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Treating The Skin With Aloe Vera

Posted by on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 14:51
This news item was posted in Natural Cures category and has 1 Comment so far.

As the largest organ in the human body, the skin accounts for 16 percent of the body’s total weight. Human skin is sensitive to the effects of heat and cold and is often subjected to injury, infection, and irritation .

Aloe Vera juice and gel proven helpful in treating many types of skin problems, including insect bites, acne’s, rashes, stings, abrasions, fever blisters, diaper rash, and fungal infections.

Aloe Vera used topically kills bacteria and viruses, such as the herpes simplex virus, which causes fever blisters and cold sores, and the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles. It is also stimulates healing. Studies also shown that aloe vera inhibits the growth of these viruses.

Another miraculous innovation is for reducing wrinkle. A cure all for spotty, blotchy skin, dry patches and sunburn.

Many skin experts agree that aloe vera contains certain emollients and healing properties that improve the skin, scalp, and hair.

Aloe vera‘s value as a skin softener dates back to ancient history, and even today many estheticians ans skin therapists regard it as an important ingredient for skin care products. Aleo vera is good for the skin because it restores the skin to its natural pH balance and gives skin a smoother appearance.

The properties found in Aloe gel are attributed to complex carbohydrates known as polysaccharides. Many believe that when the polysaccharides combine with other substances present in the gel, they create a synergistic effect that accounts for aloe vera’s beneficial effects.

Used alone, the astringent properties in aloe vera tend to dry out the skin, but because aloe has the ability to penetrate the skin, many say it is an excellent ingredient to incorporate into moisturizers. In my opinion aloe vera has wonderful healing effects but it can be excessively drying. Products containing aloe vera need to include humectants that will buffer aloe’s drying effects.

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1 Response to “Treating The Skin With Aloe Vera”

  1. 3 December, 2009, 2:44

    Aloe vera is an mazing plant and my family uses it in several different forms to keep us healthy. Thank you for the interesting article.

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