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Have You Tried Aloe Vera Cream?

Updated on March 17, 2017

Aloe vera has a huge number of uses, the most common of which being for the treatment of sun burn. Even those who are not interested in holistic and natural skin care know that aloe vera gel is great for treating any kind of burn, but especially for treating a sun burn, because of its cooling and soothing powers. But aloe vera can be used for far more than just helping the skin repair itself after being burned. It is so multi-faceted, in fact, that the Egyptians dubbed it the “plant of immortality.”

It has been used for centuries not just for its healing powers, but for its restorative and anti-inflammatory powers, too. But what is aloe vera? And why should you bother buying aloe vera cream? Here is everything you need to know about aloe vera cream:

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera is actually a cactus. It is indigenous to Africa and some parts of India, but has since been transplanted to just about every other continent. Like all cacti, it is designed to store its own water and nutrients and to be able to withstand long periods of drought, without succumbing to the lack of water. It is resistant to both extreme cold and extreme heat and many cultures across the world have found uses for this plant.

Unlike many other natural ingredients that need to combined with other ingredients or refined in order to be functional, aloe vera can be utilized simply by breaking off a leaf and applying the gel that oozes out of the leaves to the affected area. When made into a cream or a lotion, however, it can be even more effective. Aloe vera cream, for example, highlights the moisturizing powers of aloe vera, without doing away with the healing and restorative powers for which aloe vera is known.

Aloe vera is widely recognized as a treatment for burns and can be used to moisturize the skin. It is also believed to be an effective treatment for ulcers, dandruff, eczema, and even skin conditions like psoriasis.

Benefits of Using Aloe Vera Cream

Why use aloe vera cream as a part of your daily beauty routine? Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider incorporating aloe vera cream into your life:

Great for treating sun damage

Even if you apply sunscreen or makeup that contains sunscreen before you leave the house, you might still be subjecting yourself to powerful UV rays. Even if you are not severely burnt, your skin might still be damaged by the sun. If this is the case, you will want to incorporate aloe vera cream into your daily routine.

If you did get a little bit too much sun and you are a little bit burnt, aloe vera cream will treat that burn and ensure that your skin heals as quickly as possible. It will create a protective layers and provide your skin with the moisture and nutrients it needs to rebuild.

It is a great moisturizer

If you are looking for a clean, natural moisturizer for your skin, aloe vera cream is the perfect choice. Unlike other types of moisturizers that can feel greasy after you apply them, aloe vera cream will just feel smooth and clean. This makes it a great choice for people who have oily skin.

It will provide the moisture your skin needs to prevent it from producing its own oil, and will not contribute to the natural oiliness. It is idea for use under makeup, as it almost acts like a primer, and can also help to heal the skin from any small nicks or scratches that might occur while shaving.

It can fight acne

There is nothing worse than starting a new moisturizing routine, only to discover that it clogs your pores and leaves you with breakouts. Now you have to treat those breakouts and find a different moisturize to keep your skin looking great. On top of its ability to moisturize your skin, aloe vera cream can actually help to fight acne. This is because the gel that aloe vera cream is made out of contains the hormones Gibberellins and Auxin, both of which are great for the skin. They are both anti-inflammatory and promote wound healing. And because aloe vera does not clog your pores, it will help to reduce the appearance and duration of current breakouts and will prevent them from happening.

It can combat the signs of aging

One of the biggest ways that aloe vera cream fights aging is by helping to heal the skin after sun damage, which is the underlying cause of those fine lines and wrinkles that appear on your face as you grow older. It is also full of nutrients that your skin needs to increase cell turnover and to maintain your stores of collagen and elastin, which keep your skin looking tight and firm.

It can help to make stretch marks less visible

ust about every person has stretch marks. They are a result of a pregnancy or of rapid weight loss or muscle building. When the skin stretches and then contracts, it is not always elastic enough to do so without leaving behind those stretch marks. These are a result of small tears in the skin, due to the stretching caused by the weight loss, gain, or pregnancy. Aloe vera gel can help to restore the elasticity your skin needs and help to lessen the appearance of those stretch marks by helping to heal those tiny wounds.

It is high in nutrients

Your skin needs to be nourished, just like the rest of your body needs to be nourished. While it will get many of the vitamins and minerals it needs from the foods that you eat, you can boost the nourishment by applying aloe vera cream to your skin. This cream will carry with it all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are naturally found in aloe vera and deliver them right into the skin, so they can be quickly utilized. This will keep your skin firm, smooth, and radiant.

Helps to fight inflammation

If you have had a particularly angry and red pimple, you have had a taste of what inflammation can do to your skin. But there are many skin conditions caused by inflammation, like psoriasis and eczema, that are far more serious than just acne. If you have one of these skin conditions, you might be looking for a moisturizer that claims to be able to soothe these conditions. If you want to fight inflammation in your skin, you should use aloe vera cream.

Aloe vera cream has a wide variety of uses and can help just about every single person, no matter what type of skin they have or what their skin concerns are.

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