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A Natural Way To Prevent A Scar

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Aloe Vera Is A Natural Way to Prevent a Scar

Aloe vera has been used around the world for thousands of years! Learn its many benefits, how it works, how it helps with healing and more!

Say you fall off your bike and skin your knee, cut yourself on broken glass or burn your hand on a hot pan. Mishaps like these can leave your skin permanently scarred — but rubbing the wound with fresh Aloe Vera juice and vitamin E oil may prevent that from happening. How? The juice from an Aloe Vera plant contains lectins, proteins that help blood cells clump together. Lectins also stimulate the production of Lymphocytes, white blood cells that help fight infection. When vitamin E is put on a wound, it speeds “granulation” — the formation of new, tiny veins that help patch skin together. With all these factors at work at once, a scar is less likely. To apply Aloe Vera, slice off section of the plant, which is easily grown at home. (Only fresh Aloe Vera gel works. Stabilizes and other ingredients in commercial preparations often deactivate aloe’s special properties). Squeeze out a teaspoon or so of its thick juice and mix with the oil from 2 or 3 vitamin E capsules (or 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil from bottle). Apply the mixture to a clean wound, 1 to 3 times a day, for a month. (If necessary, cover the injured area with a plastic adhesive bandage to prevent the mixture from staining your clothes).

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