Aloe Vera Acne Remedy

  • Posted on October 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant well known and documented for its healing properties. It has been widely used in its treatment of wounds, burns, minor skin infections, and sebaceous cysts for thousands of years and more recently is an ingredient in many cosmetic and skin care products due to its moisturizing properties as well. Aloe Vera works due to the polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins present in the clear sticky sap which is available when the leaves are cut open. Many people rub this sap from the cut Aloe leaves directly onto the affected area for burns or cuts.

One of Aloe Vera’s many uses is in the treatment of acne. With its cool, soothing properties and antibacterial and anti fungal activities, Aloe Vera helps by reducing the infection and the inflammation at the same time. It also acts as a moisturizer for the skin and aids in regenerating damaged tissue. If you expect an Aloe Vera acne solution to cure acne by itself you will be disappointed. However, it does act to reduce its effects and to help promote healing of acne scars. It’s probably one of the most popular home remedies for acne scars that you might encounter.

aloe vera acneAloe Vera is present in some medicinal soap as well, so when doing your daily cleansing regime, start with an Aloe Vera soap, gently massaging it into the affected area and gently pat dry. Then apply a cream or lotion containing Aloe.

Aloe Vera can also be taken internally and is available in the form of juices, desserts, yogurt and other beverages. Because of its soothing effects, it helps with digestive problems, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome and may also be beneficial in flushing toxins from your system which in turn may help reduce acne. It also is added to soaps, tissues, razor edges, shampoos, moisturizers and other products.

Side effects from Aloe Vera are mostly related to overuse of the orally ingested preparations over prolonged periods of usage and should be discussed with your doctor if experiencing anything abnormal. When used topically there may be some tingling sensations and mild itching, but is generally considered safe to use.

If you are looking for a natural way to reduce the visual effects of acne and promote healing, an Aloe Vera acne remedy is something to consider as there are relatively few side effects from its topical application especially if you take it naturally and over excessively long periods of time!

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