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Varicose veins, improves its appearance with aloe vera

Varicose veins are all those veins that, for different reasons, have dilated and part of the blood they lead has been stagnant. This skin condition is usually more visible in the legs, ankles, and feet because those are the farthest parts of the body from the heart.

They have a blue or purple color and are sometimes very annoying to the touch and can even cause some pain, especially after standing for a long time or sitting.

Why do they appear and who suffers from them?

ATLANTIA15Although it is more common among women, many men also suffer from them. They can be of genetic origin, arise during pregnancy, overweight, by impact sports or by the type of work, which forces you to spend a lot of time in the same position (standing or sitting).

Another reason may be sedentary lifestyle or consumption of oral contraceptives that, due to the amount of estrogens, produce a state of hypercoagulation.

For most of those who suffer from varicose veins, apart from an unsightly condition, it is very annoying that it can cause pain and inflammation. Therefore, if no solution is made since they appear, they can become dangerous and end up needing surgical intervention.

Aloe, immediate relief

In addition to improving its appearance, aloe vera calms, reduces fatigue and tension in addition to exerting an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.

ATLANTIA16Products such as Gel Relax cold-heat with arnica and harpagofito helps to maintain blood circulation in good conditions also thanks to arginine and acemannan of aloe vera in its composition.

In addition, it reduces itching, tingling or the sensation of heat thanks to its soothing and refreshing power.

Varicose veins, avoid them

In a complementary way with the use of aloe vera, to reduce or avoid the appearance of varicose veins, it is necessary to carry out a healthy and balanced diet where vegetables and fruits abound.

It is also a good option to massage the affected areas on a regular basis, exercise and drink a good amount of water a day, as it increases fluidity of blood and eliminate waste.

In this sense, experts also recommend not wearing too tight clothes, in the case of women avoid wearing heels for a long period of time, do not smoke or change their posture regularly and take small breaks to stretch their legs.

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Aloe vera, remedy against stings

Although it is a little known remedy, the use of aloe vera when we have a sting is the fastest and most effective way to combat this condition.

The truth is that with the beginning of summer the hot days arrive and, hopelessly, the appearance of annoying insects that, attracted by the flowering, come to make us life impossible with their annoying bites.

How to treat it?

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In these cases, whether a mosquito sting, bee, wasp or other insect, aloe vera will always be your best ally thanks to its antiseptic action.

In addition, it does not matter the area where the bite occurred, the type of skin or the age of the affected, since it can be used in all its versions and for the whole world.

At this point it is important to emphasize that aloe vera should be placed immediately after the sting with the aim of achieving its complete effectiveness. Likewise, It can be used for other types of stings like jellyfish, also features in these hot months.

Remedy for almost everything

FotoJetIn Atlantia we have the pure gel of aloe vera, ideal product for this type of affections since it will reduce the swelling, the sting and the infection, if it could have been produced.

It also calms and refreshes the affected area, causing immediate relief.

Thanks to its ecological cultivation, all the active principles present in the interior of the leaf are preserved, resulting in a gel that mimics and moisturizes the skin in depth.

In addition, we have created a 75ml format so you can take it wherever you want, with more comfort.

Other uses of aloe vera

It is well known that aloe vera, other than for this type of affections, is ideal for combating many other manifestations of the skin such as regenerating tissues when there is a sunburn, clean the skin in depth or help prevent acne.

In addition, other than for the skin, it has been recommended to use aloe vera for other health problems such as constipation, colon, cellulite or dandruff, among many others.

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Aloe vera: a relief after laser hair removal

We go out less, we wear more clothes… Winter is, undoubtedly, the time when we least “show” our skin; However, would you believe us if we tell you that this time of the year is when laser hair removal centers receive more customers? You are quite right!

sesion-de-laserThe truth is that, in these months in which the skin is less tanned and exposed to the sun, the treatment to remove your hair with a laser is more effective. So yes: not depending on the season, it is quite usual that some side effects appear after the treatment that, depending on the type of skin and hair, can be longer or shorter… The most common are perifollicular edema (small swellings around the exit of the hair) and erythema (generalized inflammation of the skin), two reactions that cause discomforts such as itching or redness, and that can be alleviated using pure Aloe Vera like the one that you will find in Atlantia.

