5 Huge Benefits Of Aloe Vera To The Skin You Should Know

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I like to rely on natural ingredients when it comes to skincare. Moreover, I was so curious as to the benefit of the greenish plant at my backyard as a child, I guess you were too.  

Aloe vera has been known over the years to nourish the skin without any harmful side effects.

Here are some benefits of Aloe vera

Sun Protection

Sunburn is largely caused by oxidative damage to the skin from the sun’s UV radiation.

Due to its powerful antioxidant benefits, aloe vera applied during and after sun exposure may help prevent sunburn by helping to counteract this oxidation.

Reduces Acne

Acne more often than not is as a result of inflamed, oily and imbalance of bad bacteria.

Many commercial acne treatments are harsh and damaging to the skin that’s why I opt for Aloe vera. And you should consider the same to you.

Aloe vera helps to clear the skin by providing anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits.

After cleansing your acne-prone areas with a natural soap, apply fresh aloe paste to help soothe and nourish your skin.

Moisturizer

Aloe Vera works well for different types of skin. It helps in hydrating the skin with appropriate nutrients it may need.

It is great for people who have trouble with oily and acne prone skin. It also impacts a nice cooling effect after applied.

For the ladies, Aloe Vera also makes for a great base before applying makeup. It smooths and tones the skin well.

Heals Wounds and Burns

I guess the reason why we have aloe vera planted almost in every home is that it serves as first aid kit as it provides powerful relief for damaged skin.

If you have any recent injuries or fresh wounds, apply Aloe Vera gel to accelerate the healing process. The cooling effect of Aloe may be just what you need to provide a comforting relief from any burning sensation you may be experiencing.

Combats Signs Of Aging

Oxidation is at the root of ageing in the body. When ageing, as the structural proteins of the skin begin to break down, the appearance of wrinkles becomes imminent.

Using a nourishing topical treatment like Aloe gel can help prevent the appearance of wrinkles by protecting from oxidation.

The enzymes in fresh Aloe Vera gel can help to break down old skin cells and support the regeneration of new ones.

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Zainab Yinusa

Zainab is a Professional Makeup Artist at ZeeproMakeover and a Contributing Writer at Spice Network. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skincare, beauty and fashion in general. When Zainab is not writing about the latest beauty trend, she's probably doing Magic on people's faces. Let's continue on Instagram @being.zaynab

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