Aloe Vera is an ancient beauty staple that is found in regions with tropical, subtropical and arid climates around the world. This potent succulent is cultivated for both agricultural and medicinal purposes and is considered native only to the South East Arabian Peninsula, although it is naturalised in other parts of the world, including South Africa, Sudan and the Canary Islands.

Aloe Vera’s water dense leaves are an excellent source of nutrients that can be used to enhance the skin and the hair and with it’s anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, it is one of the most popular natural remedies to help soothe sunburn and alleviate cuts and burns. It also helps to speed up the production of skin cells and is known to penetrate the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) faster than even water.

Aloe Vera is also an effective moisturiser. Whether you use it fresh off the leaf or via a store bought moisturiser, it softens the skin without leaving a greasy residue. This also makes it an excellent moisturiser for oily skin, as it is non-comedogenic and in fact, actively works as an astringent to unclog pores and flush out excess sebum, microbes and dirt. Aloe Vera is also packed with an abundance of Vitamin C and E along with beta carotene and instantly works at eradicating skin blemishes and fine lines. With it’s anti-aging and antimicrobial properties, it also helps to improve the elasticity of the skin and collagen production in the body.

Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes that also help repair the dead skin on the scalp, combat fungal infections and heal dry skin, making it extremely effective against dandruff. This also aids in activating hair growth as it improves the circulation of blood to the scalp. Fresh Aloe Vera gel can also be applied to the strands of your hair as a conditioner and is excellent in helping maintain it’s vitality and shine.

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-Soha Joshi


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