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#1 Gracie25

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

Hi all,

 

Last summer I got reallyyyyy bad sun poisoning, like 3rd degree burn poisoning. My face was red like a tomato, peeling in chunks, blistering and oozing. It was bad. Anyway, I used aloe vera straight from the plant and it fixed my face in a week.

 

Now, I have many red marks and hyper pigmentation from previous breakouts that take FOREVER to go away.

 

I was wondering if aloe vera will help with that? I want to try it but am scared of irritation or more breakouts. 

 

Anyone have any experience with aloe vera and acne/hyperpigmentation? 

 

Thank you :)



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:21 PM

Aloe helps any and all skin ailments. As long as you don't show any kind of reaction to it, use it.


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[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:35 PM

Yes, it can help a lot but be careful of 2 things:

1) If you put too much of it on your face it can clog your pores

2) Either get it straight from the plant (provided it's clean) or find a brand that is as pure as possible without nasty preservatives like sodium benzoate 


Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)

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