We have recently talked about sunscreen and how important that is. Today we are going to talk about a product known by everyone, that is suitable as an after-sun product as well: our loved Aloe Vera Gel from Nature Republic.
Why you should use an Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera has many benefits. It is an anti-inflammatory, soothing product that protects the skin from external factors and maintains the skin level of hydration. Aloe is really a multi-purpose product you can use from head to toe, but it still needs some precautions in use. Contrary to popular belief, aloe is not moisturising, especially when in high concentrations (as in our case). On the contrary, it is an excellent product both for those with oily skin and for those who sweat a lot, because it drains and temporarily reduce the sebum production... so, just perfect for summer! Our Nature Republic Aloe Gel is composed of 92% Aloe vera and for 8% of humectant ingredients, so that you can easily apply it on your skin without an annoying dry effect.
Another myth to dispel is that aloe gel works as a good foundation for your make up. Since it drains the skin out and creates a barrier, it does not allow the make up – mostly made by silicone - to adhere to your skin. The situation might change whether we talk about powders, or completely bio and mineral make-up. These products are the most suitable along with the use of aloe.
We usually focus on the use of Aloe vera all over the skin, but it must be known that Aloe vera can really be used everywhere! Did you know that massaging a little aloe on the nails helps to soften the cuticles? Try it out!
As we have already said, Nature Republic Aloe Vera - with 92% of aloe in its formulation - does not drain your complexion too much and it is therefore suitable for all skin types, even the dry ones - if you do not exaggerate with the quantity to be applied. The light and jelly consistency allows an easy absorption, without leaving any residual product or a sticky skin. After having it smeared on you will not have to do anything, just wait.
Aloe vera tips
We mentioned a few aloe uses in our article about how to fight the heat ... well, in this period of heat these remain our favourite tips and tricks! Apply it in those areas where you sweat a lot, to help control the problem. But mostly, when used as a soothing product, Aloe is really unbeatable! In case of sun rashes, irritations and itching, as well as for insect bites, a veil of aloe gel helps to reduce itching and redness. When your skin is red after a beach day, Aloe refreshes and relieves the discomfort, bringing the skin slowly and gently back to its healthy state.
Our favourite recipe provides a very simple pack. You just need to soak two cotton pads and apply them on your cheeks or on your eyes - areas that most suffer from sudden heat changes - for an instant relief.
How do you girls use Aloe vera? Are there any other recipes that you would like to share with us?