A Beginner’s Guide to Using Aloe Vera for Skin Care
We are sure someone you know keeps an Aloe Vera plant growing in their home to soothe an inevitable burn on a hot stove or to to help moisturize and replenish there skin after time out in the sun. While aloe straight from the plant has incredible soothing properties, the gel alone does not provide the most pleasant feeling when put directly on the skin. After application there is a wonderful cooling sensation, but it can leave your skin feeling slightly tight and sticky.
READ MORE: Why Does Aloe Vera Make My Skin Feel Tight?
That’s why we created ALODERMA. We process our organic Aloe within 12 hours of harvest to guarantee only the freshest, most bioactive aloe available goes into our skincare products. Plus, we include additional natural ingredients that ensure a luxurious feel and absorption into the skin for many common skin concerns without that sticky feeling after. All of our products contain at least 65% pure organic Aloe Vera, are never made from concentrate or powder, and pack aloe’s astonishing soothing, moisturizing, and wellness properties into our products.
What’s So Great About Aloe?
There are many Aloe Vera uses for skin care - so many in fact, the real question we ask is “Why wouldn’t you use aloe on your skin every day?” Here is a top ten of reasons it should be part of your daily skincare routine:
- Balances oils in your skin
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines
- Evens skin tone
- Great for every skin type
Aloe Vera Skin Care Routine
Now that you know WHY to use aloe in your skincare routine let us explain how you should include it in your regimen.
Step One: Cleanse Your Skin
Always start with clean skin to remove any oils or environmental debris that may accumulated. If you tend to have larger pores, take your time and make sure you thoroughly cleanse.
Try: Any of our facial cleansers! Your skin should not feel depleted after a cleanse. It should feel reinvigorated and nourished! Due to the enzymes naturally found in aloe, it is a gentle astringent and exfoliant – perfect for cleansing your skin.
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Step Two: Apply Toner
Use a cotton pad and swipe it gently across your entire face, neck, and chest. Toners help to shrink pores and restore your skin’s pH balance. Allow your toner to dry before moving on to Step Three. As an alternative, we would also suggest using our Fresh Aloe Juice Skin Hydrator.
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Step Three: Add Serum/Essence
Ditch the cotton pad and gently apply serum to your face, neck, and chest. Serums have more concentrated ingredients aimed at whatever your skin concern may be. Have extra? Apply to the backs of your hands. Much like a serum, facial essences add concentrated ingredients but also help to prime and moisturize the skin.
For anti-aging and to even skin tones, try: Aloe Firming & Rejuvenating Serum or the Aloe Brightening Serum
For everyday use, try: Aloe Vitality Hydrating Essence
For sensitive skin, try: Aloe Soothing & Repairing Essence
CHECKOUT: ALODERMA Serums
Step Four: Moisturize
The cornerstone of every skin ritual, lotions revitalize dry and dull skin and restore its youthful appearance. Working against gravity’s force, always use upward, gentle strokes when applying your moisturizer.
Try: Enriched with jojoba seed oil and shea butter, Aloe Nourishing & Rejuvenating Lotion firms and smooths the skin.
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For dry skin and help during the driest months of the year, we strongly suggest you also add a Cream to your ritual. ALODERMA creams offer deep moisturizing without feeling overly heavy on the skin.
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Step five: Take Care of your Eyes
The final step, unless adding sunscreen, is applying your eye cream. Using your ring finger, your weakest finger, dot the cream around your orbital bone from the inside to the outside.
Try: Aloe Brightening Eye Cream is formulated to treat sensitive, thin under eye skin to reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles and discoloration.
On the go? Do not forget about your hands?
Do your hands get dry and chapped, but hate how heave and greasy hand creams can be? Need something for your car, your bag, or just to have around the house? Aloe Nourishing Hand Cream is a must to have on hand. It just does not get any better.
CHECKOUT: ALODERMA Hand Cream
It Does not Matter if You Are 16 or 60
Using Aloe Vera in your everyday skincare regimen is a no-brainer. Take great care of your skin through all phases of life by adding high-quality Aloe Vera-based products. Our aloe is grown on USDA Organic, ECOCERT-certified plantations owned by ALODERMA and processed in our own factories so we can control every ingredient that goes in our products. We never use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, growth hormones, or herbicides which can be harmful to your skin and the environment. Try our products to feel the natural difference it makes on your skin and begin your path to amazing beauty.