Thursday, 18 April 2013

Aloe Vera Gel to Improve Skin and Acne

Hey Everyone,
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?

10 comments:

  1. I actually haven't had much experience with Aloe Vera, but I definitely need to check this out! Like yourself, I always feel that my redness and scarring lasts for ages, it's a nightmare


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    1. Yes you should definitely check it out its so a nightmare this seems to help mine so I hope it does the same for you! If you do use it avoid eye area it makes my eyes water sometimes lol! :) x

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  2. I sometimes suffer from itchy legs, as a result of medication that I'm on, and aloe vera gel is great for calming them down.

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    1. Oh no poor you! I bet it helps have you tried puting it in the fridge as well the cooling should help sooth the itching too! :) x

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  3. Aloe Vera is great! I suffered a second degree burn on my wrist a couple of years ago and was advised to use Aloe Vera on it and my scar is now barely noticable. My boyfriend loves it too as he suffers from eczema and it really helps calm his skin.

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    1. Thats awful it must have been so painful! glad its ok now!
      Thats great I have to say if my hands are feeling a bit dry its amazing I just rub a bit in before hand cream and their super soft! :) x

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  4. wow that is such a great idea! never knew you could use that! so glad it works for you, that's great to know! you sent me your link in the bbloggers chat and just stopped by for a visit to your blog! lovely blog hun!

    -ariel* xoxo
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    1. Thanks hun! It seems to really work i'm loving it! Ah thanks for stopping by! :) x

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  5. so glad I found this post! I was given some little sample sachets of Aloe Vera Gel and I didn't have a clue what to do with them but I've got some nasty acne scarring on my cheeks so I'll give the Gel a go and see if it clears it up :) thank you! xx

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    1. Thank you! Ah yay glad I helped! Let me know if it works for you too! :) x

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