This plant aloe vera is a natural alternative with multiple nutrients that can help us reduce the signs of aging caused by hormonal changes in menopause. Discover its benefits.
We cannot avoid many of the changes that occur in our skin with the arrival of menopause, but we can minimize them and thus delay the aging process. To take care of this delicate organ, we can use natural ingredients that we have at hand to provide nutrients and not cause any damage.
Aloe Vera is an ancient plant with infinite benefits and numerous investigations ensure the effectiveness of its properties. Currently, its uses are multiple and it is common in both dietary and cosmetics, although in this article we will focus on its topical use.
Aloe vera is especially interested in menopause because of its great capacity to penetrate the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin, so it is the plant that can provide more nutrients. Among its benefits are:
- Repairs burnsthanks to its anti-inflammatory properties that deflate damaged areas.
- Its daily use moisturizes and softens the skin acting as an excellent cell regenerator.
- Due to its high penetration it is a powerful healing.
- Eliminates dead skin cells and promotes tissue health.
- Protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
- Fights irritations and dermatitis, stimulating and strengthening the collagen and elastic
- Prevents and conceals stretch marks.
- In addition, it is anti-inflammatory, so it can be used as a massage gel if we have any muscle discomfort.
How to apply it on the skin?
It is very easy to find it in beauty stores, herbalists and pharmacies in multiple formats, but we can also have a couple of pots at home and discover its advantages directly from the plant. If we have chosen to have it on hand, you will see that it is a plant that does not need much care and is very easy to use. He loves the sun so place it in a bright place.
To access the gel that hides, you just have to cut a small piece of the leaf and remove the skin and spines. There we will find a gelatinous and transparent tissue. We will also have to remove a kind of yellow oil (aloin) that can be irritating.
This jelly can be applied directly on the skin, or in the area to be treated, for example on a burn or an already closed wound. Providing multiple nutritional compounds to the skin. The feeling we will have is freshness and lightness. This method means that its properties are not lost and its multiple nutritional compounds act better on the tissue.
The most advisable thing is to cut the whole pence (leaf), for which we will use those that are more external to the plant, and store in the fridge what we do not use. We can also make juice with the rest (in another article we will tell you the benefits of this plant from within the body).
If we don’t have an aloe at home, we can find pure gel packed. Always look at the composition so that the gel percentage is the closest to 100%, the natural gel is transparent so that can give you a clue. It is also used as a component in numerous creams. Improvements may vary depending on the aloe extract they contain.