Secret Benefits of Aloe Vera
When I think of aloe vera in skincare, I immediately think of using aloe vera to treat sunburns. So, I decided to do some research to see if there was any data to support its use. I was completely shocked to find that, although there are well designed studies looking at aloe vera's effects on sunburns, researchers found aloe vera was no more effective in healing sunburns than placebo. But don't give up on aloe vera yet! Even though it may not make a sunburn heal faster, it does make it FEEL BETTER due to its cooling and soothing effects on the skin. It is also a great conditioner to keep hair hydrated. In addition, some studies suggest aloe vera extracts may be helpful for hair growth and can even help treat hyperpigmentation. Of course, more research is still needed, but aloe vera remains one of my favorite ingredients in skincare.