How Does Aloe Vera Work on the Skin?

Are you thinking about adding aloe vera to your skincare routine? Whether you’ve recently stumbled upon a skincare product that uses aloe vera as one of its main ingredients or looking to use this standard household product to treat a skin condition, it’s important to know just how aloe can affect your skin. 

Aloe vera has been used for centuries for a wide range of skin, health, and medicinal purposes. This article will explore how it affects the skin and the ways in which it can be utilized.

What Is Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera is derived from the cactus plant that grows in arid climates around the world. The succulent aloe leaves produce a clear thick gel that’s 99% water. The gel also contains numerous vitamins, amino acids, lipids, and sterols. This enriched natural substance has proven to be highly beneficial in the skin when used correctly. 

This medicinal plant is known for its antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. 

How Does Aloe Vera Affect The Skin?

Aloe vera is a common ingredient in several cosmetic and beauty products on the market. It is generally considered safe to use on the face and the rest of your skin. When used regularly on the skin, Aloe vera offers several benefits:

Moisturizes The Skin 

Aloe has hygroscopic properties, making it an excellent moisturizer, especially for individuals with dry skin. The aloe plant is one of the few plants that can survive in sweltering climates due to its ability to absorb and retain moisture from the soil and the air. Aloe vera can thoroughly moisturize the skin without leaving behind a greasy look. 

Helps Reduce Acne

Aloe vera’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents can reduce the bacteria that cause acne flare-ups and help manage acne symptoms. Scientific evidence also shows that it can help clear up hyperpigmented areas. Aloe vera can also help treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. 

Prevents Wrinkles

Topical aloe vera gel can also reduce aging effects by preventing wrinkles and loose skin. Aloe vera is an antioxidant that fights against free radicals, boosting collagen production and improving skin elasticity. 

Reduces The Appearance Of Stretch Marks

As a natural skin conditioner and healing agent, pure aloe effectively minimizes the appearance of stretch marks. 

Treats Sunburns

People have been using aloe vera to treat mild sunburns for decades. Aloe is effective at healing wounds and burns on the epithelial layer of the skin. 

How To Safely Use Aloe Vera 

You can purchase fresh aloe leaf and extract the gel for use on your skin. Store-bought aloe vera is also quite popular and can be as effective as aloe vera derived from the plant. However, it’s important to note that bottled drugstore aloe vera sometimes contains additives that can impact its effectiveness. 

Always read the ingredients label to make sure you are getting the highest quality aloe vera. At Aloe Laboratories, we grow and provide a wide variety of aloe vera products for your skincare needs, including aloe leaves, whole plants, and aloe vera gel. Our aloe vera products are organic, pure, and contain no harmful chemicals or fillers. 

If you’ve decided to implement aloe vera in your skincare routine, it’s best to apply the product topically.  If you have never used aloe vera, it’s best to start using a small amount in an inconspicuous area to test your skin’s reaction. Typically, experts suggest applying a small amount of aloe vera to your inner arm or leg when you’re using it for the first time to see how your skin reacts. 

How To Apply Aloe Vera On Your Skin

There are various ways you can use aloe vera to achieve clear skin and a smooth complexion. You can apply the gel to your face or skin alone or use it in combination with other natural substances like olive oil or lemon juice.  To clear up acne, pimples or smoothen your complexion, you can create an all-natural facial mask using aloe vera. There are a host of DIY aloe vera facial mask recipes that you can try out. 

Invest In High-Quality Aloe Vera Products

The best way to ensure that you're getting the highest quality aloe gel possible is to choose a company with complete control over the manufacturing process, from growing to harvesting and processing. 

At Aloe Laboratories, we maintain our own aloe vera farm and production site, allowing us to craft the most satisfactory products possible while keeping bulk and wholesale prices low. We pride ourselves on producing aloe vera gel, juice, and powder specific to each customer's needs.

If you'd like to learn more about how aloe vera gel can enhance your products, or if you have some ideas of your own, reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you make your product a reality.

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