Can I Use Aloe Vera on My Face?

People who do not have a sensitivity to aloe can use the gel of the succulent Aloe vera plant on their faces. Aloe vera is a prime ingredient in a number of facial and skin care products.

Aloe gel can be used as a facial moisturizer and makeup remover. The gel may be effective in treating scars caused by severe acne. The gel of the perennial aloe vera plant consists of 99 percent water along with anti-inflammatory glycoproteins, growth-promoting polysaccharides and other molecules known to support skin repair. Aloe vera is safe for topical skin application but not for the treatment of deep or open wounds.