Oh, aloe there! Why is aloe vera good for your skin?

Oh, aloe there! Why is aloe vera good for your skin?

We’ve all been there: too much time in the sun leads to burnt, inflamed and angry skin. Thank goodness mom has a gallon of aloe vera gel in the fridge. But! Aloe vera has sooo many benefits beyond soothing sunburns. It’s traditionally used as a topical gel, but have you noticed that it’s the second ingredient in Lash Therapy? We also included it in our Time Machine Super Serum to boost your skin. Here are five reasons we love aloe vera...


 1. Aloe Vera Moisturizes
Unlike other moisturizing ingredients, aloe vera won’t leave you feeling greasy. Instead, it softens your skin and unclogs your pores. Dermatologists even recommend using aloe vera to treat acne and eczema.
When your skin is dry, growth is inhibited and lashes are more likely to break. Including aloe vera in Lash Therapy ensures your lashes get long and stay strong. A moisturized lashline is a healthy lashline! Aloe vera helps condition and soften your hair, including your lashes. Some dermatologists say you can even swap out your regular moisturizer for aloe.


2. Aloe Vera Repairs Damage
Your lashline takes a beating. They get damaged from wiping off makeup too harshly, from how you sleep at night, from extensions, even from eyeliner! (Check out this video from @charitytay, where she shares five tips for longer lashes!) At a cellular level, aloe vera reduces the time it takes for your skin to heal. It’s been known to speed up skin cell reproduction as much as 8x...so that means it helps repair your skin after sun damage, cuts and other injuries. Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, which means it calms any irritation your lashline may experience.

3. Aloe Vera Smooths Fine Lines
Because aloe vera is packed with vitamin C and E, it has amazing anti-aging properties. It even encourages the production of collagen, which helps your skin maintain elasticity and youthfulness. *Promptly dives into a bucket of aloe vera.* According to the National Institute of Health, it makes your skin more flexible and supple.

4. Aloe Vera Promotes Hair Growth
By increasing blood circulation, aloe vera helps activate new hair growth! The proteolytic enzymes in aloe vera repair dead skin, which just ensures that your lashes have a longer growth cycle, making them, well, longer!


 With so many benefits, you can see why we always say “hello!” to aloe. Aloe vera is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids and its benefits stretch so far beyond just helping with sunburns. Basically...your skin LOVES aloe vera!
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