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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 it good to put aloe vera on face for overnight?

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.

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What will happen if I clean my face with a piece of aloe vera plant?

What will happen if I clean my face with a piece of aloe vera plant?

Although aloe vera: Does have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral effects - I most often see it used for burns or reducing inflammation - vice in place of soap/ cleansers.

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What's good for sunburn on your face what can I use is A&D ointment good as well as aloe vera?

What's good for sunburn on your face what can I use is A&D ointment good as well as aloe vera?

Supportive: Keep it cool Moist cool soaks avoid re exposure to sun and if you go out sunscreen use the products you listed no harm in them

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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!

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Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Neutral: Aloe vera is not harmful usually to skin and may help with many conditions like skin injury, sun born, traumatic burns, wounds, etc. However, I do not knowm of any proven benefit of aloe vera for acne. Rather, it might make keeping pores open and clean somewhat harder to do. Ask your doctor about this.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the benefits of using aloe vera on your face?

Aloe vera: Aloe vera can be used as a burn treatment. It contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned skin and irritated skin and reduces the chance of skin infections.

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Does applying fresh aloe vera flesh on the face everyday have any harmful effects? Thank you.

Aloe vera: Direct from the plant is great for burns or irritation as it cools and calms the skin. It won't help with wrinkles but if you are not breaking out from the fresh plant then it won't hurt

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I just had a facial peel. Should I put aloe vera on my face?

No, No, No!: That can be a recipe for pain. Applying aloe to your skin after a peel can cause redness and burning.

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