That are so many natural ingredients that can be used as skin treatments, and they can be very effective. Using natural treatments that you can do at home will not only save you a lot of money that you spend on healthy treatments, but it will also give you the glow and the younger look of your skin that you long so much for.

Homemade Dry Skin Treatment

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Here are two of those ingredients, the coconut oil and Aloe Vera, that can do wonders for your skin. Each of them has enormous amount of benefits for your skin. However, when you combine them together they give even better results.

How Coconut Oil Affects the Skin

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Besides being used in the kitchen for cooking, coconut oil can smooth your skin perfectly. The natural coconut oil, without any chemicals added can protect the skin from the harmful sun rays, hydrate it, moisturizes it and even be the answer form many chronic skin conditions like eczema.

What is coconut oil composed of

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Vitamin E

This fruit is rich in vitamin E, which is extremely beneficial for healthy skin. It enables the skin to grow and to repair, it keeps it smooth and it protects it against cracking. Vitamin E is the component that prevents wrinkles from appearing, thereby premature aging. That is because it is a powerful antioxidant which nourishes the skin.

Proteins

The proteins that can be found in coconut oil keep the skin healthy, and not just the outside layer, but the inside as well. Cells and tissues can repair themselves with the help of proteins.

Therefore, anytime your skin is damaged, proteins from the coconut oil will replace the cells on that place with new healthy ones. Consequently, it acts as a healing remedy which heals wounds faster, and by that lowering the chances of leaving scars on those places.

Saturated fats

These fatty acids are able to keep the skin smooth and moisturized. Since coconut oil has these fats, they prevent losing the moisture of the skin through the pores.

When you consume coconut oil with your food, the saturated fats deposit under the skin. This makes the skin look healthy, it evens the tone of the skin, and reduces the appearance of pores.

Other fatty acids

There are three more fatty acids in the coconut oil that are important for the skin. Those are capric, caprylic and Lauric acid.

These act as antimicrobial and disinfectant agents, and when you apply coconut oil on the skin you prevent infections that can get in through open wounds or the pores. Even if you eat coconut oil, these acids have benefit for your health since they boost your immune system.

How Aloe Vera Affects the Skin

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Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that grows in dry climate and has been used for many health conditions for centuries. It is very popular in medicine and it is often used as a therapy for sunburns.

Aloe Vera has a number of properties that have great effects on the skin, and can treat many skin conditions, burns, wounds, infections and many more.

What is Aloe Vera composed of

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Antioxidant properties

Aloe Vera contains beta-carotene, vitamin E and Vitamin C, which are very powerful antioxidants. Beta-carotene heals the skin from sunburns much faster and it also moisturizes it.

Although Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin, it does not make it look greasy. So, if you have an oily skin complexion, this plant is a great solution.

Vitamin E is known as the antioxidant that prevents appearance of wrinkles too soon as well as premature aging. It gives the skin great appearance and it regains its elasticity. Also, when there are stretch marks on the skin due to its lost elasticity,

Aloe Vera helps in getting rid of them, thanks to these antioxidants that make the skin more elastic. All these antioxidants keep the skin firm and hydrated.

Hormones

Auxin and Gibberellins are two hormones that are contained in Aloe Vera, and they have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Gibberellin acts as a healing remedy, since it is able to replace the dead skin cells with new ones.

Therefore, it makes the skin heal naturally from wounds and injuries with minimal or no scarring. Since these hormones reduce inflammations, they are very beneficial for healing acne, acne scars, blisters, and itchiness.

Antiseptic and antifungal properties

Since Aloe Vera is able to reduce the inflammations, this trait is also beneficial for treating gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis.

It has the ability to reduce swelling and bleeding in your gums, as well as their inflammation. Aloe Vera acts as an antiseptic, and makes it possible to clean places that would normally be difficult to clean them.

It also acts as an antifungal agent in cases of ulcers, cracked and split mouth corners, and denture stomatitis.

Soothing effects

Aloe Vera acts as a laxative, so when you put it on your inflamed muscles after exercising, it will relieve the tension. It can also be used as an after shave since it reduces inflammation and irritation of the skin, and any cuts due to shaving will be easily healed.

Make a Gel from Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil

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You have already read what these two miracle workers can do to your skin, and now it is time to mix them together for an even better effect.

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup of Aloe Vera gel (pure gel, not aloe juice)
  • Half a cup of organic coconut oil (solid)
  • Essential Oil
Preparation:

Take a bowl and mix the Aloe Vera gel and the coconut oil in it very good. Take your time mixing them, until you get very thick cream. The cream should have a bright color. After you do this, add a few drops of essential oil.

It can be any oil you want, like lavender, vanilla, or rose, depending on how you like your gel to smell like. Put this amazing cream in a jar, or any kind of glass container and leave it on a room temperature.

It is used as a body lotion. Just take some of it and spread it on your skin. It has the best effects when you apply it after taking a shower, since the pores are open.

Consequently, when the skin pores are open, the cream does not just affect the outer layer, but the inner layer of your skin as well.