Aloe vera, natural bandage

Known for its hydrating action, this succulent has great skin properties. It promotes healing, soothes the skin and has anti-age virtues.

Since the dawn of time, aloe vera is used to treat minor skin injuries. The Egyptians already evoked its virtues to treat infections. The secret of aloe vera? An incredible capacity of resistance! This fat plant, cultivated in all the Mediterranean, perfectly survive in desert climates. Its leaves are covered with stomata, small openings that promote trade and which close in order to maintain hydration. “L’aloe contains 99% water, which is attracted by the mucilages (sugars) that act as micro-eponges. When you cut a sheet, we see take this aqueux gel “, explains Marie-Hélène Lair, Director of scientific communications of Clarins. Its juice is extracted from the leaves, which are peeled in order to eliminate the aloine, an irritant laxative, then washed and rinsed before retrieving the precious liquid. Which, used in cosmetics, also became a both refreshing drink and detox.

Aloe vera soothes the pains immediately

In countries where the aloe vera grows, it is not uncommon to have a pot in the kitchen to quickly soothe small burns and other wounds. “Meme if it is easily absorbed by the horny layer, a thin film remains often surface and shape as a reconfortant patch,” says Marie-HELEN Lair. Thus, studies have shown that its composition, rich in sugars, glycoproteins and many amino acids, facilitates healing. It also relieves inflammations due to an enzyme, the bradykinase, which reduces the sensation of pain. Often used as a ready to use aqueous gel, aloe brings skin a cool effect that effectively mitigates the feeling of warm up due to irritation. Not fat, this gel is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

Aloe vera stimulates hydration

Aloe vera restarts the process of natural moisture of the skin. “its sugars are the same as those found in the dermis, continues the specialist.” They stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, which retains water in the cells and provides immediate hydration and long-term. However, when the environment is healthy, all the cells work better, including the support fibres, fibroblasts and the collagene “qualified plant anti-aging, aloe helps to smooth the skin and improve its appearance.” It also delivers a cocktail energizing and nutritious with vitamins (A, B1, B2, C, E…) and the score of minerals it contains, essential to the functioning of the skin system.

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