Prevent Stretch Marks with Aloe Vera Gel and Lotion

Aloe vera lotion and gel are effective for a number of skin problems including sunburn, treating sores, treating cuts, and more. Aloe vera can even be used without purchasing gels if you have an aloe vera plant in your home. Simply cutting a leaf from the plant, splitting it open and applying the gel to your sunburn will provide immediate and soothing relief. A study conducted in the 1990s found that aloe vera was more effective in treating moderate to severe burns than covering them in gauze bandages (Farrar, 2005).

Aloe vera is particularly effective in preventing stretch marks. It can be an essential ally in guarding against tearing of skin that produces stretch marks. And fighting scars is important because stretch marks are essentially scars created by tearing of a woman’s skin during pregnancy.

However, while stretch marks are most often associated with pregnancy, a woman doesn’t have to be pregnant to experience stretch marks. And they are not restricted to women alone. Stretch marks form in some women during puberty, but they can impact both women and men as a result of obesity and sudden muscle growth as a result of using steroids.

Whether a result of pregnancy, obesity or other factors, aloe vera help heal the wounds created by the formation of scar tissue which prevents the onset of stretch marks.

The gel from this North African plant is obtained by cutting up open the lower leafs of the plant. Commercial products containing aloe vera or aloe vera extract can be purchased throughout the world at pharmacies, grocery stores, and Beauté Claire.

Although clinical studies in the past few years have pointed to its effectiveness, aloe vera has been used for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Indians and Chinese to decrease the appearance of scars, prevent stretch marks, and to moisturize and heal skin.

The result is skin that has an appearance that is younger looking, smoother and firmer.

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