I just signed onto the forum after lurking for several weeks. I’ll be telling my electrolysis story, as well as asking a lot of questions, in the near future, but my immediate concern has to do with the aloe vera gel I just put on my upper lip area (which was treated 4 days ago).
Following the advice that some of the pros had given, I went out and bought some Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera, the kind which must be refrigerated after opening (I had been using the Fruit of the Earth gel previously). It has a very watery consistency, so when I applied it it dripped over areas I hadn’t intended to apply it to. Minutes later I noticed my skin had turned bright red where it had come in contact with the stuff. I immediately washed it off as best I could and then wiped the area with witch hazel. There’s still a bit of redness but it seems to be fading.
In any event, is this supposed to happen? I thought aloe vera was supposed to be a very safe thing that could be used throughout the day. Am I perhaps allergic to it?