Aloe vera is actually a pretty amazing beauty product – it fights acne, nourishes skin and tackles the signs of ageing. Researchers are even looking into it as potential cancer-fighter.
The reason the aloe gel is so good is because it contains a number of antioxidants including beta carotene and vitamin C and E. The vitamins present keep the skin hydrated and improve its natural firmness – a perfect combination to fight skin aging.
The little plant also has antiseptic properties and hormones that promote cell turnover which is why it is so popular with acne sufferers. The gel’s anti-inflammatory wonder helps to reduce swelling and skin redness.
Having an aloe vera drink is a great way to detox as it helps eliminates waste from your body and aids digestion. It does have a slightly acquired taste but mixed with a smoothie it goes down well.
Why not invest in an Aloe Vera plant so you will always have the gel on tap.