Aloe Vera is a plant that can be found in many households – and no wonder, considering how much we know about its benefits. Whether you’re suffering from acne or sunburn, aloe vera is the perfect remedy. But its benefits aren’t restricted to just these two situations. There is a lot more that this plant has to offer.
Aloe Vera has been known by many names throughout history. The Egyptians called it the ‘plant of immortality’. In India, it has many names in all the different languages – in Telugu, it is known as ‘Kalabanda’, in Hindi, ‘Ghritkumari’, in Malayalam, ‘Kumari’, in Tamil, ‘Katralai’, in Bengali, ‘Ghrtakumari’, in Marathi, ‘Koraphada’ and in Kannada, ‘Lolisara’. The leaves of the plant yield two useful substances – the sap or the aloe latex and the gel, composed of water and many nutrients. It doesn’t do wonders for your skin alone; it also helps your hair tremendously. Read on and find out how this favourite can help you.
Benefits For Skin
The soap and gel made from aloe vera consist of nutrients such as sodium palmate, glycerine, sodium palm kemelate, sodium carbonate and sorbitol among others. Let’s take a look at how these nutrients help your skin.
While it is natural for fine lines and wrinkles to make their appearance as you grow older, sometimes factors such as pollution can make these signs show up early, causing premature aging of skin. Application of aloe vera helps to prevent these signs from showing up before they’re supposed to.
If you have skin that is prone to oiliness or acne or both, you’ll find that applying aloe vera can work miracles. Even if you don’t have these problems, it is one of the best natural moisturisers out there.
Acne and Blemishes
Not only does aloe vera gel help you deal with acne, it also helps to lighten the scars and blemishes left after and can even clear them up completely.
Helps With Sunburns
The soothing properties of aloe vera make it the go-to topical application if you’ve been out in the sun too long. Not only does it soothe the burns but also reduces inflammation.
Benefits for Hair
While the benefits of aloe vera for skin are rather widely known, what is not known quite so well is that applying aloe vera on your hair and scalp can help with more hair growth.
Did you know that many shampoos and conditioners in the market have aloe vera as a key ingredient? If you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, then you should definitely give one of these products a try. You may find that it works wonders for a persistent, irritating and embarrassing problem.
In addition to all its other properties, aloe vera is also great for ensuring that the pH balance of your hair isn’t disrupted – something that can otherwise cause a lot of problems such as hairfall.
Do you have dry hair? Have you been advised to condition it? Look no further than aloe vera whose moisturizing properties ensure that not only does it strengthen your hair shaft but also makes your hair shine with health.