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5 Things You Need to Know About Using Aloe Vera For Sunburns

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5 Things You Need to Know About Using Aloe Vera For Sunburns
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Aloe vera is a plant imported from Africa. Aloe vera contains a gel or a juice portion used frequently for burns. The gel or juice in the plant has soothing qualities, especially for burns and is antibacterial. Even hospitals now use aloe vera for burn victims. Using aloe vera for sunburns is easy and is a popular home treatment. However, aloe shouldn't be used on severe burns, so check with your doctor if you're worried your sunburn may be severe.

Aloe vera is a plant imported from Africa. Aloe vera contains a gel or a juice portion used frequently for burns. The gel or juice in the plant has soothing qualities, especially for burns and is antibacterial. Even hospitals now use aloe vera for burn victims. Using aloe vera for sunburns is easy and is a popular home treatment. However, aloe shouldn't be used on severe burns, so check with your doctor if you're worried your sunburn may be severe.

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