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

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

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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What type of aloe vera gel can you use on your hair?

What type of aloe vera gel can you use on your hair?

Aloe Vera Gel: Why? I don't know of any indications for aloe vera for hair. Aloe Vera can prompt healing of tissues but hair is dead? ...Read more

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I am using aloe vera gel instead of shampoo.Direct apply of aloe vera gel will make hair lose?

I am using aloe vera gel instead of shampoo.Direct apply of aloe vera gel will make hair lose?

No: The gel will not clean your hair or scalp either. It is not a substitute for shampoo. ...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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How can I apply protein to hair naturally myself without expensive spa treatments, if eating protein does the same effect as applying directly o hair?

How can I apply protein to hair naturally myself without expensive spa treatments,  if eating protein does the same effect as applying directly o hair?

Healthy diet better: Your hair is not living tissue, and treatments applied to the hair do not change its structure. You would do better to focus on making sure you are eating a healthy diet. ...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