Aloe Vera Treats Acne
Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: nutrition Date Posted: January 9th, 2013 Comments: 3
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Aloe Vera is an amazing plant that contains a gel inside its leaves that is known to be a wonderful treatment for sunburns. It soothes the burnt, red skin, cools the affected areas, and heals skin more quickly. Did you also know Aloe Vera can cure acne? Continue reading to learn some amazing benefits of this beautiful plant.

You can either purchase an Aloe Vera plant (unless you already have some growing in your backyard if you live in California or places like this) or purchase 100% Aloe Vera that is bottled and easy to use. By breaking open a leaf of the plant or squeezing a few pumps of the gel from the bottle, simply apply the Aloe Vera to the areas where you are breaking out from acne. Make sure your skin is clean before applying the gel. It will also reduce redness, irritated, and inflamed skin due to acne or other skin issues.

Since Aloe Vera is natural, it is even better for your skin. There are no preservatives or chemicals added to pure Aloe Vera. The Aloe Vera plant contains many nourishing qualities including polysaccharides which stimulate new skin cell growth which is vital for your skin’s health. The gel can reduce scarring due to acne or other environmental reasons like damage from the sun. Your skin will look younger and fresher with continued use of Aloe Vera. Remember how refreshed your skin looks and feels after your sunburn is healed thanks to Aloe Vera? Same idea applies to treatment of other skin issues.

Aloe Vera will not clog your pores but cannot moisturize your skin on its own. Make sure to add a moisturizer to your skin in addition to Aloe Vera to retain needed moisture in your skin. First apply the Aloe Vera to clean skin then follow with an oil-free moisturizer. It’s a nourishing combination for beautiful, clean, and clear skin!

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Lindsay Schroeder

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Lindsay Schroeder, professional makeup artist and skincare guru, is the writer of all the content on Acne Skin Site. She has personally dealt with acne all throughout her 20’s and knows firsthand what anyone suffering with acne is going through. She has worked with thousands of clients that suffer with acne and has been able to encourage and educate them on how to get their skin on the road to recovery.

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  • Nidia - March 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I tried raw,pure Aloe Vera. I dissected the leaf and took the gel and applied it to my face but within minutes my skin started itching and turning red. I think I might be allergic to it. I proceeded with my toner and moisturizer and the itching subsided but there was still itching.

    To be safe rather do an allergy test.

  • Christie - October 13, 2013 at 7:06 am - Reply

    I started using the aloe vera when I got a burn on my face and it healed up nicely. I keep using it though because I have severe acne. After about a week, I started breaking out a lot more! Keep in mind Im using 100% PURE aloe vera from the plant. I kept using it thinking I just might be purging and that my skin was just reacting to it normally. I read aloe vera pushes the impurities from the inside, out.

    Sadly this got worse. My face started getting itchy in a very uncomfortable way. It was so bad that I stopped using it. I mught be allergic. Its a shame. I thought trying something natural would help me but it did worse 🙁 Back to square 1…

    • Marie - March 30, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Christie, I think its due to the bacteria in the plant. You have to be careful and wash the aloe vera first before applying it on your face. I had a similar problem too. But then I bought the one in the bottle and I’ve been using it for only 4 days and it worked. It didn’t itch at all. I recommend you to buy the one in the bottle rather than using the plant. Yeah the bottled one came from the plant but it’s done by the experts.

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