Suara.com – Aloe vera has various benefits, both for the skin and for the hair. In fact, aloe vera can also be used as a ‘medicine’ for irritated skin.
In addition, aloe vera is also known to relieve sunburn and treat dandruff.
Based on Insider, Here are five benefits of aloe vera:
1. As a moisturizer
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Pure aloe vera gel contains about 99% water so it is great for moisturizing the skin.
“It also helps prevent transepidermal water loss, which is when you lose moisture through the skin, making it more likely to be irritated, itchy, and dry,” explains cosmetic dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD.
Once the gel is absorbed, it will seal in the moisture. Making it a strong ingredient in moisturizers for dry and oily skin types.
2. Overcoming eczema
“Aloe is a great ingredient for people with dry skin or conditions like eczema,” adds dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD.
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Eczema is an itchy skin condition, forming uncomfortable dry patches. In fact, it sometimes causes the skin to crack and hurt.
3. Heals sunburn
Since aloe vera fights inflammation, it is also a great remedy for sunburn.
Aloe vera contains anthraquinone compounds, which can help reduce redness and swelling. Anthraquinones can also help relieve pain.
4. Prevents hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation occurs when certain areas of the skin overproduce the pigment melanin, creating dark spots. This can be caused by the sun or other skin injuries.
“Aloe vera contains the compound aloesin, which reduces excessive melanin production and can help even out your skin tone,” says Engelman.
5. Fade scars
Aloe vera can help smooth the texture of scars by increasing the production of collagen, a protein that aids wound healing.
“Aloe vera can also make scars less visible by reducing excess melanin that makes them stand out from the rest of the skin,” says Engelman.
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