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Is Aloe Vera Plant Good For Your Face
I have aloe vera plant in my house. People say that it is good for our skin. So can I apply on my face to look fair.?
I don't believe that: The aloe will give you fair skin. It is very helpful for burn treatment of skin. ...Read more
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
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 ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
About ten days ago, I woke up with a red, dry, blistery, swollen face. It seems to be in the crevices of my cheeks, and around my nose, it burns at time and itches. The skin is drying up and that makes it more painful, I have tried pure aloe vera plant g
I am having pimples on my face and dark spots so I am applying aloe vera at night and washing it in morning. Is this a good idea?
NO: Need to see pmd. At your age- hormones, vit, exercise, food, fhx- pcos, cleanliness matters. ...Read more
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
Instead of Benzoyl Peroxide cream, can I use Aloe vera plant for my acne and scars? Because the BP cream makes my face whiter than my body.
You could: But it's unlikely to do much of anything ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No, No, No!: That can be a recipe for pain. Applying aloe to your skin after a peel can cause redness and burning. ...Read more
Aloe vera: Is safe to use on the face and skin. It will cause hair growth in the areas where there are hair follicles. Just avoid those areas of your face when applying. See your doctor if you are concerned with excessive hair growth. ...Read more
I have rosacea and on sulfasalazine for colitis. Thinking of applying aloe vera on my face is that okay?
Aloe: Aloe is considered safe for both skin, hair and if properly prepared for drinking. Be sure quality and validity of ingredients. ...Read more
I applied aloe vera on the face, then small rashes appeared n some itching. How can I reduce this feeling. Will steaming help?
Clean and dry: Keep it dry and clean with warm water and gentle cleansers. Baby products are the best because they are inexpensive and very hypoallergenic. (Better than buying a very expensive cosmetic cleansing product for adults). Not sure if steaming will help, but it isn't harmful to try. ...Read more
Hello, I put aloe vera on my face for some burned spots but it hurt even more and now its more red then it used to be. How soon will thid go away?
Pretty soon: How frustrating when a product you use to soothe your skin ends up irritating it! Unfortunately there are a few individuals such as yourself who are sensitive to aloe vera. The most important thing is to stop the insult: stop using it as you have done. Try a moisturizing lotion, eg CeraVe. Watch for any signs of infection. Resolution: 2-4 days...maybe a little longer:) ...Read more
Doubtful: Aloe Vera has a number of incredible effects. It may strip excess oils and residues from hair and scalp & may increase blood flow to scalp. Thus, some report that it may decrease rapidity of hair loss & increase hair health. However, your facial hair is tied in with genetics. It is not likely that the Aloe Vera will cause hair to grow more rapidly or thicker on your face. ...Read more
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