Using aloe vera in your beauty routine

Aloe vera is a very popular plant, mainly due to its medicinal and aesthetic purposes. You probably have come across some moisturising recipe for hair that uses aloe vera, right?
That's because aloe vera has very effective hydrating properties, and can be used on both skin and hair. In fact, aloe vera extract is present in the formula of several cosmetic products.
Read on to know more about this miraculous plant that is aloe vera!

About Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a cactus-like plant that grows on all continents in sunny, tropical, semi—tropical or arid climates. There are many varieties of aloe vera and South Africa counts the highest number of varieties.

 

Aloe Vera PlantType of aloe vera
The plant is made of thick and fleshy leaves that contain a gel inside, which has been used to care for skin and hair for thousands of years.
The gel contains 96% water with 75 active ingredients. The gel is rich in nutrients such as vitamins A, B12, C, E, zinc, and fatty acids.

 

Aloe Vera Gel
Thanks to its rich composition, aloe vera gel has many beneficial actions on the body. It has nutritive, regenerating and healing properties. Aloe vera restores damaged tissues by stimulating cells and tissues renewals.
Aloe vera is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties but also its moisturising action by promoting hydration on both skin and hair.
Let’s find out how aloe vera can be used in your beauty routine!

 

Benefits on Hair

Aloe Vera & Hair
  • Soothes itchy and flaky scalp

If your scalp is itchy or flaky, applying aloe vera gel may be the solution for you. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties to relieve symptoms like itchiness.

  • Retains moisture

Thanks to its rich mix of vitamins and minerals, aloe vera provides all the nutrients that dry hair needs to retain moisture.

  • Stronger hair for better hair growth

Once again, the amazing nutrients in aloe vera gel can do wonders on your hair.
The vitamins A, C and E promote healthy cell growth while vitamin B12 and folic acid prevent hair from falling out.
  • Shiny and softer hair

Aloe vera is an amazing cleanser as it can strip off extra sebum as well as residue from hair products that you may use. Perfect to get rid of products buildup.

Stronger Hair

Benefits on Skin

For centuries, aloe vera gel has been used to treat burns and skin conditions. Let’s see how you could include aloe vera in your skincare routine.

Facial with Aloe Vera
  • Moisturises all skin types

Aloe vera is perfect to moisturise and hydrate your skin due to its high content in water. Both dry and oily skins can benefit from aloe vera. It gets absorbed easily into oily skin to provide hydration, while it seals moisture into dry skin.
Sensitive skins are not left on the side. If you have eczema or psoriasis, aloe vera gel can relieve you from any itching and dry skin thanks to its moisturising properties.

  • Anti-inflammatory properties

Aloe vera gel has a cooling effect on rashes, burns as well as wounds. Applying aloe vera gel may reduce healing time and scarring.
Aloe vera is also very effective in combating acne by stimulating the production of collagen and reducing sebum’s production.
  • Prevents ageing

Looking to fight the signs of ageing, then look no further! Aloe vera will be your best allies for it. The antioxidants contained in aloe vera are extremely effective in combating free radicals.

Younger Skin

    Use with care

    Some people may be allergic to aloe vera and the best way to find out is to do a patch test by rubbing a bit of aloe vera on your wrist.
    Wait for a couple of hours and see if you see any reactions like a rash.

    Where to find it?

    This scented hair mist from Beauté Insolente is perfect to bring a fresh and delicate touch to all hair type. The mist keeps your hair moisturised, prevents dandruff and itchiness. 

     

    Leicala Natural Products Aloe Vera Body Butter  is whipped and blended in unrefined solid, essential and vitamin E oil leaving your skin nourished and moisture for 24 hours.
    Each jar contains anti-inflammatory properties, oils which are soothing to the skin and gives rapid rehydration properties to quickly hydrate and moisturise the skin. 

     

     

    Les Secrets de Loly's Kurl Nectar is a hair primer that protects your hair against external aggressions and humidity.
    It contains great active ingredients like Aloe Vera, Honey, Glycerine, Soyabean, Castor Oil, Green Tea, provitamin B5 and Cocoa butter  for shine, moisture, nourish, detangle and restore hair. 
    Can be used on its own or just before applying styling products.
    Suitable for wavy, curly and kinky hair.

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