Top uses of aloe vera in natural skin care
Date Posted:30 September 2018
When you hear aloe vera, you automatically think sunburn treatment, right? Lathering on some aloe vera gel after too much sun leaves you looking like a lobster. While the aloe vera plant certainly is beneficial for sunburn, it also has many other uses and beneficial properties.
Aloe vera health benefits
When taken internally, aloe vera has a soothing effect on the digestive system. Drinking pure aloe vera juice acts as a digestive cleanser and can help to reduce constipation. It is best consumed on an empty stomach, either first thing in the morning or before bed. Along with being a good digestive tonic, aloe vera juice contains an abundance of anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which aid in improving general health and immunity, along with supporting mucosal membranes for a healthy gut.
Aloe vera in skin care
Being a natural digestive cleanser, drinking aloe vera for acne can help to reduce blemishes and improve skin quality and complexion. As acne is often associated with poor gut health, digestive tonics such as aloe vera can work wonders form the inside out, not only by cleansing and improving detoxification and elimination but also by reducing the number of bad bacteria and encouraging the growth of beneficial gut bugs. Aloe vera gel for skin has a very soothing effect and as such, is beneficial for skin that is prone to redness and irritation. Organic aloe vera gel can be mixed into a clay facial mask for a deeply cleansing and nourishing facial treatment, however, it is also often used in natural cleansers and moisturisers to protect and nourish the skin. Using aloe vera for face can help to increase collagen also. When applied topically, aloe vera can assist in anti-aging skin care by boosting the skin’s natural collagen production. Taken internally, the collagen boosting effects of aloe vera will also help to heal and repair the gut lining.
Aloe vera in deodorant
If you have sensitive skin, a deodorant containing aloe vera will be your friend. While many commercial deodorants can often leave the skin feeling dry, tight and sore, a natural deodorant containing aloe vera is very gentle and soothing. As aloe vera is also a natural anti-bacterial, it can help to prevent odour from sweating, helping you to feel fresh, healthy and aluminium free. The Whole Boodies and Earths Purities have cleaverly incorporated aloe vera in their natural deodorant range, minimising bacteria growth and odour.
Aloe vera in dental products
Following on from its use in deodorant, it makes sense that aloe vera acts as a natural anti-bacterial in toothpaste. Having an anti-inflammatory and nutrient boosting effect, aloe vera can assist in improving gum health, as well as controlling the natural balance of bacteria in the mouth. Similar to the gut, the mouth contains both good and bad bacteria. Too much of the bad stuff will leave you with bad breath, poor teeth and gums, while if you kill off all of your bacteria, including the good guys, you may have digestive issues. Yes, that's right; your oral health has an effect on your digestive system. Commercial anti-bacterial toothpaste and mouthwashes have a fantastic anti-bacterial effect, but they also kill off beneficial bacteria that live in the oral cavity. Natural anti-bacterial agents such as aloe vera kill of nasty bacteria while leaving the good guys alone, helping to keep your digestive health in balance.
Natural toothpaste such as Riddels Creek Certified Organic Toothpaste, PearlBar Activated Charcoal & Bentonite Clay Natural Whitening Toothpaste and The Whole Boodies Certified Organic Mint Toothpaste contain aloe vera juice, assisting with gum health. Another great way to incorporate aloe vera into your dental hygiene is by using a natural and organic mouthwash containing aloe vera. We highly recommend The Whole Boodies Certified Organic Mint Mouthwash as it contains organic aloe vera juice plus the finest essential oils.