some of you might already be aware if you've been following me on twitter for awhile that I am obsessed with skin care and this is one of my latest finds!
I have combination skin, which is manageable if I stick to a routine, if not it can go to pot within a day! What bothers me the most is when I do suffer with a spot or breakout the actual spot maybe only be around for a few days but I'm left with redness and what looks like scaring for months and months (if not years in some cases )!
I had some redness and scaring on my cheeks for at least a year until a couple of weeks ago... I was doing some research and discovered that some people believe that pure Aloe Vera gel can help the skin to heal, therefore helping to minimize blemishes (don't believe me just Google it!). I thought I would give it a go, I purchased Fruit of the Earths 100% Aloe Vera gel for around €7 (A lot cheaper than some other skin care/blemish healing products I had been looking at) from McCabes pharmacy!
I read that there was two ways in which to apply it, one as a mask before rinsing off or second as a cream rubbing it into the skin. I applied it the second way and within two days of applying it morning and night any spots I had dramatically decreased in size or dyed up! Then to my even greater surprise after about a week I noticed redness and blemishes from previous breakouts was less noticeable!
I was so surprised, I definitely thought of this as a gimmick that I'd test to see what happens but I'm happy I have. I will keep using this for as long as it works. I only wish I had taken before and after pictures to show you!
Have you ever tried Aloe Vera for anything other than sunburn?