Aloe Vera plant is a well-known remedy for skin treatments like sunburns, wounds, burns, cuts etc. and its usage dates back to ancient times and was considered the best healer for wounds. The gel of Aloe Vera is extracted from its thick and large leaves. It is helpful for treatment of scars to lessen the pain or irritation because the plant is naturally abandoned with healing, soothing and moisturizing properties.
Aloe Vera can be grown in your garden if the climate is accurate for the plant because it grows best in dry climate zones and are why it is greatly found in Africa and Central Asia. The best part of growing it in your own house is that it can be a best remedy for many day issues like minor injuries and you would just need to cut its leaves and extract the gel out of it and use as topical treatment on the wound or any other skin issue.
Scars appear on the surface of your skin when the wound, cut or an injury is in its healing process. The severity, size and color of the scar will be different in different individuals due to age, genetics, skin tone and several other factors. However, the scars are considered to be permanent and no topical remedy is helpful in making your scars to get vanish but it’s not true. The aloe vera gel is quite a good remedy for minimizing the pain and severity of the scars as it help in regaining the moisture of skin and the visibility of scar is lessen.
Aloe Vera plant naturally has anti-inflammatory properties in itself which can eliminate the skin irritations of all kind and will help your wounds in getting rid of dead skin. Aloe Vera also makes the swelling from the skin to vanish and try to repair the damaged skin cells and manage to protect the healthy and new ones. The lost moisture of your skin is regained and it allows the healing process to be fast than before. Hence, your skin becomes healthy and hydrated.
Types & Application
Aloe Vera comes in many forms for treatment or healing of scars such as lotions, ointments or you can make a homemade ointment for yourself too. These are specially designed for scar treatment. You can use any of the products of your choice and apply on the affected area twice a day or follow the instructions as mentioned on the product. It’s better to take an advice from physician regarding the type and application of Aloe based product for treating your scars.
Application of Aloe Vera as a topical treatment to surgical wounds may cause irritation, redness or burning to the area and healing might be slow. It’s better to consult your doctor before using Aloe Vera for healing any kind of surgical wounds because you might face some severe reaction if you have started its usage all by yourself.
Aloe Vera usage is in almost all cases is safe but if you are pregnant or are nursing a child you should not start its usage without first consulting your doctor. Due to the fact that some people are allergic to it you shouldn’t take this risk in such a condition. Also note it that if you have any kind of allergies to onion, garlic or tulip than you might also be allergic to Aloe Vera because they all belong to same Liliaceae family. If you are facing any allergic reaction by Aloe Vera usage, to need to take medical help.
So, Aloe Vera is one of the best considered remedy for skin issues. One can always try using Aloe Vera for treating various skin issues because it is suitable for all skin types and it does not cause any side effects unless you are allergic to it. Plus do not take your skin issues for granted because they can cause severe pain and swelling etc. and it’s always wise to consult your doctor before its application because if you haven’t taken the advice you might not get the desired results due to difference in usage and procedure.