Wrote by Stephanie Oswald Certified Health Coach (IIN, graduated 2014) and an Registered Holistic Nutritionist.
Aloe Vera is a plant from the succulent family, it has a long history of therapeutic use dating back over 2000 years.
Aloe Vera Gel was first approved by the FDA for topical application in 1959 and has been a popular plant for research since. Land Art has many Aloe Vera products created for internal use and have now formulated a brand-new Aloe Vera gel specifically for topical use. I find regular aloe gel just isn’t thick enough to coat the way I would like it too when used topically. Land Art Topical Aloe Vera Gel has been created specifically for use on skin and provides a much smoother topical application. Land Art only works with the interior leaf of the aloe Vera plant and ensures it is cold-pressed and Aloin free for the highest possible quality.
There are many wonderful benefits to using aloe Vera topically. It is very hydrating and restorative for dry skin and naturally contains 98.5% water. Because it is so hydrating, it makes a great addition to DIY skincare recipes and is a popular ingredient for skin care and cosmetics. There is even some evidence suggesting Aloe Vera gel can help slow the aging of the skin. Aloe Vera contains Saponins, which have antimicrobial properties and protect against bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast, making it helpful for wound healing and warding off infection. Also containing Lignans, which penetrate deep into the skin to soothe and help alleviate skin ailments such as dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
Aloe gel has been shown to be effective for soothing discomfort, reducing inflammation and promoting the healing of insect bites, stings, sunburns, 1st and 2nd degree burns. The cooling affects provide quick pain relief. Aloe also aids in the healing and relief of herpes sores, acne lesions, skin rashes and fungal skin infections like athletes’ foot. Topical Aloe Vera Gel is a great addition to a parents first aid kit, as it is safe to use on children of all ages. Because Aloe Vera Gel has such a vast range of uses, it is the perfect ally for skin health all year round.
DIY Aloe Acne Gel
Topical gel to reduce acne breakouts and help heal acne lesions.
- 7 Tbsp. Land Art Topical Aloe Vera Gel
- 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil
- 5 drops of Lavender Essential oil
- 2 drops Juniper OR Clary Sage Essential oil
- 1.In a glass bowl combine Aloe Vera gel and essential oils.
- 2.Mix well until completely combined (do not use plastic utensils).
- 3.Apply a thin layer all over clean skin, can be used as a spot treatment, alone or under moisturizer. Always do a patch text first to ensure you don’t have a reaction.
- 4.Store in an air tight glass container.
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