By now, all of us have been inundated with marketing & publicity surrounding aloe vera and its magical effect on the skin, diet and so on. Unlike many other ingredients, aloe vera actually works however there is a catch. You wanna know what the catch is, read on:
1. Aloe vera is a plant that you can grow in your balcony anytime you want. Yes, it’s that simple. It doesn’t even need watering all the time as the plant prefers a dry climate mostly. The gel from the plant is good for home remedy face packs and face cleansers mixed with other fruits or vegetables, however don’t eat it directly.
2. The plant is simply called the ‘plant of immortality’ for its healing properties to treat skin issues, wounds, digestive issues and the list goes on. It helps reduce inflammation & itching with its cooling effect.
3. In cosmetics and beauty products, aloe vera simply shines with its ability to keep the skin hydrated and clear. Rich in antioxidants and Vitamin A, C, and E it is used widely in sunscreen lotions, after shaves , moisturizing creams, shaving soap, face washes, and shampoos.
4. Research has shown that aloe vera helps treat acne and even delays aging with its ability to produce collagen that helps reduce lines and wrinkles.
So, does that mean that every product I consume should have aloe vera or the latest marketing buzzword ingredient? The answer is a simple, NO. What’s going to help you is lots of water, rest, and a good collection of quality cosmetic products that help you put your best forward, everyday. Develop your own personal style, bring back the gentleman.