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Aloe Vera: A miracle plant for skin problems

June 13, 2015

Aloe vera, also known as the plant of immortality is a cactus plant belonging to the liliaceae family. It has been used medicinally for centuries in India and other countries. The clean gel secreted from the Aloe vera plant can be applied topically to heal wounds and soothe skin. The gel is used in treating a lot of variety of skin ailments, be it flaky or dry skin, many cosmetic ailments like pimples and black heads, hair scalp issues and many more.

Some of the benefits of the Aloe vera plant are described below:

1. It has a powerful healing ability and can be used to help prevent sunburn. It is absorbed at the epithelial level of the skin and acts as a protective layer against sun’s rays and replenish its moisture.

2. Aloe vera is a good natural moisturiser sans the greasy feeling usually associated with Moisturisers.

3. Due to the presence of the two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellias, it possesses healing and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce skin inflammation.

4. Aloe vera leaves contain Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E that helps in improving skin’s natural firmness and keeps the skin hydrated.

5. Aloe vera juice is very potent in keeping the skin healthy. It is most effective when consumed on empty stomach every morning.

6. Using Aloe vera for skin care is very easy. It can be prepared easily at home by cutting the leaf and extracting the aloe gel from it.

7. The anti allergic property of Aloe vera is also useful in treating various skin diseases like Eczema, Psoriasis, Itchy skin and so on. Aloe vera gel is also helpful for curing insect bites, blisters and other allergic reactions as well.

8. Aloe vera also helps in removing dead cells and replenishes the skin by it giving a radiant glow.

9. Aloe vera is also helpful in preventing the usual outburst of skin infections like pimples and acne.

10. Aloe vera face packs can also be prepared for better skin care. Just boil its leaves in water and let it cool for some time, make a paste out of the Aloe Vera and add a few drops of honey in the paste and mix well. Apply the paste on the face and leave for 15 minutes and then rinse off with tap water. You can use this face pack everyday.

Surely Aloe vera is a great and natural way to keep your skin healthy. However there might be some people who would rather prefer a less clumsy way to keep their skin healthy. A word of caution here is that the cosmetic creams available in the market do not retain the benefits of the ingredients added in the cream and may instead cause irritations due to the chemicals present in them. VICCO Turmeric Cream on the other hand is a cream yet a natural way to effectively keep your skin free from various skin problems like Pimples, Blackheads and helps remove oil from the skin.

Hope you have learned how to keep your skin free from any problem, see you next time.

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