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Aloe vera in cosmetics and cosmetology: use and benefit

Rapid gusts of wind, rain, sun and frost make our skin defenseless. If you add to this stress, daily contact with household chemicals, and diseases of the epidermis, the picture for the health of the skin and hair is far from rosy. Being exposed to the aggressive influence of the environment, we face dermatological problems, which often leads to a painful condition of the skin.


How to protect, heal and at the same time saturate the skin with useful substances? A responsible look at the choice of cosmetics makes it possible to prolong youth and beauty. Against the background of the variety of offers on the beauty market, the well-known aloe vera - a magical succulent of natural origin - is leading the way. It has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, when it was called the "plant of immortality." Even the Egyptian queen Cleopatra used aloe in her beauty routine. Aloe vera is a real treasure trove of useful substances, and the excellence of its properties has long been proven and has been used in cosmetology and medicine for many centuries. What is his secret?


Aloe vera
Aloe vera

What is aloe vera?

This plant is considered an affordable and effective means of face and body care. It is popular not only in the beauty industry, but also in medicine. Aloe leaves are used directly or as additives to masks, tonics, creams, shampoos, balms, etc.


The healing properties of useful substances, amino acids and vitamins have a beneficial effect on the skin. The action of aloe is manifested in the form of:

  • hydration;

  • activation of regeneration processes;

  • healing of cuts, scratches and wounds;

  • protection against burns during tanning;

  • therapeutic actions against psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis;

  • smoothing out wrinkles;

  • improvement of complexion;

  • help in the fight against acne and pimples;

  • lightening of pigment spots.

Composition of aloe vera for use in cosmetics and cosmetology

Healing and regenerating properties make this plant extremely popular in the production of cosmetics.


The gel extracted from the stems contains about 75 different useful substances:

  • Mono- and polysaccharides - contribute to hydration due to the ability to connect water molecules, enhance the therapeutic effect.

  • Vitamin A – helps fight premature aging thanks to its antioxidant properties.

  • B12 – participates in the regeneration of tissues, the skin quickly copes with the healing of injuries.

  • C - acts as an antioxidant, in addition to the functions of tissue regeneration, it helps to get rid of allergic reactions.

  • E - normalizes blood circulation.

  • Complex of minerals - improves immunity at the cellular level, regulates metabolic processes.

  • Plant enzymes - relieve inflammation, stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

  • Organic acids - restore tissues, act as an antiseptic.

  • Amino acids are the building material for new cells, stimulate renewal.

A whole line of care products is based on the extracts of this plant. Aloe vera is included in gels, creams, tonics, face masks, shampoos, lotions. The level of concentration of herbal components in the composition determines the effectiveness of the drug. For example, the percentage ratio of the extract from 20% to 40% makes it possible to achieve effectiveness in the treatment of inflammatory processes and infectious diseases. Such products act identically to pharmaceutical drugs and are relevant for therapeutic purposes.


If we are talking about means for regeneration, then the share of the plant component in them can reach 99%.


Aloe vera for the skin of the body and face: benefits and possible harm

The main advantage of the product is that the gel, which is obtained from the stems of the plant, independently provides skin care in full due to the following properties:

  • nutritious;

  • antibacterial;

  • antiviral and antifungal;

  • protective.

The versatility of the extract makes it possible to achieve the desired effect in skin care regardless of its type and condition, for example, if the skin:

  • Dry - moisturizing properties of the plant help to solve problems of lack of moisture.

  • Oily - also needs moisturizing, thanks to the composition of the product, the activity of the sebaceous glands is controlled, and the treatment program for pimples and acne becomes more effective.

  • Sensitive and prone to irritation - the use of aloe juice is part of anti-inflammatory and soothing programs.

The gradual addition of aloe vera products to care after 25-30 years corrects the first signs of aging and increases the elasticity of the skin.

Important: despite the plant's hypoallergenicity, cosmetologists recommend testing the product before using it.


Improper use of even such a useful tool can lead to undesirable consequences. Therefore, it is important to consider that:

  • Applying pure juice from the stems of the plant to open wounds can cause irritation.

  • If the condition of the skin is characterized as dehydrated, then the juice of the plant can worsen the situation. In this case, it is necessary to first carry out a complex of medical measures to normalize the condition of the epidermis.

  • Among the contraindications is the use of products with the extract during pregnancy, lactation and the presence of vascular mesh on the skin.

  • It is necessary to carefully use the means in case of hypertension, cardiovascular and other diseases.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera

Release forms of aloe vera in cosmetics

Today, the widest range of aloe products is offered by Korean manufacturers, among which the multifunctional gel with a high product content (99%) deserves special attention. Thanks to its versatility, it can be used as a hair mask, after depilation, from sunburn, for the care of the periorbital area of ​​the face. It is instantly absorbed, has a light, pleasant consistency. Due to the saturation of useful components in its composition, its use gives the effect of complex care - moisturizing, nourishing, reducing irritation, inflammatory processes, increasing elasticity, toning.


