How to Use Aloe Vera for Acne:
Aloe vera gel is used as a topical treatment for acne. It helps in reducing inflammation, redness, swelling and itching caused by acne vulgaris. You can use aloe vera gel on your face at night when you want to reduce the appearance of pimples or blackheads.
There are many ways to use aloe vera gel for acne. Some of them include:
1) Apply aloe vera gel on your face at night when you want to reduce the appearance of pimples or blackheads.
2) Apply aloe vera gel twice daily before going to bedtime.
This will prevent the formation of new pimples during the day time. (It is recommended that you do not apply it until morning. )
3) Apply aloe vera gel once a day before going to sleep.
This will prevent the formation of new pimples during the night time. (It is recommended that you do not apply it until morning.)
How to Use Aloe Vera Gel For Pimple Treatment:
You need to wait for 24 hours before applying aloe vera gel for pimple treatment. This will get rid of whiteheads and blackheads on your skin. You should wait for 48 hours before using it for the second time.
This will clear away pimples and prevent new ones from forming.
To use aloe vera gel for pimple treatment, you need to:
1) Cleanse your face with a non-comedogenic cleanser.
2) Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
3) Cut the leaf of an aloe vera plant and take out the clear gel.
(Never use the white part as it can cause irritation.)
4) Apply the aloe vera gel on your pimples.
Hold it for a minute before you let it dry naturally.
5) You can follow this routine once a day or twice every day.
6) You can use it until the pimples are gone.
It will take a few days before you can see some results. However, the aloe vera gel can give quick relief to your pimples and blackheads. It is definitely worth a try!
Aloe Vera for Acne Scars:
Acne leaves behind dark or hyperpigmented marks which are caused by skin cells that are rapidly dividing. These marks will not go away until the skin has finished replacing itself. Today, there are a lot of over-the-counter and prescription medications to help fade away the appearance of these marks on the face.
However, many find these products to be too expensive or not as effective as claimed.
Sources & references used in this article:
Aloe vera: Nature’s silent healer by A Barcroft, A Myskja – 2003 – books.google.com
Aloe vera: Nature’s soothing healer by D Gage – 1996 – books.google.com
Aloe vera: a potential herb and its medicinal importance. by KPS Kumar, B Debjit – Journal of chemical and Pharmaceutical …, 2010 – cabdirect.org