Sold as a treatment for burns on its own, pure Aloe Vera works just as powerfully as an ingredient in beauty products to promote the body’s health. From yeast infections to psoriasis, Aloe Vera has been called nature’s healer, alluring because it’s natural, effective because its internal system works in many ways like the human body. These properties have made Aloe Vera one of the most popular household plants, and for people who care about the chemicals that go into their skin, one of the most popular bases for skin products.
Aging occurs from the rapid loss and new growth of skin cells. As the body’s buffer to the outside world, skin can’t always be protected, so damage is inevitable, but the treatment of that damaged skin can prevent rapid aging. When used as an ingredient in skin care products, Aloe Vera is able to replenish skin that appears completely dead. Anyone who has had a severe sunburn and then used Aloe Vera gel knows this. Its moisturizing methods heal: sun damage but also excessive dryness and many other skin disorders.
The plant also has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. Rather than dowsing a cut with alcohol or other chemical, Aloe Vera, or a cream containing it, can be an equally effective and more natural solution. While a combination of natural ingredients can compound the healing powers, other chemical additives can weaken Aloe Vera’s strength. People should examine labels and research compounds before putting anything on their skin, but if pure Aloe Vera is a part of a product, it very likely will work better than a chemically based alternative.