Beach season is here and while you may be prepared with your arsenal of suncreams and zinc cream to fight off the sun, sometimes all it takes for a sunburn is forgetting to reapply – especially after swimming. Soon enough, you’ll be crawling out of the sea looking like an overcooked lobster and itching all over. Welcome to sunburn season. Now at this point, there isn’t much you can do except, wait – to peel and wear large sunglasses, but thankfully there is something to ease the pain and speed up recovery. It can even become your new moisturiser that will help you fight aging and even… remove stains. Say “aloe” to Aloe Vera – your new summer romance. Aloe Vera comes in a variety of forms such as gel, oil, juice, as the whole plant, creams and soaps. For me, it has been one of my most trusted forms of skin care. Let me tell you why!
Sunburns come with an insatiable itching and burning all over your body, not to mention that you are peeling and look like a tomato. Aloe Vera has been known to be an effective intervention used in burn wound healing for first to second degree burns such as sunburn. Not only does it help with the healing process of a sunburn, but Aloe Vera is also very cooling to the skin giving you instant relief from the itching and burning. Its anti-inflammatory properties will also help reduce redness allowing you to come back to your normal skin faster.
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As a moisturiser, anything with Aloe Vera has always been my first choice often defaulting to the pure gel whenever I have the luxury. With its flexibility to fit a diverse range of skin types, it can be easily used as a daily moisturiser after your daily face wash or shave. You’ll never have a moment in the day where you feel like your skin is flaking off, but instead experience a fully rehydrated face as Aloe Vera increases the water content in your skin. Not only does it help your skin retain its moisture, but it also can reduce skin inflammations and acne since it contains Auxin and Gibberellins, which contain wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Aloe Vera has been known to have amazing effects to fight wrinkles and aging. While you may still be young, in our busy and stressful world – it’s not surprising that the human body is aging faster with the pressures of work. That is why it is important to invest in products that help fight the signs of aging early so you can become the George Clooney of the future. Aloe Vera contains vitamin C and E, both of which promote healthier skin and help you retain the elasticity and firmness that come with youth.
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Skin care isn’t the only thing that Aloe Vera is good for. Perhaps the most unorthodox use for Aloe Vera, but removing tough stains using Aloe Vera gel can be an effective way for the gentleman to scrub away those little blemishes on your shirts that aren’t worth taking in for dry cleaning. I have personally removed oil stains from working on my car using this method! To begin your journey to cleanliness make sure you have the following:
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Liquid Soap
- Old Toothbrush
- Stained Garment
When you have all your tools, wet the blemish on the stained garment and then squeeze a small amount of liquid soap and Aloe Vera gel on the garment. Use an old toothbrush to scrub away the stain. After a few minutes the stain should be not even recognisable – pop your shirt in the wash to complete the removal.
There you have it gents – so much Aloe it make it hard to say goodbye – for now.