Does Aloe Really Treat a Sunburn?



It’s summer time, so you might be wishing for the sweet sweet relief of aloe vera on your sunburned skin, but does the slimy gel actually do anything?

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Comments

    L.B GAMING

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    My anxiety is literally yelling in my ears right now because I got a bad burn on my face today it’s saying you gonna die from skin cancer and Ivan if you don’t you’ll still have ugly scars from where you had cancer removed I’m so scared I will get cancer now because of a bad burn

    Olympus 61

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    I watched aloe that was applied to a small but deep burn on one of my fingers. I applied a dollop every 30 minutes for about 5 hrs. It was absorbed into the burn area during that interval. After approximately 2 hours, the pain had reduced dramatically and the next morning, all I saw a very small indentation where the burn had been; absolutely no pain- nothing else. Don't know why it worked but i will keep a tube of 100% gel handy at all times.

    MK N/A

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    my face burns help lol

    BalisticGaming56

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    That office reference tho

    eat the rich

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    SUGAR MANNOSE: THE HANDS OF HEALING

    Mel Luna

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    Aloe vera burns my skin because I'm allergic to it.

    Halley Jarrett

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    I really love all the subtle references in this show. I just noticed the one from The Office here, and in the one that goes over facts about babies, I noticed the Nevermind by Nirvana reference.
    I already appreciated this show for how informative it is, but the references are great.

    axxxonn

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    I'm usually Pro-Olivia, but this video was going backwards to her old bad habits.

    Brett Jackson

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    Actually LOLed at the George Forman grill joke and the deadpan delivery. Spat coffee everywhere too. You are my favourite SciShow host.

    Casey Thornton

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    Looks like she's got a runny nose drip

    Erica Ross

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    My mom always said have a bath with vinegar then cover yourself in aloe. Also when I had a stomach ulcer the internet kept telling me to drink aloe juice.

    Josue Garcia

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    When I say I want a goth GF this is what I mean

    PaladinVII

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    That was a well researched presentation! You earned a subscriber for actually REPORTING instead of delivering opinion!

    Slartibartfast

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    Forget about sunburns I have found aloe vera to be excellent on burns from the kitchen.
    If I burn myself in the kitchen aloe vera makes a huge difference in reducing pain and healing fast.
    Yes it's anecdotal, but if it works for me I am going to keep using it!

    Erick

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    my father have a 2º degree burn on his arm, and we used in-natura aloe, its heals really fast and no scars at all, Aloe did a great job!

    Emily Lawson

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    The office reference😂

    kangourouuu1

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    "A review in the journal 'Burns' […]"
    Wait. There is a journal that is entirely dedicated to burning people and that has enough stuff to both fill a whole journal for a month AND survive many years?
    Or it's an annual issue compiling all the progress for the year? That may be more easy to understand how it's viable for me.^^

    Home Remedies

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    Aloe vera has been used since antiquity to treat skin afflictions and reduce inflammation. It is used and recommended by doctors to treat minor, first-degree burns and can be used on some second-degree burns

    T S

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    It's because it's cold. That feeling of cold aloe on a burn is the best.

    Evangeline highlight

    (November 27, 2018 - 3:12 am)

    When i put aloe vera on my sunburn it makes me feel like im in heaven! And thats all i need

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