Aloe Vera generates powerful healing activity at the epithelial level of the skin, a layer of cells that cover the body. It acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture. Because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin heals quicker.
Auxin and Gibberellins in Aloe Vera provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. Also prevents swelling, itchiness and blistering of the skin.
According to Cancer Research UK "....in 2013 a small clinical study of 60 patients tested aloe for skin reactions after radiotherapy. The patients used aloe vera lotion on one half of the radiotherapy treatment area and nothing on the other half. The aloe vera reduced the intensity of the skin reaction and the researchers felt it is a helpful treatment for radiotherapy skin reactions.
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