Aloe vera: soothing, antiseptic and regenerative

Thanks to its properties, more and more professionals recommend Aloe Vera as a treatment to soothe the skin, favor its regeneration, and prevent infections after laser hair removal. Hereunder, we will present some of its many benefits:

– It works as a natural antiseptic, thanks to its bactericidal power.

– It helps cells growth, favoring the regeneration of the skin.

– It has anti-inflammatory and emollient properties.

– It improves circulation in affected areas, thanks to its ability to dilate blood vessels.

– It nourishes and moisturizes the skin, making it smooth and soft.

Pure Aloe vera gel

To enjoy all the advantages offered by Aloe Vera in the post-laser treatment, and not lose any of its properties, experts recommend using 100 % pure natural gels. In this sense, in Atlantia we have products made with pure Aloe Vera grown in the Canaries, such as our PURE ALOE VERA GEL for protection and body care. Thanks to the ecological cultivation and the meticulous production process—extracted directly from the leaves of Aloe Vera— this gel maintains all the active principles of the plant, becoming the best ally to soothe and treat our skin after hair removal.

PURE-GEL

How to use it? Very simple: just apply it -as many times as necessary- over the area to be treated, performing a gentle massage until it is completely absorbed… That’s it!

Do not suffer anymore from irritations and discomfort from laser hair removal. With our advice and the best Aloe Vera of the Canary Islands, next summer you will be able to look radiant, healthy, and hairless!

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Perfect and hydrated hands also in the winter!

A smile… and a handshake. In many cases, our hands are our best introduction to others and, without knowing it, they speak a lot about us. Therefore, keeping them healthy and taking care of them is essential, not only for our image and aesthetics but also—and above all—to feel good about ourselves.

Hydration, a fundamental part

hands in the winterHaving perfect hands is not always easy. The truth is that, because they are always exposed, they are one of the most sensitive parts of our body and the more exposed to changes in temperature, so it is common that, in the winter, they tend to become more red and cracked. In addition, not only the cold but also the effect of the heating or daily tasks (they are constantly working!), end up making a dent in them and cause them to lose some of their smoothness. The most common effect in our hands is the loss of elasticity, because of dehydration, so it is essential to hydrate them so that the skin remains flexible.

Furthermore, like the hands, the nails are also constantly exposed to the aggressions of the environment, so they are more vulnerable to suffer alterations that make them weak and brittle. The Onychomycosis (a superficial infection of the nails that causes scaling and color changes) or the unsightly hangnails (small pieces of skin that arise around the nail because of the peeling) are just some of the discomforts that can arise if not carry out some minimal care.

Therefore, it is necessary that you take care of your hands and keep them hydrated… following these tips that we bring to you!

Keeping your hands protected

Watch out for the sinks. Hot water and detergents or soaps damage the hydrolipidic film that protects the skin of the hands, leaving them dry and unprotected; it is important that you always wear gloves when you carry out some work of this type.

Dry them well. Hygiene is essential to show healthy and beautiful hands, but just as important to wash them is to dry them afterward with a towel, as humidity promotes the development of bacteria.

Protect them from low temperatures. Especially on colder days, do not go outside without your gloves.

Aloe Vera hand cream

aloe vera hand creamAlong with the advice, we have just given to you, you should not forget this vital step: hydrate your hands with Aloe Vera to repair, nourish, and restore the protective film of the skin.

At Atlantia we have our HAND AND NAILS CREAM, formulated with Aloe Vera from the Canary Islands, for the treatment of dry and cracked hands. A cream that, in addition to providing the moisturizing and regenerating action of Aloe Vera, provides a protective film on the skin that shields it from water and other agents. The trick? When you apply it, start with a good massage on the tips of the fingers and ends on the forearms… this will favor the absorption of the cream and will revive the circulation in your hands!

Now you know: this winter, Atlantia’s pure Aloe Vera will lend you a hand!

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Don’t forget about your feet this summer!

Foot repair cream (Atlantia)Our feet; those born sufferers of debuting footwear and long hours of wearing heels; now also sporadic victims of burns on the sand. Asking ourselves how often we pamper and take care of our feet is vital. Especially with the arrival of the summer season.

With the start of summer, our feet are crying out for sun exposure (always with caution) and contact with the breeze. However, it’s at this time of year when they’re more likely to become infected by fungi and infections from beaches, pools or gyms.

