Aloe vera is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in northern Africa. The species does not have any naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa. The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. Extracts from A. vera are widely used in the cosmetics and alternative medicine industries, being marketed as variously having rejuvenating, healing, or soothing properties. There is, however, little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of A. vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes, and what positive evidence is available is frequently contradicted by other studies. Medical uses of aloe vera are being investigated as well.
Aloe vera's benefits for skin:
Because aloe vera tends to store water, aloe vers can be an effective moisturizer, so it's found in a lot of skin-care products. But that moisture can do so much more than simply moisturize.Providing moisture to cuts on the skin can help facilitate healing," she says, explaining that may be due to a compound in aloe vera called glucomannan, which can help with wound and sunburn healing by improving collagen production. That healing is helped by antioxidant vitamins C and E. Furthermore, The antibacterial properties allow aloe vera to be useful for the treatment of minor cuts and wounds to prevent infection and also may contribute to how it can be effective for acne.
Aloe vera's benefits for hair and scalp:
The scalp is simply a hair-covered extension of our facial skin, so it reaps the same rewards from aloe as the rest of our epidermis. Aloe vera can calm a scalp irritated by dandruff by helping to eliminate dead skin cells and, thus, stop the uncomfortable itching, And aloe is no slacker when it comes to hair, either. Aloe vera's active ingredients can also contribute to cell turnover, which repairs and strengthens hair strands,It may help keep hair smooth and shiny, which is why there are so many aloe vera hair products these days.