Aloe vera is known for it’s healing properties, especially when it comes to treating a bad sunburn after a day at the beach.

But did you know that it also has many other benefits?

At Knox Heights Nail Spa, we use many natural ingredients in our luxury manicures and pedicures, one of which is aloe vera.

But before we get into all of the benefits – what exactly is aloe vera and where does it come from?

 Aloe Vera – Behind the Scenes

Aloe vera is actually a cactus plant, and can be found naturally in dry, warm climates all around the world. It’s been used for centuries for everything from skin care to digestion, and is still quite poplar today.

The aloe vera gel – which is used to treat sunburns and other skin irritations – comes from inside the aloe vera leaves, so every bit of the plant is valuable.

What’s So Great About Aloe Vera?

That valuable, healing gel found inside the leaves comes with a ton of different benefits. Here are just 5 of the benefits of using aloe vera on your skin…

1. It’s a Natural Moisturizer

Aloe vera moisturizes the skin in a non-greasy way, which is great for those with naturally oily skin. When used on the body, it helps to soothe cracked and/or dry skin in a way that is both natural and hydrating.

 

2. It Has Age Fighting Properties

With age comes the onset of fine lines and wrinkles as skin begins to lose its elasticity. Aloe vera helps to fight the aging process due to it’s high levels of beta carotene, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

 

3. It Lightens Skin Blemishes

If you have acne scars or brown spots on your skin, aloe vera can help to lessen the appearance of those blemishes, due to it’s ability to speed up the skin cell reproduction process and fight overall skin redness.

 

4. It’s Full of Nutrients

Besides Vitamins E and C, aloe vera is loaded with antioxidants and over 75 other nutrients including minerals, vitamins, amino acids and more – all of which work to improve overall health.

 

5. It Helps with Stretch Marks

Last but not least, aloe vera can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks on the body due to it’s high nutrient content and ability to help restore skin’s overall elasticity.

 

So, next time you come in for an appointment, be sure to book a manicure or pedicure with aloe vera! You can see a full list of our services here, and if you’re ready to book an appointment you can do so online right here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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