Does Aloe Vera Really Help your Skin?

By: NATASHA VO

Aloe Vera Plant : Houseplants | Calloway's Nursery

Aloe vera has been known to help with many skin problems including acne, dryness, sunburns, stretch marks, ect. Aloe vera can come in many different forms from raw aloe to aloe gel and juices. Although aloe vera doesn’t look or taste as good as it’s benefits, many people have hyped up this plant for a long time now, but are all the benefits true? Does aloe vera really help our skin? Let’s find out. 

“It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin,” says Dr. Chang, who is a skin care doctor. Aloe vera contains many vitamins and minerals which are safe to both be consumed or rubbed against the skin which makes it way more convenient. Aloe vera is said to help cure wrinkles or unwanted skin scars, and has been proven to do so. 

Aloe vera helps hydrate and keep your skin healthy, it’s a multi purpose plant! Not only does this plant cure many skin issues, but is also very affordable. You can buy it or even grow it which is very convenient. 

All in all, aloe vera does help your skin in many ways and has beneficial effects on your aging. If you notice any dryness or scarring on your skin, you should most definitely try aloe vera!

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