So, this weird thing happened with my face…not really sure what it is that is causing my skin to be inflamed, but I absolutely hate it! I pride myself on not having to wear make up, so I take care of my skin at all times. I looked up some things, but I’m not one to run to a dermatologist to get facial creams or medicine for my face, without first trying natural products or changing up my regimen. I don’t know if it’s dermatitis (atopic), psoriasis, or just a bad reaction to something. However, I feel like a hormonal change may also be a culprit too though…hmmm. My skin on the left side of my face started feeling dry, flaky, and then I had reddish bumps ..and then I started seeing it on the right side of my face, which I didn’t experience that before, so of course I’m a little freaked out and want to get on top of it right away!
I’ll have pictures below of what my bare face looks like with the inflammation on both sides before, and I’ll come back on here to post an after picture of what my face looks like as well. I used aloe vera juice on my face a few years ago as an overnight mask and remember that it made my face feel good, but I just did it to try something new. This time, I am using it as a form of healing and recovery for my facial skin; and rejuvenation. Aloe Vera has some great benefits; being an antioxidant, reducing redness, and superficial acne or pimple; not cystic acne or deep rooted acne, and acts as an inflammatory agent. I went ahead and cut open my aloe vera leaf and scraped out as much of the gel that I could in a bowl, my next step is try a aloe vera/honey mask, but for now I just applied the aloe vera juice on my face and let it sit overnight. I used my hands to apply the aloe vera juice on my face; a GOOD amount and then I stored the bowl in the fridge covered with saran wrap. I would recommend if you’re going to store in a fridge, that you store it up to 10-12 days. I am also going to go back to my old faithful (haha) “Shea Moisture Oil Cleanser” I actually have a blog below on that item, I’m going to use that to cleanse my face before applying the aloe vera juice on my face. I would highly recommend washing your face before applying the aloe vera juice, and wash your face with a cleanser that is non-comedogenic ! Examples of those are brands like: Olay, Neutrogena, or Cetaphil; but again oil cleansers are fine too. Hopefully, my face will snap back in a few days!