It’s amazing how the skincare industry can advertise a thousand different creams, each with a promise of a miracle cure for sun spots or laugh lines, when one of the most powerful remedies waits in your own backyard and the grocery store. Aloe vera is one of the best remedies you can apply to your skin, both during menopause, which can cause the skin to dry, as well as part of a daily routine to hydrate, nourish, and love the skin a little deeper.
Aloe vera has long been known as a cure for burns. Whenever a child gets a burn on the hand from touching a hot dish, or a teenager spends too much time out in the sun without sunscreen, aloe vera is the go-to remedy. But this succulent, part of the Asphodelaceae family, contains a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, vitamins, and enzymes. It is powerfully anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is one of the major struggles with aging. Aloe vera, when applied topically, works as a smooth exfoliant. The enzymes gently cleanse away dead follicles, and can help prevent future signs of aging.
Renewing the Skin
The triple dosage of beta carotene, vitamin C and E all help provide the skin with more elasticity as the antioxidants smooth and nourish the contours of the face. Simultaneously, the giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone which helps the skin heal old scars or wounds. This same ingredient can work with sun spots as well. The combination of these active ingredients and the antioxidants help to create a mask that soothes and cleanses at the same time.
Applying the Green Gel
Incorporating aloe vera into a daily routine is simple. If your skin is oily, aloe vera can work as a moisturizer as well, meaning you can apply it in the morning after cleansing the face. At night, after cleansing, gently rubbing aloe vera into the face and neck is all that is required. You can cut a stem from an aloe vera plant if you live in an region where the succulent grows or where you can grow one inside. You can also buy the processed aloe vera gel at the store, though the actual plant is best. Cutting the stem of an aloe plant is a small practice in gratitude in and of itself. If you want to add an extra dose of healing power, look for an aloe vera gel that also contains the oil of calendula, a flower known for its healing properties and strong antioxidants.
Ultimately, when the body ages, the greatest remedy to the process is the powerful act of acceptance, of leaning into aging with grace and curiosity. Everybody is different, and the skin often holds the woes of decades prior. The layers of the skin show damage that was inflicted years before. Too much tanning, battles with acne, scars from times long ago–these are the current decorations that the skin holds. Every woman’s skin is her own story. By applying a gel, like aloe vera, with care is not just to nourish the skin with simple, natural ingredients; it is also a ritual in self-love. Rubbing soothing aloe vera into the skin, looking at your beautiful eyes in the mirror–these small practices are curative in and of themselves. Your skin will thank you, but your heart will be even more grateful that you’re taking time to look at the beautiful woman you are, to love each line as the laugh that it held, and to nourish the skin that has carried you through this world thus far. That skin, your body, are prepared and preparing for many more adventures to come. Menopause is by no means the end. It is a new beginning.
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