Beauty,  Health

Why You Should Use Aloe for More than Just Sunburn

My aloe vera appreciation began the most typical way possible, after a beach day full of a bit too much sun in middle school. The cooling sensation was a welcome respite for my burning skin, and the second that I applied it I was eternally grateful.

Years later, I began to use my aloe vera lotion once a day before bed. I have started to view the lotion as one of my top beauty secrets, and one of the cores of my beauty and skincare regimen.

According to the US National Library of Medicine, aloe originated in Southern Africa. Over the course of human history, it has primarily been used for medicinal purposes, including healing burns, easing digestive issues, and boosting immune systems.

Modern consumers are still infatuated with this magical plant. Case in point: Googling the ‘benefits of aloe vera’ yields a mere 117,000,000 search results, and the global aloe vera product market is expected to reach more than $2.7 billion in the next ten years, according to Research and Markets.

Aloe contains antioxidants, which protect your cells against damage from free radicals. Stress, toxins, and other harmful sources cause free radicals, which take an aging toll on the human body, especially the skin.

The gel’s signature dewey glow is an added plus, and my skin always feels fresh and invigorated in the morning.

 

Check out my top online picks for aloe gel below:

Organic Aloe Vera Gel by Seven Minerals, $19.95

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly, $11.27

Amara Organics Aloe Vera Gel, $15.15

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