Aloe’s Anti-Aging Benefits
by A. Grano
If you’ve ever done a before-and-after assessment of your skin after a shower, you probably prefer the fresh, dewy and softened look that lingers until you completely dry off.
Natural moisture-promoting creams can help the epidermis hold onto water longer to help achieve younger looking skin. Emollients, including essential oils from plants occurring in nature, fill the spaces between skin cells and help replace the lipids that give skin a healthy glow.
Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years for the care of the skin, from treating burns, abrasions, and more recently, as an anti-aging skin care treatment. Aloe is particularly effective at quickly penetrating deeply into the many layers of the skin, nourishing at the cellular level. Anti-aging components of aloe vera have been said to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, thus helping minimize the effects of skin degeneration.
Another great defense against skin degeneration is coenzyme Q10, a naturally occurring antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals, a leading contributor to aging. Stress and some medications can lower the levels in the body, thus lowering coenzyme Q10 health benefits.
When used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, aloe and coenzyme Q10 can help promote healthy, younger looking skin.