Can aloevera be used as sunscreen? {Sunscreen}

I was checking out my analytics page and saw this in the query section. And, then, I remembered many people had asked me this particular question earlier. So, I thought I would make a post of this.

Aloevera and Sun Protection
Aloevera, in itself, doesn't provide any sun protection of its own. It, in fact, cures the damages caused by sun's rays.So, you can call it more a after-sun treatment than calling it a sunscreen. Aloevera is a very versatile plant which can treat sunburns as easily as it can slow down the aging of the skin. The gel has healing properties instead of protection properties. 

Sunscreen
There is a reason for the existence of wide variety of sunscreens in the market. And, I have time and again asserted their importance in skin care. As a personal opinion, I would always assert that it is better to rely on products available in the market for such a product than trying out your own remedies without proper research.

My personal favourites are Zinc Oxide sunscreens but a stable chemical sunscreen also does a good job. Choose one according to your budget and be regular and diligent in its application, specially, in the summers.

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23 comments:

  1. i have dropped you an e-mail regarding this article..do check out !

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  2. can u suggest me good sunscreen

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    1. this one is a very good sunscreen, the best I have used till day in the chemical sunscreens range: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2011/05/neutrogena-ultra-sheer-dry-touch.html

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    2. Hi Swati Murti, have you tried the Aloe vera products from the forever living products range? Many thanks

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  3. Ms Swati Murti..

    your reviews are nice. helpful in deciding products to buy for an individual.

    thank you

    :)

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  4. HEY!! is it ok to use fresh aloe vera gel for very sensitive skin?

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  5. yes it totaly is...but only for moisturising and healing in case of sun burns

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  6. My skin is very sensitive the moment I use any kind of cream orsunblok I get pimples on ma face...kindly tell me a kind of sunscreen that's for very sensitive and a lil oily skin...

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    1. the only sunscreen which I like and recommend is neutrogena dry touch...its said to be matte but its not exactly so you can do one thing - apply a good amount of sunscreen on the face and neck and other exposed areas, keep it for 15-20 minutes and then blot with tissue paper so that extra products gets soaked off. this way your skin would remain matte and pimple-free. hope this helps :)

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  7. Ow long does it takes aleo vera gel to cure sunburn

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    1. depends on the severity of the sunburn. generally aloevera is quite soothing and applied everyday time and again should help the sunburn in a day or two. at least it would reduce the severity!

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  8. you are wrong...aloe contains a natural SPF

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    1. yes, but it is not enough to protect from harsher rays of sun.

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  9. can i get my real colour of skin before sunburn using alovera????

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    1. well, it will take some time but yes you can :)

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  10. Can you advice about the products of Oriflame. Do they help in getting a flawless skin.

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  11. I have acne prone skin.Are sunscreens with mineral oxides advisable to me?

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  12. I have both Aloe Vera gel and Lancaster tan maximizer.. I want to use both and was instructed to put both twice a day. What comes first? And can i put both at the same time?

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  13. With an spf of 20, why Aloe Vera can not be used as a sunscreen?

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  14. Using aloe gel as sunscreen ...tans your skin... aloe vera gel Makes your skin darker when used in presence of sun..i read it somewhere!

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