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  1. The effects of the sun on the skin

    The effects of the sun on the skin

    Positive effects of the sun

    The sun is fundamental to life. In small doses, they have a beneficial effect on physical and emotional aspects:

    It also enhances our mood: The sun can be an excellent remedy for some forms of seasonal depression.

    It is essential for the synthesis of vitamin D, one of its main functions is to help the body absorb calcium. It thus influences bone and tooth health, but it also influences the proper functioning of muscles, nerves and the immune system.

    Activate circulation.

    Strengthens the immune system.

     

    Harmful effects of the sun on the skin

    Unprotected exposure to the sun causes damage that accumulates day by day on the skin. It has a memory effect, i.e. excess sunlight is recorded on the skin and, when the body has been burned, over time it can cause premature ageing of the skin or, depending on the severity, cause different lesions such as spots, allergies, cancer, etcetera.

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  2. Tired or swollen legs? Natural remedies.

    Tired or swollen legs? Natural remedies.

    Summer is approaching and for many, this is not always a pleasure. The heat causes the veins to dilate and this causes pain in the legs as a feeling of incessant tiredness that can become very annoying.

     

    Most people have felt, at least once in their lives, their legs swollen or heavy.

    This pain can affect our quality of life, so it is advisable to resort to different remedies to help improve our problem and prevent others of greater importance.

     

    Fortunately, there are some natural remedies whose composition helps to reduce inflammation and some symptoms associated with it.

    Swollen legs are quite common, especially in the case of women. Its appearance is related to disorders such as

    the retention of liquids, stress, circulatory problems.

     

    Sometimes, feeling swollen legs is accompanied by a strong sensation of tingling, numbness and, in addition, difficulty walking.

    It can also be a warning sign of more serious problems such as arthritis, edema and thrombosis.

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  3. Aloe vera for Acne

    Aloe vera for Acne

    What is Acne and why does it appear?

    Acne is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of small pimples or blackheads. These usually consist of sebum, dead cells and other waste.

    It is usually caused by an imbalance in the activity of the sebaceous glands, which are connected to the hair follicles beneath the skin.

    They often appear on the face and back, although they can also originate in the neck, arms, and other areas of the body.

    They rarely cause pain, although sometimes the pore becomes infected and a problem of greater care is generated.

    Their exact cause is not determined, but one of the main causes is hormonal changes due to sexual development.

     

    Although it does not represent a serious health problem, it can manifest itself chronically, leaving some scars and affecting aesthetics.

     

    Why Aloe vera?

    Aloe vera has been studied with favorable results as an ally to combat acne.

    Aloe vera gel has astringent and antibacterial properties thanks to saponins that act effectively against redness and infections. In the long term, we ensure that the symptoms do not get worse and that the number of pimples or blackheads does not increase.

    Its moisturizing active ingredients penetrate easily into the pores and facilitate the elimination of dead cells, impurities and sebum.

    Aloe vera is soothing, which allows us to relieve the itching of the affected area and prevents us from scratching and further infecting the pimples.

    Thanks to its astringent property, Aloe vera is excellent for maintaining proper hygiene in the affected area and controlling the production of fat that causes acne.

    It helps to reduce the scars caused by acne or pimples by promoting skin regeneration with properties that stimulate the development of cells and their restoration.

     

    It helps to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and this refers to those dark marks that remain after the pimples have healed as the aloin is a depigmenting agent, so it helps to lighten the dark areas in the skin.

    It is also one of the best ingredients for regulating the skin's natural pH and promoting the balance of the sebaceous glands.

    In addition, its regular application prevents the appearance of premature wrinkles, allergies and other disorders that affect the skin's beauty.

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  4. History of Aloe vera in the Canary Islands

    History of Aloe vera in the Canary Islands

    The market offers hundreds of slimming products that claim to give excellent results in a short time. But these products are often expensive or just don't work as expected.

    For this reason, today we want to present the benefits of Aloe vera so that you can have an effective treatment, economical and with results that favor both your figure and the health of your body.

      - Aloe vera helps purify the body by helping to expel toxins that accumulate in the digestive system.

      - It purifies toxins in the blood.

      - Improves the metabolization of fatty acids (this will have a very effective effect in reducing adipose tissue).

      - It has effects on the stimulation of intestinal mobility.

      - It acts as a digestive preventing ulcers, abdominal swelling, heartburn, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and so on.

      - It helps lower cholesterol, provides essential amino acids, supports oral health, regulates and controls blood sugar. 

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  5. Can we lose weight with Aloe vera?

    Can we lose weight with Aloe vera?

    The market offers hundreds of slimming products that claim to give excellent results in a short time. But these products are often expensive or just don't work as expected.

    For this reason, today we want to present the benefits of Aloe vera so that you can have an effective treatment, economical and with results that favor both your figure and the health of your body.

      - Aloe vera helps purify the body by helping to expel toxins that accumulate in the digestive system.

      - It purifies toxins in the blood.

      - Improves the metabolization of fatty acids (this will have a very effective effect in reducing adipose tissue).

      - It has effects on the stimulation of intestinal mobility.

      - It acts as a digestive preventing ulcers, abdominal swelling, heartburn, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and so on.

      - It helps lower cholesterol, provides essential amino acids, supports oral health, regulates and controls blood sugar. 

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  6. The lies of the aloe vera industry

    The lies of the aloe vera industry

    How to distinguish between Aloe juice and powder?

