Summertime is the season of the aloe vera plant. This amazing plant is powerful, healing, and versatile, loaded with minerals essential for a healthy and functioning body system.
The aloe vera plant is easy to spot with it’s characteristic pointy, fleshy and thick leaves. Stored inside the leaves is a slimy, sticky gel and it’s in this gel where you will find all the good stuff! It contains protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, amino acids, enzymes and antioxidants. Ancient Egyptians even considered it the “plant of immortality!”
Read on to find out how this special gel can benefit your skin:
How Aloe Can Help The Skin:
Aloe is incredibly handy during the upcoming warm, sunny months (for our Northern Hemisphere friends) . The healing properties in aloe are helpful in treating general irritation on the skin’s surface. It is best known for it’s fast-acting and complete treatment of sunburn. Aloe protects the skin while also replenishing its moisture. It has a cooling sensation when applied, which makes it the perfect choice for treating sunburn.
Aloe is also known to help with oily, problematic skin. If your complexion is on the oily side, aloe can be used as a moisturizer without giving the skin a greasy feel. In addition to helping to moisturize, aloe can help heal minor cuts and burns from shaving. Again, it’s a fast acting antioxidant and vitamin-rich properties help soothe and heal skin upon application!
Because of it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties, aloe is also excellent for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as acne. The natural growth hormones in aloe help to revitalize skin cells and reduce chances of scarring. The same theory applies for preventing wrinkles and reducing signs of aging. Aloe helps to hydrate and create elasticity to help the skin retain its youthfulness.
Cysts, eczema, herpes, psoriasis, skin ulcers and scalp conditions are a few other ailments that aloe can help soothe, heal and even cure. Aloe can also be taken internally. Many people drink aloe juice to soothe the stomach. This makes aloe ideal for IBS, ulcers or other similar conditions.
Eight out of ten of our products at Stem Organics contain aloe. You’ll find that most skincare products contain water as their first ingredient. However, Stem Organics uses aloe in place of water. When an ingredient is listed first, that means that the product contains the most of that ingredient. We chose to replace water with aloe in our products because it provides a multitude of benefits and is a powerful asset in skincare.