If anyone has felt the soothing coolness of raw, freshly-cut aloe vera on a sunburn or skin rash, they will know that it would be beneficial to use hand sanitizer with aloe vera.
But they probably wouldn't know all of the reasons why.
It Isn't Alcohol
Hand sanitizers contain alcohol because it effectively kills bacteria and viruses. But it's almost as effective at drying out your skin. So most hand sanitizers add moisturizers to their formula to counteract the effect of alcohol. Still, not all moisturizers are the same. Aloe Vera is one of the most naturally, power-packed moisturizers there is.
That's right. Not only is aloe great for your skin, it actually supports the germ-killing properties of hand sanitizer.
It Fixes Your Skin
One of the reasons aloe vera is recommended for sunburned skin is its high level of antioxidants. A sunburn is the result of free radicals let loose by the sun's radiation. Aloe's antioxidants fight off those free radicals.
It Encourages Collagen Production
Collagen is the protein in your body that helps keep your skin and connective tissue strong. That means it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, diminish dark spots and generally makes your skin softer and more elastic.
It's a Natural Exfoliant
As a natural exfoliant, aloe vera removes dead skin cells and the bacteria that can be associated with them, without harsh ingredients or heavy scrubbing.
It Feeds Your Skin
Like many medicinal plants, aloe vera is full of vitamins, amino acids and minerals. They are absorbed by your skin and keep it strong, resilient and healthy.
We made sure to include aloe vera in the The PÁMECARE® hand sanitizer formula not only for all its benefits for your skin, but it also makes our product so much better!
To learn more about hand sanitizers, check out our recent post Do Hand Sanitizers Dry Out Your Skin?