Besides being a great aid in the treatment of some diseases, Aloe Vera Gel also offers great benefits when it comes to skin care. Ancient civilizations have used Aloe Vera as a unique and yet powerful skin care product. Believed to have been used by Cleopatra and Nefertiti to keep their glowing complexion, Aloe Vera is still used today in many cosmetic products and skin care as well. The ingredients in the Aloe Vera Gel soften dead skin cells revealing a smoother and brighter skin. It improves the skin’s capacity to retain moisture and it has anti-oxidant properties which greatly reduce the visible signs of aging.
It is no wonder that Aloe Vera has been regarded as the “plant of eternity” or the “fountain of youth”. There are many Aloe Vera containing products. However, it is best to use the Aloe Vera Gel in it’s purest form, directly from the plant by applying it directly on the skin and washed off with plain water after 20 minutes in order to help moisturize the skin.
Aloe Vera restores the skin’s youthful properties and it is very effective in keeping skin moisturized during the winter time and keep it from dryness. In summer it is commonly used to relieve sunburns since it soothes and cools the sun exposed area. Aloe Vera Gel is a great moisturizer for those with oily skin and often used as or added to face masks.
ALOE VERA GEL AS A FACE MASK
Take one teaspoon of curd and orange peel powder, one tablespoon besan, one tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel. Mix all the ingredients together and apply directly to the skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it off. This powerful mask will help you keep your skin moisturized and seal off any loss of moisture. As it softens the skin it also helps in the removal of dead skin cells. This same mask will help sooth the skin in case of sun burn. If used regularly as a mask, it will help you preserve your skin’s youthful properties and delay any signs of aging. Soon you will start calling it the “fountain of youth” as its amazing skin care properties are soon revealed. Aloe Vera is 99% water and its 1% is composed of close to 100 ingredients that work synergistically. Combined, it is easy to see why we call it the most effective healing plant.
Several other studies consider Aloe Vera as an effective tonic for the immune system in general and in the fight of diseases of all kinds including HIV virus.
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