After a day with maybe too much sun, Aloe Vera is exactly what your skin needs. Aloe Vera gel contains over two hundred nutrients and different useful substances, as well as enzymes, minerals, vitamins, polysaccharides and amino acids. Aloe vera gel has been reported to have a protective effect against radiation damage to the skin. Following the administration of Aloe Vera gel, an antioxidant protein, metallothionein, is generated in the skin, which scavenges hydroxyl radicals and prevents suppression of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in the skin. It reduces the production and release of skin keratinocyte-derived immunosuppressive cytokines such as interleukin-10 (IL-10) and hence prevents UV-induced suppression of delayed type hypersensitivity.