Aloe vera has long been loved for its topical skin application and healing benefits. The plant’s internal gel substance soothes sunburns, cleans cuts, and helps to heal wounds.
One benefit that Aloe vera is only recently getting recognition for is its aid in helping to heal and recover from acne.
How can a plant heal acne scars, you might ask. Well, we need to look at the different types of acne scarring, and then understand the benefits of nature’s magical plant on your skin.
Types of Scars Associated with Acne
Some scars are made by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. One type of ‘scar’ is not actually a scar; it is discoloration. This discoloration, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, appears pink, red, brown, or purple depending on the skin type.
It is created as the skin heals from a wound, from acne or pimple, and the body basically over-produces melanin to help the skin get back to normal. The excess melanin stays in a concentrated area and becomes a discolored spot. It is a common pseudo-scar caused by acne.
Aloe vera will be the most helpful with your hyperpigmentation and offers improved results in as little time as a week. Have a look below to learn more about the benefits of Aloe healing hyperpigmentation pseudo-scars.
Another scar associated with acne is a pitted or raised scar, which develops as a loss of tissue during cystic acne and some severe cases of regular acne. Raised and pitted scars need collagen to smooth out the skin’s surface and texture.
Benefits of Aloe Vera on Acne Scars
- Reduces inflammation Aloe vera reduces inflammation, meaning it can help keep hyperpigmentation from developing or more hopefully, prevent acne from appearing in the first place.
- Lightens hyperpigmentation with Aloin Aloin is one of the healing properties in Aloe vera, and it actively lightens hyperpigmentation.
- Loads up on vitamins and minerals
Aloe vera has over 100 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants! Applying the plant topically or taking a powder supplement fuels your body with the nutrients it needs to heal.
What About My Pitted Scars?
Aloe vera might not directly heal raised or pitted scars, but it can help prevent future outbreaks as well boost your overall health so your body can make the collagen it needs to even out the surface of your skin.
Aloe Vera Helps from the Inside Out
We all know that beauty comes from the inside, but many of us know that fighting acne or facing acne scars in the mirror adds a challenge to breathe through, overcome, and remember that beauty. It’s okay, we’re human.
Aloe vera helps overcome these shadows by healing the skin at its surface, by preventing future outbreaks that can lead to scarring, and by improving digestive and immune system health.
While we don’t always link digestive health to overcoming acne scars, a healthy body breeds an optimal environment for putting our best foot forward, every day. Improve your outlook and attitude while working through the kinks of past year’s acne by supplementing your diet with Aloe vera.
AMP Floracel uses the highest quality Aloe vera in its products to bring you superior supplements. Our Aloe vera capsules and powders can be taken to boost the effects of your skincare routine, to help prevent acne by reducing inflammation, or to increase overall immune system support and health.
Reach out to our team to learn more about our products and start healing your skin from the inside out, today.