Moisturizing, soothing, repairing and softening, aloe vera is ideal for taking care of our skin and hair. How to use it ? What are its effects ? We explain everything.
What is it ?
It is a plant of the family of aloe grown mainly in Mexico, Spain and in the south of the United States. It has been known since antiquity for its many therapeutic virtues used in medicine and cosmetics, many civilizations have used it over time, and today it has a reputation that is no longer to be proved. This beneficial plant is worshiped all over the world for its cicatrizing and softening properties.
The gel extracted from the leaves has soothing properties which are particularly useful for treating small irritations of the skin. It is necessary to wait until the plant has reached its maturity with a size of 1 meter to cut the leaves and thus to collect the precious gel that they contain.
Benefits for your skin
The aloe vera gel is composed of many elements to the remedial, softening, healing and protective benefits. It can be used to soothe a sunburn or a little irritation.
On a cleansed face, it prevents the aging of the skin by softening it and has an immediate refreshing effect. Its action on natural collagen gives it anti-wrinkle properties.
Aloe vera also has a regulating effect, it regulates the production of sebum and prevents the appearance of imperfections. On the buttons, it serves as antiseptic and helps in healing. It is possible to use it with day creams or balms that contain them, but the most effective is the 98% pure gel found in organic stores. To keep it effective, it is advisable to keep it cool. Aloe vera masks are also effective in finding healthy, fresh skin. It is even possible to prepare them yourself by mixing aloe vera gel, either with lemon or with a few drops of essential oil of rose.
The application of aloe vera gel is not restricted to the face, it can be used on the whole body. Thanks to it the dry skins find suppleness and softness.
Benefits to Your Hair
Aloe vera gel is an excellent care for hair. Simply perform a massage with your fingertips, leave to act then proceed to the shampoo. The nourishing properties of this plant protect the hair and repair the forks, but they also know how to calm the itchy scalp, reduce the dandruff and regenerate the hair which then become strong, soft and supple. As the application progresses, the hair regains strength and flexibility.
Our tip: If your hair is very damaged and brittle, it must first be moistened before applying wicking the gel. For split ends, do not hesitate to insist and massage well, then leave for 10 minutes before rinsing or shampooing.
Be careful, aloe vera is a photosensitizing plant: avoid exposing yourself to the sun after applying it to the face, body or hair.