Men and women since ages have cared for their skin. They like to pamper their skin. Especially women are fond of trying different types of lotions to keep the luster of the skin. They don’t like sun tan.
Many medicines are today available to treat sun tan. Herbal medicines are a good way to save your skin. One such herbal medicine is aloe vera. The plant is found in every part of globe. The plant is known to Egyptians as the plant of immortality. The plant is called so because of its nature to cure any skin disease.
This plant belongs to the family of Liliaceae. It grows in dry climate. This is basically a variety of cactus. It can be seen growing extensively in India and parts of Africa. When broken into parts it gives clear gel like substance. This gel can be applied to the wounds to treat skin infections.
Various studies have concluded that aloe vera indeed is successful in treating many skin related ailments like dry skin, scaly skin or wounds.
Aloe vera is known to treat sunburn. Its antiseptic properties and moisture reach the first layer of skin. The epithelial tissue, that is the first layer of skin, is penetrated and moisture content of skin gets replenished.
Good for oily skin
It is a good thing to apply on skin for those who have oily skin. The skin gets moisturized and greasiness of skin is goes off. Aloe vera lotion can also be applied as after shave lotion as it has antiseptic properties.
Heals wound faster
Aloe vera lotion has two hormones – Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones reduce skin inflammation. Hormone giberlinnin is the hormone that stimulates growth of new cells and thus helps wound to heal faster.
It also reduces blistering and itching of skin. In fact aloe vera finds its way in Ayurveda, a popular alternative medicine system. In Ayurveda it is used to treat skin infections like eczema and acne.
Improves skin elasticity
It increases hydration of the skin. Since the elasticity of skin is reduced as we grow old, it is advisable to apply aloe vera so that the skin remains hydrated. It has antioxidants like vitamin C and beta carotene which helps skin to breathe.
Rich in nutrients
It is rich in nutrients; it contains vitamins, minerals, salicylic acid, phenols, antioxidants and many more. It is excellent in the treatment of many diseases related to gums. It can be effectively used in treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. The gums are healed and the bleeding is stopped.
The anti-fungal property is used to stop denture stomatitis. Aloe vera is also applied to treat cracked and split corners of the mouth.
Overall aloe vera is a wonder product. Its medicinal value is immense.