Aloe Vera, as a powerful topical treatment used on the skin. Aloe Vera is the most commonly used ingredient in skincare and for good reason. Its soothing, antimicrobial and healing properties nearly qualify it as a panacea for treating skin conditions.
Aloe Vera’s moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties are also noteworthy, which is why it is so often used to soothe sunburns and dermatitis. Using this same principle, Aloe soothes and calms acne, while balancing moisture levels to prevent against further breakouts.
Pure Aloe Vera without artificial coloring is best for acne, Aloe Vera can be used as a facial cleanser or mixed with lemon oil as a facial masque. Aloe is a powerful moisturizer when used in conjunction with other moisturizing products.
The ultimate skin healing ointment. Aloe Vera is the ultimate healing agent for sun damage, burns, sking abrasians with anti-aging effects.
Healing Power of Aloe Vera. Aloe has been around for millennia and used by humans as far back as can be remembered. Its healing properties on the skin and through ingestion have been documented through the centuries.
Aloe has been around for millennia and used by humans as far back as can be remembered. Its healing properties on the skin and through ingestion have been documented through the centuries. Here is a snapshot of the different civilizations that use aloe vera and how they were involved in it.
4,000 BC In ancient Egypt, aloe was used by the Great Royal Wives of Egypt and other Egyptian royalty including Cleopatra, Nofretete and more. It was the “plant of eternity” and “blood of life and health”, and even used in burying the dead to inhibit the decomposition process of the body.
2,200 BC In Mesopotamia, clay tablets with Sumerian hieroglyphics were found showing the usage of aloe vera in a pharmaceutical manner including ingestion and use as a laxative to help heal the instestines.
500 BC In Egypt, books mentioned that skin infections could be cured by aloe.
350 BC Alexander the Great used aloe to heal war-time wounds of Greek soldiers from fresh aloe groves that the Greeks obtained from the Island of Socotra.
1100-1200 AD Aloe was used primarly for Eczema treatment to help relieve symptoms with its antioxidant, antimicrobial, immune-boosting and wound healing properties. Hildegard of Bingen, a Gernamn Benedictine abbess, visionary and philospher, mentioned aloe for its curing icterus, gastric intestinal infections and ulcers.