Aloe vera is a natural plant that has incredible soothing effects for your entire body, particularly your skin and hair. Aloe vera is naturally cooling and can help calm down irritation, and it’s perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. Many skincare and hair care brands now use aloe vera in their products to make them extra soothing and cooling. Here are some of the amazing benefits of aloe vera and how to use it as a treatment.
One of the most common uses for aloe vera is as a sunburn treatment. Aloe vera is excellent for this purpose because it will cool the skin, so you won’t experience that hot, itchy feeling that you often get when you have a sunburn. Aloe vera will also prevent the sunburn from becoming more irritated, so you can heal faster.
Heals Acne and Wounds
Aloe is excellent for soothing irritated, acne-prone skin. If you are having a breakout, just a small amount of aloe can help reduce inflammation, which immediately improves the look of your acne. Aloe is quite good for dry skin, and it can also help heal damaged, wounded skin. It helps your skin cells regenerate quickly, allowing new skin to be produced. If you have a cut, applying some aloe to it can help it close up more quickly. Many people who suffer from eczema and psoriasis also like to use aloe to treat their skin when they get flare-ups.
Hydrates and Nourishes Skin and Hair
Aloe is naturally a very nourishing product, so it is excellent to use on your skin and hair just as a general preventative treatment. It contains several vitamins and minerals that are very important for your body overall, and it can almost create a protective layer for the skin. This prevents bacteria and other irritants from sinking in. When used in the hair, it can help it grow stronger and healthier.
Improves Scalp Condition
If you suffer from dandruff or an irritated scalp, aloe vera might also be a good option for you. Aloe is excellent for improving the overall condition of your scalp because it gets rid of the dryness that can cause flaking and itchiness. It even conditions your hair, preventing it from breaking or falling out.
How to Use Aloe
There are many different ways you can use aloe. The most common is to get an aloe gel, which is extracted from the plant, and apply it to your skin topically. You can also look for skincare and haircare products that already have aloe in them. You can also take aloe orally as a supplement, either in a capsule form or in aloe vera water. Consuming aloe is also excellent for your digestive system and even keeping blood sugar levels stable.
One of the easiest ways to apply aloe vera is as a face mask. You can easily make your own mask at home. Just combine 2 tablespoons of natural aloe vera gel with 1 tablespoon of raw honey and half a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. This mask is very soothing and can be applied directly to dry skin.
Aloe plays a major role in the LaFlore® Probiotic Skincare line and is the base of the LaFlore® Probiotic Serum Concentrate and the Daily Defense Moisturizer.