Soothing Sunburn with Aloe Vera

Those summer months are just around the corner, which means… potential SUNBURN.
By now, everyone is aware that aloe vera does wonders for burns. For sunburns, it’s especially good for soothing relief and to speed healing. Because I’m very fair skinned, I’ve pretty much used aloe vera all my life, and was chased around as a kid to have it applied to me after getting those nasty sunburns, and have never found a product that compares.
You should, of course, always use a good sunscreen when you’re going to be in the sun even for short periods, (especially if you’re fair skinned!) but sometimes we end up in the sun unexpectedly, or we missed areas when applying the sunscreen.
Here are a few things you can do to soothe that nasty sunburn with aloe vera.
If most of your body is covered in sunburn, the best way to soothe it is not always possible because more than likely you won’t have a sufficient amount of aloe gel around. But if you do keep large quantities of fresh aloe gel on hand, you can draw a cool bath, adding a large amount of the aloe gel to the bath. Soaking in the aloe vera bath will draw heat from your skin and soothe the pain greatly. (and will also make your skin oh-so soft, but when in pain, you won’t care about being baby soft, of course)
You can also, of course, apply the aloe gel directly to your skin. Just apply the aloe gel and allow to dry.
Another thing you can do is make an aloe vera “spray”. If you have a decent amount of aloe gel, then in a bowl, add very small amounts of water to the aloe gel, and mix as well as you can. Keep adding a wee bit of water if needed, until it’s mixed thin enough to be able to be sprayed through a spray bottle. Pour the aloe vera mixture into a spray bottle, and keep it in the fridge. You can spray your sunburn for relief as often as you need to.
Whenever using the aloe gel for any of the above, be sure to avoid any of the yellow “sap” underneath the skin of the aloe vera plant!
The aloe vera “spray” option comes in very handy when your back is burned, because you can’t always reach all of your back to apply aloe gel directly. (and that cool, refrigerated aloe spray feels sooooo good on a sunburned back!)
For my sunburned face, (especially the bridge of nose, and cheekbones that end up burned worse) I always apply the aloe gel directly, instead of using the spray. Majority of the time, I just apply the aloe gel directly to the worst areas, and use the spray everywhere else, or for the areas I can’t reach.

Soothing Aloe Vera Facial Mask

I’ve extremely sensitive skin and needed to look into something that worked well, particularly with my face, because all the products I’ve used are simply much too harsh.
If you’ve that same overly sensitive skin, you may want to try this aloe vera facial mask as well. It may sound a little gross at first, but your sensitive skin will love it!
You’ll need:
4 tbsp of PURE aloe vera gel (as in, get it from the plant!)
2 tbsp of PLAIN yogurt
6 tbsp of FRESH cucumber juice. (note: if you don’t own a juicer, you can grate a peeled cucumber onto a fine net cloth, or muslin cloth – fold the cloth around the grated cuke, and ‘wring’ the cucumber juice into a bowl)
Mix all ingredients well and gently apply to your face and neck, and leave it there for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water, (don’t scrub it or anything!) and then a final rinse with colder water to close the pores. Pat face dry with a towel, and you’re good to go!
The yogurt and cucumber cleans, and the aloe vera moisturizes and soothes. I, personally, do this once a week. More than that, certainly will not hurt.

Homemade Aloe Vera Conditioner Recipe

I admit it… my hair is just plain awful. Between coloring it on a regular basis, blow drying it, not cutting it as often as I should, not using the best conditioners, etc., it’s just been a complete, dry, mess. It wasn’t always like this. For awhile (when younger of course) I would get such nice compliments on my long hair. I’d say the last 8 years or so, not so much though. The winter months are especially annoying for me, since my hair is just dull with no life to it.
I’ve tried all kinds of things for my hair. Spending $50-$100+ on a bottle of conditioner just makes no sense to me, not to mention, who can afford that these days? So admittedly, I haven’t tried any of those. Maybe they work, maybe they don’t. I, personally, am not going to spend the money to find out. 😉
For the last 8 weeks or so, I’ve been trying a ridiculously simple recipe that a gal at work told me about, and she’s been doing it for several years now. Her hair is gorgeous, soft, manageable and full, plus she’s a couple of years older than I am. So simple, it only has two ingredients, and is affordable. Coconut milk and aloe vera. That’s it! Nothing more, nothing less!

