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Old 02-03-2003, 01:16 PM   #1
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Post Aloe vera gel works for me

Iv been using aloe vera gel for about 2 weeks now and my skin looks awesome.The red marks have faded so much and my skin actually looks good when I have no makeup on.I wash with ivory and use a face cloth to exfoliate and then I cut pieces off my aloe plant and rub them al over my face and I rub them in really good.
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Old 02-03-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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yeah..i am using aloe vera gel and its great so i ordered aloe vera spray(99%aloe vera ) and a drink ...i hope it will work

Old 02-03-2003, 08:52 PM   #3
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where can i buy the aloe vera spray? is it good?
i'm looking for aloe vera gel, but it's kinda hard to find the pure 100% type... there's always something added into it...

Old 02-03-2003, 09:59 PM   #4
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So the aloe vera gel you use isn't a product in stores right? You actually get it from the plant right?

Old 02-04-2003, 07:53 AM   #5
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that's awesome! I'm glad you found something that's working for you! And i realy love how simple your routine is... i think simplicity is usually the best way to go. I keep thinking of picking up an aloe plant one of these days...they're easy to grow, i've just been too lazy. Maybe I'll finally get to it.

Old 02-04-2003, 01:02 PM   #6
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How bad was your acne when you started using Aloe Vera and the gel? I am very curious to how it has treated your acne/redness. Thanks.

Old 02-04-2003, 03:37 PM   #7
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My acne was really bad.I didnt get cysts,well I got the occasional one but it was nothing serious.Ive had acne since I was in grade 4 and Im in grade 12 now.My skin was always red,especially after I washed it.It was nasty,I hated the feeling of it.I got a few whiteheads this morning but thats just cuz I ate yogurt right before I went to bed and dairy breaks me out.Other than than,the aloe is awesome,Im going to go and buy some of the store bought stuff from the health food store cuz my plants are lookin kinda bare.I bought some dove today,the stuff thats made for babies cuz its really gentle.
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Old 02-05-2003, 02:29 PM   #8
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I'm glad to hear that aloe's working for others! About two month ago, I traded my AcneMiracle Regulating Spray for Aloe (1 to 2 times a day ) and it works better. The spray would sometimes chap my skin, but I find that pure aloe calms it, and controls the oil nicely.

I'm completely happy with my skin now, which is probably why I haven't posted lately. That really stinks, I know. I wish people that have had success would post a lot more. Anyway, I still do other things as well - here's my complete regimen:

First of all I am 39, male, and had pretty awful acne as a teenager and young adult. It never really went away - just reduced itself to four or five cystic lesions, at any given time, plus hundreds of plugged pores, bumps, etc., very oily and very easily irritated skin. I've never been on accutane, but I've tried:

* Benzoyl Peroxide (started out well, ended in very irritated and worse-looking skin)
* Salicylic Acid (didn't really change the outlook)
* Retinol + SA (same)
* AcneMiracle Spray (not bad but can chap skin)
* Olive Oil (helps irritation and acne, but is, well, oily)
* Vitamin E oil (no noticeable change)
* Glycolic Acid lotion (irritates skin, causes oil production)

I can't think of any more, but there are more.

Here's what worked:
* B5 - down to 1g/day which I feel much better about. I didn't like taking 10g.
* 30 mg Zinc (w/Copper) per day.
* 1 balanced Essential Fatty Acid supplement (Omega 3,6,9)
* Acnomel Vanishing Cream (Sulphur/Resorcinol) once or twice a week - I only leave it on for about four hours. It also mats nicely - no shine.
* 99.9% Aloe Vera Gel - morning and night (sometimes not at night) - always after I wash off Acnomel.

It's pretty quick. It's not expensive. I think I spend less than $10/month although I haven't really calculated it.

My big theory: Find things that calm your skin. If BP gives you no irritation trouble, it's a great product. Irritating your skin promotes oil production and increases inflammatory response (a big part of the acne vicious cycle) - I don't care what it's doing to the bacteria - if it's eating up your skin, it's no damn good in my book.

Sorry for the long-winded reply, I just wanted to brain dump. Good luck!

~ Cur111

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