You might not recognise a picture of the actual aloe vera plant as it's a cactus-like evergreen perennial succulent. This hardly sounds promising in terms of gentle skincare! Thankfully, appearances are often deceptive. As an introduction to aloe vera, here's a quick guide to some of the positive effects it has been shown to have for effective men's skincare.
We know that it's of paramount importance to avoid sunburn - especially in our often-extreme climate. But, if the worst happens, aloe vera can help to develop new skin cells and repair damaged ones. It's also noted as a soother that helps to relieve pain in such circumstances and offers the same assistance in other cases of minor burns.
A major benefit of Aloe Vera is its ability to to hydrate your skin but without the greasy aftermath of other products. It both helps to lock-in moisture and assists skin cells to bind together, leading to a smoother skin surface. It's also as good a choice for dealing with oily skin as it is for dry.
Sufferers from many skin conditions appreciate the inflammation suppressant qualities of this product. Of course, it makes sense to check before use and then test it on a small patch of skin where such conditions are present.
Another action of aloe vera is to gently exfoliate dead skin cells. At the same time, it can also help other ingredients to penetrate the skin's surface. It also acts as an exfoliant to unclog pores which often lead to blackheads or pimples.
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