She uses it once a week since it acts as a deep conditioning treatment, so I’ve been doing the same, but you can use it as often as you like. If I have a special occasion, then I’ll use the homemade aloe vera conditioner again just so my hair cooperates for the event.
Here is the homemade Aloe Vera conditioner recipe:
(note that this is for one use on long hair. Use ALL of it. You can lessen the ingredient amounts if you have shorter hair)
1 1/2 cups of coconut milk (using canned coconut milk is perfectly fine)
2-3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (if you are unable to harvest fresh aloe vera gel, you can buy stabilized aloe vera gel which is aloe gel containing as little preservatives as possible)
Combine the two ingredients in a blender. Pour the aloe vera conditioner onto your hair and spread evenly throughout, all the way to the ends. Leave on for up to 30 minutes for a deep conditioning before rinsing. Less time if your hair doesn’t need as deep a conditioning treatment.
And that’s it!
You should notice a difference after your first use of the aloe vera conditioner where your hair is definitely shinier and more manageable. I, personally, noticed more results with the second and third time I did it, where my hair was also fuller and bouncier. With the exception of leaving it in the full 30 minutes the first time, I leave it on for an average of 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
Definitely give this homemade aloe vera conditioner recipe a try, especially if you’ve tried pretty much everything there is out there and haven’t been happy with the results.

Aloe Vera Juice Alone Will Not Help Acid Reflux

If you’ve found your way to this blog post, chances are, you have been told by your doctor that you have acid reflux and have already read all the articles on the net about what Acid Reflux or “GERD” is. You know that acid reflux is a possible prelude to other illnesses. You know that it is caused by a disturbance in the acid-alkaline condition of the stomach. You know various foods that are difficult to digest will cause stomach spasms, which leaves the opening between the esophagus and stomach open for gases to form that shouldn’t. You probably also have a seemingly endless list of foods and drinks you need to avoid – pouting and sighing as you read that list since most of your favorites are on it. You’ve probably read that aloe vera juice will work miracles and will completely eliminate acid reflux, but you’ve tried drinking the aloe vera juice and find you’re still not getting enough relief.
All you really care about, is that this is an indigestion problem that has gotten completely out of hand and is creating acid waste to flow up to your esophagus, causing an annoying irritation that keeps you awake a good portion of the night, into the morning, and left to continue throughout the day.
I know, because I can completely relate and have been dealing with it for many years now.
As a fellow sufferer of acid reflux, I’m sure you already know you need to cut out the coffee, garlic, onions, spicy pepper foods, alcohol, soda, chocolate, high protein foods, pasta, eggs, junk food, ice cream, etc., etc. All those comfort foods needed to be kissed goodbye forever to avoid exacerbating acid reflux. I did my very best to do so, as I’m sure you did. Unfortunately, I’m a coffee-holic, can’t live without chocolate, have a weakness for cheeseburgers loaded up with bacon, mayo, onions and anything else I can fit on there, and I enjoy my food full of flavor, so cutting down on the spices was difficult. I did manage to [eventually] cut down on most of the no-no food and drink.

