Aloe vera, a very popular cactus plant has umpteen skin care benefits and it is these benefits that have made it earn a place on many a beauty shelves!

Right from moisturising to healing, this one here does it all. And if these aren’t reasons enough to include this power gel in your daily skin care today, we have listed down several other reasons for you to take note.

Keeps skin thoroughly moisturised
 

Keeps skin thoroughly moisturised

If your skin feels dry and stretchy, chances are that you are not moisturising your skin enough. Aloe vera gel acts as an amazing moisturiser, minus the grease, hence it works really well for oily skin. It also works as a great pre-makeup base to keep skin from drying out in the course of the day.  Aloe vera gel also has great antioxidant properties that keep skin looking fresh and glowing. Sounds appealing already? There’s more!

Treats sunburn
 

Treats sunburn

Aloe vera gel, when applied to the skin, forms a protective layer that retains moisture into the skin. This amazing quality helps treat even a bad case of sunburn. Additionally, the nutritional and antioxidant properties present in the aloe vera gel helps the skin heal quickly.

Prevents and heals acne

The anti-inflammatory properties in the gel of this miracle plant diminish skin inflammation and redness, thereby reducing acne. Auxin and Gibberellins, the two growth hormones present in aloe vera gel acts stimulate the growth of new cells that help in preventing and healing acne. These hormones also allow the skin to heal quickly with minimal scarring.

Works as an anti-ageing agent
 

Works as an anti-ageing agent

A rich source of vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin E, aloe vera gel helps keep the skin plump, moisturised and firm. This gel helps skin regain its lost sheen and elasticity. Additionally, aloe vera also fights the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and pigmentation to ensure your skin looks young, healthy and clear.

Reduces the appearance of stretch marks

The elasticity of the skin makes it expand and contract to accommodate growth. But if the skin stretches too much too fast due to pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss, this elasticity of the skin is damaged leading to the appearance of stretch marks. The healing benefits of the aloe vera gel reduce the appearance of these stretch marks to a great extent. Time to say goodbye to expensive anti-stretch marks treatments.