Aloe vera (or Aloe barbadensis) is a popular succulent plant with a ton of health benefits.
It’s been used in alternative medicine to treat a range of conditions, with the gel part of the plant added to many creams, lotions, and—you guessed it—hand sanitizers.
But what are the benefits of aloe vera? Can it really soothe and protect the skin?
Here are four benefits to consider. Aloe vera is by nature:
Aloe vera contains powerful antioxidants that help to prevent the growth of certain bacteria. Known as polyphenols, the compounds are antiseptic and can reduce the chances of infection in humans.
As a result, the gel is celebrated for its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Evidence shows that aloe vera is capable of not only helping the skin retain moisture, but also of improving skin integrity.
This is important because the alcohol in many hand sanitizers may dry out the skin. Aloe vera can prevent this and keep the hands moisturized.
Did you know aloe vera can accelerate wound healing?
Since it’s often used as a topical agent and rubbed on the skin, there’s plenty of research out there suggesting it might be an effective remedy for burns and sores. It can even help with sunburn.
We come bearing good news: Aloe vera can also help reduce inflammation.
Inflammation is generally the result of oxidative damage in the body—and aloe vera is well-equipped to work as an antioxidant and fight the free radicals that cause an inflammatory reaction.
5. Rich in vitamins
Prevent stress in the body, and improve vitamin intake with aloe vera.
The natural ingredient is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B—along with plenty of monosaccharides, polysaccharides, enzymes, and other compounds that can serve and protect the body.
Doc Hygiene’s FDA-registered hand sanitizer is completely safe and produced in controlled factory environments. It also features a unique single-use disposable packet delivery system for your convenience!
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