In life though, there are stressful events that impact our lives and can easily lead us back into the old habit of grabbing all those comfort foods. We’ll have that big bowl of ice cream, covered in chocolate sauce, Reese’s chunks, nuts and marshmallows just to have some tiny bit of enjoyment during stressful times. We are human after all, and our instinct is to feel better in whatever minute way possible. And yes, we’ll pay for that enjoyment via our esophagus later, but darn it, as long as we feel better for just that one moment!
My point is, it is just not possible to be able to be “good” by avoiding all these foods 100% of the time. I’m positive there are folks who have indeed accomplished cutting out everything they shouldn’t be eating, but this is for people, like myself, who have not accomplished this goal, and find themselves still in agony whenever acid reflux takes control. People who have been “good” with their diet for the most part, but find themselves indulging now and then and are looking for natural, simple, ways to help alleviate the symptoms of acid reflux without the expensive medication or have tried aloe vera juice yet are finding it isn’t working like some folks swear it does. Everyone by now has read that aloe vera juice helps, yes, but unfortunately it is not going to work on its own. You need to modify just a few habits to help the aloe vera juice work better for you.
Mind you, this is by no means a cure. It is just a small list of various things you can do to help avoid, or alleviate, acid reflux and do along with drinking aloe vera juice. I myself do all 4 of these on a daily basis and have far less trouble, having gone from acid reflux being the daily issue that makes me feel absolutely miserable, to becoming only the occasional issue that makes me feel miserable – which is far better than daily, and usually only happens if I’m at an event, work over-time, or am thrown completely off my usual routine for one reason or another.
1. Do NOT eat on the couch in front of the TV! Unfortunately, this was a bad habit of mine. Coming home from a stressful day at work, preparing whatever I was going to eat, and immediately plopping down on the couch with it. You’ll notice as you sit on your couch to eat, you are pushing down on your stomach. As you sink into your comfy couch, your chest is basically lying on top of your stomach. You should be sitting in an upright position in a chair at your table, that way, your chest (esophagus) is not pushing down on your stomach. While at your table, also remember to chew slowly, and make sure you’ve completely chewed everything before swallowing, as it is best for your digestive system.
Eat Upright at Table
2. Do NOT lie down after eating! This is probably THE most important one that will help you, and the most difficult one to get into the habit of. Not only will it cut down on acid reflux, but it will also help keep unwanted extra pounds off of you. Do your absolute best to avoid lying down on the couch for a nap, or going to bed, for at least two hours after eating, no matter how large or small the meal. Allow your body to go through the first stage of digestion in an upright position. I’m not saying to go out and run around the park, or go to the gym (in fact, it’s recommended you do NOT exercise after a meal, though a casual walk is perfectly ok) but perhaps enjoying a two hour movie sitting upright on the couch, (avoiding putting feet up on an ottoman or in a recliner) or doing some chores, catching up on emails, etc. – whatever will keep you sitting or standing upright for those two hours.
3. Be sure to drink hot water or herbal tea after a meal. Avoid caffeinated teas. My usual 2 hot drinks of choice after a meal is some hot water with about a half teaspoon of honey or I’ll opt for chamomile tea with a little honey. Mint, ginger or green tea are popular choices as well, but just be sure there is no caffeine in your tea of choice.
4. Drink 2 to 3 ounces of aloe vera juice anywhere from 1 to 3 times per day, preferably about 20 minutes before a meal. If you have never tried aloe vera juice in your life, start off with one ounce per day and gradually work your way up to avoid potential diarrhea. Never EVER eat the gel from an aloe vera plant – use the juice, since the aloe vera has been processed for safe consumption. There are aloe vera pills as well but those are better for constipation, NOT for acid reflux. The taste of aloe vera juice may take some getting used to. Some people immediately like it… others wrinkle their face up upon first taste. If you are the latter, try the aloe vera juice mixed with a little fruit juice or tea until you get used to it. You can usually find gallon sized jugs of aloe vera juice at your local Walmart, or you can purchase online. There are also some berry flavored aloe vera juices on the market, but I have not personally tried them and tend to stick with regular aloe vera juice.
Aloe Vera Juice
Other simple things you can do to help avoid acid reflux along with drinking aloe vera juice are:
– Stimulate your digestive system with a short, casual walk after eating.
– Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight.
– Avoid alcoholic beverages while eating.
– Drink as much water as possible throughout the day.
Simply doing numbers 1 through 3 will help tremendously along with using the aloe vera juice as described in number 4.
While this works for myself and many others, when it comes to your health and your body, you should absolutely always ask your doctor before trying anything new since everyone is not built the same way and may not be able to tolerate aloe vera the same way as others. Also be sure to get regular checkups to rule out any illnesses.

