When you hear about Aloe Vera as an ingredient in skincare, health, and healing products, you’re probably pretty comfortable with using it. It’s an ingredient we see so commonly in products these days. It grows naturally in so many places and can even be purchased as an aesthetically pleasing house plant that doubles as quick sunburn relief when needed. But, as with any ingredient you’re using in, on, or around your body, it’s important to know all of its ins, outs, and benefits… we’re here to help!
Aloe Vera is a species of succulent plant that has been used in herbal medicine and for a variety of reported health benefits for over 5,000 years! Active compounds found in Aloe Vera have wound healing, pain relieving, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is most widely known for its rejuvenating, healing, and soothing properties, and is considered a very gentle ingredient that is well tolerated by many. It is truly an amazing ingredient with so many different benefits and functions. Here’s why…
It is PACKED with vitamins, minerals, and so much more!
Aloe Vera has over 200 active components! It is PACKED with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharides, and fatty acids. It contains vitamins such as A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6, and even B12 (not often found in plants). It has 20+ minerals in it as well, including calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. In the realm of amino acids, Aloe is estimated to have between 18-20 different ones, included all 8 essential amino acids for the human body. It also contains fatty acids shown to help reduce fat contents in the blood, diminish allergies, and aid in acid indigestion.
It helps our bodies live their best lives
Aloe also does a lot to help our bodies maintain overall balance and wellness. Known as an adaptogen, Aloe helps the body naturally adapt to changes and maintain health and wellness by resisting illness. It boosts our immune system with antioxidants and fights against health threatening bodily invaders by both acting as a disinfectant and by stimulating our natural immunities. It is also a natural alkaline, which helps the body return to healthy pH levels, especially for those with acidic diets.
It’s AMAZING for our skin
Aloe has been shown (when topically applied) to be effective in increasing skin hydration, reducing symptoms associated with psoriasis and acne, and even in helping with the skin renewal process. It has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that work great for burns, wounds, and bites. It helps with skin elasticity through collagen and elastin repair, and it helps in supplying oxygen to skin cells. This helps increase skin strength and regeneration with improved blood flow. It is also a wonderful ingredient for smooth, nourished skin.
It helps with internal digestion and detoxification
Just like it soothes and heals our skin, Aloe is also known to do the same for our internal digestive tract, to help with normal flow and function. It also helps with maintaining bacterial balance in the gut. And, just by physical properties alone (as a gel), it helps move waste and bacteria through the digestive tract for proper elimination.
With so many benefits to using Aloe, it really should be something you’re adding to your daily routine. Lucky for you, this incredible ingredient is found in so many of Apriori Beauty’s products as a key component to healthy living and aging both internally and externally…