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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.
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
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.
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
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
No, No, No!: That can be a recipe for pain. Applying aloe to your skin after a peel can cause redness and burning.
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
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