Aloe Vera for Minor External First Aid

Everyone knows aloe vera is a welcomed, soothing remedy for burns, but it’s also useful in a variety of ways, when minor external first aid is needed.
Here’s just a few:
For sunburn, or minor burns (where there is redness only) simply snapping off a leaf and dabbing the gel onto it will soothe wonderfully.
Because of it’s antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, aloe gel will harden into a natural bandage and can be used for minor abrasions, grazes and bruises.
Many have reported it will greatly reduce the appearance of scars when applied.
After shaving legs, bikini area, face, etc., applying aloe gel will diminish razor burns and heal minor cuts very quickly with no scarring.
Aloe vera has done wonders for people with acne, and helps reduce the redness and scarring when applied to face.
Aloe vera has also been known to relieve and/or improve other external skin discomforts such as eczema, psoriasis, ulcers, stings, bites, bruises, sprains and frostbite.
Please note: Aloe vera should never be used in place of an antiseptic. Once an injury is cleaned and treated as necessary, aloe gel can be applied to help protect the wound and speed the healing process.

The Amazing Uses of Aloe Vera

If you come from regions which are warm or tropical ,then the shinny bitter plant above is very familiar to you. From back in the days to present Aloe vera has been very popular for its wonderful and miraculous work. In ancient times, aloe vera was mainly used as an aid beauty as well as a skin care. This is not new since currently most skin products are made up of this green plant. Aside from that, it was also used for treating some health problems. The Egyptians back in the days used the aloe Vera juice incense, lotion, perfume, and also in scented powder .does aloe vera help acne

The uses of aloe Vera are continuing to pile up as researchers are working night and day to identify the other uses of this amazing plant. Most of the uses are mainly medical where the researchers extract the medicine from the plant. Wondering how they do that? Well, easy.

They simply cut one of its leaves off and remove the thin outside layer of its green flesh gel-like substance. The substance is what is required to treat various medical problems. These problems involve diabetes, ulcers, and elevated blood lipids and also treats skin disorders.

In addition to that, aloe Vera acts as an immune-stimulant for cats and dogs which are fighting cancer. Apart from that, most people who are experiencing severe cramping, experts’ advice them to drink aloe Vera juice. Yes, it is very bitter, but believe it or not, it works like a charm. You can mix the juice with something else in order to make the taste.

Do you have skin problems and you used various medications without results? Do not worry yourself anymore by spending lots and lots of your money buying skin medications since aloe vera is the answer to your skin problems. Be it that you are suffering from a sunburn, burns,skin infections,itching of the skin, dry skin, or even fungal infections, aloe vera will treat all those.

All that you will have to do is get its to gel substance and rub it on the affected area and wait for the results. If you are wondering whether aloe Vera can help in acnes, then the answer is a big yes. In fact, it is very effective on acnes. Most people who have used aloe verato treat acne pimples have testified that it helps to heal acne faster and what’s more, it does not leave scars unlike other chemical acne treatments.

aloe for acne
aloe for acne

Are you wondering how you can get rid of the acnes on your skin? Well, first wash your face twice every day using the aloe vera gel or even a facial soap which contains it. You can get a cream or lotion which has aloe vera so as to moisturize the entire face. This will help in preventing breakouts which are caused by a buildup of excess oil in the future.

In addition, you can use the aloe vera gel to mask your face at night and wash off it in the morning. This will soften and reduce especially old acne scars on your face and give you that healthy and smooth skin you have always desired.

So does aloe vera help acne ?

does aloe vera help acne ?

If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, you probably may have experienced pimples problems. Pimples appear on the teen’s face on the adolescent stage. Acne though may not be restricted to teens alone. Many may have skin problems which may trigger pimples on their skins. There are many chemicals that are used to heal acne but it is also good to ask whether does aloe vera help acne.

As earlier mentioned, pimples appear on the teen’s faces and even on people who have skin problems. One of the benefits you will get from aloe vera products for treating acne is its natural ingredients. The chemical content in this product is low. It thus means that there are normally no side effects after using the product.

Another benefit you are likely to get is smooth face and enhanced skin. The skin is one of your marketing organs. It portrays a positive image whenever it is smooth and health. Aloe vera products not only help you to heal from pimples, but it also enhances your skin. The product has the capability of enhancing the smoothness of your skin due to availability of vitamins.

