By Sinead M'Gee
You might be used to finding Aloe Vera at home in your garden or perhaps you use an Aloe Vera Gel on your skin when you have forgotten to wear SPF and have been out in the sun too long. But did you know Aloe Vera is so much more than just a soothing burn gel. The Aloe plant has three components: the inner gel or mucilage which is made up of 99% water, the middle latex layer, and the outer layer or rind.
Each layer has its own amazing benefits, but in particular, the mucilage layer, runs its own race of hydrating properties as it made up of a chemical called polysaccharides which helps reduce water loss. It is the holy grail in skincare terms, the crème de le crème of protecting the skin cell barrier function.
Studies have shown that Aloe Vera can improve the skin's ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has the ability to effectively penetrate the skin, therefore, helps transport healthy substances through the skin. Aloe Vera contains amino acids, salicylic acid, enzymes and vitamins, meaning it has all kinds of skin balancing benefits. It can be used as a soothing agent and can help the skin stay moisturised all day long.
So, while it’s winter and our skin may be feeling a little dryer than usual, it may be tempting to throw our hands up in frustration and give up. Spascriptions has your back for preparation and protection from the chilly weather. You can find Aloe Vera infused ingredients in our Pore Refining Gel Mask.
Ready, set, glow.