I think we’ve all turned to aloe vera when we’ve spent too much time in the sun. But, this cactus plant has been used for centuries to treat more than just sunburn. At Organic Formulations, we love including aloe vera in our products, and we believe every family can benefit from having 100% aloe vera in their home. Let’s take a look at the many reasons why:
Aloe vera for burns
Aloe vera can be applied to mild burns and sunburn to soothe stinging sensations and reduce associated inflammation. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can also make the recovery period shorter.
Aloe vera for wounds
The application of aloe vera to wounds has been proven to speed up the healing process. This is because it contains Gibberellin which stimulates the growth of new cells, with the added benefit of reducing scarring.
Aloe vera for facial cleansing
Because of mild astringent properties, aloe vera can help the skin tighten while closing pores. It also helps to stimulate fibroblasts, which are the skin cells that manufacture collagen. As a result, skin appears firmer and rejuvenated. You might also find it becomes less prone to acne. Try it for yourself with Emma Organics Essential Facial Cleanser for every skin type.
Aloe vera for moisturising
It’s the ideal moisturiser for oily skin because of its non-greasy texture. Aloe vera is also excellent as an aftershave because any nicks will be kept clean thanks to its incredible antibacterial properties.
Aloe vera for skin conditions
Aloe vera can help ease the symptoms that come with flare-ups of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, thanks to an array of vitamins, minerals and antibacterial properties.
Aloe vera for anti-ageing
Rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, this little wonder of nature intensely hydrates the skin but also improves skin firmness.
Aloe vera for removing makeup
Use a cotton pad with a small amount of aloe vera gel to wipe away your makeup. It’s gentle and chemical-free, so it does the job while moisturising. It doesn’t dry out your skin like other products!
Freeze aloe vera gel in ice cube trays for a quick fix that’s cooling too! For more tips on using natural ingredients in your home, check out this post on our blog.