If you’re a beauty minimalist who doesn’t believe in a 12-step skincare and hair routine – but still wants to look groomed, then you’ll love this effective but simple ingredient: the all-natural Aloe Vera gel.
After speaking with some of our MoiFavs men – who came to the launch party, we discovered that the aloe vera gel is a tried and true staple in their routines – by using it as a moisturizer to a hair gel.
This isn’t surprising news as aloe vera has been considered a beauty staple since ancient Egypt. The higher class in Egypt used it for every physical ailment that they experienced, it was known as the “plant of immortality”.
Aloe gel isn’t just an ancient tale passed down – it’s been scientifically proven to have properties that help treat and heal the body. If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you already know the relief this gel can give to your sore, inflamed skin. Don’t underestimate this powerful plant, it has many other benefits that you should know about. Here are a few reasons why you should be using aloe on your skin & hair:
- Aloe Vera for Skin
Aloe is most known for its anti-aging and hydrating abilities. It’s now being shown to aid in skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. If you don’t deal with any specific skin conditions, you can simply use it as an after-shave or moisturizer. You’ll notice brighter, clearer skin that is less inflamed and deeply hydrated.
Here’s how our friend Gary Wallang uses Aloe Vera for his #Skin:
“I have a huge pot of aloe vera plant in front of my house; every morning I pluck a stem, take out the gel, and put it on my face. That’s about it!”
Aloe Vera for Hair
If you’re struggling with thin, fragile strands, aloe vera is here to save the day. It is known to strengthen the strands and overall improve the health of your scalp. Aloe vera works in a few different ways to improve your hair: it increases circulation, increases cell turnover and deeply cleanses your strands. You’ll be left with healthy strands and scalp.
“Rubbing aloe vera into your scalp and hair and letting it penetrate your hair follicles could condition and improve damaged, dry hair. After letting it sit for an hour, rinse the gel off with a mild shampoo”– Kathryn Watson from Healthline
Here’s how our friend Clint uses Aloe Vera for his #Hair:
“I use a shampoo once a week, but I apply aloe vera gel every day”
Aloe vera gel is the perfect ingredient for everyone’s beauty routines, men or women. To best benefit, use the raw gel of the plant, if you don’t have access to that, a bottled aloe gel will work too. Are you a fan of aloe vera gel? What do you use it for?