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Why Aloe Vera is So Great for a Man's Skin

Posted by Otis Skincare on

You probably already know Aloe Vera as a remedy for sunburn.

This water-rich plant can be found in most after-sun care products - and with good reason. Its cooling, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties make it excellent at calming red, over-heated skin.

But this natural skincare ingredient has much more to offer a man’s skin!

From soothing your face after shaving to helping clear up acne, Aloe Vera is also an excellent moisturizer.

It’s why we've included it in all of our men's skincare products.

Read on for six more skin benefits of using aloe vera than just calming the red bits where you forgot to apply sunscreen!


Otis Skincare products for men with aloe vera
We've included soothing, moisturizing Aloe vera in all of our skincare products


We’ll show you the easiest ways to incorporate aloe into your daily skincare routine to reap those benefits and leave your skin looking healthy and glowing.

Why is aloe vera so great for a man's skin?

moisturizing aloe vera plant cut to reveal aloe gel inside
Aloe vera, a natural ingredient, that perfectly soothes and moisturizes a man's skin 


Firstly, Aloe calms and soothes irritated skin, especially after shaving

There’s no denying that shaving affects the quality of your skin. It makes your face and neck more sensitive, and the act of dragging a blade across your skin can cause irritation and nicks, creating scar tissue, increasing dryness and badly affecting the protective barrier function of your skin.

That's why we added Aloe to our PROTECTIVE SHAVE CREAM.

Aloe Vera soothes your skin and repairs the damage of shaving. At the same time it calms any redness and rehydrates your face and neck, ensuring a smooth, pain-free shave every time. 

Protective Shave Cream with Aloe Vera




Due to its phytosterol content, Aloe Vera will calm and soothe irritated skin, reducing any redness that might have been caused by shaving.

In Ayurvedic medicine it has several medicinal uses, including being used to effectively relieve the symptoms of psoriasis and eczema.

It's also great for soothing the delicate skin around your eyebrows after tweezing, or waxing, in that area.


It helps clear up acne

Aloe Vera is an excellent and gentle skin cleanser and a great natural remedy for acne and breakouts. 

The gel is anti-microbial, meaning that it reduces the presence of bacteria. 

Aloe works to help with acne on several levels.

Firstly, it contains antiseptic compounds that protect your skin from the bacteria which can cause infection and inflammation. Secondly, it contains glycoproteins which reduce any inflammation and redness, and polysaccharides that stimulate the growth of new skin cells.  And thirdly, Aloe Vera contains a compound called aloesin that helps to reduce hyperpigmentation in any acne scars

Research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that if you are already using a topical prescription acne treatment, applying Aloe gel will make the treatment more effective in reducing acne. 

It’s these qualities that made us include Aloe Vera in our DAILY FACE WASH.

Men’s skin tends to be oilier than a woman’s skin. The sebaceous glands are more numerous and more active in a man’s skin, making you more prone to acne and blemishes.

The best way to avoid any skin problems, and to keep your face looking clean and fresh, is to wash your face twice a day.

AM – to clean away the build-up of oil and dead skin cells that have accumulated throughout the night, and stop them from clogging your pores.

PM – to remove the general grime of pollution and bacteria that we all come into contact with during the day, as well as any oil that has accumulated on your skin.

We included ingredients in our men's Daily Face Wash like Aloe and Tea Tree Oil, that also has anti-microbial properties – to purify your skin and help to prevent any acne, while reducing inflammation.

You can find out more here – Daily Face Wash.

Or click the button below to purchase – and guarantee fresh, clean skin every morning.

Best Men’s Face Wash with Aloe Vera 




The Tea Tree Oil also regulates excess sebum production, so that your face won't look oily or shiny.

Our Daily Face Wash will make sure that your skin is always looking really fresh and healthy, and because it also includes Glycerin your face won't feel dry or tight.

For more on how to wash your face the right way, including how to choose the best face wash for your skin type, check out “Clean: The Best Way To Keep Your Skin Looking Fresh And Healthy”.


