Can aloe vera gel make scars from acne fade? If so, how is it used for this purpose?


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Yes. It is used as a gel.


Aloe seems to be able to speed wound healing by improving blood circulation through the area and preventing cell death around a wound.

It also appears that aloe gel has properties that are harmful to certain types of bacteria and fungi.

Aloe - ncbi.nlh.nih.gov:

  • anti-inflammatory

  • skin soothing

Aloe Vera has been shown effective on scars here.


It can. It depends on your skin type. Anatomically, everyone is different. I've seen it work quite well and not so well other times. For the most part it does work. It's compound and gentle nature and nurture of your dermis is what allows it to heal the outer layer of your skin. Vitamin E is what most people refer to in scar healing. Cocoa butter is another over the counter remedy for this as well.

  • how long it takes for average scars to heal?i have oily skin.i can see it is doing wonderful job on my acne but iam worried about the scars caused by it.and is it enough if i wash it after 15 minutes because this is winter and iam afraid that it may dry my skin too much. Commented Jan 19, 2016 at 9:20
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