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The Skincare Benefits of Aloe Vera

Top down photo of an aloe vera plant.

Whether it’s in your garden or beauty routine, it’s impossible not to love aloe. Known for its soothing and moisturizing benefits, aloe vera is a very popular ingredient in beauty products. In fact, aloe vera is in the bulk of current Intoxicating Beauty products, and you can look forward to seeing it in upcoming collections, too. Aloe vera is popular with good reason, as it comes with many skincare benefits.

If you love using aloe, or want to start using it more, keep reading to learn the amazing beauty benefits of this plant.

Soothing

If you’re dealing with a minor burn or sunburn, you’re likely facing discomfort. Aloe vera has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, making it so popular for after-sun treatments. Aloe vera helps create a protective barrier for the burnt skin, helping your skin retain moisture. It is also rich in antioxidants and minerals, helping to speed the healing process after a burn.

Woman outside in the sun with her hands in her hair.
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Moisturizing

Dry skin is everyone’s worst enemy. Excessive heat, especially during summertime, can actually dry out your skin, leading to a tight, uncomfortable sensation. When you find your skin feeling tight and parched, aloe vera is there to save the day. Aloe vera is extremely moisturizing, and it absorbs quickly, making it a great choice for oily skin. As mentioned, aloe vera seals moisture into the skin, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying and using excess product.

Healing

Whether you’re dealing with a scrape, small cut, sunburn or even eczema, aloe vera can help heal your skin. Aloe vera works to boost collagen production, strengthening your skin and allowing it to heal faster. It also fights bacteria, keeping any open skin safe from dirt and grime that would lead to further inflammation. By moisturizing your skin and keeping it safe from inflammation, your skin will heal much faster, with little to no scarring.

Woman outside in a field modeling an open back dress.
Photo by Rushina Morrison

Anti-aging

While the Fountain of Youth’s water sadly isn’t a common beauty ingredient, aloe vera is. Aloe vera contains vitamins C and E, both of which working to keep the skin youthful and protected. Vitamin C is best known for keeping your skin bright and even, giving you a long-lasting, youthful glow. Vitamin E keeps your skin moisturized and protected, fighting off signs of premature aging caused by sun damage or other environmental pollutants.

Acne-fighting

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, aloe vera is a great ingredient to use if faced with persistent acne or blemishes. Aloe vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins, working to accelerate growth of new cells while reducing inflammation and redness. It also works as an astringent, keeping your pores clear from excess oil, grime, dirt, and other pollutants that lead to acne.

Aloe vera is an extremely versatile ingredient, addressing many skin concerns at once. A great pick for encouraging and maintaining healthy, moisturized, clear skin, it’s understandable why aloe vera is so popular in beauty products. Enjoy the benefits of aloe vera with Intoxicating Beauty’s current and upcoming beauty products!

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