Such products are helpers for all occasions and for all skin types and age groups:

  • soothe irritated or burnt skin;

  • eliminate dryness or excess fat;

  • relieve inflammation;

  • are used as a permanent hair mask.

Among the most effective and popular forms of aloe vera cosmetics are the following.


Gels

When you buy face gel with aloe vera, you get an irreplaceable option for emergency help at home for itching, allergies, irritations, swelling or inflammatory processes. It helps against insect bites, in case of solar and thermal burns, frostbite and acne. Aloe vera shaving gels protect against cuts, wash off easily and conveniently, and are economical. Cosmetic gel products with a percentage content of 70-90% are distinguished by a pleasant texture, a delicate aroma, quick absorption, a slight feeling of coolness and freshness on the body after application. Constant use ensures the effectiveness of the action, the skin becomes soft, tender and silky.


Masks

If you need an effective face mask, Herbal Mask with Aloe Vera from Dr. Spiller will be a real find. It relaxes and relieves inflammation. Thanks to the active ingredients, the wounds heal faster, the work of the sebaceous glands normalizes, and the sebaceous shine disappears. The epidermis is intensively moisturized, nourished and rejuvenated.


Face creams

Creams with aloe saturate the skin with moisture, neutralize peeling and tightness, suppress the activity of microbes, charge cells with energy and vitality, eliminate disease-causing manifestations, protect against aggressive external factors, etc.


Deodorants

This is a real find for fans of natural cosmetics, given their natural composition and safety for health. Deodorants in aloe do not clog pores. They stop the reproduction of bacteria and the occurrence of unpleasant odors well.


Cosmetics for makeup removal

Aloe vera products not only perfectly cope with the removal of beauty products, but also rejuvenate and heal the epidermis. For example, Davroe's Body And Face Cleansing Gel gently cleanses sebum and dirt, helps maintain the cleanliness and health of the entire body. It has a rejuvenating effect, accelerates regenerative processes, and improves the general condition of the skin.


Scrubs

The unique formula of the scrubs allows you to achieve deep cleansing of the epidermis. The 2-Way Scrub from Trawenmoor is a dual action enzyme and mechanical peeling for all skin types. The product is specially designed for thorough cleansing and rejuvenation. It gently exfoliates surface impurities and sebum residues, refreshes and gives the epidermis a well-groomed appearance.


After tanning products

Thanks to the natural juice of aloe vera included in the composition, they provide effective care. Such products moisturize the face and body after sunbathing, restore, cool and soothe the skin, preserving the natural hydrolipidic balance. Soothing face tonic Soothing Tonic from the LUM brand maintains an optimal water balance and strengthens the protective barrier of the epidermis.


Shampoos

Thanks to components that strengthen hair naturally, shampoos fill it with strength and shine, prevent hair loss. They saturate the hair with nutrients. They have anti-inflammatory properties.


Hair serums

They show impressive results in the care of curls, eliminate brittleness and split ends, provide nutrition and hydration. They not only stop hair loss, but also stimulate hair growth. Cope with dandruff. Give curls a healthy shine and strength.


Aloe vera in cosmetology

Popular in medicine, the natural juice of the succulent is in great demand in the beauty industry. For therapeutic purposes, it is used in the fight against various diseases, taking into account maximum safety and effectiveness. Aloe vera is useful in beauty procedures, it is used both in mass market cosmetics and professional lines.


Getting on the irritated skin, the extract accelerates the regeneration process several times. For example, after intense tanning, cosmetology procedures or improper care, the product acts instantly, soothing the skin, eliminating itching, irritation and peeling.

The deep penetration of the component into the layers of the epidermis is due to the fact that it retains its moisturizing properties longer than water.


In addition, the juice of the plant has the following valuable properties:

  • Rejuvenating - plant extract has the ability to accelerate the process of tissue regeneration, which slows down with age. Soft exfoliation of keratinized cells is provided, their renewal is stimulated.

  • Antioxidant - thanks to vitamins C, E, as well as some minerals, the skin's own protection is strengthened, the effects of the negative effects of ultraviolet rays and other aggressive external factors are reduced.

  • Protective - restoration of the lipid layer occurs faster, the product prevents damage to the coating caused by weathering.

  • Universal - suitable for any type of skin, used without age restrictions.

  • Anti-inflammatory - thanks to the combination of glycoproteins and polysaccharides, which have restorative and anti-inflammatory properties, healing processes occur much faster and better.

  • Anti-aging - thanks to the components that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, the tone and elasticity of the skin increases. Anti-aging care becomes more effective when using products that contain aloe. The elasticity of the skin is restored, the face acquires a fresh and radiant appearance.

How to use aloe vera? Application methods

The juice and extract of the plant are used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations. The beneficial effect is manifested in the complex treatment of fungal diseases of the feet, in the case of hair loss, blows, burns, skin peeling, insect bites, psoriasis, sprained ligaments, etc. There are many ways of application. In cosmetology, various creams, lotions for problem skin, whitening and rejuvenating products are made on their basis.


