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Doctor insights on: How To Use Aloe Vera Gel On Your Face

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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

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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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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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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How to heal toothpaste burn on face? Can I use vasaline?

How to heal toothpaste burn on face? Can I use vasaline?

Burn?.: I am not so sure if it is burned by toothpaste... Never heard of that.. You might be allergic or sensitive to a component of this tooth paste, specially if it is a new brand you are using.. But vaseline can not damage, since you're asking ...Read more

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Is it okay to leave aloe vera overnight on your face?

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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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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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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Can I use lemon on acne marks while using epiduo at night and aloe vera for the scars?

Can I use lemon on acne marks while using epiduo at night and aloe vera for the scars?

Won't work: These pop remedies will disappoint you. A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, surgery, or a filler. This works, and it is your choice; several hollywood leading men have kept or perhaps even cultivated acne scars to look "tough". Good luck. ...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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I just used regular coconut scented lotion on a rash. Can i also use aloe vera lotion on top of that to help heal it?

Aloe Vera: Yes, you can use both products together. Most people use aloe gel topically, as a remedy for skin conditions including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis, and cold sores. Some people also use aloe gel to help surgical wounds and bedsores heal faster. There is some science supporting these uses. Some chemicals in aloe gel seem to be able to increase circulation in the tiny skin blood vessels. ...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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Would it be a good idea to use lemon on acne marks while using epiduo at night and aloe vera for the scars?

Would it be a good idea to use lemon on acne marks while using epiduo at night and aloe vera for the scars?

May not help: Lemon can cause a rash sometimes if you go into the sunlight, and likely will not fade the scars; it may inactivate the epiduo, also. Use an oil-free sunscreen instead, with a hat; scars eventually fade by themselves, and you can get help from your doctor if they do not. ...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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How long should I use benzoil peroxide gel 5% for my acne on face ?

How long should I use benzoil peroxide gel 5% for my acne on face ?

During breakout: Apply it to your acne blemishes and if you feel a bump coming up. If it irritates your skin speak with your doctor about changing to a better product. ...Read more

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Can i put clear gel aloe vera gel on the lips of my vagina to relieve itchiness?

Can i put clear gel aloe vera gel on the lips of my vagina to relieve itchiness?

Aloe Vera: Is recommended for burn healing. I have not heard of it being used this way. ...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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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