Aloe vera is especially used to remove skin problems. The gel coming out of its leaves can be applied on the skin. Applying aloe vera gel on red and swollen pimples can reduce pain. Also, due to its ability to heal wounds, it can help in curing skin scars. In some cases, it also heals the skin from sunburn. To remove skin scars, aloe vera can be applied by mixing it with lemon, cinnamon and tea tree oil etc.In this special article you will learn about the ways to remove scars with aloe vera -

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Doctors for DIY Scar Treatment: Aloe Vera Remedies for Clear Skin

Aloe vera is considered a panacea for skin problems. Research has also revealed that applying aloe vera daily on old scars can reduce them. Not only this, aloe vera is also capable of healing the scars that remain after acne is cured. According to research published in the International Journal of Natural Therapy, aloe vera can enhance the immune system's response to inflammation. This can reduce acne scars. Let us know in detail about the ways to remove skin scars with aloe vera -

Uses For Pure Aloe Vera

Pure aloe vera gel can be used instead of cleanser to prevent acne from spreading. Aloe vera is better than any cleanser, because the anti-bacterial agents present in aloe vera remove bacteria from the skin. This reduces the chances of getting scars on the skin. The method of applying it is given below -

  • Break the aloe vera leaf from the plant, clean it thoroughly and cut it.
  • Then take out the gel from it in a bowl.
  • After this, clean the skin with face wash and lukewarm water. 
  • Then apply this gel on the affected areas.

If you want, you can grind this gel and make a paste and apply it on the affected areas. It will have the same effect both ways.

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Cinnamon, Honey And Aloe Vera Face Pack

According to research, a component called aloesin found in aloe vera can help in reducing the spots caused by acne. Actually, aloesin helps in reducing the over production of melanin (due to which scars and spots appear dark). Like aloe vera, cinnamon and honey have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In such a situation, a face mask can be made with a mixture of cinnamon, honey and aloe vera to treat acne -

  • Mix 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon aloe vera and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • After this, apply it on the face and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • After the face mask dries, wash the face thoroughly with lukewarm water.

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Aloe Vera And Lemon Juice Face Pack

A burning sensation can often be felt during acne. Applying lemon rich in citric acid mixed with aloe vera can not only relieve the burning sensation during acne, but can also reduce acne and the spots and scars caused by it -

  • Take 1 drop of lemon juice and 8 drops of aloe vera gel.
  • Mix both of them well and apply it on the face and leave it for 10 minutes
  • Be careful not to apply this face mask around the eyes.
  • After 10 minutes, wash the face mask thoroughly with water.

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Aloe Vera And Tea Tree Oil Face Pack

Homemade cleansing solutions can be made to avoid acne and its spots. For this, aloe vera and tea tree oil can be used. Research has revealed that gels and face washes containing tea tree oil are effective in curing the problem of acne. In such a situation, cleansing solution can be made by mixing aloe vera gel with tea tree oil -

  • Take aloe vera gel as per requirement.
  • Mix water in it and make a paste.
  • Then mix 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil in it.
  • After this apply it on the affected area.
  • Keep in mind that the skin of some people is sensitive to tea tree oil. Therefore, do not apply this mask for a long time. Wash it thoroughly with water after a few minutes.

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Uses of Aloe Vera Spray

Aloe vera spray is as effective as pure aloe vera and is very easy to make. The biggest advantage of aloe vera spray is that it helps in hydrating the skin -

  • To make this spray, take 2 cups of water and 1 cup of aloe vera gel, grind it in a mixer and put it in a spray bottle.
  • You can also add one or two drops of non-toxic essential oil to it.
  • Keep it at a cool temperature and spray it on the affected area when needed.
  • Make sure that this solution does not go into the eyes.

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Coconut Oil, Sugar And Aloe Vera Face Pack

A good exfoliant can be made from a mixture of coconut oil, sugar and aloe vera. While the sugar granules remove dead skin cells, the lauric acid present in coconut oil is helpful in fighting acne -

  • Take 2-2 tablespoons of sugar and coconut oil.
  • Add 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel to it.
  • Mix all three well and apply on the face and then wash it with clean water.
  • Avoid using this scrub daily.
  • People with sensitive skin should consult an expert before using this scrub, as it can sometimes cause irritation.

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Aloe vera can prove beneficial in lightening skin problems as well as skin marks. It is used in many beauty products to remove acne, blemishes and other skin problems. Pure aloe vera gel can be used to remove skin blemishes. Apart from this, it can also be used by making a face mask with lemon juice or as aloe vera spray. If aloe vera is being used with any other product, then definitely contact your skin specialist to avoid its allergic reaction.

Dr Shishpal Singh

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Dermatology
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