Quick question: do the hidden gems of Mother Nature ever cease to amaze us? Actually, no.
This season’s hot topic is aloe vera. Not just that ingredient they throw in to make your tissues smell good during flu season…
this juicy green baby has SO much to offer your skin and hair.
This super green, super natural plant has a whopping 75 nutrients translucent gel is made up of around 96% water,
some organic and inorganic compounds, a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body as well as Vitamin A, B, C and E.
If you don't know why you haven't been planting aloe vera since the dawn of time,
here's a few more reasons to go gaga over this wonder plant.
Moisturises and hydrates
Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities.
It can moisturise the skin without making it greasy, which makes it a great for those with oily skin.
Aloe vera or aloe vera-based products can be used in the winter as well as in the summer and by people of all skin types.
Can help with acne
Aloe vera contains two main natural plant hormones (auxin and gibberellins) that are great to reduce skin inflammation.
Besides that, these hormones also encourage the growth of new cells making it great not only to heal but also to reduce acne scars.
Reduces appearance of stretch marks
Aloe vera treats the cells on the epithelial level of the skin which is why it's recommended for stretch marks.
With all those hormones and properties jammed in, it encourages the generation of new cells in the area, thus reducing the marks on the skin.
Treats your sunburn
By applying aloe vera, which is highly rich in antioxidants, you’re applying a protective layer that won’t only protect your red, raw and skin from the atmosphere,
you’re also providing moisture, and its nutritional properties will help the skin heal faster.
Soothes your tummy
Did you know: drinking aloe vera juice early in the morning on an empty stomach can improve digestion and help with stomach troubles.
And you know that if you've got a healthy inside, it'll give you a glowing outside which in this case is gorgeous, glowing skin!
Hot Hair Tip:
Mix equal quantities of aloe vera juice and extra virgin coconut oil.
Apply and leave it in for as long as you can for smooth, strong locks.