by Eden Univer
There's a common misconception that aloe is just for sunburns. Yes, it'll help calm skin after too much time by the beach, but it's also a great ingredient for an array of skincare concerns. Are your eyes puffy? Is your skin itchy and dry? Do get red in the face from the icy cold air? Aloe can be your new go-to!
"As an ingredient, it helps to calm and soothe the skin," explains Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery. "It can be used with other more irritating products (such as anti-acne ingredients) to help off-set some of the inflammation."
Another bonus? It's fast-acting! "The second it hits the skin it really starts to heal, and I think you can feel the relief immediately," says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection. Who doesn't love to see (and feel) instant results?
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