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Treating Skin Health and Reducing Wrinkles with Aloe VeraDescription: Please remember, wrinkles are the result of aging skin and volume loss; they are completely natural and everybody gets them. However, it's perfectly natural also to feel self-conscious about wrinkles, especially if you believe they make you look older than you feel inside.
Aloe has long been recognized as a really good way to improve skin health, both in appearance and vitality. Companies have jumped on this enormous bandwagon and formulated potions, creams and procedures promising to make your skin smooth and wrinkle free. Usually these come with a hefty price tag and not much, if any, aloe.
We supply Aloe Vera gel in leaf form, as a natural product, vacuum packed, with nothing added. No preservatives, no fillers, no emulsifiers, no nothing, zilch. All you have to do is extract the gel and freeze it for later use, as and when it is required.
When used as an antiaging gel, it can help prevent new signs of aging, and also helps your skin make collagen and elastin, allowing your skin appear smoother and more elastic. It is this increased collagen production and hydration in the skin, which gives a more youthful looking, radiant appearance.
What can I do about wrinkles in my skin?
If you want to treat your condition naturally, or in conjunction with a conventional treatment, you might like to try using our Aloe Vera gel. The gel contains dozens of different nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols and salicylic acid. Often these are the very constituents found in your medication.
How do I use my gel when it arrives?
Just to be safe, do a patch test first. Allow one of your gel cubes to dissolve undiluted. Take a small amount on a cotton pad and just wipe it on the underside of your forearm. You only need to do an area the size of a postage stamp. Leave it to see if you react to it. If you do, wash it off straight away. If not, then it should be safe to use anywhere else.
To continue: Cleanse your face and neck and pat dry. Either using fingers or a cotton pad, apply a thin layer of gel to all areas of your face and neck. Leave a gap around the eyes for now, you can work your way in closer as your techniue improves. You will feel the gel start to dry as it reacts with the air around your face. Apply more at this stage if you wish, to keep the effect going. You can leave this for as long as you want, or until it's time to go out (wouldn't want to frighten the neighbours now would we? ). Rinse with water and pat dry as before.
Alternatively, you can apply the gel and allow it to stay overnight, showering it off in the morning. There are so many good ingredients in aloe gel that giving it maximum time to allow all those good things to absorb into the skin is one of the best things you can do. This may not be to everyone's liking, only because as the gel dries it may feel a bit 'funny' on your skin and keep you awake. Most of the time it will be fine.
Taking your Aloe gel orally: Whilst everyone knows that aloe applied to the skin is the best thing since we had the wheel, most of the evidence is based on consumption of aloe gel, rather than application of aloe topically. This is not difficult to do once you have your frozen cubes of gel in the freezer.
Take a frozen cube of your gel and allow it to dissolve in a little warm water. We usually dissolve ours in about 150ml of water, but more or less is ok. Some people feel it is best to take their aloe with a meal. Others prefer to take it when they get up in the morning. Others prefer to take it before retiring at night so it has a chance to work and heal during the night. Work out a system that is best for you.
What do I do when my leaves arrive? Just follow these simple instructions.
Please contact me when your condition improves. I really love to hear your stories.
Disclaimer: Aloe Vera is known to be a wonderful cure-all around the world and back again. But it is always best to keep an open mind on both sides of the orthodox and natural remedies debate, and cherry pick the best solution on a condition by condition basis. Natural remedies alone may not always help to cure your condition, especially if there are contributory factors. If the condition worsens or takes longer than anticipated to recover, you are advised to contact your doctor. Normally, your aloe may be used along with any conventional medical treatment offered.
REFERENCES: Evidence studies and research papers.
Here is the evidence that I have found to support the use of Aloe Vera gel in your recovery.
Study 1: Annals of Dermatology: Dietary Aloe Vera Supplementation Improves Facial Wrinkles and Elasticity. Soyun Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Serah Lee, M.S. Min-Jung Lee, M.S. Dong Hun Lee, M.D. Chong-Hyun Won, M.D. Ph.D. Sang Min Kim, Ph.D. and Jin Ho Chung, M.D., Ph.D.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2883372/ (opens in a new window)
Background: To determine whether dietary aloe vera gel has anti-aging properties on the skin. (A two group study)
Conclusion: After aloe gel intake, the facial wrinkles improved significantly in both groups. Aloe gel significantly improves wrinkles and elasticity in photoaged human skin, with an increase in collagen production in the photoprotected skin and a decrease in the collagen-degrading MMP-1 gene expression. However, no dose-response relationship was found between the low-dose and high-dose groups. (Meaning scientists found that wrinkles, elasticity, and collagen production improved in both groups.)
Study 2: Effects of plant sterols derived from Aloe vera gel on human dermal fibroblasts in vitro and on skin condition in Japanese women by Miyuki Tanaka, Eriko Misawa, Koji Yamauchi, Fumiaki Abe, and Chiaki Ishizaki.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4345938/ (opens in a new window)
Background: Clinical studies on the effect of orally administered Aloe vera gel on the skin.
Conclusion: The present study confirms that daily oral Aloe sterol-containing AVGP significantly reduced facial wrinkles in women aged over 40 years, and Aloe sterols stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production by human dermal fibroblasts.
If I find more studies at a later date, I will include them here. In the meantime, take your Aloe gel internally or externally, whichever suits you best. Phil.