Aloe vera has been touted for centuries as being good for your hair and skin internally and externally. Aloe contains rich natural nutrients and fibers that are anti fungal, antibacterial and antiviral as well as natural healing properties. In many cosmetics, aloe vera is used for it antioxidant properties that not only boost the skin's natural renewal process but it also helps to reverse the signs of aging and restore the youthful appearance of your skin.
Some other cosmetic benefits of aloe vera are:
To fight acne by reducing the inflammation and redness caused by breakouts. Also aloe vera can be used on your face to reduce the appearance of unsightly blemishes.
To restore hair's natural shine by providing deep hydration that penetrates the scalp and makes the hair stronger and longer. Aloe vera is also great for treating dandruff and getting rid of dry itchy scalp.
To treat dry itchy skin, aloe vera deeply penetrates the skin and improves its natural moisture to keep it healthy, strong and helps it to increase its elasticity. When aloe vera is used on the face, it releases vitamins and enzymes the skin needs to retain its firmness. Aloe Vera contains vitamins C and E and beta carotene to help your skin look younger, healthier and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
If you're lucky enough to have an aloe vera plant in or outside of your home now you know some of the great ways to use it. If not here are some great products that have aloe vera in them and are perfect for your hair and skin.
At Last Naturals, Acne Treatment Soap, $5.57-iHerb
Petal Fresh Organics Aloe and Citrus Shampoo and Conditioner $15.90-Folica
Aloe Vera Toothpaste, Deodorant and Lip Balm, $5.64, $7.15, $4.48-Holland & Barrett
Jason Aloe Vera 84% Shampoo, $9.19-Walmart
Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera and Oatmeal, $22-Kiehl's
Aloe Vera Eye Defense, Aloe Vera Gentle Exfoliator, Aloe Vera tarter Kit, $13.50, $11.25, $25-The Body Shop
Magic of Aloe (website)
Infinite Aloe Skin Care (website)
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