    The fresh active Aloe is highly photosensitive so a drinkable juice in a transparent container shows that in its content there is no fresh Aloe since it will degrade in a few daysChoose opaque or dark containers when buying juices with Aloe vera. In addition, the containers must be hermetically sealed and must not pass through light or air, so that the properties of Aloe vera are not lost.

    You will recognize its authenticity when tasting the juice and that its taste is bitter and characteristic. In reality there is not much difference with the juice you get when you peel an Aloe vera leaf and liquefy it.

    - The pulp of Aloe Vera is white translucent and this color turns yellow after processing so if your aloe is presented in another color is not fresh aloe and its color obeys dyes.

    The price of Aloe vera is closely related to the type of preparation of the product. The techniques that best preserve the qualities of the plant, such as the process of cold stabilization, are more complex than others and is reflected in the price of Aloe vera. The simplest thing, from the economic point of view, is to use fast techniques that take out the production in a short period of time, without paying attention to the own characteristics of the plant.

    It is therefore that the price will be a factor that can help us.

    For example, a 100% pure aloe vera juice of 1 liter, can be between 25€ and 35€ per liter, anything below € 20 can be thought to be made with powders or concentrates.

    - Find out what kind of aloe vera the product contains. Such a product must be organically grown and processed very quickly so that it does not lose its properties. The species of aloe vera must be Barbadensis Miller, the most popular and efficient for humans.

    -The local is also important. When we buy a product of Aloe vera in a hypermarket or supermarket, where they sell us a cream, that a chicken, that some shoes, we can already begin to doubt its quality. The ideal is to buy it in a store specializing in aloe vera.

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  7. How to fight dandruff with Aloe vera

    How to fight dandruff with Aloe vera

    Aloe vera contains multiple medicinal properties, which has characterized it as one of the most versatile plants used not only to cure certain diseases, but has also become the best ally for skin and hair beauty treatments.

    Some of the benefits that the Aloe vera offers for the hair are:

    You can avoid the alopecia problems because its minerals are responsible for rejuvenating hair follicles.

    Thanks to the various minerals and vitamins it contains it works as an excellent ally to moisturize the scalp, fights dryness, generates shine and strengthens the hair in general, as it penetrates into the strands of hair.

    Helps hair growth as it contains an enzyme responsible for promoting healthy hair growth, as it activates proper circulation in the scalp.

     It also cleanses and levels the pH in the scalp.

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  8. Argan, the gold of the desert

    Argan, the gold of the desert

    Argan Oil has acquired much fame in its cosmetic use due to its numerous health benefits, nourishes the skin, hair and slows down the aging process. Because of this and many other reasons it has earned the nickname "liquid gold".

    Argan oil is extracted from the fruits of the argan tree (Argania spinosa). It takes 35 kilos of its peculiar fruits to obtain a single litre of the precious oil. This is why this oil is one of the most expensive in the world.

    Argan trees are found in southwestern Morocco. They are very well adapted even to extremely harsh and dry environmental conditions. The roots of the argan tree grow deeply even under arid and semi-arid soils.

    In 1999, UNESCO declared the Argan forests a World Heritage Site to protect the World Biosphere Reserve from extinction by deforestation and desertification.

    For its extraction is necessary a slow and laborious process developed exclusively by women, today there are 300 women's cooperatives dedicated to the production of argan oil in the North African country.

    The recovery of this elixir has revolutionized the world of beauty and life of the inhabitants of this Moroccan region.

    Thousands of women have already started to work in one of the 300 cooperatives and earn a stable salary. The money obtained from its sale allows financing literacy projects in the area and, most importantly, provides a means of subsistence for women, especially widows and divorced women. Female illiteracy has risen from 95% to 50% in the area in 20 years and the Government has committed to reforesting 200,000 hectares of Argan trees by 2025.

    Lanzaloe works with one of these cooperatives.

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  9. Aloe vera in pregnancy

    Aloe vera in pregnancy

    Aloe Vera can be used externally in creams such as Bio-Hydrating Cream, in gels such as Pure Organic Gel or Relax Gel and even using the plant directly on the skin.

    One of its qualities is that it prevents the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen and regenerating the skin.

    The hormonal changes during the gestation period can cause changes in the skin, making it greasier or drier. By applying Aloe Vera to the skin, you will be able to balance and return the skin to its normal state.

    Combats swelling during pregnancy. Its great moisturizing power helps reduce edema during pregnancy. But it also improves circulation, which will feel a great relief especially in the last weeks of pregnancy.

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  10. What does grape bring to your skin?

    What does grape bring to your skin?

    What is wine therapy? 

    Wine therapy was created by the French Matilde Cathiard and Bertrand Thomas. Together they founded the first centre of this therapy in Graves and in Bordeaux (France), an area famous for its wines.

    For many it may be surprising that an alcoholic beverage so related to health problems is applied as a therapy or as a treatment for the beauty of the skin.

    In the case of wine therapy, wine is not drunk, but other grape derivatives are used, a fruit rich in vitamins A, B and C; antioxidants and organic acids that help us prevent premature aging and enhance beauty.

     

    How does it work?

    Wine therapy uses different grape derivatives. It works because the grape and its fermentation produce in large quantities a series of natural substances beneficial to the skin and the body in general, such as polyphenols, procyanidols, anthocyanosides and resveratrol.

    These components provide the wine with antioxidant qualities that facilitate cell regeneration, cleanse the skin of dead cells, eliminate toxins from the dermis and stimulate circulation, improving oxygenation and nutrition of the epidermis.

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