3 Benefits of Aloe Vera in your Skin Care
Aloe vera… you might know this plant from the gels or creams you use on the first few days of your sunny holiday, when you’re undoubtedly sunburnt and need to sooth and reinvigorate your skin. Due to its moisturizing and cooling properties, aloe vera is often used to help speed up the healing process from prolonged sun exposure.
However, aloe vera is much more than that. Aside from treating burns, aloe vera can provide you with a multitude of incredible benefits for the skin and address potential underlying skin conditions. This is one of those miracle ingredients that push skin care to a new level. That’s why aloe vera is used wholeheartedly in our JK7® hydration formulas.
Read on to explore why this medicinal plant has been the go-to in skin care for thousands of years. Below, we outline the 3 Benefits of Aloe Vera in Skin Care.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a green-cactus plant that naturally grows in tropical climates. Composed of three layers, the succulent-like leaves house the famous clear gel that is used in countless skin care and beauty products today. Aloe vera is home to more than 75 active compounds including vitamins, folic acid, zinc, and calcium – all of which have been scientifically proven to provide a wide array of benefits that are suitable for skin care.
We share with you three main benefits of this “wonder plant” to showcase why you should keep products with this key ingredient on-hand.
1. Enhance Hydration
The gel from aloe vera consists mainly of water. This allows it to absorb easily into your skin without leaving your skin feeling oily or greasy. In essence, it helps your skin lock in moisture and stay well hydrated, to prevent dehydrated and dry skin.
Introducing beauty products containing aloe vera into your daily skin care routine helps rebuild your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Moreover, it creates a layer of protection to defend against external irritants and other potential causes of dehydration to protect your skin and ensure it stays hydrated. Face moisturizers such as the JK7® Day Face Lotion soften and deeply moisturize your skin without clogging your pores. What’s more? This product is suitable for all skin types including oily and sensitive skin.
2. Slow Down the Signs of Ageing
As skin becomes more hydrated, any fine lines or wrinkles on the face visibly improve as water retention in general helps to plump up the skin. The additional healing compounds found in aloe vera further aid skin regeneration. With its rich antioxidants – including vitamins A, C, and E – aloe vera, creatively combined with other natural healing substances works to prevent harmful radicals that contribute to premature skin ageing. Essentially, the zinc content in aloe alone acts as an astringent to tighten up your skin.
It has been proven that regular application of products containing aloe can make your skin look more fresh, radiant, and nourished with all its beneficial anti-ageing components to slow down the ageing process.
3. Promote Skin Healing and Replenishment
Containing polysaccharides, a natural compound that stimulates the growth of new cells, aloe vera has been found to help wound healing, enhance skin cell regeneration, and stimulate skin repairment. In addition to its anti-inflammatory and sebum controlling properties, dermatologists regard it as an essential natural ingredient that can effectively heal acne breakouts or blemishes.
The soothing effect of aloe vera makes it one of the best natural elements for topical pain relief and for combating a variety of skin irritations. As mentioned, aloe vera is well-known for its vitamin-enriched content, optimizing the skin’s reparation process. Read more about the benefits of vitamin C.
An Extra JK7® Tip
Other than integrating aloe vera containing skin care products into your daily skin care routine, you can further extract its benefits by including it in your diet. Studies have suggested that there are numerous advantages for your digestion, blood sugar levels, immunity, and body hydration when consuming aloe vera as a food or drink. Join us in welcoming the magic of aloe vera today!