Does it Matter? Dried Aloe vs. Natural Aloe Gel

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Dried/Freeze Aloe vs. Natural Aloe Gel

One of the most widely used additives to skin care and long considered an herbal remedy for skin conditions is aloe vera. For millennia Aloe Vera has been known to help soothe and support skin from a variety of minor ailments because of its unique bioactive components and its soothing and cooling gel texture. It is commonly used to help soothe and nourish skin as well as for topical application for minor cuts, small abrasions, and sunburn.

Can Aloe Vera be Used on Your Face?

People are extremely used to putting Aloe Vera on their body, but oddly enough that association frequently breaks down when people think about putting Aloe on their face. The reality is that you can safely apply Aloe Vera externally to nearly all skin surfaces and what is good for the skin on your body is good for your face as well. From moisturizing and nourishing to helping to sooth irritated skin, Aloe is extremely versatile and gentle, making it an ideal part of your facial skin care routine.

What about types of Aloe? There are more than one type of Aloe and over 420 estimated different species. When talking about skin care, most products contain Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller due to the fact that it features unique polysaccharides and acemannan, Aloe's most bioactive compound, at higher levels than any other commercially viable species of Aloe.

When used for conventional application, aloe is typically used as a topical gel. The gel-like substance is made from inside the plant's leaves. However, you can also use the leaves directly. To use directly, you need to remove the outer rind and grind up the inner filet of aloe to create a gel.  However, be careful, as Aloe Gel that is not processed to remove aloin, the protective layer of latex in the outer rind of aloe gel, can stain clothes and also can be an irritant.

What About Frozen or Freeze-Dried Aloe?

If you freeze aloe gel, you do need to take thawing time into account before use. However, the cold application on your skin can feel nice if your skin is sunburned and/or dried out and sensitive. If your skin feels irritated, the cold can help reduce swelling and remove redness. In addition, it helps your blood circulate, which helps reduce the swelling on your face.

Freeze-dried aloe vera can be reconstituted with water in order to re-activate some of the same raw constituencies within Aloe Vera.  However, from a bioactivity standpoint, once aloe has been freeze dried, the total botanical value of the plant remains, but the water content is removed and some break down of bioactivity will occur.

Why Should You Use Fresh Aloe Gel?

When you apply fresh aloe gel directly to your face, it can help nourish, moisturize, and protect your skin while also serving to soothe ailments and stimulate the release and production of collagen. There are many benefits to using Aloe on your face, such as its ability to soothe and calm irritated and red skin. In addition, it can help to support the healing of burns, scrapes, and cuts.

Aloe vera can help to support your body against bacteria and fungus. Plus, it has a cooling and soothing effect on sunburns and rashes. It can help to limit the appearance of scarring and supports wound healing. Aloe vera can also be used to help skin recover from the damaging effects caused by radiation therapy.

Aloe contains ~99% water, which aids in its ability to moisturize and hydrate your skin. In addition, Aloe is loaded with antioxidants that can help your skin combat signs of premature aging and sun damage.

The Production of ALODERMA Products

ALODERMA is unique from other skin care companies in that it is entirely vertically integrated.  What does that mean? It means that ALODERMA products are truly farm-to-skin.  By owning and operating its own ECOCERT certified Organic Aloe Vera plantations, ALODERMA is able to ensure the highest quality ingredients go into its products.  All ALODERMA products contain at least 65% Pure Aloe Vera and all of ALODERMA's products are created within 12 Hours of Harvest to ensure the freshest and most bioactive Aloe Vera is incorporated in every product to capture the true power of Aloe Vera.

ALODERMA products are never made from concentrate or powder, only from at least 65% fresh organic aloe vera juice. Water is never added and all products are free of Growth Hormones, Parabens, SD Alcohol, Mineral Oil, and Artificial Coloring.

Here are some ALODERMA products we highly recommend you check out as your are looking to learn more about the power of fresh aloe skin care:

Pure Aloe Vera Gel 200g delivers all the benefits of aloe vera in its natural state. It moisturizes, soothes, repairs, and improves your skin's overall elasticity.

Aloe Hydrating Basics Set is a starter set for dry skin if you need deep hydration. The fresh aloe vera helps to replenish moisture and cleanse your skin without drying it out.

Aloe Nourishing & Firming Mask this pure aloe vera mask has essential amino acids and hyaluronic acid. The mask will restore youthful beauty to your skin.

Fresh Aloe Juice Skin Hydrator is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, damaged, or oily skin. This product can be used daily for acne and scar repair, damage caused by the sun, and even conditioner for your hair.

ALODERMA products are right for you.

references:

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/sloe-vera-for-face#takeaway

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/aloe-vera-for-face#how-to-use

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