Aloe Vera plant can be grown at home and given its medicinal and healing properties it is quite a sensible thing to do. Aloe vera leaves contain almost 96% water and when it is broken, it exudes a thick sap that has healing properties when applied on inflammations, wounds, cuts and burns.
The fresh gel dripping from the open end is bitter and has been used since a long time as a healing gel. The medicinal properties of aloe vera are amply portrayed in its use to treat first degree burns for quick recovery and healing. It is also very effective in treating and shrinking warts and relieving the pain caused by shingles. It has numerous benefits with respect to the circulatory system, for bleeding gums and mouth; however, its benefits for skin care are the most pronounced with effective results.
There are many lotions, creams, powders and gels that are being manufactured from aloe vera juice. These cosmetics are increasingly becoming popular owing to their quick healing and adding glow to the skin by cleansing it. Aloe vera also enhances the immunity strength of the lymphocytes thus fighting against infections of the skin. The aloe vera leaf is very often used in the treatment of facial edema.
Aloe Vera’s benefits for the skin are also derived from the fact that it is a rich source of Vitamin E and collages. These help in making the skin smooth and supple by nourishing it. Moreover they increase the elasticity of the skin and retain the moisture. Eliminating the dryness and making the skin supple ensures that one’s skin looks younger and the effects of ageing do not set in.
Aloe Vera is an excellent product for skin care in the form of lotion or cream because of its healing properties on burns too. This means it is effectively used in suntan lotions as its anti burning properties ensure that one’s skin and the internal cells are not severely damaged by the direct rays of sun. It produces a cooling effect and at the same time quickly heals the damage done by the sunlight.
Aloe Vera is also rich in Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin C, all of which are very important nutrients to the body helping in good blood circulation and cleansing of toxins. Vitamin C in fact is a very good anti-ageing agent that helps prevent wrinkles. Aloe Vera is also effective against frost bites and insect bites on the skin.
The skin can become dull because of the sun-rays and it can also spoil the texture of the skin. One good way to avoid the skin getting damage from the sun’s rays is to periodically follow some techniques that will remove the tan. There are numerous ways to protect the skin from tan and here few remedies are discussed.
One of the best skin glow techniques is the papaya pack. This will take few minutes to get a glowing skin. This needs papaya pulp, towel and some warm water.
- The first step after getting all the necessary things is to rinse the face with warm water.
- Then a small piece of papaya is scrubbed all over the face and the parts of neck that is exposed to sunlight.
- Continue this for about fifteen minutes.
- Then let the papaya remain on the face for another 15 minutes.
- Wash the face with warm water followed by cold water. The wash with cold water is to ensure that all the pores are closed so that the dust does not accumulate in it causing pimples.
- The face is then patted dry and the difference can be felt.
Though this can be done easily, the main thing is in maintaining the same soft skin. The skin can be taken care of by following some easy steps every day.
Some things that have to be avoided for having a good skin are sun, alcohol and also stay moisturized. Also eat a balanced diet that includes all types of proteins and vitamins. This is to be strictly followed for people with normal skin. The skin can otherwise be oily or dry. Special measures must be taken with such types of skin.
For dry skin, the exposure to sun must be either fully avoided or at least reduced. This is because the sun dries the face further and makes the skin rougher. Eating habits also help to have a healthy skin. Do not eat a lot of fatty and sweet items. The diets must be full of vegetables and fruits that are rich in fibres and antioxidants. Vitamin C is also important for healthy skin. This can be achieved by eating carrots and citrus fruits. Fruits also hydrate the skin making it glow.
Another important thing to be done for best skin is to do exercises regularly. This flushes out the toxic substances from the body through sweat. It also helps in toning the skin and maintains the skin’s elasticity.
Reduce the contact with your face and by doing this the chances of bacteria growing is less. Also the alcohol that is consumed may cause the skin to get dehydrated and therefore try to avoid the intake of alcohol.
Daily cultivate a practice of applying a moisturizer for the whole body before sleeping. This will make the skin stay hydrated throughout the night. The moisture content in the skin is very important because if it is not properly hydrated other skin problems like wrinkles, etc. can be caused.