Ever since I opened my May BDJ Box, I have been using Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel in place of buttery creams and body oils on days I need to moisturize. For me it’s been really good in this heat and in helping my skin replenish its lost moisture from daily activities, sun exposure, or even excessive showering.
Aloe Derma Pure Aloe Vera Gel is made from organic aloe vera gel, which penetrates deep into the skin cells. Due to its gel formula, it has a more cooling effect on the skin than most lotions or oils. I’m giving it a plus for being unscented, since heavily scented products are too much for me in this weather. There’s no gloppy feeling, even when I sweat, meaning it’s absorbed by the body easily. After application, my skin feels a lot softer without feeling super sticky even on hot afternoons.
Since I also do pole dancing, it has also been useful in giving my skin some love. I have been using this as an after-training care on my skin, which can be subject to painful friction. Pole dancing may give us a bikini body year-round, but it also means working on those tricks and spins. That’s a lot of skin-on-metal contact, which can result to burns and chafing. Aloe vera gel can provide the relief our skin needs after doing the drops and grips. When I know I’ll be training, I use this instead of my moisturizer at night before. It’s light enough that the slick factor doesn’t linger, yet my skin is hydrated as the formula is easily absorbed by the skin. It’s a common misconception that pole dancer skin has to be as dry as the Sahara. We need to get that right balance of healthy skin moisture since dry skin is just as bad as slick, creamy, lotioned skin in pole world since the skin tends to break, crack, and get more chafed.
I carry the 45-gram tube in my pole bag, and it’s handy enough to fit alongside my grip aids in a pouch and I apply it after class on the pole-kissed areas that need some love. You may also take it to the beach or if you’re doing laps on the pool. It helps relieve abrasions, insect bites, and sunburns. It can also be used as a hair treatment. Bellas who are super sensitive might love this product because it has no artificial color, mineral oils, comedogenic chemicals, animal derivatives (Yay for vegans!), and parabens. To be super sure, please remember to do a patch test first to see how this product (or any product for that matter) reacts with your skin.
The 45-g tube retails for P280 but if you want a larger container, they also sell a 114-g tube for P460. I’m giving the affordability another plus.
Have you tried your Aloe Derma product from your May BDJ Box, Bellas? Let us know what you think by commenting below or heading to our review section.
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