Cross fit in open and a simple but effective post-sun remedy

Hi everyone

How was the last week for you all?

For me, last week was super hectic, both the girls had their Annual Sports Days in school and between their rehearsals and the main event, the week just flew by. Happy to report that both of them won gold in their respective races! YEY, so proud of them!

Having said that, I won’t lie…winning DOES keep you motivated, nothing inspires you more than a solid win (and a good no. of blog-followers !)…as long as you can handle the failures too AND not take the winning for granted! I told the girls the same thing before the event and after the event too! Catch them young, I say!

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I did functional training on Friday, out in the open, in a partially-shaded area and got tanned as a result! The workout was very satisfying but the tanning was definitely not!

And tomorrow if you see me, you wouldn’t notice the tanning, I swear! And the secret – Aloe Vera gel!! ?

Aloe Vera plant: The natural skin-healer

I know, I know, it’s a done to death thing…the internet is full of benefits of Aloe Vera gel but most of them are generic write-ups. So, I am just going to talk about some benefits of Aloe Vera gel which I can personally vouch for…and a brand that I keep handy, always! As I said, am my own Guinea pig!

So, once I got home and took a shower, I applied the Aloe Vera gel topically, all over my face and neck and any other sun-affected area and just left it be. What it helps me with is:

  • it helps me in post-sun recovery i.e. it reduces tanning post sun-exposure.
  • it helps in minor burning and bruises – works as a cooling gel.
  • I have also used it post epilation and it definitely helps with the sting!

My mom eats the raw gel directly from plants that she grows, for the anti-oxidants and other nutrients but I have never tried it either. She swears by it though! Maybe, someday!

I have tried using it for my hair, a couple times however, found no difference…so am not sure of that one! I am going to try again by mixing it with my hair-oil and if I notice anything positive, will post here.

I keep my bottle of Aloe Vera gel in fridge so that it stays cool and handy for when I need it.

I have tried many Aloe-Vera gels from many brands but so far, the best one for me, is from a brand  called WOW. It’s a small handy bottle, green in colour – though the gel inside is transparent, with no smell or added colours, and thank God for that! I never understood the logic of a green Aloe Vera gel!

WOW Aloe Vera gel: the gel inside is transparent in colour
WOW Aloe Vera gel: the back-side label

What The  brand Says:

Pamper your skin and hair with wow skin science aloe vera gel, the purest and the finest you can get in a bottle. Guaranteed 99 percent pure, wow skin science aloe vera gel has been hygienically extracted from ripe, robust and succulent aloe vera leaves and packaged with care to retain its natural healing and rejuvenating goodness. Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years for beauty and medicinal benefits across cultures. Aloe vera is loaded with over 75 beneficial nutrient like vitamins, enzymes, minerals and amino acids. When applied topically on skin, it inhibits microbes and germs, moisturizes skin. Similarly, when applied to hair and scalp, it conditions and protects hair from dryness and damage.

WOW Skin Science Aloe Vera Gel has been hygienically extracted from ripe, robust and succulent Aloe Vera Leaves and packaged with care to retain its natural healing and rejuvenating goodness. Pamper your skin and hair with WOW Skin Science Aloe Vera Gel. Great for use as an aftershave, hair gel, or leave in conditioner for shinier, healthier hair.

My Verdict:

WOW aloe vera gel 99% is pure aloe vera gel. This one is frangrance-free, is free from artificial colours, gets quickly and nicely absorbed in the skin, is non-greasy

It contains xanthum gum as a plant based natural thickener. In the name of chemicals, all it has is sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and citric acid.

I buy it from Amazon India site. You can visit this link for more info and to buy it. The MRP is 299/- for 130ml but I often get it in lightening deals for a steal!

I have made repeat purchases and so far, so good. No smell, no irritation..only pure aloe vera gel and it gets absorbed in the skin quickly.

Stay tuned dearies, coming up next week is the video-review of a Dermalogica Masque which the guest reviewer Neha has found really good. Neha has spent lakhs and lakhs into her quest for uber-good and uber-effective skincare products. If she says its good, its gotta be good! ?

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** Disclaimer – This is not a paid review! The review is solely based out of my own experience with the product and I bought it myself!

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