November 30th, 2012 | Updated 11/30/2012 at 2:16 am
There are some people out there who chase the fountain of youth for their entire life. They spend hundreds on creams and solutions that promise to tighten their skin and turn back the clock. And those creams that claim to have natural ingredients are usually chocked full of man-made chemicals, with unknown effects and temporary, if any, benefits. But, what if there was a way to reduce wrinkles that costs mere pennies per day—and that this “fix” had been proven effective? There is – aloe gel from an Aloe Vera plant.
Reduce Wrinkles Naturally with Aloe Gel
Aloe has been used medicinally for centuries and one of its many uses is in topical skin care. But as a wrinkle cure, the solution is far more than skin deep. Aloe Vera hydrates and rejuvenates, making skin more flexible.
According to scientists with the Department of Dermatology of the Seoul National University Boramae Hospital in Seoul Korea, taking a small amount of aloe vera gel on a daily basis can significantly improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles.
Their research took thirty women over the age of 45, giving one group a small dose of 1,200 mg of aloe gel per day, and the other group 3,600 mg of aloe gel per day. The women’s baseline status was used as a control and their wrinkles and elasticity were measured before and after a 90 days period of supplementation.
The results of the research weren’t only promising, they were pretty remarkable. All of the women experienced a decrease in wrinkles, with the women in the lower-dose group also seeing improvements in facial elasticity. All women also saw an increase in collagen production.
But before you run out and get a giant tub of aloe vera gel or the largest aloe plant you can find to reduce wrinkles, reread those dosage amounts. The low dose of 1,200 mg is equal to only one-quarter of a teaspoon. So, a small, healthy aloe plant could keep your skin healthy for months to come. And it could do this without you have to rub unknown, lab created chemicals on your face.
Aloe has many benefits in addition to being a proven anti-aging solution:
- Skin moisturizer
- Scar minimizer
- Burn relief. Very popular among home remedies for sunburn.
- Reduces inflammation
- Relieves digestive distress
- Possible heart health and blood pressure benefits
Remember, you don’t have to buy an aloeproduct to get these benefits. Grow your own aloe in moderate to bright light with low water and you’ll have another addition to your natural medicine cabinet. It’s time to reduce wrinkles with nature!