Aloe Vera known in the cosmetic field for its healing properties has also been used to treat burns. Using aloe vera to treat acne can help decrease inflammation, prevent bacteria from infecting your open wound, heal acne and reduce pain. A lot of women start having acne problems post delivery of their kids. Adult acne can be far more embarrassing and stubborn than those that appear during puberty.
When you apply aloe vera on your skin, it will form a yellow film which will gradually fade. After a couple of hours, you will notice how the irritation and the redness reduce and you start feeling cooler. The impact is so noticeable right after the first use that you will want to continue with the treatment.
Aloe has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties thus cleansing your skin of all filth and bacteria. The gels sold commercially are diluted so you can try buying an aloe vera plant that you can apply gel directly from for enhanced effect. Also while picking your plant make sure it is medicinal because there are different kinds of these plants available.
It may not be the complete cure for your acne scars but it will reduce your problem by a large margin. You can be rest assured that you will be safe from pimple problems for a long time to come. Bear in mind that using aloe vera gel may leave a green and yellow tinge right after so apply it only when you needn’t go out. To reduce this tinge, applying powder over your aloe vera coat may help.
Steps to apply aloe vera gel:
Wash and pat your face dry, use an inch and a half leaf from your aloe plant and cut it open. When the gel oozes out, you can apply it directly onto your skin. Let it dry and leave it on for as long as you like. Use a mild face wash to take it off later. Do this as frequently as you can. Wait a few days before the first session to see if your skin reacts negatively. Try to continue this at least once a week but never more than once in a day.