Black spots are common features on one’s face after healing from pimples. The products of aloe vera do not leave black spots on your face. After healing from the pimples and other skin conditions, your skin will look natural without these spots. Black spots are embracing as they still leave traces of the earlier conditions to the patient.

One of the important benefits of aloe vera products for acne is the richness of vitamins. The presence of vitamins of A C and others is helpful to the health of the skin. Besides, your skin needs vitamins for better development and functioning too.

So does aloe vera help acne ?

Although one may ask a question whether does aloe vera help acne, it is also important to look at the side effects. Although not to everyone,it is possible for aloe products to acne may react negatively to one’s skin. It is important to test it on a small surface area before embracing it fully. This though happens to few individuals. If the reactions are diverse, you should not use it on your face or you can seek further professional advice

Does aloe vera help acne the Natural way?

Does aloe vera help acne is a common question that many people who suffer from acne, whether they have mild acne or a serious problem with it, ask on a regular basis. It can be difficult to find a clear answer when many companies that manufacture acne-care products so heavily, but sometimes it is better to use a more natural method to take care of these issues.

If you’ve ever asked, “ is aloe vera good for acne ? ” You should know that it certainly does. In fact, if you have never used aloe for acne treatment, you should consider giving it a try — you might be surprised to find that it is far more effective than many other treatments, and it’s a great choice for people who prefer more natural products over products that contain harsh chemicals and other irritants.

One of the reasons that aloe vera works so well on acne is because it works to soothe your skin. Acne-ridden skin can be a bit itchy and sore, and placing aloe vera on acne is a good way to gentle soothe this discomfort without using harsh creams that could further irritate your skin. Placing aloe vera on acne is an excellent way to get rid of it as well; aloe vera and acne are practically enemies.

Aloe vera helps to tighten your skin, and it helps to tighten your pores; this works well against acne because it does not allow germs to get into your pores, which is one of the main causes of acne.

Aloe vera also helps to reinforce the collagen in your skin, which will speed up the healing process and will help to get rid of your acne quicker. Placing aloe vera on acne also helps to restore the current pH balance in your skin, which immediately increases its overall health.

Spotted forms of Aloe vera are sometimes known…
If you are concerned about the appearance of your acne while it is healing, you should know that using aloe vera will help. Many people are concerned about the redness and splotchiness that is associated with acne problems, and placing aloe vera on acne is a great way to help resolve this problem.

Aloe vera also generally slows down the aging process on your skin, so you will find that your skin is less susceptible to wrinkles, fine lines and general sagginess if you use aloe for acne and overall skin treatment.

Anyone who has ever asked “Does aloe vera help acne?” should consider giving it a try. The results that you will see from regular aloe vera use for the treatment of acne will likely shock you, and it’s refreshing to find that natural methods truly do work better than products that are full of chemicals do.

Even if you do not suffer from acne issues, you should consider using aloe vera on your face to slow down the aging process. It is also always a good idea to keep aloe vera around in case of burns and other accidents, as aloe vera is useful for these purposes as well.

Does Aloe Vera Help Acne – The Answer

People with acne would sometimes be advised to use aloe vera for their skin outbreaks yet they would ask “Does aloe vera help acne?” Lucky for those who do have flawless skin because they would not have the trouble of asking the same question. For those who are bothered with acne, here is what aloe vera does for their skin breakout.

Acne, as we are all aware of, is a skin breakout when the sebaceous glands and hair follicles on our face become inflamed. It may appear really red and a bit painful when touched. This could really be bothersome and may cause a person to be worried about.
Now here comes aloe vera to the rescue. It has been used to treat several medical conditions as well as the acne. Not to dwell on other healing characteristic of aloe vera, the fleshy leaf is believed to possess properties responsible for smoothening and moisturizing the skin.

The fleshy leaf is very rich in nutrients which are of biological significance and therefore really helpful.
Aloe vera acne treatment can be beneficial for the skin because it is rich in phytochemicals like mannans. Aloe Vera is capable of killing bacteria. It contains phytochemicals like anthraquinones which helps nourish the skin and aids in its rejuvenation.
Is Aloe Vera Good for Acne? Yes it is. Basically, aloe vera and acne treatment works by stopping the inflammation on the acne breakout. It reduces the redness and swelling when treated over a period of time. This must be used along with daily proper skin cleansing.

