Egyptians were the first to use Aloe vera in their beauty and skin regimen, and now, thousands of years later, aloe is still being used to treat all kinds of skin conditions ranging from oily acne to dryness and even sunburn.
According to the Cosmetic, Fragrance and Toiletry Association (CTFA) in 1989, aloe is by far the most popular cosmetic and toiletry ingredient in the United States. Practically every single skin care line uses aloe vera in at least one of their products. So, what makes aloe so great?
Aloe vera is best known for its ability to help heal burns. It has a very cooling and calming effect on the skin, which helps take down inflammation that burns may have caused.
Although Aloe vera is most commonly known for burns, it is also an excellent moisturizer. Its ability to hold water is excellent, plus having anti-inflammatory qualities is perfect for anybody suffering from dry skin.
Aloe is even great for oily skin. It cuts through the oil without drying the skin. Its moisturizing qualities help flush out oil while moisturizing the skin.
Really, Aloe vera is one of those universal skin care ingredients that can be used for pretty much anybody. That’s probably why it’s in so many products out there.
Aloe is usually found in a gel but can also be found in a spray. It is very versatile. You can drink it or add it to a bath. It can be found at practically any health food market or grocery store and is very affordable. Aloe vera also takes very little effort to grow. So there is no excuse why not to incorporate aloe into your healthcare regimen.
Along with being great for your skin, Aloe vera has also been reported by the Journal of Molecular Biotherapy to be highly effective against feline leukemia and soft tissue cancer in cats and dogs. Truly, the list goes on and on for how great this plant is, so next time you’re at the grocery store pick up a bottle.
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