While we all think we are skin experts in our ingenious ways, and thanks to the plethora of half-cooked information available via the Google platform, real skin experts have a lot of substantial inputs to add that are missing otherwise. Aloe Vera has been for long touted as a miracle plant that offers unprecedented benefits to our skin. Today, through this post, we are going to explore every thread of information that is closely or remotely related to using ‘ALOE VERA for Face’ and also bust a few uncorroborated myths along the way.
BENEFITS OF USING ALOE VERA FOR FACE – DECODED
Aloe Vera is essentially a wild succulent plant that usually grows on its own all around the world. A perennially green plant, it needs tropical, anti-tropical, and arid climates to foster its growth. Courtesy a lot of online tutorials, you must have seen how a natural Aloe Vera leaf looks like. Beneath the thick green layer, is a transparent, gel-like thick fluid that is the essence of the real aloe vera plant. You peel off the upper layer and scoop out all of this gel. This slime-thick fluid should ideally not be applied directly to the hair or face. As shared earlier, Aloe Vera is a wild plant that might be allergic to certain skin types and may cause unpleasant reactions. It isn’t well-advised to sell yourself sold off to those online tutorials that just go about propagating random use of the plant. The impulsive, injudicious application would yield more allergic reactions and infections rather than any good to your skin.
When used otherwise, there are bountiful benefits that can be extracted from the elixir of the leaves of the Aloe Vera Plant. The gel is rich in Vitamins A, C, E, and B12. It boosts the production and release of the COLLAGEN, the most abundant of the proteins in our body that is the building block of skin, muscles, ligament, tendons, and much more.
Quoting Dr. Ohara Aivaz on this, “Collagen is what keeps our skin from sagging, giving it that plump, youthful look.” No wonder, Aloe Vera plant is synonymous with a glowing, radiant, flawless beauty, the world over, and the most revered of dermatologists and subject experts strongly advise on using the magic potion of it to enhance the beauty of hair and skin.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera soothes and calms irritated skin. Particularly, for oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, using aloe vera for the face results in abundant goodness. It deeply nourishes, replenishes, and heels the skin without over-moisturizing it. Bursting with water content (Aloe Vera is 98% water), it gives a bouncy and plump feel to the skin and restores youthful elasticity. Especially in summers, when the skin is tanned from exposure to harsh sun and looks undernourished and dull due to the loss of its natural moisture and nutrients, Aloe Vera, living up to its reputation, delivers profound results. It works on healing the inflammation-induced redness and soreness and deeply hydrates and quenches the skin’s need for moisture. With consistent use, sun rashes, sunburns, pigmentation, and dark patches also considerably fade away.
Apart from this, Aloe Vera is not any run-of-the-mill moisturizing agent. It is infused with advanced anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. Any sort of bacteria or fungal infection on the skin is hands-on dealt with and warded off giving the skin a flawless, clear, blemish-free complexion. Unlike any other prolific ingredient, once you start using an aloe vera supplemented skincare product, you would be addicted to it for life, after experiencing its goodness first hand. The skin feels far more supple, active, and alive, rather than stiff and mature.
Though it feels exhausting to read off all the endless miracles that this one green leaf does to your skin, but it is always good to have more insights into the product that you are putting on your face. Another feather in the hat, Aloe Vera, is also known to be effectual in reversing the signs of premature aging to a large extent. Those expression lines, wrinkles, and smile lines around the face tend to gradually evanesce (become non-existent) with time.
For someone suffering from acne, and the related emotional and psychological trails, the following snippet might be of much consequence to read:
“For most of us, the most common and unfortunate side effect of skin problems is isolation. We don’t want to be seen the way we look. You can hide a lot of physical flaws, but not ACNE. It is right there, top on the list of the first things people notice about us – our face. And it’s hard for some of us to imagine that people will ever see the face – the PERSON – behind the acne.”YANCY LAEL, Soulful skincare: The Ultimate Guide to radically transforming your Complexion
Aloe Vera treats acne and noticeably reduces the appearance of further breakouts. One of the prime reasons for this is that it reduces oil and excess sebum and maintains the optimal acidic (pH) levels of the skin.
