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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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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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If lotion with aloe vera extract, algae extract, and peppermint oil really good on my feet, so wouldn't it work on my face?

If lotion with aloe vera extract, algae extract, and peppermint oil really good on my feet, so wouldn't it work on my face?

You can try: I would use a small amount to make sure no issues. Many creams are not really body part specific rather just marketed as such. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I use aloe vera as a lotion?

There are aloe: Vera products that are used as lotions. However be aware - although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. There is also potential (rare) for allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Maybe: Keep aloe vera off your face and anything else you find in your house. Do not pick your face. Things that trigger acne include sun damage, lack of sleep, hormones, genetics, and stress. ...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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Scratching sunburned-peeling skin that causes fliud to come out? what is this fluid? aloe vera after sun lotion was used beforehand.

Tissue fluid: Damaged, burned tissue exudes fluid leaking out of ruptured cells. Not dangerous. Nothing magic about aloe. Any lubricating oil or ointment will be beneficial.Water is also useful. Avoid antiseptics and antibiotics. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, etc. Next time prepare to better protect yourself from sun damage. ...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