Sun damage has been on top of our ‘Save-yourself-from’ list since forever and rightly so. We are sure that you must have tried a variety of sun protection remedies, products, and treatments but if you haven’t yet found the magical ingredient or formula that works for you to reverse the damage, then this is it. It’s time you believe our words and designate Aloe Vera as your best friend.
Aloe vera has a variety of health and beauty benefits that we cannot stop bragging about but today, let’s learn how it helps repairs the sun damage and rejuvenate the skin. Aloe vera can repair sun damages like sunburn, pigmentation, dehydrated skin, mature skin and more like a pro and here’s how.
Sunburn: Apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel on the sunburnt skin. The lidocaine in aloe vera gel helps reduce the inflammation and provides relief. Its non-greasy texture makes it a quick-absorbent and the gel texture cools down the skin. It is a great healer owing to the abundance of antioxidants present in it. Once your skin is healed and starts peeling, aloe vera can also help provide the much-needed hydration to it.
Dehydrated skin: Sun also rips off the moisture of the skin and draws out its energy to fight the harmful UV rays. Aloe vera has great moisturizing and hydrating properties. Applying the gel or spraying blended aloe vera after sun-exposure or shower moisturizes the skin extremely well and provides a cooling energy-blast to it.
Mature skin: Sun exposure also leads the skin to mature before time. Mature skin, not always, but sometimes is a result of sun damage. Aloe vera with its active nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, antioxidants and beta-carotene can help provide moisture, increase the collagen production, diminish the appearance of fine lines and boosts skin’s elasticity.
A layer a day keeps the damage at bay: Applying a layer of pure/diluted and blended aloe vera gel on your skin will soothe it while boosting its health in many ways. Aloe vera is one of the best after-sun soothing ingredients that can be mixed with many other ingredients from the kitchen to serve a variety of skin benefits. You can make effective and amazing hair packs using aloe vera gel as the base ingredient.
Aloe vera is a versatile plant that has amazing healing properties one can avail. So make sure you draw the maximum benefits from it as a protectant, moisturizer, and healer. Go extract, blend and apply!