Posted 21 January 2004 - 05:37 AM
From some of the posts I've read here at the Acne.org messageboard, it seems Aloe Vera is very good for reducing facial redness resulting from acne.
1)Is Aloe Vera better as a gel or or as a cream when applied on the face (cheeks, nose, chin, forehead)? Why?
2)Is Aloe Vera (in gel or cream) drying in any way or is it moisturizing?
3)I am looking to buy 100% pure organic aloe vera that does NOT contain any parabens (such as methylparaben and propylparaben), preservatives and Vitamin E (may clog pores from some of the posts I've read). In fact, if possible, I would prefer the one and only ingredient to be 100% pure organic aloe vera and nothing else. Can you recommend such a product and where in the U.S. I can buy it (online or brick & mortar retailer)? Earlier, I very briefly visited http://VitaminShoppe.com and could not find one that met my desired requirements, but I did not do a thorough search.
4)For the first time, I'll soon be going on the 10gm per day Vitamin B5 regimen(in conjunction with multi-vitamins & minerals I've been taking for nearly two decades). From what I've read so far, vitamin B5 is supposed to shrink facial oil glands and pores. Does B5, in any way, also noticeably reduce facial redness and red marks? If not, would it be OK to apply Aloe Vera to reduce facial redness and red marks while taking Vitamin B5?
5)When is the best time during the day and/or night to apply Aloe Vera on the face? Can Aloe Vera be used as a substitute for the typical moisturizer? How is it best washed off at a later time?
6)For reducing facial redness and red marks, is the 20% Vitamin B5 topical gel (1.45 ounce) offered at http://acnemiracle.com/b5series.html effective at all or would I get better, quicker results with Aloe Vera? BTW, does anyone have a Customer Service or Ordering PHONE NUMBER for AcneMiracle.com?
P.S.: I would really appreciate it someone could answer the questions I asked in my earlier post entitled "How do I successfully treat the corners of my nose?" at http://acne.org/mess...3d38596cd6e2ff2
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:19 AM
I find that it is not drying at all !!!
but not also a good moisterizer.
I only apply this at night on my face to help heal my blemishes, at night only cuz that is when you face is at it's top healing phase when you are resting/sleeping.
My best bet is to buy a Aloe Vera plant, you can maybe find one at yoru local flower shop..there not expensive.
Posted 21 January 2004 - 12:58 PM
I found it to be a little drying at first but keep with it for a few more days. It's only drying on the surrface of the skin because it helps heal the other layers of the skin first. It is a must have!
Posted 21 January 2004 - 03:44 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 04:29 PM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:22 AM
Anyway why do you guys need to buy everything from the net? You can get lots of aloe vera(100% organic) from any health food store for around $5 and you don't have to wait for shipping.
Anyway, don't buy the aloe plant and put it on your face or else you'll look like shit. When you break open the leaf the jel is in the very middle but there is another substance that is inside the leaf and if you dont get rid of it first(which is hard) then it will irritate your skin like nothing you've ever seen.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 01:47 PM
Posted 23 January 2004 - 03:00 PM
As for Vit E it has a comengenic rating of 3 which is a-ok for acne prone skin...
Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:35 AM
This stuff says it's 100% organic on the bottle, you store it in the fridge, you can even drink this stuff. I bought a 32oz bottle for $6 bucks.
Here's there website if you feel like getting some more in depth information or want to buy it and can't find it anywhere else: http://lilyofthedesert.com/
Posted 27 January 2004 - 08:50 AM
Posted 27 January 2004 - 05:06 PM
Cut off any spines along the edges.
Slit the leaf lengthwise.
Squeeze out the gel from the center of the leaf (you can use the tip of a butter knife), and apply it to your skin.
Posted 27 January 2004 - 08:03 PM
Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:47 PM
If you want 100% pure aloe vera gel, you have to buy a plant and use it straight from that. The gel does not naturally keep for long periods of time by itself.
Edited by egsviola54, 07 June 2013 - 06:47 PM.
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