Aloe Vera belongs to genus Aloe species. It is a succulent plant that grows in a sunny place and it stores water in its thick and fleshy leaves. Its benefits to human health has been known for centuries. It has been known to cure ailments such as burns, wounds and skin irritations. Aloe Vera's gel inside the leaf is commonly used to heal minor cuts, burns and other skin problems.
Today, Aloe Vera gel is added as ingredient to cosmetics and skin care products like skin creams, lotions, moisturizers and ointment to cure cuts and burns. Aloe Vera is composed of 99% water and its gel contains medicinal components, glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Glycoproteins help the healing process of burns and wounds faster by reducing pain and inflammation. And polysaccharides are best known for helping skin growth and repair.
Several studies have been conducted that proves about the healing effects of Aloe Vera gel on topical application. But there are also a few studies that prove healing effects of Aloe Vera gel in oral administration. Aloe Vera gel is also beneficial when orally taken and it can reduce wrinkles.
It has been known that facial wrinkles are part of natural aging. Wrinkles come out as you age when collagen and elastin which are present in the connective tissue of the skin become weak and break down due to changes in the fibroblasts that produce them. However, premature and excess wrinkles occur due to excessive exposure to sun's UV rays, excessive stress or weight loss and smoking.
As people age and when a person aged forty and after menopausal, skin collagen declines and wrinkles occur. When Aloe Vera gel is taken orally, Aloe sterols which are present in the gel stimulate levels of collagen hyaluronic acid production by the fibroblasts.
The Aloe sterols help increase levels of gene expression of key enzymes which is responsible in the production components of fibroblasts. As the production of collagen and hyaluronic acids increases, occurrence of facial wrinkles reduces.
So when Aloe Vera gel is consumed orally, facial wrinkles reduce due to Aloe Sterols. Aloe Vera gel hydrates, moisturizes, rejuvenates the skin and moisturizes, rejuvenates the skin and increases the skin's elasticity
Other creams and cosmetics products for wrinkles have temporary benefits, while Aloe Vera has permanent benefits. It is a natural alternative for wrinkles reduction and suitable to any skin type. It has proven to be effective and safe by various studies than commercial creams that are loaded with chemicals and harmful to human health.