Below, we put forward some tips on how to take care of our feet in summer and preventing the leading conditions (appearance of fungus, warts, plantar and cracks on the heels) that you may suffer.

Suitable footwear

Misuse of a shoe that doesn’t allow in necessary perspiration can lead to the appearance of so-called “Athlete’s Foot”: a fungal infection due to extreme sweating and concentrated moisture.

The use of cool footwear like sandals and slippers, is what our outfits call for. However, having your feet exposed and high temperatures cause extreme dryness in the feet that can be become aggrevated in the heels. That’s why podiatrists recommend their use in particular situations (beach or pool) and not as an everyday shoe.

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Nail care

Treating and caring for our nails is another task pending for this summer. Peeling or colour changes in the nail are symptoms of onychomycosis: superficial infection of the nails that affects their thickness and appearance.

Therefore, we must nourish our nails and their contour so that the area doesn’t peel or that so called “hangnails” don’t appear: small pieces of skin that emerge around the nail. You can even square cut the nails to prevent them from growing into the skin.

Foot repair creamDaily moisturising

It’s essential to moisturise your feet daily to keep the skin flexible. At Atlantia, we provide you this process with our FOOT REPAIR CREAM, for dry and cracked feet. It’s a cream made with pure Aloe vera juice, eco grown in the Canary Islands and with moisturising and exfoliating agents.

Getting your feet ready for the warmer months is one of the most important aesthetic needs of the season. And you? ¿Do you pamper your feet?

Rosehip oil burns

Rosehip, the ‘cure all’ of beauty?

There are many brands and companies that have spread the news about the popular Rosehip oil and its benefits for the skin. However, how real are its properties? Stay tuned because from Atlantia we’ll tell you.

Rosa moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa

Cell Regeneration with Aloe and RosehipRosehip oil is a vegetable oil currently used in both conventional medicine and cosmetics. This comes from the seeds of a bush from the rose family (Rosa moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa).

The Rosa moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa is a wild bush with thin branches and full of thorns, whose stems and branches are full of white and pink flowers, enlivening the poor soil of some areas of Patagonia. It can also be found in small areas of Chile and Peru.

When its petals fall, the plant develops a red oval shaped fruit, full of enormous seeds (they make up 70% of its weight), and its from them which oil is extracted, currently seen as one of the most powerful and effective dermal regenerators.

Rosehip properties

Cell RegenerationRose hip oil contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic and oleic acids) and several antioxidants and vitamins (retinol -vitamin A-, vitamin C, E), making it an imperative object for many companies.

Scientific studies have shown that Rosehip oil has certain benefits against certain ailments, diseases and skin care (healing ability for the treatment of postoperative scars and burns).

A study conducted by the University of Peru, has shown that Rosehip oil contains amounts of trans retinoic or tretinoin acid. It’s known that topical application of all-trans retinoic acid produces changes to the keratinization process. In this same study, the effect on surgical scars was assessed, observing a clear improvement in the condition of the skin, which had acquired elasticity and the colour had substantially improved after 3 months of application.

Rosehip at Atlantia – REGESTIMUL

At Atlantia we have created a product fusing organically cultivated Aloe Vera juice from the Canary Islands, with 100% pure Rosehip oil. Yes, you read it right! REGESTIMUL is our main cellular regeneration product with Aloe Vera and Rosehip. It’s a cream that improves, nourishes and cares for the skin deep. In addition, REGESTIMUL also deeply repairs all kinds of scars and burns.

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Watch out! Be careful with scars in summer

After a surgical procedure, our mission is to ensure that the scarring begins to dwindle. However, this gets complicated when tans and long swims in the sea are just around the corner. Summer is a crucial period for the care and treatment of recent scars.

Skin takes some time to recover its natural form. The wound healing process takes around two years. In addition, genetic factors like skin type or the location and extent of the injury itself, are crucial factors for development and healing.

Sun and scars: bad combination

exposición-sol-cicatricesScars from surgical wounds are often more sensitive to the sun. So it’s important to avoid the sun for at least 6 months, as you run the risk of the scar remaining permanently pigmented.

For this reason, it’s recommended that the scarring be continuously covered by high protection sunscreen, among other remedies against radiation in the summer season. Likewise in winter, although we don’t see much sun, ultraviolet rays are also present and act on our skin.

