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A Reader’s Long-Term Experience of Aloe Vera

August 9th, 2009 · No Comments · health

I began using aloe vera for sunburns about 20 years ago. Soon after I also began to use it as an after shower
moisturizer, for my face in particular. Skin tends to feel rather tight and dry following a shower. This became part of
my routine and I haven’t looked back. For 20+ years now following every shower … occasionally at other times during
the day I have been using aloe. I have always liked the fact that it was natural, non-greasy and essentially disappeared
about five minutes after using with no residue leaving your skin properly moisturized. Evidence suggests that aloe
provides significant benefits far exceeding simple sunburn treatments. This seems to be backed up by the fact that
island residents where aloe is prevalent and used regularly tend to have skin looking years younger than the user’s true
age.
My preference is towards the more natural. Aloe from the plant is a clear gel – not green as many products show it. I suppose some manufacturers have made it green because that color is either expected or more pleasing in some way but if you are looking for natural you want it clear and as close to 100% aloe vera as is possible. Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera fills the bill on all fronts. 100% aloe vera, no added color, no added alcohol etc. It has become our house favorite.
Side note: at the time I began using it I was not seeking a youth potion, just a way of getting rid of that tight dry feeling following a shower. I don’t know if credit belongs with the aloe, heredity, luck or some combination but my skinappears quite a bit younger than my age should dictate. Take that for what it is.

(posted previously as a comment by Pauline) I note she also appreciates that when you use natural Aloe Vera Gel it seems to leave no trace at all!

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