Can Aloe Vera help with Sun Burn?


One of Aloe Vera’s most common nicknames is ‘the Burn Plant’!

Not only can Aloe Vera help with Sun Burn, it offers tremendous protection against the harmful ultra-violet rays of the Sun.

Aloe Vera and Sun Burn…

Sun burn is one of the major causes of skin cancer – Melanoma.

Sun burn during childhood can manifest itself later in life as Melanoma and research has shown that the greater the number of childhood Sun Burn incidents, the greater the risk of Melanoma in later life.

Aloe Vera helps with Sun Burn through its powerful healing activity at the ‘epithelial’ level.

The epithelium, in this case – the skin – refers to a layer of cells that cover the body or that line a cavity that connects with it.

Aloe Vera because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, helps first of all to prevent injury to epithelial – skin – tissues and increases the rate of healing when these tissues are damaged.

Topical application of Aloe Vera gel has a moisturising effect on the skin and is a common and very successful remedy for Sun Burn and skin irritation.


Aloe Vera penetrates to the water retaining second layer of skin, helping to slough off the dead cells gathered there and to dissolve the roots of infection. Aloe Vera also fosters the growth of healthy new tissue.

The F.D.A. in 1959 stated "upon review the F.D.A. admits that Aloe Vera does actually regenerate skin tissue".

The skin absorbs the moisture in Aloe Vera up to 4 times faster than water, protecting the outer layers of the skin by helping it to reorganise skin cells and by offering great moisturising properties.

It appears that Aloe Vera can help the pores of the skin to open and receive the moisture and nutrients contained in it.

However, not only can Aloe Vera help with Sun Burn and the possible effects of Sun Burn like Melanoma, it has been used successfully in the treatment of some other forms of cancer.

For more information on Aloe Vera and cancer, be sure to read our next post titled… can Aloe Vera help with cancer?

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