Dry Skin Help: Aloe Vera
We, in the desert, have to be diligent against dry skin throughout the year and one of the best natural defenses is aloe vera, the best natural humectant to use on your skin. Humectants elevate the hydration of the skin to minimize the associated discomfort of dry skin because it attracts water from the dermis and holds it in the stratum corneum.
The gel found in the aloe leaves is also used for soothing minor burns, wounds and various skin conditions like eczema. The gel's effect is nearly immediate; it also applies a layer over wounds that may reduce the chance of infection. Despite its popularity, aloe is an allergen and should always be tested before use.