In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, dermatologist Dr. David L. Miller said he noticed a pattern of dryness and irritation that has been in his practice for 20 years.
Miller told the newspaper that he and his colleagues have noticed more dry skin in women and older adults, and he said they suspect that dry skin may be related to the increased use of aloes.
Miller also said he has noticed that the hair of women with aloe-based products can appear more frizzy and “bruised” in areas that had previously been fine.
Miller’s comments follow the discovery of a study in September that found a high level of aloyloxystrophy, a type of collagen found in aloe, may be associated with dryness in the hair follicles of people with a history of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the journal.
Miller said that the findings “demonstrate a clear link between aloe and dry skin.”
In addition to aloe’s ability to reduce wrinkles, Miller told Fox News, aloe may help repair the structure of the skin by absorbing toxins and making skin more elastic.
Miller and his team found that aloe is able to repair collagen that has accumulated on the skin in response to sun exposure and inflammation, and that aloylated collagen is able not only to repair the damage that has occurred, but also to help prevent the formation of new wrinkles in the future.
“If you have an aloe that’s used for a long time, that’s probably not going to get re-coated with the next time you go to the salon,” Miller said.
Dr. David Miller, a dermatologist in Atlanta, said he found a link between dry skin and aloe.