Aloe Vera for sunburn : Myth or fact?
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So you have probably come across this blog due to being curious and wanting to know if you can use Aloe Vera for sunburn. You have probably seen stall holders selling Aloe Vera, especially if you have been to The Canary Islands, where it seems to fly off the shelves and have started asking yourself the question; “Does Aloe Vera help sunburn?”
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The Burn Plant
Aloe Vera has been nicknamed the ‘burn plant’ and has been said to be the perfect natural remedy for a bad sunburn. Aloe Vera is soothing and also has healing properties which makes it a great remedy for bad burns.
The whole plant isn’t good for burns, it is the inner gel you want. You need to fillet it out and apply it directly to your burns to get the best results.
What if I don’t have a plant?
That is fine! You can actually buy Aloe Gelly which is the closest thing you will get to the raw inner leaf of an Aloe Vera plant. The Aloe in this tube of Gelly is kept alive making it just as useful as using an alive plant.
Why I personally use Aloe Vera for sunburn
Research has been shown that Aloe Vera aids the skin in healing from sunburns and mild burns. In addition, Aloe Vera oil can moisturise the skin, helping you avoid the peeling normally associated with sun damage. I personally have used a Aloe Vera based sun lotion and I have used Aloe Gelly as an aftersun. Both of these made a huge difference to the condition of my skin. A handy tip for your lotions is putting them in the fridge before use to give the immediate and dramatic cooling effect.
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So in conclusion Aloe Vera can help sunburn. It is not a myth. I suggest trying our Aloe Vera Gelly, however probably see a doctor if it is very serious.