“In and out” bathing

Long baths are not advisable during the first 15 days of healing. Our intention is to mitigate the heat, it’s best to ensure that said bath is as short as possible, because the skin of the wound hasn’t yet acquired its permanent consistency. So lengthening time of contact with water is contraindicated.

Frequent or prolonged immersion lengthens the healing period and alters its appearance, albeit transiently: more pronounced scarring with a more intense colour…

Hydrate nonstop

It’s recommended that the skin always be well hydrated, especially after surgery. At Atlantia we have products made with pure Aloe vera eco grown in the Canary Islands, and that even have 100% pure Rosehip oil of high regenerative capacity; thereby achieving a faster and more effective healing process.

REGESTIMUL: Aloe vera and Rosehip cell regeneration

REGESTIMUL

Cream that thoroughly improves, nourishes, hydrates and cares for the skin. It deeply repairs all types of scars and burns. With 100% Pure Rosehip oil (Rosa rubiginosa), of high regenerative capacity that helps improve skin tone and texture, and ecologically farmed Aloe vera juice of the Canary Islands.

SUPERDEFENSE: Triple action moisturising cream

SUPERDEFENSE

Rich texture cream formulated with shea butter, Aloe vera and vitamin E. Aloe vera strengthens the skin’s natural defense systems. Shea butter nourishes and repairs the skin. Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant that protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

PURE ALOE VERA GEL: Protection and body care

GEL-PURO

Eco grown pure Aloe vera gel, with no added water for body care. Gel extracted from filleted Aloe vera leaves, eco grown in the Canary Islands. Thanks to ecological farming and the meticulous production process, optimal preservation is achieved of all the active ingredients present in the inner leaf.

Benefits of exercising

It is time to get exercising! Here are the benefits:

Starting regular exercise and quitting smoking are some of the most notorious resolutions in our times. However, it’s not always necessary to wear the “suit of lights” and celebrate new year to start the challenge. Any time is always good to become aware of the importance of leading a healthy life.

Not enough physical activity

Runners-coupleIt’s already an open secret that exercise must be central to our daily lives. Daily activity helps prevent sedentary lifestyles and consequently, diseases such as obesity and all that can come with it (cardiovascular problems, for example).

However, in the EU there doesn’t appear to be sufficient awareness, or at least that’s what data says. Our society is increasingly sedentary: lifestyle changes have caused our level of physical activity to become increasingly less to the point that physical exercise has become a mere matter of leisure.

In young people, this dilemma is further accentuated due to the amount of entertainment devices that keep them sitting for hours on end (game consoles, computers, mobiles…).

Benefits of exercising

As we mentioned at the beginning, a routine of moderate exercise provides many benefits to our body (and mind). Many experts recommend physical activity for 30 minutes a day, at least 4 times a week.

Regular exercise helps blood circulate better through our body, providing important nutrients like oxygen for cellular metabolism. Also, physical activity is an important regulator of blood pressure or glucose levels.

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In adults, exercise helps slow bone degeneration, preventing osteoporosis. It also reinforces the prevention of cancer, especially colon, breast and prostate cancer.

In addition, on a psychological level, exercise acts as an anti-depressant and improves our mood. It even increases self-esteem for being more in line with both our figure and others.

atlantia-gel-relaxThere are no excuses!

Put your trainers on, dust off that sports outfit and…enjoy! You’ll feel better, have more energy and your body will become slimmer and fitter. The positive effects will soon appear, although here at Atlantia we’re offering a little help: GEL RELAX, Hot-cold Repairing Gel ideal for recuperation from exertion in sport, work and muscle fatigue.

First sun exposures

First Exposures to the Sun and plenty of Aloe Vera

protección-solarIt seems that sandals have started to become the main features in shopwindows; we’re changing the eternal umbrella for flirty sunglasses and light clothing begins to resurface from the bottom of the wardrobe. Spring has arrived and with it comes, the first exposures to the sun.

A first bathe in the sun that can become a double-edged sword to our skin if we don’t take basic and necessary precautionary measures. Especially because the skin, after being unexposed to ultraviolet radiation for some time, it’s more vulnerable to suffering burns.

