What is aloe vera?
There are literally hundreds of species of aloe plants but the one that you're probably familiar with is the one you see at home depot or your local health foods store...you know...the weird looking one with the fat, thick walled, squishy green leaves that you can't help squeezing every time you see it...or maybe that's just a me thing. The aloe vera plant is sometimes referred to as a "wonder plant" due to its wide array of reported medicinal and therapeutic benefits. It's leaves are filled with a thick clear gel-like pulp call aloe vera gel. People use aloe vera gel topically to help with a wide range of issues including cold sores, sunburn, skin abrasions, minor burns, acne, and wound care. When ingested, it's effects are less clear, but it's reported to help with issues including heartburn, dehydration, digestive health, and gum health.
What are the benefits of aloe vera soap?
It is a natural humectant - Aloe vera soap is an excellent choice for those who's skin is prone to dryness and stiffness. It's humectant properties draw moisture from the air deep into the skin promoting a softer, smoother, and more elastic feel.
It has anti-inflammatory properties - The lather cleanses skin while simultaneously providing soothing treatment for sunburns, cuts, & scrapes. It aides in reducing pain and swelling.
It has great anti-microbial properties - Aloe vera provides a boost to the bacteria killing ability of soap. It's great for preventing the spread of acne by killing and repelling acne causing bacteria.
It's an excellent gentle exfoliant - Aloe vera contains naturally produced salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that aides in removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and preventing the spread of acne.
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