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Old 11-09-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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Aloe Vera is burning my face!

I bought Lily of the Desert 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel. The kind in the brown bottle that can also be a drink. I have it on right now and it's making my face red and it's itchy. What's going on?

 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

I think u might have put to much on. That's what happened to me when I was using Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera. I woke up, peeled it off and it hurt while I was doing it and my face was very red, so I stopped using it.

 
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Old 11-09-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

I just put it on 10 minutes ago. I've used Fruit of the Earth before, and it took AWAY the redness. This time my face feels like someone is blow drying it with the hair dryer too close to my face and it's burning! I took it off a few minutes ago and it's stillllllll burning!!! What's going on?!

 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:17 PM   #4
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

I had the same problem, so I stopped using it! Thank goodness I did. I seriously could see red patches where I had applied it. Yikes!!

I was using it on my entire face. Maybe just use it as a spot treatment?

 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

The weird thing is, it made all the little acne bumps go down, temporarily I'm sure. It's really weird.

 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:38 PM   #6
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

You could be allergic to aloe vera. Even if you have used it successfully before, you could have developed an allergy to it now. Wash it off as completely as you can, and don't use it anymore! Aloe vera contact allergies are pretty common.

 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:41 PM   #7
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

After taking off the aloe vera juice/gel I put on my old fruit of the earth aloe vera gel and it helped the redness go away. I think maybe this kind is too acidic or something since it can be a drink.

 
Old 11-10-2004, 07:13 AM   #8
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

Sleeppy:I hope this new brand is really helpful for you... I just started using Aloe Vera and I love it!!... If I based my opinion on my experience, I would recommend it to people with and without acne, just because it leaves your skin so smooth... and takes away the redness (for me).

In regards to the brand I use... it is dermacare 100% aloe vera... and I refrigerate it too.

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Old 11-11-2004, 07:57 AM   #9
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

MariLissa, where do you get Dermacare Aloe Vera? Is it 100% aloe vera GEL or 100% aloe vera?

 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:26 AM   #10
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

I use fruit of the earth aloe vera gel. I love it cus it dries right on my face for the whole day. When I shower at at night I can feel the gel comming off.

 
Old 11-11-2004, 10:19 AM   #11
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

Sleppy... I buy dermacare at the pharmacy! and it's soo cheap... about 3 dollars a bottle...

In regards to your question, I guess it's 100% gel... but let me check for you tonight and I will let you know...

and just for further information I would like to say That I've found this Aloe vera dries my pimples faster than Retin A! ... and doesn't leave redness behind...

Ohhh one last thing Sleppy... maybe dermacare is carried as another name in the States or the country where you live ... I live in Central America... so I wouldnt be able to say... The next time I go to the Pharmacy I'll ask ok??

Best wishes!

 
Old 11-11-2004, 11:48 AM   #12
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

yeah, there was citric acid, I should have checked the ingredients before buying it.

 
Old 11-11-2004, 10:49 PM   #13
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

If you have sensitive skin or using products that will make your skin sensitive, the Aloe Vera can cause some irritation and redness. If your skin is normal, the Aloe Vera will help the redness. If your skin is dry or sensitive, you should use regular moisturize, not Aloe Vera.

 
Old 11-12-2004, 05:42 AM   #14
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

I also think the Aloe Vera Gel was clogging my pores. I haven't used it in days now and the bumps on my face are just disappearing, and they've been there even before I started usign the aloe vera gel. Last night massaged Jojoba oil (cold-pressed) into my face and went to sleep. I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror and with the white light from outside could see the bumps had gone down! Let's just hope they stay that way....

 
Old 01-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #15
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Re: Aloe Vera is burning my face!

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I just put it on 10 minutes ago. I've used Fruit of the Earth before, and it took AWAY the redness. This time my face feels like someone is blow drying it with the hair dryer too close to my face and it's burning! I took it off a few minutes ago and it's stillllllll burning!!! What's going on?!
Are you using medication on your face? The aloe may be too much if you are. Your skin is to stressed and exfoliated for it.

 
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