Aloe Vera: Benefits and Uses

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Updated On - August 25, 2020 Dr Jisha Gomez
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Aloe Vera is mentioned as a natural remedy for almost all of the skin conditions out there. And what stands proof is that there are almost no cases about people having an allergic reaction to Aloe Vera.

What does Aloe Vera contain?

Aloe Vera contains a list of minerals that are important for your skin, the main ones being Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Auxins, and Gibberellins.(1)

What does it help in?

  • Acne: Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in reducing inflammation and cools out the skin. Aloe Vera also contains Antioxidants, which again helps in curing the skin of acne-causing bacteria.(2)Aloe Vera is said to have anti-bacterial properties along with Auxins and Gibberellins.It also promotes the growth of skin cells, which means it helps the skin revitalize and get rid of anything that Acne causes also, like scars that are left back, dark spots, and redness due to inflammation.
  • Sunburn: Aloe Vera has a great healing capacity for all types of wounds and burns. The presence of  Gibberellins acts as a growth hormone, revitalizes the skin, and thus helps in the process of providing moisture for the skin and fastening the healing process.

Also read: Sun burn skin: How to treat Sun Damaged Skin

  • Aging: Pigmentation such as age spots can become difficult to get rid of after a period of time. This is because as you get older the skin takes longer to revitalize itself. This makes it difficult to get rid of dark spots, age spots, and pigmentation.Vitamin E and C are factors that play a role in helping remove pigmentation that occurs in all forms. Aloe Vera contains Vitamin C that helps in the productivity of Collagen. This is a protein that helps in keeping the skin firm and healthy. Naturally, it is also what helps in aging.

  • Moisturizes: Aloe Vera is a cactus, which of course means its a desert plant. That’s why its stem acts like storage units for water. When you break a part of it, you’ll find a gel inside, which is cooling. This helps in moisturizing the skin and at the same time does not make it oily.(3)

Especially for the people who have oily skin and are concerned about it, Aloe Vera is also known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties which prove to be good for the scalp, dandruff control, and other hair related issues. Aloe Vera also helps with the higher level of skin conditions like Psoriasis, and eczema, due to these properties.(4)

The important aspect of Aloe Vera is that it has no side effects, and it can be incorporated in a variety of regimens and at the same time can be used straight from its natural source, which is most effective.

Aloe Vera can be used for other uses such as to have a good complexion, and smooth and glowing skin as well.

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About Author

Dr Jisha Gomez
She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.