Frequently Asked Questions

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A: For especially dry skin, consider first lathering on a hydrating oil – such a coconut or almond oil – over the surface of your skin. After it soaks in, seal in this extra dose of moisture with your favorite body lotion.

A: Absolutely. In fact, dry brushing before you shower, combined with an application of a thick, emollient body balm after you step out, can help relieve and soften parched skin.

A: While aloe vera is commonly used as a soothing treatment for sensitive skin, it’s always a good idea to first test the formula on a small area first to ensure that your skin can tolerate the plant.

A: Aloe allergies, while uncommon, should be considered before consuming aloe vera for the first time. According to Mayo Clinic, it’s important to check with a pharmacist or doctor before you drink aloe, especially if you have an allergy to any plants of the Liliaceae family, such as garlic, onions and tulips.

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