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Hidden Benefits Of This Cactus Like Plant

glenivyNow that the summer heat is at its peak in the Santa Clarita valley, skin related problems are more prevalent. That’s why it is important to use a skin care product that heals and nourishes your skin.

What some people don’t know is that there is an all natural ointment out there that can not only replenish and heal your skin, but can promote other health benefits as well. Aloe Vera is an unsuspecting cactus like plant that contains one of the highest concentrations of healing agents that is beneficial for your skin. Aloe contains a natural water storage matrix and is described as a succulent.

Aloe Vera is known for its mucilage, which is a thin clear jelly-like substance obtained from the (parenchymal) tissue that makes up most of the inner section of the plant leaves. This mucilage gel contains substances such as glucomannans and pectic acid which are both carbohydrate polymers. The gel also contains many other compounds, both organic and inorganic. Aloe Vera is best knows for skin treatment. Aloe also provides therapeutic relief on irritated and burned skin. It offers a great herbal, natural remedy for use in treating and rejuvenating skin, which is the most common use of Aloe.


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This special plant can be used for food, medicine, beverages and cosmetics and a natural disinfectant. Along with treating the skin, Aloe Vera helps aid in many immune system diseases. It is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, helps aid in many digestive system disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Aloe Vera is also one of the ingredients used in a masque at some day spas as treatment for your entire body.  

Glen Ivy Spa in the Santa Clarita valley is one of those places that uses Aloe Vera, shea butter and coconut oil as a type of body masque for skin rejuvenation.

For more information on how Aloe Vera can benefit you, visit  Glen Ivy Spa 24320 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA or call 1(888) 453-6489 

http://www.glenivy.com/valencia/

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