Aloe Vera is not a cactus plant as many think or consider, but rather a member of the Lilly family. The official name Aloe barbadensis is from the botanist Dr Miller who characterised the plant in Barbados, although the plant is native to Northern Africa.
Components are obtained from the leaf, the sap and a mucilaginous gel derived from the inner cells of the leaf. The inner Aloe gel is made up of polysaccharides and a vast array of bioactive chemical substances, which play a major role in the healing process.
The inner gel of Aloe Vera is considered very well for Skin Care. As it is a natural balancer it's good for all Skin types whether you have Oily Skin, Dry Skin or a mixture of both.
Inside Aloe Vera leaves there is a Gel-like substance. This gel has vast range of Vitamins (including Vitamin E –which is very important for skin), Minerals, Amino Acids & Enzymes. Aloe is weirdly a close match to our Skin’s pH balance. Therefore, it is able to moisturize and heal Skin fast.
Aloe Vera enhances the activity of Fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are special cells found in the Skin that create Fiber such as Collagen & Elastin. These Fibers give Skin it's structure and make it look fleshy and supple. The more we have it the more YOUTHFUL we Look.
It emerges that Aloe Vera can in fact help the pores of the skin to open and receive the moisture and nutrients of Aloe Vera.
Skin is a Vital Organ of human body to take care of. The most common trouble we experience is having dehydrated (dry) skin.
Exposure to Sun and other external elements cause several Skin problems. Too much sun exposure can cause free radicals to appear in skin, via ultra violet rays. These free radicals have an effect on Skin which creates Wrinkles. One of the most sure ways to fight these free radicals is taking Anti-Oxidants.
Aloe Vera has a lofty source of Anti-Oxidants which fight against these radicals, rejuvenating the Skin.
In order to achieve proper skin restoration Aloe Vera has to be applied every day or multiple times a day. The area of your body that is dry, will respond according to how often Aloe has been applied to it.
If it is the face, then Aloe Vera should be applied at least two times a day, morning & night and skin conditions should recover within a few weeks.
If the problems are somewhere else in the body, applying Aloe after taking shower is probably the best as skin is clean and the moisturizer will work best then.
Aloe Vera Gel for Stretch Marks?
Your skin is one of your body's major assets, and applying aloe vera gels can make it become more healthy and vibrant. Most women, especially pregnant women, consider stretch marks as a major problem. Although stretch marks disappear after quite some time, there are those who want to speed up the process. Who wouldn't? Stretch marks are unsightly and they make your skin look like a surface of a wall.
Start with a simple and all natural treatment before going to more invasive and expensive way of removing stretch marks. That's when aloe vera gels come into the picture. As the cliché goes, prevention is better than cure, so at the first sight of stretch marks in your skin, start applying aloe vera gel immediately before they become more prominent.