Thursday, 26 May 2016

The role Aloe Vera has in summer skin care 

Summer is here! 

Who doesn’t want to be outside, sunbathing, swimming, playing catch on the beach  or just have a BBQ in your garden? While summer means fun in the sun, make sure you’re not getting  too much of a good thing. Avoid consequences of  overexposure to the sun like sunburns, premature  ageing of the skin, wrinkling, and skin cancer, including melanoma by practising proper sun  protection. 

Sunscreen Protection

Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB  protection.  · Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you  stay out in the sun for more than two hours, and after you swim or do things that make  you sweat.

So the sun is out and You lie out in the sun hoping to get a golden tan, but instead walk away from your lounge chair looking like a lobster that's been left in the pot too long.
Despite health warnings about sun damage, many of us still subject our skin to the sun's burning rays.
More than one-third of adults and nearly 70% of children admit they've gotten sunburned within the past year
Forever living has fantastic sunscreen protection products . It comes in a spray bottle and also a cream formulation 
  • SPF 30 with full-spectrum UVA & UVB protection
  • Very water resistant

What Causes Sunburn

You already know the simple explanation behind sunburn. When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, eventually it burns, turning red and irritated.
Under the skin, things get a little more complicated. The sun gives off three wavelengths of ultraviolet light:
  • UVA
  • UVB
  • UVC
UVC light doesn't reach the Earth's surface. The other two types of ultraviolet light not only reach your beach towel, but they penetrate your skin. Skin damage is caused by both UVA and UVB rays.
Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you've been sitting outside for too long. But sun damage isn't always visible. Under the surface, ultraviolet light can alter your DNA, prematurely ageing your skin. Over time, DNA damage can contribute to skin cancers, including deadly melanoma.
How soon a sunburn begins depends on:
  • Your skin type
  • The sun's intensity
  • How long you're exposed to the sun

Signs of Sunburn

When you get a sunburn, your skin turns red and hurts. If the burn is severe, you can develop swelling and sunburn blisters. You may even feel like you have the flu -- feverish, with chills, nausea, headache, and weakness.
A few days later, your skin will start peeling and itching as your body tries to rid itself of sun-damaged cells.
Aloe vera is touted as the “burn plant,” the perfect natural remedy for a bad sunburn, and according to some studies aloe vera can help. Initial research has shown aloe vera aids the skin in healing from sunburns and mild burns.
Aloe First 
This exclusive skin soothing formula is an excellent first step for soothing minor skin irritations. Formulated in a base of stabilized Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe First® contains Bee Propolis, Allantoin and eleven exclusive plant extracts:
  • Bee Propolis increases the natural skin-soothing and cleansing properties of the Aloe Vera Gel.
  • Allantoin is a beneficial ingredient found in many plants, including aloe.
  •    Eleven carefully selected plant extracts, also known for their beneficial properties, complete this powerful          formula .

    The combination of aloe and herbs provide a naturally soothing, pH-balanced spray that is easy to apply to even sensitive skin. Aloe First® is designed to soothe the skin after minor cuts, scrapes, burns, and sunburn. 

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    Monday, 9 May 2016

    Aloe Vera and the Immune System 

    The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day. In most cases, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing infections. But sometimes problems with the immune system can lead to illness and infection.

    About the Immune System

    The immune system is the body's defence against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease.
    The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. One of the important cells involved are white blood cells, also called leukocytes, which come in two basic types that combine to seek out and destroy disease-causing organisms or substances.
    Leukocytes are produced or stored in many locations in the body, including the thymus, spleen, and bone marrow. For this reason, they're called the lymphoid organs. There are also clumps of lymphoid tissue throughout the body, primarily as lymph nodes, that house the leukocytes.
    The leukocytes circulate through the body between the organs and nodes via lymphatic vessels and blood vessels. In this way, the immune system works in a coordinated manner to monitor the body for germs or substances that might cause problems.
    The two basic types of leukocytes are:
    1. phagocytes, cells that chew up invading organisms
    2. lymphocytes, cells that allow the body to remember and recognise previous invaders and help the body destroy them

    Aloe Vera Helps Immune System

    Aloe also seems to be excellent at regulating the immune system (an immunomodulator). This means it can both stimulate the immune response for those with weakened immune systems either from existing conditions or post-illness fatigue. It can also calm the immune response, such as for hay fever where less immune reaction is beneficial. Various research studies are underway to explore the potential of the components to boost immunity. It may even have a role to play in managing diabetes. Numerous studies worldwide indicate that it is a general tonic for the immune system, helping it to fight illness of all kinds. Over 200 worldwide scientific research papers have been published on the effects. The three main categories of research include anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial, and anti-viral actions of the plant. The juice is said to soothe digestive tract irritations such as colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. It's ability to encourage the release of pepsin (a gastric juice enzyme necessary for digestion) when the stomach is full is a possible reason for its ulcer-healing effects.
    Your health and physical well being is threatened by a reduced immune system.
    Obviously, you have to do something to ensure that you boost your immunity and keep your body strong so that it can fight disease and keep them off.
    But, what can you do?
    One popular and effective way of increasing your immunity to illness is by drinking aloe Vera gel.

    Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel provides natural support for the immune system.
    Since the immune system works around the clock protecting the body, aloe Vera, with its natural immune enhancers, gives the body a continual arsenal from which to draw.
    Do You Wish You Could Feel Like You Were 18 Again?
    Do you want to regain the boundless energy, health of mind and body and the feeling of immortality that comes with youth...
    I believe that each of us can, and should, take action to boost our immunity and keep ourselves as healthy and vibrant as possible.
    And that is why I encourage you to get Forever Living Aloe Vera and start boosting your immunity today!
    You May Be Thinking Can I afford to Drink Forever Aloe Vera?  BUT the Real Question Should Be ‘ Can You Afford Not To Drink Forever Living Aloe Vera?
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    Thanks for taking time to read .