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Treating Acne Scars With Aloe Vera
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Treating Acne Scars With Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a favourite for me. It's a lovely substance, very soothing to the skin, and very beautiful. After a long day out in the sun, applying some aloe vera to the skin is like applying magic juice... the relief is so fantastic, and far far above anything that's made with chemicals. Aloe vera can also be used to help treat acne scars, helping to sooth the skin and moisturize it.

When purchasing aloe vera to use, remember that getting something as natural as possible is the key! Many of these bottles of so called 'aloe vera' that you purchase off the shelf are loaded with other chemicals to keep it on the shelf, give it colour and otherwise make it cheaper to produce. Check the back of the packets and get the one with the highest percentage of aloe vera possible. Of course, if you really want to go natural, then actually purchasing an aloe vera plant is the way to go! It's a fair bit more time consuming, but is effective. If you purchase a plant, then cut of the fronds to get at the pulp. You will probably need to blend the pulp that you extract to make it into something that's vaguely familiar and able to be applied to the skin.

When applying it, put it on as you would any other moisturizer. Rub it well into the skin. Really give your skin a good massage - this not only gets the ointment into your skin more effectively but also give the skin a good workout, increasing blood flow and helping to provide the skin cells with everything they need to thrive and survive.

Apply aloe vera once or twice a day. Twice a day might be best if your skin is especially dry - it's quite a good fix for skin that isn't feeling all plump and full of life. Otherwise once a day before you turn in for the night will be okay. Keep regular with your treatments, perhaps create a little chart that you can check off when you do the treatments.

The important thing to remember when treating acne scars with aloe vera is that it's not an overnight fix. It's a good part of a regular treatment which involves other steps. Using it on its own may help your skin, but if not then you'll need to think about trying a few other treatments. That said, aloe vera is perhaps one of my favourite things I keep in the bathroom cupboards. It's just so nice to put on the skin - and since it can reduce acne scars, why not give it a go?


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