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The Benefits of Aloe Vera Lotion

Updated on June 6, 2021
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Hi, I'm Sam. I enjoy writing about nutrition and health-related topics, especially alternative and plant-based remedies.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Lotion

Aloe vera is one of the most popular and widely used medicinal plants. For centuries, it has been used by many different cultures for its healing properties. Today, it is even easier to find than ever before, with lots of different products being made from its leaves and gel. One of the best products is aloe vera lotion, which can be used in a variety of different ways to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

Support Skin Health (collagen and elastin)

Aloe vera actually contains compounds that make your skin healthier. Unlike the many brands of lotion that only claim to support the health of your skin but are actually packed with chemicals that harm your skin and your health, aloe vera lotion is an all-natural alternative that actually delivers the nutrients that your skin needs in order to support cell turnover and to help maintain stores of collagen and elastin, which keep your skin looking firm and full.

Aloe Vera is Antibacterial

Aloe vera is actually an antibacterial substance. If you have ever worried about the dangers of spreading bacteria from your hands onto your face or other portions of your body as you moisturize, you do not have to worry about this when you use aloe vera lotion. It is high in polyphenols, which actually prevent the growth of bacteria. This means that not only is it safer to apply to your skin, it can actually prevent infections and even acne.

Promote Healing of the Skin

Aloe vera lotion can help heal the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and because it is the barrier between the rest of your organs and the outside world, it is important to keep your skin healthy and functional. Over the course of a normal day, your skin will probably be scraped, scratched, or cut. While these wounds may be minor, they could expose your body to dangerous bacteria. Not only will aloe vera lotion help to prevent contamination by this bacteria, it can actually promote healing in the skin, so that you do not have to worry about damage.

Treat Sores

Aloe vera lotion can be used to treat sores. If you have a sore on your skin, consider switching to an aloe vera lotion. Why bother? Because in addition to its healing and antibacterial properties, which will help resolve that sore, aloe vera is actually also an anti-inflammatory. This means that you will see reduced redness and irritation in the area of a sore on your skin.

Sensitive Skin

Use aloe vera lotion to reduce redness. If you have sensitive skin or a condition like rosacea that makes your skin very reactive to the environment and to the products that you use, you might want to look into using aloe vera lotion. It is known for its ability to not just visible reduce redness, but to actually create a barrier between the environmental trigger that is causing that redness and the skin itself. It calms the skin, so whether your skin is just naturally red or it is irritated by a product or by the environment, you can use aloe vera lotion to soothe it.

Prevent Wrinkles / Aging

Aloe vera lotion can prevent wrinkles. Preventing wrinkles is always going to be better than trying to get rid of wrinkles once you have them. Because aloe vera actually can help heal your skin, especially from sun damage, it may reduce the likelihood that you will develop wrinkles at a young age. Because it also hydrates the skin, your skin will be as plump and as resistant to creasing as it can be. If you are trying to combat wrinkles, aloe vera lotion will definitely be one of the best products to use.

Homemade Moisturizer

Sun Burn and Skin Cancer

Aloe vera lotion can help prevent skin cancer. You already know that aloe vera is great for soothing the skin after a sun burn. But did you know that it does not just help to take away the burning sensation? It can actually help to heal the skin and wipe out much of the damage that is caused by the sun.

This is why it is great at helping to prevent wrinkles—it actually heals the underlying damage in the skin that will eventually cause wrinkles. This also makes it great at preventing skin cancer, which is linked to sun exposure. It is rich in antioxidants, which further combat free radicals, which damage skin cells and may eventually cause skin cancer to develop.

Aloe vera lotion has a wide variety of different uses. Even if you do not have sun-damaged skin, it can provide very targeted, effective, non-greasy moisture to your skin—and everyone needs that.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2017 Sam Shepards


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