In my 15 years of being an esthetician, I’ve witnessed the remarkable transformation Aloe Vera and Vitamin C — skincare superheroes can bring to our routine. We all know that maintaining our skin’s health and beauty is a lifelong journey, and aloe vera and vitamin C are our allies in this pursuit.
So let’s delve into how aloe vera can aid in skin recovery and protecting the skin barrier and why the combination of aloe vera and vitamin C is a winning collaboration for a well-aging skincare routine.
The Power of Aloe Vera for Skin Recovery and Barrier Protection
Aloe vera is a timeless natural ingredient that has been used for centuries for its exceptional skin-healing properties. For us, women, in our 40s and 50s, who may have experienced the effects of aging, environmental damage, and stress on our skin, aloe vera can be a game-changer. Here’s why:
- Soothing and Healing: Aloe vera is renowned for its soothing and healing properties. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory, making it perfect for calming irritated or sensitive skin. For those dealing with redness, sunburn, or conditions like rosacea, aloe vera provides much-needed relief.
- Hydration: As we age, our skin tends to lose moisture, leading to dryness and fine lines. Aloe vera is a superb hydrator, ensuring the skin stays plump and supple. It’s especially beneficial for repairing the skin’s natural moisture barrier, which becomes increasingly important as we get older.
- Collagen Production: Aloe vera contains vitamins and antioxidants that stimulate collagen production. Collagen is vital for maintaining skin elasticity and prevents sagging.
The Dynamic Duo: Aloe Vera and Vitamin C
While aloe vera works wonders on its own, its benefits are supercharged when combined with vitamin C. Here’s why this duo is ideal for a well-aging skincare routine:
- Brightening and Evening Skin Tone: Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant known for its ability to brighten the skin and even out skin tone. It reduces the appearance of age spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage. When used alongside aloe vera, it boosts the skin’s radiance, leaving it looking refreshed and revitalized.
- Protecting Against Environmental Damage: Both aloe vera and vitamin C are effective at protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by UV rays and pollution. They work in synergy to enhance the skin’s natural defense mechanisms.
- Wrinkle Reduction: The combination of aloe vera’s collagen-boosting properties and vitamin C’s ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles creates a powerful anti-aging effect. This duo can help achieve smoother, firmer skin.
How to Incorporate Aloe Vera and Vitamin C into Your Skincare Routine
Now that you’re convinced of the benefits of aloe vera and vitamin C, here’s how to include them in your skincare routine:
Aloe Vera Gel
Look for a high-quality aloe vera gel or cream and apply it to your face and neck as a daily moisturizer or as a soothing treatment after sun exposure.
Vitamin C Serum
Choose a vitamin C serum with stable vitamin C derivatives like ascorbyl palmitate or magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Apply it after cleansing and before moisturizing
Vitamin C Serums
Never forget to finish your morning skincare routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin from further damage.
Opt for an exfoliator that combines aloe vera and vitamin C for overnight repair and rejuvenation. I have been a long-time fan of Lexli’s AloeGlyC Renewing Exfoliant. It’s a leave-on cream-based exfoliator with a pH similar to a chemical peel to deliver unparalleled at-home results. On my exfoliation nights, instead of washing it off like the regular exfoliating masks, I apply the Lexli AloeGlyC as a night cream while it does its wonders while I’m asleep. And as expected, I do wake up with a softer skin!
If you’re already following me on my socials, you know that I am big on consistent exfoliation routines; and what keeps me coming back to this product is its quality that’s backed by years of research. You may read the science behind this amazing exfoliator right .
In our 40s and 50s, achieving beautiful, healthy skin is about making the right choices in our skincare routine. Aloe vera and vitamin C are the perfect companions for our journey to skin recovery, protection, and well-aging. With their combined powers, these are great additions to our well-aging skincare routine. So, here’s to looking and feeling fabulous at any age!
Here are some of my clients’ stories on incorporating Lexli products into their skincare routine.
I love it! I used AloeGlyC again for the first time after many months without it! My skin immediately looked great the next day – fresh and bright. I have sensitive skin. This product has worked well for me – no irritation.
-Sharon Skok (@pixxskok) AloeGlyC
I love the aloe scent of Simply Hydration Moisturizer. It’s a scent that smell healthy, as if it is doing something good for your skin. I love how quickly it absorbs so I am immediately able to apply my sunscreen and foundation without waiting to the product to “dry” or absorb. And I love the lightweight texture. I like that you only need about 3/4 of a pump of product, it’s enough to cover my entire face and neck. Lastly, I like that the bottle is transparent so I can see when I am close to needing a refill and won’t ever be out of moisturizer unexpectantly.
– Emily Greene (@emilia_verde) Simply Hydration Moisturizer
The best thing about the Lexli products is that they don’t feel like you are wearing a product. It’s been a process to find serums and moisturizers that don’t make my face feel heavy despite living in a dry, desert climate.
-Anonymous user of Lexli’s Cleansing Lotion
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