The desired golden tone can be achieved, but in moderation. For the first exposures to the sun this spring, we recommend using a filter with an index of high or very high protection. Gradually exposing and avoiding the most damaging hours are some of the basic recommendations to avoid sunburns.

Daily Sunscreen

Hydraplus-quemadurasWithin our range of products made with pure Aloe vera, HYDRAPLUS FP 15 features protection against solar radiation. This moisturiser defends the skin from damage produced by the sun’s rays with a unique UVA/UVB sunscreen. At Atlantia, we recommend applying it twice a day, both on the face and neck.

Against Sunburns

In the unfortunate event that, despite following recommendations, sunburns appear, we must stop exposing ourselves to the sun. Also, depending on the type of burn, at Atlantia we have natural products that can relieve them:
Aftersun-quemaduras

AFTERSUN, after-sun soothing milk. Our aftersun is composed of a light and refreshing formula with Canarian Aloe vera. Great soothing and moisturising effect that helps relieve burning and redness of the skin caused by the sun.

gel-puro-quemadurasPURE ALOE VERA GEL eco grown and with no added water. Among its many virtues, the sunburn soothing one stands out. It should be applied to the skin to be treated as many times as necessary, with a gentle massage until completely absorbed.

REGESTIMULregestimul-quemaduras: Cell regeneration with Aloe vera and Rosehip. Cream that nourishes, moisturises and significantly improves all kinds of scars and burns. With 100% pure Rosehip oil (Rosa rubiginosa), high regenerative capacity, along with Aloe vera juice, REGESTIMUL helps improve skin tone and texture.

This spring start tanning yourself, but in moderation. Remember that sunlight is important for the synthesis of vitamin D, which is necessary for our body.

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However, excess sun exposure can cause sunburn, appearance of age spots or actinic lentigines, and in predisposed individuals, it favors the development of certain skin tumors. In all cases, excess sun exposure accelerates aging of the skin.

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Asian Aloe products camouflage themselves as “Canarian”

For several years, Canarian entrepreneurs dedicated to the production of Aloe vera produced in the Archipelago have denounced the use (unscrupulously) of “Canary Islands” branding to obtain higher incomes. In this case, Asian Aloe vera products are marketed as Canarian, earning more than 20 million euros through deception.

The main cause of this situation lies in the unique conditions for cultivating a high quality Aloe vera in the Canaries: warm, dry and breezy environment. It is also that the Archipelago has become Europe’s main region for cultivation and production, also called “Penca Zabila”.

Productos-aloe-canarias“Canary Islands” Branding

Nowadays it’s very common to see numerous ”Canarian” Aloe vera cream commercials. A practice that leads to deception and lies, by checking how the label shows a particular discrepancy between “Canary Islands” branding and the actual place where the product was imported from.

On the label appears the responsible for placing it on the market, which may be a manufacturer or a distributor (as in our case), but DOES NOT provide information on the origin of the aloe juice (INCI: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice) which has been used as raw material for the making of the product. “Pirates” or counterfeiters take advantage of this to use Aloe of a different origin to Canarian and then falsify labeling information. Especially when the distributors appear on the label.

These products have a naturally high amount of active ingredients and minerals. Besides, this can be appreciated upon smelling or trying on the skin as it is freshly extracted from the leaf.

Pure Aloe Vera Gel

gel-aloe-vera-puroSuch is the case of our Pure Aloe Vera Gel, eco grown and with no added water for body care. It is a gel extracted from filleted Aloe vera leaves cultivated in the Canary Islands. Thanks to ecologial cultivation, the meticulous production process, we achieve optimal preservation of all active ingredients in the inner leaf.

That is why we can emphasise that the whole of Atlantia Aloe vera does come from ecological plantations in the Canaries. Also, thanks to cold settle and the speed of the packaging, the pure juice of this plant retains all the properties and freshness in the final product.

Falsified creams are cheaper

The producers of Aloe on the Islands also highlight that the price of these types of commercial creams is much lower than the product made from cold settled Aloe vera juice and not from concentrate or lyophilised. Which makes it quite difficult to position among consumers the true Aloe vera of the Canaries.

The industry also denounces the damage done to the “Canary Islands” branding due to the fact that a visitor buys a product that is thought to be 100% made in the Archipelago, and when used, discover its resemblance to a conventional cream. There are also many tourist who choose to return to their countries with Canarian Aloe Vera products.