Aloe vera is acclaimed by followers of natural cosmetics for its many beautiful skin properties. But what are its actual benefits, and how can you benefit from them daily?
The aloe vera is a succulent plant from aloacées that grows in dry and desert areas. It has been cultivated since Antiquity for its medicinal properties and, above all, for its ability to heal and repair the skin. Even today, aloe vera, and more precisely its pulp, is acclaimed by manufacturers and by fans of “homemade” cosmetics for its composition rich in minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. A shock cocktail for a fresh and healthy complexion, but not only!
What are the benefits of aloe vera for the skin?
Due to its composition of essential nutrients, aloe vera gel is a product of choice for the care of the face and body. Its virtues are multiple: it soothes, cleanses, repairs, and helps the skin to maintain a good level of hydration. All skin types can benefit from its benefits, as long as you do not suffer from skin sensitivity (the plant naturally contains salicylic acid, an exciting ingredient when you have acne but which can be irritating for a patient. sensitive skin).
Aloe vera gel can be applied pure on the epidermis, but it is more effective (and more pleasant on the skin) when mixed with vegetable oils as part of a “homemade” preparation.
What are the virtues of aloe vera for the hair?
The skin is not the only one that can benefit from the benefits of aloe vera. Indeed, the hair and the scalp love its regulating, soothing, and revitalizing capacities. The pure gel can be applied to the lengths to discipline them and protect them from external aggressions. It is also very effective in restoring definition and elasticity to curly hair. Mixed with vegetable oil like coconut or neem oil, it makes a perfectly soothing and anti-itchy mask for the scalp. You have to leave the preparation on your head for a few minutes and then wash your hair as usual. The relief is immediate! Thanks to its moisturizing properties and its non-greasy texture, aloe vera is also a perfect ingredient to add to all your “homemade” hair recipes: shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing mist, etc.