Aloe vera: what is the right way to use the plant on the skin?

Aloe vera: what is the right way to use the plant on the skin?
Aloe vera: what is the right way to use the plant on the skin?
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Aloe vera can be an effective ally in skin hydration, thanks to the mucilages present in its gel.

Per Giovana
On 02/02/2024 at 19:06

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Aloe vera, or Aloe vera, is known for its beneficial properties for the skin and hair, being a rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, as well as active compounds. Although it has been popularized in homemade recipes to promote hair growth, this benefit has not been scientifically proven over time.

However, experts warn against drinking homemade juice from the plant due to the presence of aloin, a toxic component found in its bark.

Aloe vera can be an effective ally in skin hydration, thanks to the mucilages present in its gel, which retain water and prevent the loss of skin moisture. It can be incorporated into homemade recipes or products formulated with Aloe vera, such as moisturizing creams and vegetable oils.

To use aloe vera on your face, a simple option is to mix the gel with water, vegetable oil, honey and a few drops of essential oil, applying it to clean skin for 15 to 30 minutes and then rinsing. This procedure can be performed once or twice a week, providing hydration and revitalization to the skin.

In addition to moisturizing, aloe vera can help combat skin aging and reduce wrinkles, as well-hydrated skin tends to appear more vibrant and healthy. The presence of germanium in the plant stimulates the skin’s immunity, helping to protect against damage caused by the sun.

However, aloe vera is not effective as a makeup remover, as it does not have makeup-dissolving properties. It is recommended to use makeup removers based on oily or surfactant substances to remove makeup effectively.

Regarding scars and burns, studies indicate that the topical application of Aloe vera can be beneficial, stimulating collagen production and activating antioxidant enzyme systems that promote the healing of skin wounds, including burns and superficial trauma to the skin. The information is from the Viva Bem portal, from UOL.

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Aloe vera plant skin

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