‘Ello Vera

Evening everyone,

Sorry for the delay in posting. I’m going to review Holland & Barrett’s aloe vera gel, and the benefits of aloe vera in general.

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I have used this product both on my face and hair, it’s especially lovely for sensitive skin and as the weather has been a bit warmer it’s brilliant if you keep it in the fridge. The only downside is that it leaves a sticky film over the skin, but you can just wash it off if this feels uncomfortable. There isn’t much else to say other than this is a relatively decent price for a medium sized tube of gel which is easy to use, the 100ml tube I bought is £3.99 and they also sell a 200ml tube for £6.99.

Now I’m just going to list a few of the benefits of this succulent plant. The gel acts as a layer of protection over the skin which aids in the replenishment of moisture, also helping the skin to heal. This is why aloe vera is so amazing at treating sunburn, something to take note of now it is summer. Another benefit is that it is a great moisturiser for oily skin, and it also prevents the skin from drying out which is wonderful if you use a lot of mineral-based make-up.

The hormones in aloe vera gel act to reduce inflammation of the skin, and as mentioned before it also helps the skin to heal quickly. These hormones mean that aloe vera can be a great help to those of us that have acne. In addition, as you may have seen from my review of Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant range I love antioxidants. Aloe vera contains beta carotene, and vitamin C and E which can help fight the signs of aging by improving the elasticity of the skin. As well as improving elasticity, aloe vera can aid in hiding the signs of stretch marks so it could be a good product for new mothers who wish to hide these marks.

Of course, I have used the product externally but these are also a plethora of benefits when you digest the product, such as aiding in digesting and treating gum disease. As the Holland & Barrett product is not 100% aloe and is designed for external use I wouldn’t eat it but there are many edible aloe products available on the market if you wish to reap the benefits of this simple seeming plant.

I’m sure you’ll agree that the benefits of aloe vera gel are numerous and it’s well worth a go, even if you buy the small tube like I did to see what aloe vera can do for you.

After the success of yesterday’s post scheduling (I was half expecting something to go wrong) I will be setting a few posts to go over the next few days as I am graduating tomorrow and won’t be at home.

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Chin up, you’ve nearly made it through Monday,

Sophie

Aloe vera information came from;

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-7654/the-benefits-of-using-aloe-vera-for-skin-care-and-more.html

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