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8 Reasons Dermatologists Think You Should Rub Aloe Vera Gel on Your Face


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Kenneth Mark, MD, a dermatologist and skin-cancer surgeon in New York, states compounds in the aloe-vera plant, known as polysaccharides, encourage skin-cell repair and new skin-cell production. Aloe-vera gel also contains carboxypeptidase, a natural pain reliever, that may help explain why the aloe-vera plant extracts are so soothing.