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Does aloe vera really help your skin?

Does aloe vera really help your skin?

Aloe Vera for Skin: Not significantly to my knowledge. However, aloe vera can have a cooling, soothing effect. ...Read more

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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 plant really helps to fade scars on face?

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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Does the coffee and aloe vera mixture work to help cure stretch marks?

Does the coffee and aloe vera mixture work to help cure stretch marks?

No: You cannot erase stretch marks. They are sign of skin tear in the depth and it cannot be repaired. The only way to remove them is with srugery such as tummy tuck, if most of them are in your lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how does aloe vera help the skin?

Aloe Vera: 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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Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer , this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding , excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Aloe vera with cactus tea, does it help you?Benefits?

Aloe with Cactustea: Aloe Vera Tea may be very helpful as a digestive aid. Various Aloe Vera products can help to heal a number of skin ailments- sunburns, minor cuts, and small abrasions. Cactus Tea has Antioxidants that protect body’s cells from potential damage, and slow down damage that can come from exposure to free radicals. ...Read more

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What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

What does aloe vera do to heal a burn?

Many things: 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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Pls suggest a good day and night cream for acne prone skin. does aloe vera gel help?

Pls suggest a good day and night cream for acne prone skin. does aloe vera gel help?

ACNE CREAMS, ALOE: SEE THE LARGE COLLECTION OF ACNE PRODUCTS IN YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE. TRY THEM ALL, AND FIND OUT WHICH WORKS BEST FOR YOU! ALOE VERA IS NOT FOR ACNE . . . BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Can aloe Vera help in removing acne and pimples..??if it can.. How??

Can aloe Vera help in removing acne and pimples..??if it can.. How??

Aloe vera: Aloe vera has been found to be useful in treating superficial burns and some GI issues. There is little if no evidence on aloe possessing antibacterial properties or being of much help to treat acne. Contact dermatitis has documented with prolonged topical use. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Can you tell me is aloe vera good for rosacea skin?

Yrs: Pure organic aloe is well tolerated by sensitive skin including rosacea. Unfortunately it does not treat rosacea. Metrogel, mirvasol and intense pulse light lasers are some treatment options to discuss with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera make you break out?

Does aloe vera make you break out?

Aloe Vera: A pure 100% Organic Aloe Vera should not make you break out, however some aloe vera products have green dye and various other chemicals and fillers added which can cause unwanted allergic reactions and breakouts. ...Read more

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Why does edible aloe burn the face?

Pure Aloe?: 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

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