Aloe Vera: Soothe and Hydrate Your Skin

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I like to use aloe vera products during summer as they help keep my skin hydrated and refreshed, particularly on very hot days. Skin care products that are formulated with aloe vera aren’t just for summer though; you can benefit from using them anytime, all year round. 

Aloe vera is very gentle on the skin, making it suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It’s the perfect ingredient that not only hydrates your skin but also soothes redness and inflammation. If you want to learn more about the benefits of aloe vera, you can check out this blog post.

Looking to add aloe vera into your skin care routine? Here are some of our picks to help your skin stay cool throughout the year:

Toners

Your skin can benefit greatly from an aloe-infused toner especially if you have dry skin as it gives your skin much-needed moisture right after cleansing. If you want a toner that hydrates, soothes and balances your skin, then go for Secret Key’s Fresh Nature Toner and pick the Aloe Soothing Moist version.

This toner is packed with aloe vera water, allantoin and portulaca oleracea extract that hydrate and soften your skin. It’s also alcohol-free, so if you have dry or sensitive skin, this toner won’t dry your skin out. If your skin is on the oilier side, or you have acne-prone skin, then Benton’s Aloe BHA Skin Toner would be a better option for you.  

 

Mists

Facial mists are a great addition to both your morning and evening skin care routines. They especially come in handy during hot summer months, as spritzing your skin with a facial mist will do more than just hydrate – it’ll  also help soothe and refresh your skin.

Going for a facial mist with aloe vera is perfect for summer, when your skin is more exposed to the sun, as this ingredient provides you with cooling benefits. So if your skin starts to feel irritated or you notice heat rashes, then reach for a facial mist to instantly cool your skin down! Take your pick from the mists offered by esfolio, JJ YOUNG and MYUNGIN.

 

Face Masks

Does your skin need a little pick-me-up? Incorporate a mask, like Benton’s Aloe Soothing Mask, into your regimen at least once a week and your skin will thank you. This sheet mask is formulated with aloe barbadensis leaf water and leaf extract, and camellia sinensis leaf water, which work together to deeply nourish and calm the skin, especially if it’s sensitive or irritated. 

Pro tip: Make it an extra cooling mask session by popping your sheet mask in the refrigerator before applying it.

 

Moisturizers

One of the best ways to treat sunburned skin is by applying aloe vera gel to help soothe the affected areas. Even if you don’t have sunburned skin, you can still opt for an aloe-infused moisturizer like Pretty Skin’s Aloe Vera Moisture Cream.

This cream can be used as a daily moisturizer in both your morning and nighttime routine. Packed with aloe vera and green tea extracts, your skin will be left not only nourished and soothed but also protected from environmental stressors such as pollution. The Aloe Vera Moisture Cream is also formulated with centella asiatica extract to help your skin heal and get rid of inflammation – perfect for when you’re dealing with breakouts! 

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