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6 Amazing Skincare Benefits of Aloe Vera According to Experts and Studies

According to  Honeyskin (1), “Aloe vera is a type of plant called a succulent. It grows in most tropical climates worldwide. It is usually relatively small, and it has thick, serrated, spiky leaves that are filled will a clear gel-like organic material. These leaves, and the gel contained within, are filled with a plethora of vitamins and nutrients we love so much.”

Aloe Vera is one of the most used plants by people around the globe. It's more than a plant, it's an entirely different way of life. From cooking to drinking and from healing to beauty, aloe vera has almost everything in store for us. Its uses are endless and beyond imagination. The impact of aloe vera on skin is something that's been considered for many years. Thanks to its numerous benefits, aloe vera is getting more and more attention from health experts. The experts and researchers have researched this topic for decades and the results are impressive.

Here we present a list of 6 skincare benefits of aloe vera according to experts and studies.

1. It helps moisturize your skin.

According to  Marisa Garshick, M.D. (2),  a leading board-certified dermatologist, “The leaf of the aloe vera plant is rich in water, particularly in the innermost layer, so it helps to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. The sugars it contains, also known as mucopolysaccharides, also help to retain moisture in the skin.”

Moreover, according to one comprehensive  short review about Aloe Vera, authored by Saple et.al, 2008 (3), “Mucopolysaccharides, as found in the aloe plant, help in binding moisture into the skin. Aloe stimulates fibroblast which produces collagen and elastin fibers making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It also has cohesive effects on the superficial flaking epidermal cells by sticking them together, which softens the skin. The amino acids also soften hardened skin cells and zinc acts as an astringent to tighten pores. Its moisturizing effects have also been studied in the treatment of dry skin associated with occupational exposure where aloe vera gel gloves improved skin integrity, decreases the appearance of fine wrinkles, and decreases erythema.” 

2. It helps reduce infection and acne.  

As mentioned in one of the articles published by  Vitagene, 2018 (4), “Aloe vera gel is a natural anti-bacterial substance. That means it can be directly applied to the skin, kill acne-causing bacteria, and help lessen the associated redness that seems to follow acne around like a shadow. Aloe gel contains a significant dose of magnesium lactate. This natural chemical is an itch-reducer, sunburn treatment, and rash remedy. Getting rid of the constant itching associated with chronic acne is a big step because it removes the urge to scratch. When you don’t scratch, you won’t be making acne worse. Plus, aloe’s magnesium lactate is able to take the sting away from painful acne pimples.”

Hautala, 2022 (5), stated that “Aloe vera contains zinc, which is an astringent. Zinc's astringent properties are so useful, in fact, that it is  approved for use in acne products by the FDA (6) and is commonly used to keep excess sebum at bay. Untreated excess oil can clog pores, leading to whiteheads and blackheads, and it can encourage the rapid growth of acne-causing bacteria, which are nourished by the oil our skin produces.”

3. It helps soothe psoriasis and eczema.

According to  Healthline, 2018 (7), “Aloe vera gel comes from inside the leaves of the aloe vera plant. It’s believed to have soothing properties when applied to irritated, sunburned, or environmentally damaged skin. The gel may also have antibacterial properties. Because of its soothing abilities, aloe vera may be helpful as a supplemental treatment for psoriasis. For some people, aloe vera might help reduce the symptoms of a psoriasis flare-up.”

Healthline, 2018 (8) adds that “Using aloe vera as a lubricating agent on your skin might also limit the number of flare-ups and keep your skin hydrated. One  2010 study (9) compared aloe vera to 0.1 percent triamcinolone acetonide, a steroid cream used to treat psoriasis. Cream with aloe vera gel was found to be slightly more effective in improving symptoms from mild to moderate psoriasis.”

As stated in an article published by  Medical News Today, 2022 (10), “Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer. Many people find that aloe vera gel can hydrate and soothe eczema-damaged skin. Many people recommend aloe vera as a natural, gentle moisturizer for dry skin. And while few scientific studies have looked at aloe vera’s specific effects on eczema, some evidence shows promising results. According to the  2015 systematic review of Aloe Vera (11), the plant has the following properties that may help with the symptoms of eczema: antioxidant, antimicrobial, immune boosting, and wound healing. Eczema causes the skin to crack and bleed, making a person more likely to get skin infections. The antimicrobial effects of aloe vera may help prevent these infections. Aloe vera’s wound-healing properties may help patches of broken skin heal more quickly.” 

4. It helps soothe sunburn.

According to an article entitled  Does Aloe Vera Help With Sunburn Relief?” (12) written by  Tolliverand reviewed  Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH, a medical editor at  GoodRx and a licensed, board-certified pediatrician, “Aloe vera has been traditionally used for burn healing, but there is no clinical evidence that directly proves that it can help with sunburns. Aloe vera is soothing and moisturizing, and it has cooling properties. This makes it an ideal and inexpensive choice for soothing the pain of minor sunburns at home. Sunburned skin loses moisture, and applying aloe may help retain skin moisture due to a substance called mucopolysaccharides found in the plant.” 

Tolliver adds that  “There’s some evidence that aloe vera can speed up wound healing. One review found that using aloe vera on mild burns may increase healing time by almost 9 days. However, aloe products can vary widely, and there have been different outcomes from different studies, so it’s important to take these results with a grain of salt. Remember that these studies use high-quality, concentrated aloe, which may not be the case for the aloe at your local pharmacy.” 

