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Aloe Vera and Acne. The Secrets of Healthy Skin

August 16th, 2012 admin
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Aloe vera is fleshy herb that has a miraculous healing effect on various diseases of the skin, like acne and comedones. In this article we will tell you about the broad application of this plants in traditional and non-traditional medicine.

Aloe vera is a succulent plant, preserving the supply of water in their leaves, shoots or roots. The birthplace of this plant is considered to be North Africa, Madagascar and the Arabian Peninsula. During many centuries the plant became an essential ingredient of herbal medicines and alternative medicine. Even the ancient Greeks and Romans used it to treat wounds. Archaeologists have found clay tiles, dating to 1750 B.C. and telling about the healing properties of aloe vera. Scientists found works of the Greek physician dating to 74 century BC, that describes the application of this magical plants in the treatment of skin infections, burns, and reduction of hair loss. Aloe vera is known for its sedative, analgesic and moisturizing properties. Also, it was proved that this plant strengthens the immune system and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, thereby contributing to the regeneration of cells.

This plant is particularly effective in the treatment of acne and the reduction of acne scars, which are common skin problems in adolescents. Acne is usually caused by hormonal changes in the body of a teenager. Although aloe cannot cure acne completely, it is very effective in reducing inflammation and redness.

Magnesium contained in the plant soothes the skin and removes irritation, which is especially important in the treatment of acne, sunburn and various types of rashes. Thanks to its regenerative properties, this plant helps skin recover more quickly, and therefore, it illuminates the pigmentation of the skin and tightens the scars. It also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fiber protein, responsible for liaison and elasticity of the tissues of the body. That is why aloe is used to prevent and get rid of wrinkles. In addition to its use in cosmetic purposes, aloe vera is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of diseases such as heartburn, spastic colitis, diabetes, arthritis, genital herpes and psoriasis.

Aloe vera and acne. Face masks

You can use fresh leaves of the plant or ready-made juice. Fleshy leaves are cut, well-washed under running water and placed in the refrigerator for two weeks. All this time in the leaves of the plants biological stimulators are formed, which you can use to create the most effective mask for the face.

To get rid of acne, and other skin defects it is just enough to regularly use aloe for special masks from acne. To make one of them it is necessary to chop the leaves of the plant and mix the resulting slurry with one egg white. You can also add a little lemon juice to the mixture. The mask is applied on the skin of the face and only after full drying, when it is washed off. Thanks to this procedure a in the short term you can see how skin pores become narrow and inflammation is reduced.

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One Response to “Aloe Vera and Acne. The Secrets of Healthy Skin”

  1. Jasie says:

    I dont know if aloe treats acne but it surely helps to fight the problem of dry skin as it’s a natural moisturizer. I have dry skin and I when I tried to apply aloe vera gel I saw the improvement on the second day! Now I apply it every morning and night.

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