Facing dry skin problems just before the festive season? Wondering how to heal your super-dry skin? You will be surprised to know how the humble Aloe Vera and Green Tea can do wonders in healing dry skin. So let’s bring our skincare ingredient spotlights on the modest and unassuming Green Tea and Aloe Vera.
Read on to discover the benefits of using Green Tea and Aloe Vera – the powerful ingredients for super-dry skin.
What Causes Dry Skin?
But first, let’s understand why you might face a dry skin problem. Let’s bust some myths about dry skin today. Winter is not the only time you get dry skin because of cold weather. Dry skin is a skin type that lacks moisture in its outer layer, which may make your skin feel dull and flaky.
Dry skin can be a consequence of
- Dry air and less humidity in your region throughout the year
- Regular Hot showers
- Swimming regularly in Chlorinated water
- Harsh chemicals in soaps and face wash
- Excessive use of skin cleansers
Dry skin can make your skin feel itchy and flaky, but worry not, include products with natural ingredients like Green Tea and Aloe Vera and maintain healthy glowing skin easily.
Benefits of Green Tea and Aloe Vera for Dry Skin
#1 Moisturises Skin
Green Tea is packed with vitamin E and amino acids that hydrate the skin. It not only soothes your skin, also green tea extracts results in a moisturised, glowing skin.
Aloe vera, a very popular ingredient for skincare, is loaded with vitamins A, C and E - antioxidants and vitamin B12.(1) In addition, Aloe Vera helps in preventing TEWL or trans-epidermal water loss. Thus it is ideal for anyone looking for skin hydration.
Both green tea and aloe vera help revitalise the appearance of mature skin. Green tea helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in ageing skin. Vitamin C and E in aloe vera help prevent the formation of free radicals, thus reducing cell damage.
Choose a product with green tea for your nighttime skincare routine to get the best results for ageing skin. Apply Lotus Botanicals Natural Green Tea Night Gel regularly before bedtime.
#3 Aloe Vera soothes sunburns like a pro
If you reside in arid or semi-arid regions, you must frequently face sunburn problems. This can lead to skin dryness. Aloe vera treats sunburns like a pro. The aloe plant also contains anti inflammatory compounds called aloin and anthraquinones. As a result, they relieve pain and promote healing. The soothing properties of aloe vera can reduce inflammation and redness on the skin.
Use the Lotus Botanicals Natural Green Tea HydraDetox Glow Boosting Day Crème with SPF 20 to maintain glowing skin and prevent sun damage.
#4 Aloe Vera can boost Collagen and Elastin
Aloe vera has been used in skin care for ages because it is versatile. Aloe is known to increase collagen production in the skin. Collagen is the most prolific protein found in our body, and as we grow older, our body produces less and less collagen resulting in skin losing its elasticity. Aloe Vera helps in the fast regeneration of fibroblast cells which further helps in the quick rebuilding of collagen in our body. This is why aloe vera keeps your skin plump and smooth.
#5 Sensitive Skin
Dry skin can result in clogging of pores and hair follicles. Both green tea and aloe vera have a calming effect on sensitive skin. EGCG - epigallocatechin-3-gallate - a compound found in green tea, helps balance the natural oils in your skin. (2)
Aloe vera contains natural astringent properties which prevent breakouts and redness. The best part of using aloe in your skincare is it controls sebum without drying your skin.
How to Use Aloe Vera For Skin
You might be surprised to learn aloe vera was first used more than 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt for skin care because of its healing properties. There are extensive mentions of aloe vera or ghrit kumari, as known in Sanskrit, in Ayurveda. Traditionally women have been applying the slimy gel of aloe vera directly on skin or using it in face masks.
Using DIY masks in day-to-day life becomes a big task because of the lack of time in our fast lives today. But to reap the benefits of these wonderful ingredients, you can choose products made from certified natural plant-derived ingredients.
How to Use Green Tea on your skin
It is surprising to see what Green Tea and Aloe Vera can do for your skin. Green tea can be used as a toner which can be used both in the morning and nighttime routines. Green tea can also be used in face masks and scrubs.
Green Tea and Aloe vera as Toner/Mist
Aloe is a natural astringent; the easiest way to use it is as a mist. But most products, like mist, have alcohol as astringents, which dry out the skin further. Aloe vera is a gentle yet effective astringent that absorbs excessive impurities.
Lotus Botanicals Natural Green Tea HydraDetox Refreshing Face Mist is a product free of chemicals. This face mist helps tighten pores and cleanses toxins when used in your routine.
Aloe Vera as Face Serum
Now you know aloe vera and green tea benefits for skin hydration. The best way to boost skin hydration is to treat your skin with hydrating skin serums like the Lotus Botanicals Natural Green Tea HydraDetox Moisture-Replenishing Face Serum.
Aloe Vera and Green Tea are both wonder ingredients for dry skin. They hydrate the skin and boost elasticity and suppleness. Always remember skincare depends on consistency. Use skincare products with aloe vera and green tea in your Daytime and Night time routines to see the difference in your skin.
Q1. Does aloe vera darken the face?
A. Nope, it doesn’t. Aloe is used to treating hyperpigmentation. Always look for products that have certified plant-derived ingredients. Read the labels when you buy a product.
Q2. What should I read on the label while buying skincare products?
A. You should always read labels when purchasing skincare or hair care products. Look closely for signs that say - Paraben Free, Silicon-Free, Sulphate Free. Sulphates and silicon are harmful chemicals that lead to skin and scalp irritation. Parabens are preservatives to increase the shelf life, but they can affect your well-being in the long run.
Q3. Is Green Tea good for your skin?
A.Definitely! Green Tea soothes and brightens the skin. It is hydrating for the skin and reduces fine lines too!
Q4. Aloe Vera can heal sunburns; do I skip sunscreen if I use aloe vera?
A. Sunscreens are essential in blocking Sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Never skip sunscreen if you are stepping out. Choose a Day cream with aloe vera and SPF to protect your skin from sun damage.
Q5. Are there any side effects of using aloe vera?
A. Aloe vera is very mild and safe to use, but ensure you remove the yellow latex by draining it out from the leaf. Alternatively, use 100% vegan and certified products with aloe vera to reap its benefits.