In the desert, aloe is everywhere. No matter where you live, you have probably used aloe vera to help treat a sunburn, minor cuts, or to soothe dry skin. It is also a vital ingredient in our plant rich skincare. We intentionally use it for optimal nourishment.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a plant of the cactus family. It is very popular for its cosmetic as well as medicinal properties. The transparent gel-like liquid, found in the inner part of the leaf is what gives this plant the amazing benefits.
Since the aloe gel is made up of over 96% water, it is no wonder that the extracts of this plant have amazing moisturizing and skin-healing properties. The aloe vera plant is also a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C and E. A lot of the healing properties of this plant are due to the presence of seven essential amino acids that strive to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
The Sia Difference
Yes, there is a lot of aloe vera found in different products out there. We are proud to use only desert aloe in our natural skincare. Desert aloe is magical because it yields a hyper concentrated version of aloe vera.
This evolved aloe vera has needed to adapt to living in the most extreme desert in the world. Desert aloe plants are small but mighty. Though they may appear scrawny, they are jam packed with nutrient dense nourishment.
Is aloe vera good for your face?
Despite its healing powers, you may wonder if aloe vera is safe for use on your face. Generally speaking, the answer is yes. When used correctly, aloe vera can help with a variety of ailments that might affect your skin. You can be confident that our products deliver desert aloe’s optimal benefits in expertly crafted recipes.
Using aloe vera on the face has benefits because its anti-inflammatory properties that can also speed up wound healing time and limit scarring.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
Allow us to get you familiar with all the amazing benefits that aloe vera delivers to your face and how to use it for flawless, smooth skin with an ageless glow. Read on to get to know some of the reasons you need aloe vera in your skincare regimen.
Soothe Dry Skin
Aloe vera is known to be a natural moisturizer. It has powerful hydrating properties and absorbs easily into the skin. This attribute makes it not only ideal for treating dry skin but being beneficial for all skin types. Even for oily and acne-prone skin, aloe vera has proved to be an excellent moisturizer because of its light texture.
Desert aloe also has cooling properties which help soothe dry or irritated skin. This is especially helpful for skin affected by sunburn, rash, infection, redness, and itchiness. In this way, it makes for a super ingredient for sensitive skin. No wonder, aloe vera is a must-have summer skincare ingredient.
Pro tip: Consider swapping out your regular moisturizer for a natural lotion or cream and a soothing natural body cream powered by aloe after bathing to help seal moisture into your skin.
Treat Sunburned Skin
Most of us know that applying aloe vera gel is a great way to cool sunburned skin. When skin is warm to the touch, reach for 100% aloe vera gel. Its various vitamins and nutrients, coupled with the ultra-calming properties help relieve and soothe sunburn in just a couple of days.
While aloe vera helps soothe sunburn, please remember that it is not an effective way to prevent sunburn. Because sunburns are quite painful, remember it is better to protect your skin than treat it. Always wear a mineral sunscreen to prevent the harmful rays of the sun from damaging your skin Again, be sure you wear sun protection every day!
Helps Reduce Visible Signs of Aging
As our skin ages, it loses elasticity. This loss is the source of those noticeable signs of aging, like smile lines, on our faces. Aloe vera can help. Using a great serum, like Life Force Serum, helps your skin retain its moisture and support its radiance.
Desert aloe not only helps to reduce the visible fine lines & wrinkles on the face, but it also prevents signs of premature aging of the skin by supporting the elasticity of the skin and repairing it at a cellular level.
Aloe vera is packed with antioxidants and vitamin E which help even skin tone. Its cooling effect also will help with puffiness. In addition, applying an aloe vera gel product around the eyes, like our Eye Repair helps to depuff eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera can help keep acne at bay. How? It prevents bacteria build-up that is the main cause of breakouts. It also speeds up the healing process.
Instead of attempting to dry out a pimple, try applying a thin layer of an aloe forward serum or lotion to the area to accelerate the healing process. As an added bonus, aloe vera supports the healing of pesky acne scars and blemishes that breakouts can leaves behind.
We hope you join us in celebrating desert aloe this summer to protect and heal your skin. For the best results, look for products that list aloe vera as its main ingredient. Spoiler alert: you’ll see aloe vera as the FIRST ingredient in almost all Sia Botanics offerings!