What is Aloe Vera
There are over 200 varieties of Aloe, among these the most used is Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) characterized by fleshy leaves and a serrated edge.
This succulent plant native to central southern Africa prefers the warm humid climate of Central America and thrives in the Caribbean area, especially in the Barbados islands. It reaches maturity after 4 years, a period from which the leaves can be cut from which both a concentrated juice and a gel are obtained for skin use.
The benefits of Aloe Vera for the skin
There are several benefits of this plant for the epidermis, if the skin is dry and dehydrated it is an excellent solution as it deeply hydrates the skin of both the face and hands but also the body. An aloe vera based cream spread on the body after a shower immediately generates a sensation of hydration, elasticity and brightness.
Aloe is also a perfect remedy for skin blemishes such as acne, blackheads and pimples because it is able to accelerate and stimulate the processes of cell regeneration thus allowing the skin repair. If the skin is oily it also counteracts the production of sebum by eliminating the shine.
It is also an effective cure against skin aging , thanks to its action anti-age is able to reduce or eliminate the signs of skin aging such as wrinkles. Its properties keep the skin toned and elastic.
Aloe vera has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, therefore strengthens the immune system
against the action of pathogens and creates a natural defense for the skin and helps the body to react quickly to skin stress and irritation, favoring the repair processes of marks on the skin and wounds.