Benefits of using aloe vera oil:
1. Treats sunburn.
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.
2. Acts as a moisturizer.
Aloe moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel, so it`s perfect for anyone with an oily skin complexion. For women who use mineral-based make-up, aloe vera acts as a moisturizer and is great for the face prior to the application to prevents skin drying. For men: Aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave treatment as its healing properties can treat small cuts caused by shaving.
3. Treats skin conditions.
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.
4. Fights aging.
As we age, everyone begins to worry about the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity in their skin. Aloe contains a wide range of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin's natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated.
5. Lessens the visibility of stretch marks.
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.
6. Nutrient rich.
Aloe contains over 75 different nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols, amino acids and salicylic acid.
Ways to Use Aloe Vera Oil:
1. Replace creams and lotions as a general moisturizer for dry skin. Aloe is fast absorbing!
2. Aids in the treatment of acne.
3. Reverse signs of aging skin and wrinkles. Cleopatra did!
4. Pamper yourself with a soothing body rub or add to bath water.
5. Prevent scarring and stretch marks.
6. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen.
7. Heal black and blue bruises.
8. Soothe and heal sunburn. Aloe contains cooling properties similar to menthol.
9. Take the sting or itch out of insect bites.
10. Reduce tissue damage from frostbite.
11. Fight Athlete's Foot.
12. Relieve blisters.
13. Use as an antidote to allergic skin reactions.
14. Relieve psoriasis, eczema and rosacea.
15. Brighten skin. Aloe can decrease pigmentation and dark spots.
16. Use as conditioner for hair and scalp. Massage in, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.