Aloe vera is one of natures finest plants when it comes to beauty benefits. The ancient Egyptians once called it the “plant of immortality”, and we can totally understand why.
Over the years, it has become more targeted and medicinal for treating the skin, and is a much loved treatment therapy for cooling the skin, and with sunburns.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera is a cactus plant that is born to the Liliaceae family. You’ll only find it growing in dry climates, usually around Indian and Africa, in which these countries first uncovered its medicinal and skin caring properties.
When it comes to getting the goodness from Aloe vera, the magic happens when the Aloe leaves secrete a clear gel, that when broken off from the rest of the plant can be applied topically to the skin. If you ever get your hands on this rawest form of Aloe vera, it’s super potent for healing wounds and soothing the skin.