You probably have aloe vera in your bathroom cabinet. Many people use aloe vera gel after a long day at the beach or hiking in the mountains. While it’s fantastic for soothing a sunburn, there are many other benefits of aloe.
Did you know that there are so many more uses to aloe vera? This multifunctional plant has many different uses and can be found in a variety of skin care products, including cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer, toner, and even wrinkle cream. You would be amazed at the range of this dynamic ingredient. The natural properties found in this plant bring a boost of power to many products in your daily beauty routine!
Maybe you have an aloe vera plant on your porch or aloe vera gel in your bathroom. But it’s time to start using aloe vera in your skin care products. This wondrous plant has too many benefits that you can’t miss out on!
The Benefits of Aloe for Your Skin
It’s Got Tons of Vitamins and Minerals
Aloe vera is a nutrient dense plant that is used for a variety of purposes. It has vitamins A and C, enzymes, and antioxidants. All of these nourish the skin and offer different advantages. For example, vitamin A can be used to exfoliate the skin and clear the build up of dead skin cells on the top layer of your complexion. This can be useful in the treatment of everything from acne to fine lines. Vitamin C is fantastic for reversing and preventing signs of photodamage, including dryness, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, and more!
There are so many benefits of aloe for your complexion. That’s why it can be found in many anti-aging beauty products, including HD Smooth Anti-Wrinkled Advanced +. Aloe vera soothes and moisturizes skin, making it a useful ingredient in any anti-aging formula. HD Smooth combines aloe with 10% Argirelox® (an award winning peptide combo that dramatically reduces wrinkles) and Seacode® (an ingredient that encourages collagen production and smoothes wrinkles without injectables) to dramatically lessen the appearance of expression lines and visibly plump skin.
Aloe vera can also be found in HD Ultra Firm Neck and Chest, a hydrating cream that tightens skin on your décolletage, making your complexion appear younger. This product has a series of ingredients, including botanicals, lipids, antioxidants, and peptides, all in one formula for ease of use and comfort. While I recommend layering products appropriately on your face, this cream has it all so you only need to use one product on your neck and chest. With this one product, featuring the moisturizing and nourishing effect of aloe, you can have firmer skin!
It Has Exfoliant Properties
The enzymes are one of the many benefits of aloe. They can help exfoliate the skin to make it smoother and softer. The aloe exfoliates gently, which keeps your skin from becoming overly agitated or dried out.
Find aloe as an exfoliant in HD Clean Salicylic Face & Body Wash along with salicylic acid and extra virgin coconut oil. This daily cleanser effectively clears skin of dirt and debris without overly drying out the skin. Through exfoliation, it evens skin tone, deep cleans pores, and leaves users with radiant skin!
HD Clean is ideal for people with normal to oily skin. For those with more sensitive skin, I recommend HD Gentle Creamy Cleanser. This nourishing cleanser thoroughly cleans skin of dirt and makeup while soothing and moisturizing skin. Aloe vera, vitamin E, and lavender essential oil combine to create a cleanser that smooths, softens, and calms skin. It is gentle enough to be used by people with sensitive, dry, laser treated, or sunburned skin.
It Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation is the underlying cause or contributor to many common skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and lichen planus. Aloe vera contains acemannan, a chemical compound that has antiviral, immunostimulant, and gastrointestinal properties. Acemannan helps suppress inflammation by controlling enzymes that trigger redness and swelling. That’s why aloe vera is so helpful for sunburn relief, but it’s also helpful for other conditions that cause inflammation.
It is a Moisturizer
Like many botanical based products, aloe vera gel is mostly water. The regulating effect of aloe vera helps users hydrate the skin without that greasy feeling you can after applying lotion or moisturizer. Aloe vera works not just to get moisture into the skin, but also to keep it there. It acts as a bonding agent that forces the top layer of skin cells together. This process ultimately softens and smoothes skin, making for a healthy and more hydrated complexion overall.
To harness the benefits of aloe in a moisturizer, try the HD Clarifying Moisturizer. This skin care product contains aloe vera, salicylic acid, vitamin C, green tea, and hyaluronic acid. The combo helps clear and prevent acne while providing much-needed moisture! This amazing double-duty product is a hydrating formula that you can trust to nourish skin all day long.
It Fights Acne
There are many benefits of aloe, but one you might not realize is that it’s a powerful deterrent against acne. I’ve already talked about how aloe vera is an exfoliant, which helps unclog pores and clear out dirt and debris. It’s also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. All of these qualities make aloe vera a super weapon to fight acne!
That’s why we used aloe vera in our HD Refresh Multi-Action Toner Pads. These toner pads are alcohol-free (so they won’t dry out your skin) and infused with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, eucalyptus extract, chamomile extract, and aloe vera. These toner pads gently and effectively remove dead skin cells, which helps clear pimples, brighten skin, and reduce pore appearance.
HD Refresh improves skin texture without overly irritating skin. What keeps your skin calm? The eucalyptus, chamomile, and aloe vera all work to soothe skin, making the toner pads safe for all skin types except for the most inflamed and sensitive complexions. In HD Refresh, enjoy smoother skin and powerful acne fighting ingredients with natural botanicals that minimize redness and irritation.
It’s Still Good for Sun Care!
I try to encourage people to look beyond sunburn relief when it comes to aloe vera. There are so many benefits of aloe! However, aloe vera is most popularly known in regards to sun care. It is an excellent product to use before and after spending time in the sun.
Aloe vera’s most popular use is for relief from sunburn and dehydrated skin. Our HD Recovery Gel features aloe vera, vitamin E, and sea algae extract. This dynamic formula nourishes your complexion and starts the healing process. Aloe vera instantly soothes skin and provides a calming sensation on contact. The gel quickly provides relief from irritation and redness, and is perfect for sunburns, use after a laser treatment, or overly treated acneic skin.
In addition to after-sun care, aloe vera is used before you go outside to help protect your skin! Find this multi-purpose ingredient in our HD Defend Chemical-Free SPF 30+ and our HD Defend SPF 36. In both sunscreen formulas, aloe vera works as a preventative measure against redness, inflammation, and the damaging effects of the sun.
Do you want a smoother and firmer complexion? Are you interested in getting rid of acne and inflammation? Dreaming of smooth and moisturized skin? The benefits of aloe are widespread! HD Beauty has harnessed the power of aloe vera in a series of different products to solve common skin care issues. Try adding aloe vera to your skin care routine!