Aloe Vera is more known for its amazing healing properties, but is called the “First Aid plant” for more than just traditional healing capabilities.
Did you know that aloe has a unique ability to stimulate cell renewal, the gel from Aloe Vera was found to increase production of human fibroblast cells six to eight times faster than normal cell reproduction. Fibroblast cells are found in the dermis of the skin and are responsible for fabricating collagen, the skin’s support protein. During sun exposure and through normal aging processes, fibroblasts slow their collagen production. As aging continues, the quality of collagen is lessened and wrinkling becomes deeper. Not only does aloe improve fibroblast cell integrity, it also quickens the making of collagen.
The moisture-binding action of aloe works against the severe dryness accompanying burned tissue, hence the reason its so effective on burns. Aloe’s more well-known benefits are the calming and healing effects on damaged skin. Cuts, scrapes, burns and bug-bites are all immediately soothed when gently rubbed with the thick gel of aloe. Acne- which inflames skin pores, producing swelling, irritation, pimples, and pustules – respond well to aloe’s soothing and healing benefit. The gel penetrates the skin almost four times faster than water; though interestingly enough, aloe is made up of 99.5 percent water.
The properties of Aloe Vera have the potential of expounding your daily cleansing routine exponentially! Just think of its soothing, revitalising, moisturising and antibacterial properties… a daily dab of Aloe Vera would make a significant difference to the aging process of your skin. One more advantage: its NATURAL. No freaky chemicals and what-nots.
Where there are skin care benefits to using the pure plant externally, there are also internal benefits. The new and popular Aloe Vera water came onto the scene not too long ago. Postulating that you’re cleansing your system inside out, something very keenly close to the benefits of chlorophyll.