One of the drawbacks of the aging process is the loss of skin tone. Indeed, as the years go by, the cells undergo a general slowdown which leads them to be less active and more susceptible to free radical attacks.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that, to stabilize, take electrons away from the “healthy” neighboring molecules. When they carry out this process they create a destabilization of the cells which are then subject to oxidative stress, speeding up the aging process.
To counteract this mechanism, products with antioxidant power come into play, able to limit the action of free radicals and fight the damage they cause, thus slowing down aging. One of the most effective natural products for this purpose is aloe vera.
How does aging aloe counteract?
Aloe vera acts against premature and natural aging by working in different ways, so as to counteract this inevitable process from different points of view:
- Stimulates cellular production thanks to amino acids
- Stimulates the metabolism giving energy and activating the immune system
- It detoxifies the body from waste and toxins
- It nourishes the body with vitamins, mineral salts, proteins, amino acids and enzymes
The aloe vera gel provides the body with 20 to 22 amino acids, essential components for cell renewal. But not only! The antiage effect attributed to the aloe depends on the ability to increase the production of fibroblasts 6-8 times compared to normal! Fibroblasts are cells of the dermis responsible for the production of collagen, a substance that is responsible for the elasticity and tone of the tissues.
Over the years and prolonged exposure to the sun without protections causes a slowing of the production of collagen which in turn cause wrinkles and the increase of the same.
But not only! In addition to improving the structure of fibroblasts, aloe also speeds up the production process of collagen. This function is due to the polysaccharides present in the gel and their moisturizing and cohesive properties. The key to a good anti-aging product is not momentary hydration, but stimulation in the production of collagen.
Aloe vera and stains on the skin
Over time, as well as losing elasticity and tone, the skin undergoes a special process due to external factors, such as sunlight, which causes the appearance of spots on the hands. In aloe gel there is a powerful inhibiting agent that effectively reverses this process, so as to make the skin softer and more elastic and actually younger!
Use of aloe vera to counteract aging
The anti-aging effect of aloe vera can be achieved either by taking aloe in the form of a drink, or as a cream to be applied directly to the skin. The important thing, however, is to focus on pure, high quality and chemical-free products that would not only nullify any beneficial effect, but create further damage to the body.
Aloe vera should be applied to the skin as it is, even on that of the face. A 10 ml pack can be used twice a day, in the morning and in the evening just like a common moisturizer. It is applied and left to dry in the air. Being pure and free of preservatives, it is also perfect for the delicate areas of the face, such as the eye contour. Moreover, there is no addition of perfumes so it is also ophthalmologically tolerated by sensitive subjects.
The aloe gel can also be applied to the hands, so as to hydrate the skin, prevent and combat the formation of sunspots. The product does not grease and is easily absorbed. It can be used by both men and women.