A cherished healing remedy that’s been in use for thousands of years, Aloe vera is perhaps one of the most well-known household medicines for skin conditions. Many homes across America have Aloe vera plants in them, ready and waiting for a gentle pluck of a succulent leaf for use on sunburns, itchy skin, minor cuts, small abrasions, etc.
But is Aloe vera good for dry skin? And if it is, how can we best utilize this plant’s near-magical properties?
Aloe Vera – The Healing Plant
When people think of Aloe vera, they immediately think of everyone’s favorite remedy for sunburns and 1st-degree burns. But in truth, Aloe vera has a multitude of healing properties. Aloe is best-known for burn relief, yes, but that’s just the beginning of what this miracle-like plant can do.
For example, Aloe vera helps seal moisture in the skin1 when applied topically. For people with dry skin conditions, this is of immense benefit. Aloe vera works moisture back into the skin, helping to draw moisture into the skin and keep it there. And in cold, dry, low-humidity environments, an Aloe vera application acts as a natural protectant for the skin, preventing skin moisture from being sucked out by a low-humidity climate. This process is immensely beneficial for those who live in cold or dry climates, or for those who struggle with particularly dry skin no matter where they live.
Kim Chang, a licensed aesthetician with the Baylor Aesthetics Studio,2 was quoted in a Baylor College of Medicine news release on this subject. Chang spoke on the healing properties of Aloe vera, how this unique plant can do a lot more than just heal burns.
“Aloe vera has lots of uses. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne, and dry skin.”
Because Aloe vera is a succulent plant, its moisturizing properties help relieve skin that’s been dried out by air conditioning, central heating, hot showers, cold weather, low humidity, eczema, psoriasis, thyroid disorders, etc. And since Aloe has vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants in it, the plant does more than just moisturize! From dry skin to other, irritable skin conditions, millions of people use Aloe vera to relieve itchy, red, cracked, swollen, flaking, and otherwise unhappy skin.
There’s been a good bit of scientific research into the healing properties of Aloe vera as well. This research focused on the benefits of Aloe vera as a topical remedy. A peer-reviewed study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine3 had this to say about the moisturizing (dry skin relief) nature of Aloe vera:
“Its moisturizing effects has also been studied in treatment of dry skin associated with occupational exposure where aloe vera gel gloves improved the skin integrity, decreased appearance of fine wrinkle, and decreased erythema. It also had an anti-acne effect.”
Aloe Vera by Avera Organics – Our Favorite Aloe Vera Skin Cream
Aloe vera is nature’s favorite healer. It’s also one of the oldest healing plants still in use today. We can trace the use of Aloe back to the medical techniques of the ancient Egyptians4 some 3,000 years ago.
But how do we best utilize Aloe? How can we create an efficient, easily-applicable form of the plant for daily use?
Aloe vera, when it is in its plant form, is comprised of about 95 percent water. But that other five percent is chock full of healthy enzymes, vitamins, and healing properties.
At Avera Organics, rather than selling Aloe vera plants, we capitalized on that five percent of the essential ingredients in Aloe that make it so immensely beneficial. We created a special cream, our Natural Face and Body Cream Moisturizer. This cream has organic Aloe vera as its primary, active ingredient. The cream condenses the five percent of the plant’s most beneficial ingredients into one, simple, easy-to-use skin cream.
And in addition to having everything we love about Aloe vera, our Natural Face and Body Cream Moisturizer is also chock-full of other healthy ingredients like Shea butter, organic Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin B5, and organic Borage oil.
The Best, Organic Aloe Vera Face & Body Cream
After years of testing and experimenting, we feel strongly that our organic face & body cream is the best Aloe vera cream for dry skin. Now our customers can enjoy the multiple benefits of Aloe vera, plus all the added, healthful ingredients. We put all of that together into a sweet-smelling, easily-applied topical cream.
We still have our Aloe vera plants, and we love raising them! But there is no doubt that the Avera Organics Natural Face and Body Cream Moisturizer is the best organic face & body cream for dry skin relief. Order your own jar today, and shop with peace of mind thanks to our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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