Aloe vera has a multitude of beauty uses but have you ever come across the benefits of applying aloe vera gel on face overnight? Find out!
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera plant comes from the Asphodelaceae family and the genus ‘Aloe.’ Its botanical name is ‘Aloe Barbadensis Miller.’ The name Aloe originates from the Arabic word ‘Alloeh’ meaning ‘Shining bitter substance,’ and ‘Vera’ meaning ‘True’ in Latin. It is also called ‘Plant of immortality’ by the Egyptians. It’s commonly used in medicines, cosmetics, and haircare products. There are a variety of benefits of applying aloe vera gel on face overnight if you do it regularly.
Benefits of Applying Aloe Vera Gel on Face Overnight
Using aloe vera at night allows your skin to reap its full benefits, giving your skin a smooth and soothing effect. It works as a natural antioxidant and a moisturizer, which prevents dry skin problems. For instance, below are some benefits of applying aloe vera gel on face overnight:
1. Removes Acne
Aloe vera has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties, which removes the dead skin cells and kills bacteria. It has a component named ‘Saponin,’ which helps to fight acne and reduces the redness around acne in no time. Aloe Vera has Magnesium Lactate, which reduces any itchiness and pain caused by acne. As a bonus, it removes the scars too, with the help of a chemical found in it named ‘Polysaccharides.’
2. Prevents Early Sign of Ageing
Aloe vera has anti-aging properties because it promotes the production of ‘Collagen’ in the face. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for wrinkle-free skin. Aloe vera increases the production of fibroblasts, which increases the production of collagen in the skin. It also has Malic acid, Zinc, Amino acids, and Vitamin E, which prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
3. Removes Dark Circles & Dryness
There could be many reasons for dark circles like aging, lack of sleep, lack of collagen, and even due to bad skincare. Aloe vera is a great antioxidant, skin healer, and also a natural skin moisturizer that is helpful in getting rid of dark circles. Just take a small amount of aloe gel (preferably fresh) and massage it under your eyes, in a circular motion. Leave the aloe vera gel on face overnight then wash off with water in the morning. Make it a habit to use it every night for a month at least to get considerable results.
4. Helpful in Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition in which nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead become reddish in color with swollen bumps and enlarged blood vessels. People who have fair skin are most common to get this skin condition. If you are suffering from Rosacea, aloe vera is the perfect remedy for you. Try taking aloe vera juice or simply apply the fresh gel all over the affected area. Its topical application works as a moisturizer to prevent the itchiness caused by Rosacea.
5. Heals Sun Burns and Soothes The Skin
Aloe vera gel has healing and soothing abilities, which are helpful in mild to moderate sunburns. It works great to cure the peeling of the skin that happens after the sunburn and soothes the inflammation. Apply fresh aloe gel thoroughly all over the areas where you have sunburns and protect your skin from the sun until it heals.
The above benefits of applying aloe vera gel on face overnight, are only a glimpse of its goodness. There are many other benefits of this precious plant. Many people are susceptible to aloe vera so before applying it on the face, perform a little patch test and notice any allergy. If you notice any irritation or allergy, consult your doctor before using it.