Aloe is an amazing treatment that can bring almost instant relief to itchy, tender sunburnt skin. In fact, aloe vera is so effective at treating skin burns that hospitals have also used aloe to treat patients with first and second degree burns.
2. Is a powerful anti-aging skin moisturizer
Aloe is over 95% water, making it one of the most potent moisturizers for maximum skin hydration. In addition to that, aloe contains antioxidants including, beta carotene and vitamin C, which can all help protect skin from premature aging, as well as boost collagen production which will improve skin’s softness, elasticity and smoothness as we age.
3. Fights acne and clears acne blemishes
Aloe naturally contains salicylic acid, a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-septic agent, which can help treat and prevent acne. Aloe also contains vitamins A, C and E, which can all encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells to accelerate the healing of acne blemishes.
4. Heals wounds faster and lightens skin scars.
Aloe can also act as a natural exfoliant to remove older, hyperpigmented skin, which will in turn lead to healthier looking skin that has a brighter and more even-toned complexion
5. Fades stretch marks
Stretch marks, also known as striae, is a type of scarring that occurs when skin is stretched beyond its capacity – like during pregnancy or after excess weight loss/gain. In time, stretch marks may fade on their own, but an even better way to fade (or even prevent) stretch marks is to regularly use body butters that contain aloe vera which will help boost collagen production to improve the skin’s strength and elasticity, while also evening skin tone and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.