Aloe Vera, A Skin Care Blessing
- 10 Jan, 2021
Aloe Vera, a renowned medicinal plant for its therapeutic and healing properties, has been used in Ayurveda for centuries. It is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record. Aloe Vera was used by Indians to treat burns and wounds. Due to its conventional properties, Aloe Vera is often called the “wonder plant”.
Aloe Vera (Ghrita Kumari) does not have any special nutritional requirements and can grow anywhere. This makes it one of the most accessible and curative plants on the planet. It has 75 active components that nourish the body internally as well as externally. It aids in improving digestion, improving body immunity, enhances skin and hair, and also to soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort.
Aloe Vera a variety of skincare benefits:
1. Wound Healing
Aloe Vera has long been used to treat burns and it’s often called the ‘first aid’ plant. It is anti-inflammatory, increases immune activity, has the property of boosting cell regeneration, and accelerates the healing process of burns and wounds. Aloe Vera gel on post-operative wounds reduces pain and recovery time. It also prevents skin ulcers.
2. Retaining Skin Moisture
Aloe Vera Gel unclogs pores and softens the skin. The enzyme present in the gel exfoliates the skin and helps to retain moisture. It also tightens pores.
3. Antibacterial Effect
It stops colonization of bacteria on the skin, preventing pimples and acne
Aloe Vera Gel has a protective effect against radiation damage to the skin. It scavenges harmful radicals thereby preventing harmful UV-induced skin problems.
5. Anti-ageing properties
Aloe is easily absorbed by the skin, it stimulates fibroblast which produces the collagen and elastin fibers making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It diminishes age lines and eradicates blemishes.
6. Skin brightening
Aloe Vera has skin lightening properties. It reduces hyperpigmentation by destroying existing melanin cells and prevents further melanin formation in the skin.