Aloe Vera and Your Skin

Aloe vera
Aloe vera

Aloe Vera has been around for a long time, it has been said that Cleopatra had used it on her skin. One of the great benefits of Aloe Vera is its anti-bacterial properties which can help to control acne when applied to the skin, it is also highly moisturizing while still allowing the skin to breathe.

Aloe Vera also has a good reputation for:

  • Healing minor skin wounds
  • As a pain reliever eg: helps relieve the pain from shingles
  • Reduce warts
  • Reduces skin pigmentation

Aloe Vera contains many active ingredients that benefit the body:

  • Amino Acids
  • Anthraquinones
  • Enzymes
  • Hormones
  • Lignin
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Saponins
  • Sterols
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Sugars

Aloe Vera is extremely easy to grow, just put in a pot by a sunny window, give it water when needed and some natural seaweed plant feed. Once your Aloe is big enough your can harvest your own juice to put on your skin.

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