A youthful glow is not obtained, or maintained, overnight.
It needs care and work, especially as we get older and our skin starts to show signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, loss of elasticity and age spots.
For centuries, people have turned to aloe vera. With a nickname like “the plant of immortality”, it is easy to understand why.
Aloe Vera’s Observed Effects on Wrinkles
Instead of searching for the fountain of youth by paying big bucks to cosmetic brands with slick advertising campaigns, there are very good reasons why aloe vera has been used in a number of skin products for ages.
A study was conducted on 30 women over age 45 where they all used aloe vera for 3 months. Skin measurements were taken before and after, including wrinkle depth, skin elasticity and collagen levels. All 30 experienced improvements in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, they all had higher levels of collagen in their skin.
Aloe Vera Moisturizers Fight Age Spots
There is another way that age can show on the skin and it is quite visible indeed. Age spots; also known as liver spots. These are brown or yellowish spots and blotches that can appear as we age in areas like the face, neck and hands.
Most typically, age spots become worse due to heavy sun exposure earlier in life, but they can occur in almost anyone.
Aloe vera has been commonly used to reduce age spots. Instead of using harsh chemical bleaching agents, an aloe vera moisturizer is gentle and nourishing.
It encourages new skin growth and regeneration from underneath, which in turn helps to take off the pigmented outer layers.
The Aloe Vera Skin Regeneration Revolution
While using aloe vera for skin care is not a new idea, recent years have seen an explosion of interest.
- increase production of fibroblast cells, which diminish as a person ages and are crucial in the production of collagen – a protein rich in tendon-like tissue that is essential to skin’s elasticity
- provide essential vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin and improve its overall well-being
- offer astringent properties for sloughing off dead skin flakes, thus improving texture, tone, tautness and smooth appearance
- penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to provide moisture and make it appear soft, supple and less wrinkled
- fuel the skin with stimulating ingredients for retaining moisture, like soluble collagen, allantoin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and the B-complex vitamin niacin.
In addition, be sure to drink plenty of pure water, use sunscreen, wear good sunglasses, eat a diet rich in plants and whole foods, and generally live a lifestyle conducive to wellness.
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