5. It helps slow down signs of aging.

Kenneth Mark, M.D., a New York-based board-certified dermatologist and Mohs skin cancer surgeon, says that,  “Aloe stimulates fibroblast activity (13), which creates an uptick in collagen production and elastin fibers that make the skin less wrinkled and more elastic. Meanwhile, zinc acts as an astringent to tighten pores, and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, help prevent the formation of free radicals (aka, molecules that can do a number on your cells). Aloe vera gel contains compounds called polysaccharides that encourage skin repair and new skin cells to set up shop.” 

6. It helps fight against stretch marks.

According to  Welsh, 2018 (14), “Stretch marks appear when your skin is stretched past its normal elastic limits. If pulled too far, the skin’s fibers can break, causing reddish or purple marks. While not inherently unhealthy, stretch marks can permanently mar the skin. Aloe vera’s ability to fight inflammation, reduce redness, and promote elasticity makes aloe a natural friend in the fight against pesky stretch marks. Over time, stretch marks treated with aloe vera fade to reveal smooth, vibrant skin.”

Moreover, as mentioned in an article published by  Healthline, entitled  “How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks: 11 Ingredients to Try (15),” “Research from 2018 suggests that aloe vera helps skin heal from burns and wounds. Because stretch marks are a type of scarring from damaged skin, aloe’s skin-repairing properties might help with stretch mark prevention or fading. While little clinical evidence exists for aloe vera as a stretch mark cure, pure aloe vera may be worth trying because it can soften and heal the skin. Apply pure aloe vera from a plant or an OTC product to your stretch marks daily after your shower.”

Aloe Vera is Good On Ya’!

Aloe vera is contained in all  Good On Ya’s skincare products. Also, you may have noticed that it is the first ingredient listed in all of our ingredient lists. That means that it is the predominant ingredient in all of our products. Here are all our skincare products that contain Aloe Vera and we encourage you to try these amazing formulas to restore a beautiful glow to your skin!

1. Moisturizing Face and Body Cream and Skin Treat

Quench your skin’s thirst with our  Natural Face and Body Cream. Made with raw, non-allergenic, all-natural, and organic ingredients, our formula  leaves your skin feeling deeply hydrated and invigorated, without feeling too heavy or greasy. Deeply hydrating and skin invigorating Manuka Honey Cream works perfectly as a  facial moisturizer but is excellent anywhere on the body, even for the most sensitive skin! 

It is made of carefully selected natural and organic ingredients to give your skin the treatment it deserves. Aloe Vera gel has Vitamin C and E, and beta-carotene that helps eradicate skin blemishes and diminish age lines. It also helps increase the production of collagen in the body and skin elasticity. Manuka honey helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging. Cehami has skin regeneration properties that will make your skin firmer and younger-looking. Let our amazing cream boost your confidence - when you look good, you feel good! For best results, use Moisturizing Face and Body Cream and Skin Treat in conjunction with other GoodOnYa products. For more information, click  here. 

2. Manuka Honey Microdermabrasion Scrub

    Gently exfoliate your skin without scraping or tearing. Our  Manuka Honey Microdermabrasion Scrub uses ground-compressed walnut shell powder to help reveal your smoothest and healthiest complexion. It is made with natural and organic ingredients such as aloe vera and manuka honey, to rejuvenate, soothe and brighten your skin, making it safe and gentle. No harmful chemicals are added here, it is sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and paraben-free. This skin scrub has a regulated 5.5 pH level to match the natural pH level of your skin, so you can maintain your skin's protective layer, the acid mantle. Start nourishing and replenishing your skin, help your skin relax, and return to its best state with our gentle and effective products. For best results, use Manuka Honey Microdermabrasion Scrub in conjunction with other GoodOnYa products. For more information, click  here

    3. Deep Pore Cleanser and Body Wash

      The highest quality  deep pore cleanser Manuka Honey Face and Body Wash for everyone—no matter what your skin type or skin condition is, this face and body wash is formulated to help you heal. No more suffering from Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Acne, and many more. Manuka Honey has natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties and  helps balance your pH level. Moisturize your skin while you gently cleanse and remove skin impurities. Our formula is hypoallergenic, sulfate-free, paraben-free, chemical-free, fragrance-free environment-friendly, cruelty-free, and with no animal testing. Give your skin some love! For best results, use manuka honey facial cleanser in conjunction with other GoodOnYa products. For more information, click  here

      4. Nano Rejuvenation Wrinkle Serum

        Our   Nano Rejuvenation Wrinkle Serum is unlike any other serum! Its concentrated nutrients dive down 7 layers stimulating your own natural collagen and elastin while feeding your cells the vital vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need. We also use moisture magnets which pull moisture molecules out of the air, trap them in your cells, and envelop the cell. That gives not only instant results but long-term benefits of moisturized skin cells. Our formula works great in minimizing signs of aging such as smile lines, dark circles, crow's feet, age spots, and reducing pores. It makes your skin younger as it rejuvenates, tightens, and lightens your skin! No gimmicks, just results! For best results, use Nano Rejuvenation Wrinkle Serum in conjunction with other GoodOnYa products. For more information, click  here

        Beauty can be fun, and we want you to experience it in all of its glory with our  line of skincare products. Here at  Good on Ya’, we have everything you need to help you achieve healthy, radiant skin. We promise that these products are really Good On Ya’!

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