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Sun Exposure; Ultraviolet Rays 

Aloe barbadensis; Aloe species; Aloe vera; Burn Plant; Cape Aloe 

A sunburn is a radiation burn to the skin produced by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, commonly from the sun''s rays. A similar burn can be produced by overexposure to other sources of UV, such as tanning lamps and welding arcs. Exposure of the skin to lesser amounts of UV will often produce a suntan. Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Enlarge Sunburn. Image courtesy of John L. Bezzant, M.D. and the Spencer S. Eccles Heal...

aloe gel is well-known and widely-used as a topical remedy for skin irritation. Aloe gel contains several chemicals that may decrease the inflammation and pain caused by burns, including razor burn or sunburn. It may also reduce itching from insect bites and it may help cuts and scrapes heal faster, possibly by accelerating the production of new skin cells. It may also promote the formation of new blood vessels in damaged tissue. At least one study, however, found that applying aloe gel actually...


Sunburn as related to Aloe