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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...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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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. ...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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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Can I leave aloe vera gel on my face over night?

Might be irritating.: 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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Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

Is aloe vera safe to use on face? Won't it make my facial hair grow?

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

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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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I have rosacea and on sulfasalazine for colitis. Thinking of applying aloe vera on my face is that okay?

I have rosacea and on sulfasalazine for colitis. Thinking of applying aloe vera on my face is that okay?

Yes: Only small amounts of topical agents are absorbed into your system.

In addition, even large amounts of aloe vera do not have an impact directly on colitis or indirectly by interacting with sulfasalazine. ...Read more

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I put aloe vera gel on my face and now it's really red, what do I do?

Aloe vera: Although side effects are not common with aloe ; it is used to treat some skin conditions, it has the potential to cause skin irritation. Please rinse off your face with cool water and pat dry (gently). You can apply cool compresses if in pain. ...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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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?

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

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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

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Will aloe vera gel cause facial hair growth on face?

Will aloe vera gel cause facial hair growth on face?

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

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