5 Surprising Health Benefits of Aloe Vera to Your Skin

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Aloe Vera to Your Skin

The healthcare industry is currently turning its focus on the therapeutic powers of natural products. Researchers have found out the healing substances found in the herbs and plants, many of which are planted in our backyards and gardens.

The early civilizations have already discovered aloe vera’s various powers. The Ancient Egyptians, as early as 6,000 B.C., had already been using it for medicinal and beautification purposes. Succeeding civilizations, such as Greeks and Romans continued to treat it as an essential herb by their physicians.

Aside from pharmaceutical and food companies, which use aloe vera as a supplement or an ingredient in many food and beverages as well as other fitness products, other industries also use them to make their products “greener” and “healthier.” Mattress and textile producers have just noticed the therapeutic benefits of aloe vera and started to add it to their products.

Medicinal properties

Aloe vera is packed with health-boosting substances like vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, germanium, zinc. It also contains tons of proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acids as well as enzymes.

Because of aloe vera’s storehouse of nutrients is among the super herbs that have amazing curative properties. It can:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Prevent cancer
  • Lower Inflammation
  • Activate blood circulation
  • Help in losing weight
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Detoxify the whole body

Benefits to skin

Apart from the extensive list of aloe vera’s curative powers, its gel contains beneficial qualities to our skin such as:

  • It can heal sunburns, wounds, and other skin damages – Aloe vera has compounds that can heal the skin’s epithelial layer. Its gel patches the damaged part, protecting it from further injury and replenishing its moisture. Moreover, this plant has the nutrients and antioxidants that help the skin heal faster.
  • It acts as a moisturizer – Moisturizers can make your skin soft and elastic. Aloe vera gel can prevent your skin from drying without the greasy feel, which works well for people with oily skin. It is also a terrific aftershave treatment that can heal small cuts because of shaving.
  • It can cure acne and other skin irritations – It contains auxin and gibberellin, hormones that promote healing of wounds as well as skin inflammations and infections such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Gibberellin spurs the growth of new cells, allowing the skin to restore faster with minimal scars.
  • It helps erase wrinkles and stretch marks – Beta-carotene, vitamin C, and E, as well as other antioxidants in aloe leaves, can promote the skin’s natural firmness and maintain the skin’s nourishment even as you age. Also, aloe vera gel can hide stretch marks caused by pregnancy or rapid weight loss or gain by healing.

Bedding Stock offers the Aloe Vera Collection of memory foam mattresses for our customers take advantage of the plant’s healing properties for their skin while they sleep. This move is in line with our mission to promote a better sleep with the least irritation possible to our customers.

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Tony Miller

Tony Miller

Tony Miller is the content publisher of Bedding Stock. A health and lifestyle writer who has published articles and guest posts on various websites, he is also a sleep evangelist and a mattress and bedroom design enthusiast.

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