Sunday, July 06, 2008

Benefits of Aloe Vera

Here is something I didn't think to share with you all until today. I'm participating in the Home Spa Godess' Island Beauty Series. We have to share 7 products that we would want most if stranded on a deserted island. One of the products I mentioned was Aloe Vera Gel.

Now, why would I mention that? Many know that it's good for sunburn & other skin ailments. However, it is often used in some of our favorite everyday moisturizers as well & we probably never even think about that, yet Aloe Vera is an excellent moisturizer! If you'd like to read more about Aloe Vera's benefits for the skin, read this article. Have you ever thought of using just the gel, without all the other stuff?

I have. After suddenly remembering the healing properties of Aloe Vera, I figured I'd give it a shot. For years, I've had a problem with rough & dry patches on my face, not to mention my severely chapped hands. Since using Aloe Vera on my face & hands, the dry patches on my face have disappeared completely & they have not returned, plus my hands are much smoother. If you have dry skin & you've never used plain Aloe Vera gel as your regular moisturizer, I strongly urge you to try it!