Aloe Vera- The Magic Ingredient
Aloe Vera, a plant undeniably known by one and all in today’s time, is one of the most prolific botanical ingredients used for personal care. It wasn’t long ago when the beauty industry realized its potent, powerful use for treating almost anything and everything related to skin and hair care, and therefore, can be safely called as the Jack of all trades!
The thorny triangular plant you have probably been seeing ever since you were a child in your grandmother’s backyard, has a lot more uses than you can imagine. Aloe Vera is mainly known for its cooling properties. But the benefits of aloe vera are not just limited to its anti-inflammatory effects. It has been used as a moisturizer, a massage gel, to treat certain mild skin conditions, as a makeup primer, to cool down redness & inflammation, as a hair mask, as a sunburn soother… the list just never ends!
Benefits of Aloe Vera:
Aloe Vera gel contains 75 potentially active constituents - vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids, and amino acids. The reason why we are calling this a magic ingredient is because of its incredible property that suits ALL skin types! Aloe Vera is the wholesome plant known for its numerous benefits be it hair or skin. Here are some of the many benefits:
- Helps in hair growth and acts like a conditioner
Aloe vera is known to reduce hairfall and strengthen the roots. It can be moisturizing not only for the skin but also for the hair. It is also known to be a great scalp conditioner and leaves the hair smooth, moisturized and easy to wash off without leaving any residue.
- Helps to get rid of dandruff
Aloe vera helps in healing dry skin and scalp which causes dandruff.
- Aloe Vera as a hair mask
Aloe vera gel can be used as a leave-in hair mask half an hour before you wash your hair, as it moisturizes, nourishes and makes your hair smooth, silky and glossy.
- Aloe Vera helps to moisturize and hydrate the skin
What can be better than an all-natural moisturizer, right? The nourishing power of aloe vera is an ideal choice for the much-needed moisturisation and hydration. It also helps treat dry skin.
- Prevents aging
Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties and nutrients like Vitamin C and E, which helps in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and increases the production of collagen in your skin and body.
- Lightens blemishes on the face
Aloe Vera boosts skin cell reproduction, helps in reducing redness and is a natural treatment for acne and blemishes. It can also be used to soothe sun burns.
- Heals Wounds & Treats Skin Conditions
Aloe Vera is known as a medicinal plant having antibacterial properties which allow aloe vera to be useful for the treatment of minor cuts and wounds to prevent infection and also may contribute to how it can be effective for acne. Aloe vera is used to treat a wide range of skin disorders including minor burns (including sunburn), minor skin irritations, insect bites, abrasions, eczema and even psoriasis.
Aloe Vera can also be used as a natural substitute for makeup remover and shaving creams. You can also make countless DIY face masks with Aloe Vera!
Best Natural Aloe Vera Gels in India which VW Recommends-
Imagine aloe gel, but only shinier and effective! Aloe glaze is a great conditioner for shinier & healthier hair. It is a 97% pure aloe vera gel which is non sticky & light weight. The gel treats sunburn, soothes rashes and skin irritation. It acts as a primer for the skin and fights aging, wrinkles & dark circles. It boosts hair growth, moisturizes hair and scalp & prevents scalp-itchiness and dandruff.
Aloe Vera practically does everything, now you know why we are calling it a magic ingredient, suitable for all skin and hair types, giving you smooth, shiny and glowing skin and hair!