Despite my best efforts with sunblock and my family, it seems like every summer we usually end up with at least a minor sunburn or two. We used to slather on the green jelly like aloe gel to help relieve the dry, tight, itchy, and painful aftermath of too much sun.
I always assumed that was a nice, natural way to sooth sunburns. But have you ever read the ingredients list on many of these gels?
Alcohol is added to many inferior aloe vera gels. The company moves alcohol higher up in the ingredient list (sometimes even as high as the first or second ingredient), and moves the more expensive real aloe vera lower down the list.