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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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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 vaseline aloe vera gel be used on face?

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 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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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

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Will aloe vera gel cause facial hair growth on face?

Will aloe vera gel cause facial hair growth on face?

Doubtful: Aloe Vera has a number of incredible effects. It may strip excess oils and residues from hair and scalp & may increase blood flow to scalp. Thus, some report that it may decrease rapidity of hair loss & increase hair health. However, your facial hair is tied in with genetics. It is not likely that the Aloe Vera will cause hair to grow more rapidly or thicker on your face. ...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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Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more

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Used aloe vera gel mixed with tea tree oil on my entire face. And apply benzoyl peroxide cream just on my acne? Will it worsen my acne if I do that?

Used aloe vera gel mixed with tea tree oil on my entire face. And apply benzoyl peroxide cream just on my acne? Will it worsen my acne if I do that?

Acne: Some people's skin is very sensitive to Aloe Vera as well as to Tea Tree Oil. Benzoyl peroxide can be quite irritating to acne. There is potential for problems with this concoction of ingredients. ...Read more

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Can I use an aloe vera gel directly from the plant overnight, even if I don't have any acne.?

Can I use an aloe vera gel directly from the plant overnight, even if I don't have any acne.?

Yes: It is very soothing. However, be sure to dilute it - the plant form is concentrated. ...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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Leave the fresh aloe vera overnight on you face?

No: I do not know what you are using the the aloe vera for, but I normally recommend wearing it during the day and washing off at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can I put aloe vera on my face overnight?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has been used for centuries to accelerate the healing of skin wounds due to trauma and burns. A historical note written on clay in 1750 bc have mentioned the benefits of aloe vera for the treatment. A greek physician in 74 bc. Mentioned the use of aloe vera to deal with skin infections, burns and prevent hair loss. Aloe vera can be used over night. ...Read more

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Can I leave aloe vera on my face overnight?

Yes.: Assuming that you have no allergies to any of its components, there is no problem with leaving aloe vera cream on your face overnight. ...Read more

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Is it good to put aloe vera on face for overnight?

Might sting.: 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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Is it okay to leave aloe vera overnight on your face?

Might irritate.: Sometimes too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing. Although aloe is used to treat some skin conditions it has the potential to cause skin irritation. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I just applied garlic overnight for acne and I suffered burn on face. Currently I applied aloe gel to it. Will it heal? Any serious concern

Hello doctor. I just applied garlic overnight for acne and I suffered burn on face. Currently I applied aloe gel to it. Will it heal? Any serious concern

You'll heal but...: Friend, you need to stop reading "pop"/"natural healing" websites. They're out to hurt you. If you're interested in "herbal / natural medicine", get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner. Manage acne with topical benzoyl peroxide; if you're not clear in a few weeks, your personal physician can add something that will work. If you get fever or severe pain at your injury, get seen urgently ...Read more

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Does decolorized aloe vera gel has any safety consern?

Does decolorized aloe vera gel has any safety consern?

On skin?: Potentially one if used on the skin one may develop an allergic contact skin reaction to it but I have never seen one yet. Even if you drink a moderate amount of it, there is little risk for adverse reactions but there is not a single food item which is 100% free of side effects for all people. ...Read more

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Could I apply aloe vera gel on open cut?

Aloe Vera: May be helpful for minor wounds.Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Use of aloe vera can help to prevent keratinisation of new skin growth and thus it may help to minimize scarring ; speed the healing process of burns and skin wounds. It stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells. ...Read more

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Can aloe vera gel be used as a lubricant?

Depends: It all depends upon its formulation. A gel by definition has lubricating quality. But whether it can be used as a lubricant for a useful purpose. ...Read more

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I'm having a jock itch on my butt. Its very big. Can I use Aloe Vera gel to cure it?

I'm having a jock itch on my butt. Its very big. Can I use Aloe Vera gel to cure it?

Aloe Vera: Although Aloe Vera has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities - I would not consider it a treatment for jock itch. ...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