Instructions for using aloe vera cosmetics

The effectiveness of using any tool primarily depends on a number of factors, including:

  • set care tasks;

  • type of cosmetics;

  • skin conditions;

  • product quality;

  • absence of allergies and contraindications;

  • compliance with the manufacturer's instructions for use, etc.

The most common and popular product is aloe vera face gel. In terms of properties, it is identical to freshly cut plant leaves and contains a lot of biologically active and nutritious substances. Since it is produced by different brands, it may differ in composition. Given its multifunctionality, the product is suitable for any age and skin type, for both men and women.


It is necessary to study the manufacturer's instructions in each specific case. The general rules for using face gel are as follows:

  • The tool is applied to the face in a thin layer with the pads of the fingers without intense rubbing.

  • For maximum effect, leave on for 10 minutes, then wash off with cold running water to avoid overdrying the skin. Then the face is wiped dry with a towel.

  • The cleaning and moisturizing procedure involves periodicity - twice a day in the morning and in the evening.

A moisturizing face scrub at least twice a week is good for problematic oily skin. It gently cleanses from dead cells that clog pores and moisturizes. To prepare it, you need:

  • pour a little brown sugar into the palm of your hand, add the gel and mix until smooth;

  • distribute the scrub over the entire surface of the face, except for the periorbital zone;

  • massage the face for several minutes;

  • wash off the remains of the product with cold water;

  • gently dry the face with a towel.

Tip: You should not use face gel often, so as not to get the opposite effect. If there is a need to leave the composition for a longer period or overnight, it is better to dilute it with another moisturizing liquid, for example, olive oil.


Hair mask - there are several ways to improve the condition of the hair. A simple way is to apply the gel for 5-10 minutes on clean, damp hair, and then wash it off.

Soothing aftershave – its healing properties help to soften and soothe irritated skin after shaving.


Couperose local masks - it is enough to wet a cotton pad and apply to the required area to remove redness. Also used for the prevention of vascular mesh.


Aloe vera at home: how to get a gel for use

You can prepare the gel yourself at home, for which you need:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly: cleanliness of hands, material and tools is the most important condition in the process of preparing any healing composition.

  2. Cut the outer large 1-2 aloe vera stems at the base to make a small amount of the product, as it does not last long.

  3. Allow the resin to drain by placing the leaves vertically in a glass for 10 minutes.

  4. Clean the leaf of the plant with a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife, carefully removing the green skin from it to the inner white layer. By removing all the skin on one side, you get a half in the shape of a "shuttle" filled with gel.

  5. Collect the liquid from the "shuttle" with a spoon in a separate dish.

  6. Add natural preservatives to the composition.

  7. Mix the whole mass in a blender.

  8. Place the product in a clean, sterilized jar.

You can use this gel to moisturize the skin or to prepare other body care products. At the same time, avoid applying the gel to deep cuts or blisters, as it can prevent wound healing, effective only for treating the surrounding area. Using home remedies can be quite effective. Why, if you apply a cut stem to a skin area, instead of moisturizing, you can feel dryness and tightness? This is due to the too high concentration of active substances in the plant. Therefore, cosmetologists recommend using professional cosmetics with the most balanced composition of natural components.


It is important to remember that cosmetic product lines are manufactured in strict compliance with all sanitary and hygienic standards, proportions and the most effective composition, which experienced specialists have been working on improving for many years.


Aloe extract in combination with other ingredients in professional cosmetics makes it possible to meet the needs of different types of facial and body skin at all stages of care. At the same time, you get obvious results, starting with cleaning and ending with skin restoration.


What does aloe vera do to the skin?

Due to its unique properties, aloe vera improves skin texture, moisturizes and regenerates it, and initiates antiaging and rejuvenating processes. Aloe vera has an anti-inflammatory and healing effect on all layers of the epidermis. It also stimulates the formation of collagen and elastin, which are necessary for tissue renewal.


What is aloe vera good for the face?

For the youth, health and beauty of the skin, such useful components of aloe vera as mono- and polysaccharides, which contribute to moisturizing and nutrition, are especially necessary. Vitamins A, B12, C, E prevent premature aging, activate the healing of damaged skin, act as antioxidants. The complex of minerals improves immunity.


How does aloe vera affect the skin of the face?

Thanks to the use of aloe vera gels, creams, serums, tonics, masks, many diseases and skin damage can be cured. Regular care using cosmetics based on aloe vera rejuvenates the epidermis and helps to solve a number of aesthetic problems.


Can you apply aloe vera on your face?

It is possible and necessary. But it is better to use cosmetics that contain aloe vera. Facial gels have a pleasant texture, a delicate aroma, they are quickly absorbed, they are safe and effective to use. Constant use provides the skin with full recovery, rejuvenation and nutrition.


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