Saturday, June 16, 2007

Skin Care and Aloe: the Skincare Benefits of This Natural Ingredient

Skincare News educates readers about the importance of aloe in skin care.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2007 -- Skin care ingredients are often concocted in science labs for the skincare industry but the best ingredients hands down are those that come from Mother Nature.'s latest article, "Aloe Vera, for Beauty and Health -- What Grandma Didn't Know" takes a look at this popular ingredient and its benefits.

The use of aloe vera dates back as far as the Egyptians and has a rich history of use:
Ancient records dating back thousands of years document the use of Aloe Vera as a beauty enhancer by Egyptian Queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti. Alexander the Great used the plant to treat soldiers wounded in battle, in fact, he was supposedly persuaded in 333 BC by his mentor, Aristotle, to capture the Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean for its famed aloe supplies.

Aloe vera has been used to successfully treat even the most painful ailments:
It is known to help a variety of internal disorders, especially digestive tract conditions. Its natural healing and detoxifying powers has brought relief to those who suffer with such digestive tract irritations as ulcers, colitis and a condition commonly known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

In beauty and skin care products aloe vera plays a very important role:
It is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, analgesic and age retardant agent, as well as a stimulant to the immune system. Studies have confirmed that Aloe Vera is able to speed up cell growth and has the natural ability to moisturize by carrying added emollients up to seven layers deep into the skin. It also accelerates healing and minimizes scarring that results from wounds.

According to the Skincare News Team's sources, aloe vera continues to be one of the most widely used ingredients in everything from medical care to beauty and skin care and will continue to be for many years to come. covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

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