How To Use Aloe Vera For Skin Care And Skin Problems

How To Use Aloe Vera For Skin Care And Skin Problems

Various studies have been conducted to examine the benefits of the aloe vera plant and it was found out that aloe vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more. 

It is also said to be useful in treating wounds and burns, minor skin infections, cysts, diabetes, and elevated blood lipids in humans, and shows some promise in treating more serious and persistent conditions such as eczema, genital herpes, dandruff, psoriasis, canker sores, skin ulcers and others, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Your Skin

Aloe Vera helps with sunburn through its powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.

How To Use Aloe Vera For Skin Care And Skin Problems

Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. 

Aloe is soothing and can reduce skin inflammations, blistering and itchiness, while helping the skin to heal more rapidly. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.

The skin is like one big piece of elastic that’ll expand and contract as needed to accommodate growth. But if the skin stretches too far, too fast (due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss) the elasticity of the skin can be damaged. That’s what leaves those unsightly stretch marks. These marks appear due to minor tears in the layers of the skin caused by sudden and excessive stretching. Aloe vera gel can help hide these stretch marks by healing these wounds.

The plant’s juices can protect wounds on your skin from infection by destroying the bacteria that can be found on these cuts.

How to Use Aloe Vera for Skin Care and Skin Problems

Aside from these obviously medicinal benefits you can get from aloe vera when used on cuts and wounds, here are some others:

You can apply fresh aloe vera plant gel over your skin a few minutes before you bathe for a radiant skin.

Use the gel of the aloe vera plant to help ease the burning sensation and to keep your skin from drying out due to sunburn.

Also apply thin slices on skin for treating psoriasis.

Also use gauze and tape when administering aloe vera on wound care.