Aloe vera and Vitamin E
Aloe vera does wonders for the skin on its own. When combined with a powerful antioxidant like Vitamin E, you get a superb combination that can both treat the skin and soothe it. Vitamin E is an antioxidant meaning it fights free radical damage that is inflicted on the skin from daily exposure to pollution, UV rays, and other stressors. Over time, antioxidants preserve the skin’s youthfulness. To add to this, Vitamin E is naturally occlusive meaning it helps seal water into the skin’s barrier and protects it. Combined with a hydrating ingredient like aloe vera, you get a moisturiser that not only hydrates the skin but also keeps it looking supple throughout the day.
Aloe vera and Turmeric
Turmeric is highly underrated in skincare. Just like how it works when consumed, it has anti-inflammatory effects on the skin’s surface too, and can promote wound healing while banishing acne. When formulated with skin-soothing aloe vera, you get nourished skin with a lustrous glow. Turmeric also increases the antioxidant effect that aloe vera has on its own. In a well-formulated gel or moisturiser, aloe vera also prevents turmeric from staining the skin, giving you all of the natural benefits without any side effects.
Aloe vera as moisturiser
Ever struggled to use creams because they are too thick and oily for your skin type? Perhaps they do not appear thick but your clog pores and cause blackheads, whiteheads, and pustules on your skin. The alternative seems to be gel moisturisers which work well on the surface but may contain artificial fragrant compounds that can sensitise and irritate the skin over time. The alternative? Aloe as a moisturiser. Aloe vera gel is a natural skin conditioner. It not only hydrates the skin but also has antiseptic properties that clear out the gunk in your pores while keeping it moisturised. Aloe gel contains no oils meaning it is very friendly for oily skin types looking for a thinner and more hydrating moisturiser. You also get the benefits of Vitamin C, antioxidants, Vitamin E, and minerals when using aloe gel to moisturise your skin.
Aloe vera as sunscreen
Did you know you can naturally protect your skin from sun damage? Aloe vera has been proven to not only treat but also prevent sunburns. In fact, it is often used to reverse the damage incurred from first and even second-degree burns. Packed with naturally occurring minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins, while being deeply hydrating, aloe vera gel gives the skin the nutrients needed to increase cell turnover. At the same time, it has a natural sun protection factor of between SPF 15 – SPF 18. If this isn’t enough, you can always find aloe-based sunscreens since this ingredient makes for a wonderful base instead of water.
Aloe vera as a conditioner
Even with the best conditioners, does your hair feel frizzy and unkempt? Or maybe you experience the opposite where your conditioner seems to be doing too much and making your hair look flat from all the oils in it. Either way, aloe vera is an excellent choice for those looking for an effective conditioner that will naturally moisturise the hair without weighing it down or turning it frizzy. Aloe has natural hair-conditioning properties meaning it can be used as a hair mask for those looking for that extra boost. It also gives your hair nutrients that help with breakage, volume, and shine.