Magic of Aloe Vera

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If you have those great Irish genes and get burnt easily, aloe vera is what you should be reaching for.

We can’t stress enough how’s important SPF is for you and you should be applying daily especially on those hotter days. However on the off chance you accidentally missed a spot on your body aloe vera is perfect for you.

Why is aloe vera any good?

It is full of antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins. It has great anti inflammatory properties and can help soothe that burnt skin.
Due to these amazing properties it is great for other issues and not just when you get burnt.

Other uses of aloe vera

  • Use as a moisturiser – it is great for dry skin as it is highly moisturising and equally good for oily skin as it absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Spot treatment – as it is soothing it is great to put on a spot. No need to rub in in, just place on spot and leave overnight. If you couldn’t help yourself and your tried to pop a spot the aloe acts as a protective barrier as its an open wound.
  • Helps fade dark spots – the aloesin found in all helps lighten hyper pigmentation over time
  • Use on hair – due to the enzymes in the aloe, it is great for repairing dry scalp and cats as a great conditioner.
  • Treat cold sores – aloe has individual properties which means it’s great for helping with cold sores.

Where to get it?

Many products have aloe vera in the ingredients list but not in high amounts. If you can get your hands on the aloe vera plant then great. The gel comes from inside the leaf so cut open a leaf and squeeze out the aloe. You can store it in a container and store up to 1 week. However you don’t necessarily need the plant. You can get organic aloe Vera from the health store or Holland and Barrett which has no additives. Be care of the type you’re buying as their may be added ingredients making the potency of the aloe vera weaker.

Aloe vera may not be the newest most trendy skincare ingredient, however it is tried and tested, and the benefits are amazing. You don’t have to spend a fortune on skincare and have a 15 step skincare routine to be able to see differences in your skin. Sometimes simple is best.

Why not treat yourself to an at home spa day and relax.

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