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How do I turn this sun burn into a sun tan?

  • Posted on June 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

How do I turn this sun burn into a sun tan?
I was outside today trying to get a tan and I’m red. How do I prevent pealing? How can I make it a tan? And we have a aloe plant. Should I just break a little piece off and run it on the burnt area?
Any info would help thanks.

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Answer by Sarah Katharine
Chilled aloe vera will sooth the irritation caused by a sunburn. You can break the aloe plant and squeeze out the juice from it and rub that on your burn and that will help soothe it too. Good moisturization is really important if you want to prevent pealing. Any lotion with Vitamin E will keep skin moisturized. Lotion with hemp seed extract is also really good for keeping skin hydrated and preventing peeling. From what I learned in training for my Smart Tan Certification is that a sunburn doesn’t really turn into a tan. Any skin that wasn’t burnt will be tan and visible when your burn fades though. If you want to mask the redness and make it look more like a tan you can do that by using a sunless tanner. Try using Hempz Shimmer Bronze moisturizer. You can get it at Ulta but I’m not sure exactly how much it retails for (I think around $ 30). If you don’t want to get that though, any drug store gradual self tanner will work just as well. L’Oreal Sublime Glow is actually a good one that has Vitamin E and retails for about $ 9.

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At what age does an aloe variegata turn into it’s adult form?

  • Posted on April 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

At what age does an aloe variegata turn into it’s adult form?
I have an aloe variegata pup it is about 4 months old it was seperated from the mother plant, at what age does it turn into it’s adult form?

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Answer by rooikat
Aloe varigata is widely distributed in RSA. The question is a difficult one as the plant is not really one of the biggest aloes around. As far as I know from personal experience the pup is very much the same as the parent plant. There is no real change from an immature form to a mature form. It is a low growing aloe by its very nature. They are stemless and the highest I have ever seen them is about 250mm. Aloe varigata is one of the first aloes that was successfully cultivated in Europe.

The plant comprises of mottled leaves keeled or “V” shaped arranged in three distinct ranks and the margins have closely spaced (small) teeth along a white hard ridge The inflorescence is normally branched with relatively large hanging flowers (pink to red and rarely yellow).

Easy to cultivate in well-drained soil mixture and can withstand severe drought. Afrikaans common name is “Kanniedood” which means that you cannot kill it. Often planted on graves as it represents “eternal life”

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Why did my aloe plant cut leaves turn red?

  • Posted on April 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Why did my aloe plant cut leaves turn red?
I cut a leave on my aloe plant today. I wrapped it up in plastic wrap and left it out on the counter top when I did an errand. When I returned though the pulp/juice/gel surrounding the cut end of the plant was a red (blood red). Anyone, know why? I was it a good thing and is my plant okay?

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Answer by aseachangea
I am not certain why, from the information you give us. It is probably not a bad thing.

Cuts on plants expose the innards parts of the plants to lots of air, when they normally only get a small controlled amount. This is especially true with succulents, which are adapted to keep from drying out.

Oxygen is highly reactive. So it is likely exposure to it has caused the red color. Is the part of the living aloe that remains also bright red where you cut it? Also, some living aloes will turn reddish if they are exposed to too much cold so if your countertop is near a cold window that might affect it, and affect the damages tissue first.

As to whether your plant itself is OK, that depends on why you made the cut. It should be okay now, if it was before.

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