THE MAGIC PLANT IN MY GARDENGurpreet Kaur
Aloe Vera easily meets my only rule for the balcony garden – nothing that comes with the required extra care, extreme pampering and an excess amount of time and money. They are lucky if they get just enough water to survive. In other words, I don’t have the proverbial green thumb, or the patience to give my ordinary-looking thumb a coat of any colour.
With this potted plant, I don’t have to fear anything. Aloe Vera simply shines with its brilliant green colour and looks happy when I water it once a week when I finally remember to. It has been part of my garden for a long, especially because of its low maintenance and also for its role in DIY beauty care.
For centuries, aloe vera has been used for its medicinal properties. It plays a key role in skin and hair treatment because of the magic it can create – reduce the signs of ageing, keep the skin hydrated… and more.
Here are a few properties and qualities that aloe vera has been credited with:
- Aloe vera is a natural moisturiser and can help hydrate the skin without making it oily. It is a great choice for people with dry or sensitive skin. It has aqua porin, which is a booster of cellular water channels which increases moisturisation through the outer skin layer providing intense, deep long-lasting moisturisation
- Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm irritated skin. It is especially beneficial for people with sunburn or other types of skin irritation.
- It contains antioxidants and vitamins that can help speed up the healing process of wounds and skin damage. It is also effective in treating acne scars.
- This plant has been shown to improve skin elasticity and firmness, making it a popular ingredient in anti-ageing skincare products.
- Aloe vera has antibacterial properties that can help prevent the growth of acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
- Aloe vera can be used to soothe sunburned skin and provide relief from the pain and discomfort associated with it.
- And, it is also good for the hair and scalp. Like the skin, it moisturises the hair, preventing it from becoming dry and brittle. Since aloe vera has antimicrobial properties, it can help to soothe and heal a dry, itchy scalp. It also promotes hair growth and reduces hair breakage.
So, to keep the list short, aloe vera is a versatile plant with many benefits for the skin, and it can be used in a variety of skincare products, including moisturisers, serums and masks, to improve the health and appearance of the skin.
That is why Soilscents has its new face wash infused with the goodness of aloe vera.
Made with natural ingredients this face wash effectively removes dirt, traces of makeup and all other impurities from the skin, giving a fresh and radiant look. The hydration it gives to the face is indeed extraordinary, and it remains smooth and soft.
Yes, I know. That is why that pot is still there on my balcony. My go-to plant for all skin and hair needs. Yes, Soilscents too knows.