Aloe Vera

Acne Care Treatment: How Well Does Aloe Vera Work As A Natural Acne Remedy?
By Agnes Scott
I first learned about more than two decades ago, when my mother brought home some plants for her herb garden. At that time, it was making a resurgence as a miracle cure-all. Unfortunately, everyone in our neighborhood only used it for cuts and scrapes. For some weird reason, no one ever thought of using it for acne. Now, twenty years older and wiser, using for acne treatment sounds so logical and natural.

Aloe vera first made inroads into the medical establishment in the mid-1930s, when it was used for burn treatments. It showed itself to be very effective in reducing inflammation and healing of wounds. As I understand it, the main reason its popularity waned was due to the widespread availability of cheap antibiotics (penicilin, discovered by Fleming in 1928, was only mass manufactured one decade later in the late 1930s), which doctors probably preferred as being more scientific.

When I first started suffering from severe teenage acne, my parents took me to a skin specialist. The treatment he prescribed worked -- a combination of creams and an antibiotic. Unfortunately, the antibiotics had severe side-effects, making me nauseous and causing me gastric problems. He then switched me to another antibiotic with lesser side-effects, but also less effectiveness. In the end, I could not tolerate this state of affairs and dropped the entire idea of medical treatment for my acne.

If only I had thought of using for my teenage acne treatment, I would be so much better off today. Would it have cured my acne?

No, I seriously doubt it. My teenage acne was too severe. But the would have been free. The plants my mother brought home were quite hardy and easy to grow. This, plus the fact that has practically no side-effects, meant that I could have been slathering pulp on to my face three or four times a day.

How would this have helped me?

The would reduce the inflammation of the pimples and promote healing. There would be less scarring.
There would be fewer pimples. Pimples come from whiteheads and blackheads which become infected and inflamed. The would reduce this inflammation and reduce the chance of whiteheads and blackheads turning into pimples.
Reduce whiteheads and blackheads. Both of these problems tend to arise when your skin becomes irritated. soothes the skin and would help to reduce the likelihood of whiteheads and blackheads appearing.

Aloe vera is easy to use. Just take the leaf and squeeze the juice and pulp onto your pimples. If you want more convenience, you can pulp the entire leaf in a blender. Store the pulp into an air-tight container in your refrigerator and it is ready for use anytime. Nowadays, you do not need to grow your own plants. You can buy the cheap gels, creams and lotions from the pharmacy or local convenience store. Of course, you do need to check the ingredients. After all, commercially produced products need to be placed in some kind of medium, and the extra additives like preservatives and scents may not agree with you.
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