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Aloe Vera And The Magical Affects It Has On Your Skin

Jan 22, 2008
A readily available mineral, aloe vera can be used both topically and taken internally to achieve surprising results. Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial making it so versatile that any individual with healthy or unhealthy skin can benefit from it.

Taken directly from the aloe vera plant the mineral is 96 percent water with the remaining four percent made up of minerals, essential oils, enzymes, and amino acids, among other things. Apply aloe directly to your skin to achieve the following results:

Disinfect scrapes and cuts Relieve abrasion pain Alleviate sting from any burn, including a sunburn To hydrate and soften the skin Condition your hair Accelerate cell growth Fungal condition treatment

To keep your skin hydrated for longer during the day, apply a thin layer of pure aloe before your moisturizer. Aloe is very hydrating and gentle. Aloe is so hydrating, in fact, that sufferers of psoriasis use aloe to remedy their dry, scaly skin and sufferers of eczema are able to use the product on their skin too, though for some it can sting.

Aloe in its purest form is the most beneficial. Aloe plants and bottled aloe vera are available at reasonable prices, though many skin products like cosmetics and moisturizers will contain small amounts of aloe even though it has not been proven that small, un-pure amounts are as beneficial.

It's not just your skin that aloe vera is good for. One in 100 people suffer from mouth ulcers and a recent study proved that aloe healed them. Aloe vera, additionally, can be consumed in the form of juice to treat colds, nerves, hypertension, and especially digestive problems like gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcers. Consuming aloe for more than two weeks at a time will deplete potassium levels.
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The author Sara Musfeldt developed SkinFitnessFacts.com to help people achieve fit skin. The website has info on acne, rosacea, eye rosacea, and alcohol-related rosacea.
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