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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

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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I got a sunburn on my face. Later, I applied some Aloe Vera gel. My face then began to sting awfully, and after a few minutes it stopped hurting. Why?

I got a sunburn on my face. Later, I applied some Aloe Vera gel. My face then began to sting awfully, and after a few minutes it stopped hurting. Why?

Aloe vera gel: The initial sting as you applied the gel, subsided and gave you a cool ,healing feeling. My favorite treatment for a bad sunburn is a cool washcloth gently placed on the skin. ...Read more

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Can I use holland and Barrett 99.9% aloe Vera gel on face and on teeth and gums. What are the benefits?

Can I use holland and Barrett 99.9% aloe Vera gel on face and on teeth and gums. What are the benefits?

Not recommended: But you can use Aloe Vera toothpaste that can relieve inflamed gums and strengthen your gums and teeth. Ask your pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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Can i leave aloe vera gel on my face over night?

Can i leave aloe vera gel on my face over night?

Might be irritating.: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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I put aloe vera gel on my face and now it's really red, what do I do?

I put aloe vera gel on my face and now it's really red, what do I do?

Aloe vera: Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. Please rinse off your face with cool water and pat dry (gently). You can apply cool compresses if in pain. ...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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Should I use aloe vera gel to treat eczema and acne on my face?

Should I use aloe vera gel to treat eczema and acne on my face?

Being young,: you really need to take good care of your skin. See a dermatologist and read online on preventing acne with diet. There are lots of articles about diet and acne. Aloe very is very good for dry skin but not eczema or acne. ...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