Aloe restores smoothness to your skin 

Long known for its rich moisturizing properties, Aloe Vera improves the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. It softens the skin but without making it greasy, or clogging your pores, so it’s perfect if you have oily skin too.

Our HYDRATING DAILY MOISTURIZER includes Aloe because it's so effective at softening and hydrating your skin. But, more importantly, it doesn’t leave your skin looking shiny.

Moisturizing your face every day keeps your skin healthy and functioning properly, as well as looking its best and avoiding signs of aging.

And everyone can benefit from moisturizing - even if you have oily or acne-prone skin. 

Our lightweight Hydrating Daily Moisturizer makes sure that your face is always looking healthy and hydrated.

Try it for yourself.

Best Face Moisturizer with Aloe Vera 




Aloe keeps your skin looking younger   

As well as hydrating your skin, Aloe Vera improves elasticity. It encourages collagen and elastin repair, making your skin appear smoother.

It also contains several anti-oxidants, including Vitamins A, C and E and Beta Carotene, that help improve skin’s firmness and texture. These anti-oxidants neutralize the aging effects of harmful free radicals, protecting against the appearance of fine lines.

And Aloe reduces inflammation so its great for improving under eyes bags, especially if you've only had a few hours sleep.

We wanted our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer to be the best anti aging moisturizer for men out there, so of course, we had to include Aloe in the ingredients!

For more on the best ways to stay looking young, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, see "Look Younger: Your Complete Anti Aging Plan".

And for an anti aging skincare routine specifically for your guys in your 30's check out "Best Skincare Routine for your 30's".


Aloe has regenerating and healing properties

Aloe is excellent at regenerating and healing the skin, particularly any small nicks you may get during your shave. It speeds up cell reproduction, allowing skin to heal quickly and with minimal scarring.

Applying our HYDRATING DAILY MOISTURIZER, with aloe vera, post-shave will ensure that your skin is always looking smooth and calm after your shave.

It's also effective at minimising any scarring from acne, and an excellent moisturizer for sensitive skin too. 


It's anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial

Aloe Vera’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties act as a natural remedy for acne.

And these same properties protect your skin from infection and prevent any irritation when you shave.

Aloe vera is especially effective at calming razor burn and soothing inflamed ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

Our Protective Shave Cream is based on moisturizing Glycerin and enriched with Shea Butter to nourish and protect your skin, along with Apricot Stone Oil to soften your beard for easier shaving.

We’ve also added purifying Tea Tree Oil to help reduce any redness, razor burn or irritation.

And, of course, Aloe Vera to soothe your skin.

This luxurious, nourishing formula leaves your skin beautifully smooth, clear and hydrated following your shave.


Head on over to 'Shop the best skincare routine for men' and benefit from the amazing properties of Aloe Vera included in all of our skincare products. 

Your skin will be glowing with good health!


And that's not all...

aloe vera gel visible inside an aloe vera leaf

Researchers are also beginning to unlock the health benefits of drinking Aloe Vera in juice form, or taking it as a food supplement. So far it has shown to be helpful in improving digestion, boosting your immune system and maintaining oral health. It may also help to lower cholesterol.

The best ways to use it

Straight from the plant 

Aloe Vera gel is the jelly-like substance that is found in the inner part of the leaf. Once a leaf has been cut from the plant you can keep it in the refrigerator for future use. 
However, always do a patch test before you apply Aloe Vera straight from the plant to inflamed skin. In rare cases, it can cause a reaction in highly sensitive people.

In gel form 

You can also buy the gel ready extracted. Try to find one that is pure and extracted straight from the leaf.  

In skincare

Perhaps the easiest way for your skin to benefit from Aloe Vera every day is to opt for skincare products which include this excellent ingredient.
The aloe in our products has been derived from pure Aloe Vera gel so you can be assured that it's going to do an excellent job!

The bottom line?

We never assume that just because an ingredient is natural that it is automatically safe and effective. But in the case of aloe vera, this is definitely an ingredient that is very safe, offers so many benefits to improve a man’s skin and deserves to be part of your daily routine.  


All you need to stay looking handsome. 





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