Aloe vera is mainly grown in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas arid regions. Due to its multiple medicinal uses are now commercially produced in the United States, Japan, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. However, you can grow your aloe vera plant in a pot as an indoor plant in many places.
Despite its cactus-like properties, aloe vera belongs to the lily family and includes asparagus, onions, leeks and garlic. Aloe vera contains more than thirty enzymes, including lipase and oxidase. It can argue that enzymes are a missing element in the modern diet as 40% of the adult population suffers from digestive problems, and digestion is based on enzymes.
Is aloe vera good for your facial skin?
Aloe leaves produce gels rich in vitamins A, C, E and B12.
Advantages of utilizing aloe vera on the face:
• Its anti-inflammatory effects can relieve pain, swelling and soreness in wounds or injuries
• It helps to produce and release collagen
• It can speed up the healing process of wounds of dedicated origin and limit scar appearance
• It reduces the healing time of first degree and second-degree burns.
• It is effective in treating fungal and bacterial infections
• It has an antioxidant effect and helps repair sun damage and slow down the skin’s ageing process.
• It protects the skin from the harmful effects of radiation therapy
• It contains 98% water and helps to moisturize, soothe and hydrate the skin
• It helps to make the skin more flexible.
• It has a cooling effect on acne or sunburn
Aloe vera is known as a natural moisturizer. It has hydrating properties and is absorbed into the skin like magic. Even for oily and acne-prone skin, aloe vera has been confirmed to be an excellent moisturizer because of its glow texture, so applying it daily is not a problem.
Before you go to bed, apply a little aloe vera on acne scars and leave it on overnight. Aloe vera erases your scars, reduces your pores’ size, and prevents future acne or pimples. In addition, you will wake up to healthy and refreshed skin in the morning.
Aloe vera has a reputation for being a truly natural, healthy ‘wonder’ skin herb.
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