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 delayed healing. Because it is thick and sticky, aloe gel provides extra moisture that softens skin and may also lessen scarring. Some study evidence suggests that aloe gel may be slightly antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral.

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