plant has grown as my skin combats the battle scars of time, hormonal changes and seasonal changes. Turns out, grandma knew a thing or two about how this plant – and healing isn’t the only benefit
What’s Special About Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is an overachiever – aside from containing almost an alphabet of Vitamins, (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folic acid and Niacin) aloe also contains approximately 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes. With all those benefits, it’s basically a health party for your skin. It gets better because studies have shown that absorption of Aloe Vera into the skin occur four times faster than the absorption of water.
The Ultimate Burn Guru
Aloe Vera has cooling properties and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been successfully used to soothe, treat and hasten the healing time of first and second-degree burns as well as burns sustained as a result of the sun and damaging ultraviolet rays. It encourages the growth of new cells and promotes that to happen faster, which is why it is great for cuts as well.
If I Could Turn Back Time…
Well, maybe you can to some extent. The same properties that accelerate healing by promoting faster cell growth, make this magical plant a great tool for anti-ageing. There is strong evidence to suggest that Aloe Vere stimulates collagen production and elasticity whilst replacing dead skin cells.
What About Acne?
If acne is your problem, aloe is a worthwhile solution to consider. Aloe is antibacterial and antiseptic with the added benefit of tightening pores (making it harder for them to become clogged). The properties that make Aloe Vera a wonderful healer, make it an apt product for reducing redness caused by acne.
Spa Results at Home
Aloe is easily applied with benefits and versatility that make it a ‘must have’ for anyone serious about the health of their skin. To test the results yourself, check out Matsimela Home Spa’s Aloe Facial Range or start your online home spa journey by visiting their website.