DO’S AND DON’T’S WHILE USING ALOE VERA FOR FACE
I am a big believer in that if you focus on good skincare, you really won’t need a lot of makeup.DEMI MOORE
Aloe Vera, also widely known as Aloe Barbadensis, isn’t a rarity or a hard-to-access skincare ingredient. But while you scout for an advanced skincare product with Aloe Vera, you might have to kiss a lot of frogs in the segment and then find your Charming Prince. But no worries there. We are here to guide you through the tread.
Always look deep for ingredients. Do not just believe hollow claims of a product highlighting Aloe Vera as its main ingredient. Look into the details of other added ingredients as well. Avoid products with alcohol, chemical, and other artificial derivatives. They can have many damaging effects on your skin while diminishing the positives of Aloe Vera.
There are almost 420 species of the Aloe Plant available, but all are not just as good as the Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant.
In case, you wish to use Aloe Vera in its most unadulterated, unfiltered form, you can extract it directly from the leaf of your home plant. But that is a tedious job, and you never really know which variation of the wild plant you might be having. In a lot of cases, the application of direct gel from the plant has been known to cause allergic reactions and stinging sensation. Some people also experience ‘Contact Dermatitis’ due to the wilderness of the plant’s composition. Refrain from use if something of the sort happens. But largely, the experts consider it safe to use Aloe Vera for the face.
Aloe Vera itself is a cooling and soothing agent, yet the results are even magnified if the product is kept in cooler temperatures. In summers, keep your aloe vera moisturizer and other products in the breezy airs of the refrigerator. Your skin would thank you for this effort.
Before introducing any new skincare product in your regime, we always strongly advise on a patch test. Aloe Vera might not suit your particular skin type. Try the product on your hand or the neck area for a couple of hours. If there are no unpropitious (unfavourable) reactions, the product is good to go on your skin.
OZONE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRODUCTS WITH ACTIVE ALOE VERA EXTRACTS
Ozone Ayurvedics has always believed in building upon a skincare regime that extracts from the purity and richness of organically cultivated natural ingredients.
Aloe Vera can be incorporated as the prime ingredient in Cleansers, Toners, Hydrants or Moisturizers, Sun Protection, as well as De-tanning products. We share with you some of our best-selling products from the range that would add humongous, enriching goodness to your skincare.
Glo Radiance Hydra Skin Cleanser – It is essentially a Micellar water concoction made of Aloe Barbadensis Extract, and Lavender Oil and is bursting with moisturizing, emollient, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Glo Radiance Renewing Day Cream – The perfect Aloe Vera hydration to quench your long-dehydrated skin. The formula works deep on the skin concerns and replenishes the layers giving you healthy, soft, skin that does not need an iota of makeup to shine bright with the glow!
Glo Radiance Repairing Night Cream – Aloe Vera for face works overnight on repairing your skin flaws so that you wake up to visibly brighter and smoother skin.
Glo Radiance Skin Activation Nectar – This Aloe Vera based toner (nectar) delivers visibly enhanced skin with a voluminous texture, bounce, and suppleness devoid of any scars, blemishes, or long sustained drab.
Glo Radiance Skin Purifying Polisher – A rich blend of Papaya and Aloe extracts, this candescence inducing polisher purifies skin internally and minimizes decongested pores.
Apart from the Glo Radiance range, the Acne Healing Kit, Acne Check Face Wash and Hydrant as well as the Complexion Brightening Kit, Face Wash and Hydrant from the range, are also some of the other products bursting to seams with the richness of Aloe Vera.
This is the entire download from our end on the rich ingredient ‘Aloe Vera’ that is being generously used in a lot of our products. Trust this helps you pick the best of our products from the Ozone Skincare shelf.
As a parting note, for now, we would like to quote a food for thought:
Don’t forget that healing takes time. Don’t expect to try meditation and a new skincare line and end up with perfect skin in a week. Give yourself the gift of time and patience. The body is a complicated, miraculous system and each body processes change in its own time.YANCY LAEL, Soulful skincare: The Ultimate Guide to radically transforming your Complexion.