How To Use Aloe Vera On Acne ?

Using the aloe vera leaf, cut it in the middle, be careful with the jagged edges because it could hurt the hands so it is better to trim it as well. Extract the juice and apply it directly to the acne. However, there are aloe vera topical gel solutions ready for use without the hassles of extracting the juice from the leaf. Just the same, rub it on the acne portion and allow it to dry on the skin. There are also products like soap, lotion and creams that are made up with aloe vera in them.

With the advancement of technology, preparations have been made available in the market, instant remedies are not impossib

Spotted forms of Aloe vera are sometimes known…
Spotted forms of Aloe vera are sometimes known as Aloe vera var. chinensis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

le these days. When thinking of putting aloe on acne, one can do it easily and conveniently nowadays. This way treating acne with aloe vera becomes easier than before.

The real truth about aloe vera on acne is that it does not cure the acne per se but it can do a lot in improving the breakout. It eases the inflammation by reducing the redness and killing the bacteria present in the acne. Eventually, as it gradually improves, the aloe vera’s medicinal properties also help to rejuvenate the skin while the skin itself does the repair.

Overall, things to be considered when having an acne breakout is to adhere to the proper skin regimen. To put it suggestively, proper hygiene, hydration, and enough skin must be observed while treating and after treating the acne with aloe. Good skin comes with good health. Aloe vera helps. This answers the question “Does aloe vera help acne?”

Does aloe vera help acne signs clear up ?

The majority of people who have had to deal with prolonged bouts of acne are always caught asking the question, does aloe vera help acne signs clear up? This is because acne can be very disgusting to a point of denying the victim’s self-esteem.

Normally, a person who has found him/herself in the unfamiliar territory of acne is likely to have tried a wide variety of products both natural and manufactured, all promising to restore the skins to its original form but to no avail. However, one product that has far outdone the rest of the products in eliminating symptoms of acne is undoubtedly aloe vera.

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Aloe vera is among the very few products that have stood-out in regard to keeping the promise of clearing-up acne. A deeper research of aloe vera in helping acne problem reveals a number of factors behind its effectiveness in this regard.

First, aloe vera effectiveness in this regard can be attributed to the fact that it has natural properties that soothes and smoothes the skins while reducing the overall time the skin takes to heal from injury by strengthening the collagen integrity of our skin.

This therefore means that the soreness and itchiness associated with acne are taken care of which further reinforces the long-held idea that aloe vera alleviates soreness and itchiness in the skin.

Another important medical property of aloe vera that makes its helpful in eliminating acne signs can be found in the fact that it helps tone the color of the skin while eliminating acne scars in the long-run. Still on eliminating acne scar, aloe vera acts both as an immune booster as well as an anti-inflammatory agent.

In fact, by making regular use of aloe vera soaps and gels one can considerably eliminate the risk of skin contamination and inflammation to the areas affected. Although it might not be cleared all at once, there is certainly the probability of the elimination of all the flaky skin, swelling and redness which are some of the most disgusting manifestation of acne. This makes your skins looks healthier, supple and free from any further acne breakout.

Aloe Vera has also been found to have the ability to reduce infections and therefore regenerate skin thereby making it extremely helpful in rebuilding scarred areas. This is particularly very significant because acne scars are as disgusting as the acne themselves. Another important medical property of aloe verain regard to helping deal with acne symptom can be found in the fact that it helps in tightening the skin as well as the pores thereby reducing the pore exposure to germ while eliminating signs of aging.

Deutsch: Echte Aloe (Aloe vera)
An interrogation of the Aloe vera medicinal properties will not be complete without the mention of its ability to regulate the proper PH balance of your skins and its provision of the vital mineral and vitamin that the skins require in healing the injury in the skin while halting any further acne breakout.

This coupled with its anti-bacterial properties make aloe vera a very effective product not only in eliminating acne scars but also aging as well. From the above it is therefore clear that aloe Vera is of immense help when it comes to clearing-up acne scars and other acne symptoms.