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Doctor insights on: Aloe Vera Acne Treatment

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Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Maybe: Keep aloe vera off your face and anything else you find in your house. Do not pick your face. Things that trigger acne include sun damage, lack of sleep, hormones, genetics, and stress. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aloe Lotion (Definition)

Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more


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Does aloe vera cause acne?

Does aloe vera cause acne?

Maybe: If you are using an oily preparation it certainly can trigger it. Keep aloe vera off your face and anything else you find hanging around your house. Lack of sleep, stress, hormones, genetics, and sun damage causes acne. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera cream cure redness sunburn overnight?

Can aloe vera cream cure redness sunburn overnight?

Not that fast.: (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more

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Dose aloe vera help with acne on the face?

Dose aloe vera help with acne on the face?

Soothing: Slow helps to soothe the skin. Good hygiene and do not touch the face is the best help ...Read more

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Does aloe vera ocean potion help treat scars?

Does aloe vera ocean potion help treat scars?

Won't hurt (or help): Except those who sell it! there is nothing in existence that can remove or eliminate scars, even us plastic surgeons! we can only trade bad scars for (hopefully) better ones, or less tethering ones, or better-oriented ones, etc. But scars are permanent, despite what the ocean potion lotion contains or "promises." sorry, but these all help the sellers much more than they do the buyers! ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for preventing scars?

Is aloe vera good for preventing scars?

Not really: Aloe vera is good for moisturizing and general health of the skin. It however has not been shown to prevent scars. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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Best tips for redness of acne?? How good is aloe Vera gel for acne...

Best tips for redness of acne??  How good is aloe Vera gel for acne...

See dermatologist: Redness with your acne is signs of ongoing inflammation. You need to be on a complete regimen that not only treats the acne, but is able to keep side effects to a minimum, such as irritation form some of the meds. Best to do this with a dermatologist if you have sensitive skin. Aloe vera by itself does nothing for acne. ...Read more

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Can I use the aloe vera plant overnight for acne?

Can I use the aloe vera plant overnight for acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Does fruit of the earth aloe vera gel help with acne?

Does fruit of the earth aloe vera gel help with acne?

Probably not: Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for some prescription rx that's right for you. ...Read more

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Can I use aloe vera gel for face &hair ? Benefits & side effects of aloe vera gel on face & hair?

Can I use aloe vera gel for face &hair ? Benefits & side effects of aloe vera gel on face & hair?

Aloe: Aloe is considered safe for both skin, hair and if properly prepared for drinking. Be sure quality and validity of ingredients. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera plant really helps to fade scars on face?

No evidence: Reviews of scientific literature have not show clear evidence that aloe vera lessens scars. Keeping a scar out of direct sunlight, massage/pressure and tincture of time are proven to lessen scars. That said, one of my grandmothers swore by aloe vera and since it grew in her garden, she used it on every cut. My grandma was the best! ...Read more

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Can i apply aloe vera gel from aloe plant overnight over my 9 month old acne scars?

Can i apply aloe vera gel from aloe plant overnight over my 9 month old acne scars?

Acne scars: I like to break open and apply vitamin E capsules to help with old acne scars. Also, many chemical peels and dermabrasion will work. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera shrink and fade keloids cause by acne ?

Probably not: No reason not use Aloe except that it will most likely not cause any significant imporvement ...Read more

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Can vaseline aloe vera gel be used on face?

Carefully: Any heavy oil based product could block your pores and cause acne. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel cleanse pimples? If yes, how?

Aloe is not a: Solution for all issues. Aloes facilitates healing from burns. ...Read more

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Bio oil or aloe vera is better for sunburn?

Aloe vera straight : From the plant. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. ...Read more

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Can you use aloe vera spray on pemphigus vulgaris lesions pemphigus vulgaris outbreaks

No help: Pemphigus is an autoimmune problem and aloe vera may not be effective in treating the lesions and not sure if it may irritate open skin. Be careful. ...Read more

Using Aloe (Definition)

The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more