With the hot days coming up it is imperative that we maintain good, healthy, clean skin; because taking care of our bodies is intrinsic to our health, both emotionally and physically. Standard practice has almost always been to cleanse with soap, but most soaps are made with sodium lauryl sulphate, which strips away the natural oils from the skin. In order to maintain healthy, moisturized skin, try using cleansers with a creamy texture that will lock in moisture and keep the body soft.
Expensive body creams may smell better, look richer and contain exotic ingredients, but most products that contain natural ingredients work just as well and there’s rarely stickiness and irritation.
We looked at the Natraloe range, which has a variety of body and hair care products made from organic aloe ferox gel. This range is completely free of synthetic fragrances, colours and chemicals.
The hand and body mousse is made to moisturise the body, without the sticky after effects often felt from oily lotions.
The most powerful ingredient in these lotions and body mousses – the aloe ferox gel – is a clear extract found in the aloe vera cactus leaves.
This wonderful ingredient is applied topically to heal and soothe dry skin. The Natraloe range is perfect for any skin and because of its nutritional qualities, it heals damaged skin quicker.
The aloe ferox gel in the velvety lotion is complemented with a blend of shea butter, almond oil and jojoba oil, which leaves the skin silky and smooth. Aloe ferox gel is also a good base for any women wearing make-up as it acts as a moisturiser prior to application, thus preventing dryness. This is perfect for men too as it can be used as an aftershave.
It is particularly useful in healing and treating small cuts caused by shaving.
The hormones auxin and gibberellins, which are found in aloe ferox gel, acts as an anti-inflammatory, which reduces skin inflammation and stimulates the growth of new cells.
It also lessens the visibility of stretch marks caused by sudden and excessive stretching of the skin – either by weight gain and loss, or by pregnancy. Its cooling properties provide instant relief from sunburns in the summer by hydrating the skin, leaving it smooth and soft.
Vitamins C and E found in aloe vera gel is also known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging and loss of elasticity in the skin.
This will promote healthy and natural firmness of the skin. The antimicrobial properties of aloe ferox gel also make for an excellent acne treatment, as it acts as an anti-inflammatory and reduces skin redness caused by acne.
Natraloe is certified organic, not tested on animals and is proudly South African.
So, now is the perfect time to swop your everyday body butters and lotions with this nourishing skin repairing mousse, which possesses natural healing properties.
If you would like to try out the Natraloe range, send your name and “Health & Beauty – Natraloe” in the subject line in an e-mail to WIN@48hours.co.za before 12pm on Tuesday, October 7, and you could be the winner of a hamper of these super hydrating products.