Can Aloe Vera Help Oily Skin?
If you have oily skin, you have most likely found it a challenge to find skin care products that work well with your skin. Most people with oily skin either have an oily T-Zone, or their skin is oily all over their face. Choosing the proper skincare for this type of skin is challenging, but essential. You need a skincare product with the right active ingredients but one that also doesn't excessively dry your skin out or cause oil rebound.
What is Aloe Vera?
Despite looking like it is a member of the cactus family, Aloe Vera actually belongs to the lily family. It's famous for its' use in traditional medicinal applications, as well as cosmetic properties. The gel typically used is found in the clear inner part of the leaf underneath the outer green rind and the gel gives the aloe vera its one-of-a-kind benefits. The inner part of the leaf actually comes out much the same way a fish filet would come out when the skin is removed. However, that is where the similarities end. The inner filet is then ground up to create a viscous liquid/gel.
Aloe Vera is made up of between 98 and 99% water, so beyond Aloe's renown bioactive properties, it is also extremely hydrating and moisturizing. In addition to water, the plant is a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, and E. Seven essential amino acids also contribute to the plant's uniquely bioactive properties, all of which go towards given you healthy, glowing skin. What does this mean for people that have oily skin? Before we answer that, we need to learn more about what exactly causes oily skin.
What is Oily Skin?
A lipid barrier protects the outer layer of your skin. This barrier is made up of lipids derived from sebum. The sebum is secreted from your sebaceous glands, and their purpose is to hold dead skin cells together. This barrier protects the live skin cells and also prevents irritants from getting in and water and helpful nutrients from getting out.
Skin oil is an important part of this process and just how much oil is being produced and your environmental conditions determine how that presents itself in your skin. When you have shiny oily skin, it's because your sebaceous glands produce too much oil (sebum). It then sits on the surface of your skin, captures dead skin cells, dirt, and clogs your pores
This can cause bacteria to get stuck in the outer layer and clog your poors, which can lead to breakouts and acne. This is a really common issue for oily skin, but it can be treated by getting rid of the excess oil and regulating your skin's oil production using a regular skin care routing.
Aloe Clearing Cleanser is a refreshing, purifying cleanser features Aloe Vera enriched with mint and witch hazel to exfoliates and remove excess oil without overly drying your skin. It removes impurities without harsh chemicals to help create a protective barrier that will leave your skin smooth, healthy, and hydrated.
Benefits of Aloe Vera
There are benefits to using aloe vera on your skin. It moistures and heals skin that is dry and flaky. It’s a natural moisturizer with hydrating properties that will absorb into your skin. It's excellent for use on oily and acne-prone skin because of its water content and light texture.
Pure Aloe gel can help soothe irritated skin affected by redness, itchiness, sensitive skin, infection, sunburn, and rash. Plus, aloe is naturally antifungal, so it can help with fungal related skin issues.
Furthermore, Aloe Vera can naturally help fight pimples due to its cleansing properties and help to diminish the appearance of acne blemishes and red, irritated skin. Because of its antibacterial properties, it can help discourage acne and aid with its quick resolution. It prevents the skin clogging and buildups that are the main cause for acne and pimples, plus supports the recovery process. In addition, it will help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne scars that acne leaves on your face. As an everyday application we highly recommend our Pure Aloe Vera Gel + Tea Tree Oil, it's great for morning and evening application and suitable for all over application, as well as helping overall skin clarity. Combining Tea tree's anti-oil properties with Pure Aloe Vera Gel is a match made in heaven and great for all skin types.
For individual trouble spots, we can't recommend the Pure Aloe Clearing Gel highly enough. Aloe Vera is combined with witch hazel, sugar kelp, and purslane to purify and unclog skin pores while restoring skin's moisture balance. It is fast and effective at reducing the appearances of blemishes while also keeping your skin moisturized and soothed.
How does Aloe Vera Control Oily Skin?
Aloe Vera has twelve vitamins, eighteen amino acids, twenty minerals, and over two hundred phytonutrients, plus active plant compounds. In addition, it includes a natural astringent to help absorb impurities and excess oil from your skin and pores.
There are two hormones, Auxins and Gibberellins, in aloe vera that have soothing properties. These two hormones can help with the appearance of marks and scars that show from acne and breakouts. Plus, the high water content can help to hydrate your oily skin. So even though your skin is oily, it can still become dehydrated.
Aloe vera can replace much-needed nutrients to your skin, such as Vitamin A, C, and E. Also, it’s non-comedogenic, so the gel moisture won't block your pores but moisturize them instead. Pure Aloe Vera Gel 200g from ALDOERMA will deliver all the benefits of aloe vera in its natural state. Aloe Vera will nourish, soothe, moisturize, and improve overall skin elasticity.
While not always part of a daily skin care routine, we also highly recommend the Aloe Oil Controlling Mask for anyone struggling with excess oil. Fresh Aloe Vera combined with capryloyl glycine and witch hazel help to control excess oil while smoothing allantoin delivers nutrients deep into skin. The ALODERMA Aloe Oil Controlling Mask helps restore skin's moisture balance and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Check out the other ALODERMA products to see how they can help your skin.