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Doctor insights on: Uses Of Aloe Vera For Skin Care

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Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Is aloe vera good for rashes?

Some: Aloe is good for mild burns, sunburns, scrapes and superficial abrasions. It is soothing and helps speed healing. ...Read more

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 lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Is lily of the desert aloe vera gel any good for acne?

Aloe Vera for acne: Aloe vera is a good product for skin health. It does have some drying properties that may decrease the level of oil on the skin. It may also help decrease some of the redness and inflammation that can be seen with acne. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for hair and scalp?

Is aloe vera good for hair and scalp?

Aloe: Aloe is a plant with many purported properties including skin healing. It is not something that is usually used for hair-bearing skin. It is not likely to do you any harm, but neither is it likely to help. Many of the commercial aloe gels contain a lot of alcohol which would really dry hair and scalp--beware. ...Read more

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Is aloe Vera and aloe vesta the same or different? Thanks

Not the same but...: Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that has many proven benefits, both topically and when taken internally. Aloe Vesta is a line of commercial skin care products that contain many different ingredients, one of which is aloe vera. I can't comment on the effectiveness of Aloe Vesta products but Aloe vera is a wonderful herb. See http://tinyurl.com/35ubwlw for more on aloe vera benefits. ...Read more

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The cactus and aloe vera tea is good for diabetes?

The cactus and aloe vera tea is good for diabetes?

Only w/o sugar: There is no significant benefit (or detriment) from these teas--just don't add sugar! ...Read more

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Best tips for redness of acne?? How good is aloe Vera gel for acne...

Best tips for redness of acne??  How good is aloe Vera gel for acne...

See dermatologist: Redness with your acne is signs of ongoing inflammation. You need to be on a complete regimen that not only treats the acne, but is able to keep side effects to a minimum, such as irritation form some of the meds. Best to do this with a dermatologist if you have sensitive skin. Aloe vera by itself does nothing for acne. ...Read more

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Can I use the aloe vera plant overnight for acne?

Can I use the aloe vera plant overnight for acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Bio oil or aloe vera is better for sunburn?

Aloe vera straight : From the plant. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aloe vera gel drink for Crohn's?

What are the benefits of aloe vera gel drink for Crohn's?

Crohn's disease: I understand your concern about Crohn's disease. Aloe Vera gel drink can contribute to the reduction of intestinal inflammation. Antioxidant effect of Aloe Vera can help reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease. It may speed up recovery in patients with active Crohn’s disease by promoting the healing of the damaged sections of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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WIll aloe vera foster the regeneration of facial skin? Can i put aloe vera on previously wounded area?

WIll aloe vera foster the regeneration of facial skin? Can i put aloe vera on previously wounded area?

Aloe vera contains: plant sterols, and works well on inflamed skin from burns, sunburn, laser to reduce heat. So depends what you mean by regeneration of facial tissue? It is helpful at rehydrating skin that = needs cooling after being in the sun or laser.It doesn't per se regenerate skin, as the turnover of skin is about 7 days, and it's occurring from below.The keratin layer on top doesn't rejuvenate from aloe use. ...Read more

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Is natural aloe vera plant good to apply for dry skin?

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is used as a treatment for burns. It may be an ingredient in a lotion but aloe vera is not used as a solo agent for dry skin. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera a good sunburn treatment ?

Yes: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera helpful for sun burned skin?

Yes: Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory acids. Aloe vera soothes inflammed, burned or irritated skin 7 decreases the chance of skin infections. ...Read more

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Other moisturizers make my skin break out, will aloe vera gel be effective for me?

?maybe: It is difficult to predict if you will have a reaction to aloe vera gel. You may try using it on a non-conspicuous area for a few days and see if you have a reaction. If you do not, then you should be fine using it as needed for moisturizing effects. ...Read more

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Aloe vera for skin rejuvenation. Any research to say aloe is better than no aloe?

Aloe vera for skin rejuvenation.  Any research to say aloe is better than no aloe?

Aloe doesn't: Aloe vera is good at calming skin inflammation but does not rejuvenate skin. ...Read more

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Is aloe vesta hair and body wash good for someone with sensitive skin?

Is aloe vesta hair and body wash good for someone with sensitive skin?

Yes: Yes ... Aloe Vesta is a great product that is often used in the hospital for those with very sensitive skin. Hope that helps & good luck! ...Read more

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Does fruit of the earth aloe vera gel help with acne?

Does fruit of the earth aloe vera gel help with acne?

Probably not: Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician for some prescription rx that's right for you. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera good for preventing scars?

Is aloe vera good for preventing scars?

Not really: Aloe vera is good for moisturizing and general health of the skin. It however has not been shown to prevent scars. ...Read more

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What is disadvantages of pure aloe vera juice for the pregnancy?

What is disadvantages of pure aloe vera juice for the pregnancy?

No harm: Just curious though, what are you hoping to gain from aloe vera juice? ...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


Dr. Maritza Baez
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Skincare (Definition)

Skincare is a term that describes simple routines to clean, moisturize, ...Read more