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Which is better for skin care: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is better for skin care: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Skin Irritation (Definition)

Irritated skin is inflamed. It can be swollen, red, peeling, hurting, burning, injured, scratched, cut, bitten, a rash, or anything that causes irritation or inflammation. Skin allergies can ...Read more


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Which is better for the skin: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is better for the skin: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Skin care: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more

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Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Are olive oil and coconut oil both good as skin moisturisers to soothe a sun burn?

Olive & Coconut Oils: Both are good for the skin but much more beneficial if you ingest them also. They can help reduce inflammation, nourish nerves and brain, etc. Peace and good health. If you are on blood thinners check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Which is healthier for the face: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is healthier for the face: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Skin care.: Olive Oil can be used to clean & moisturize skin. Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more

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Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

No good evidence fou: Eucalyptus oil is often used for arthritis or steamed to relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint oil can be taken for irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches and nausea and is "possibly effective". Skin is not listed as a use. ...Read more

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Would coconut oil as a moisturiser cause facial hair growth?

Would coconut oil as a moisturiser cause facial hair growth?

No.: Coconut oil is a light moisturizer, and has a tendency to clog pores, and that's about it. Has no effect, one way or the other, on hair growth. ...Read more

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Which is better for your skin: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for your skin: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil Doubt any reliable comparison study to answer your question. ...Read more

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Which is healthier for baking: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Which is healthier for baking: grapeseed oil or olive oil?

Olive: Grapeseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fat, which when exposed to heat and oxygen gets oxidized and unhealthy. Use olive oil or coconut oil for baking or cooking. Use grapeseed or flax oils cold. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin products and creams cause acne?

Yes, if acne prone: You are likely to benefit from oil free non comedogenic moisturizers if you are acne prone. ...Read more

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Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Does mineral oil in skin care products cause acne?

Oil: Mineral oil or any oil containing skin product can cause acne or clogged pores resulting in acne. Always test a small area with any new skin product to determine adverse reactions before applying it liberally. ...Read more

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Which is the best product for eye lash growth, olive oil or vaseline?

Which is the best product for eye lash growth, olive oil or vaseline?

Latisse (bimatoprost): There is no science or fact behind olive oil or vaseline to promote eyelash growth. Latisse (bimatoprost) on the other hand does has a scientific basis, lots of evidence and even more clinical demonstrations of eyelash growth with its proper use. ...Read more

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Which is better for scalp problems: zinc pca or tea tree oil shampoos?

Which is better for scalp problems: zinc pca or tea tree oil shampoos?

Scalp irritation: That is very individual. You will have to try diffierent products to see what works for you. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil product guve relief to scalp psoriasis?

Is tea tree oil product guve relief to scalp psoriasis?

Hard to tell: Tea tree oil is said to possess anti-inflammatory property but may be helpful for some. However the result is really that that impressive. ...Read more

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Is olive oil moisturizing hair spray good for the scalp and hair?

Is olive oil moisturizing hair spray good for the scalp and hair?

Will just oil it: Won't help moisturize the dead hair protein, just coat it and make if feel better to you. Keep hair and scalp clean and use good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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Whats better for eyelash growth, coconut oil or castor oil?

Whats better for eyelash growth, coconut oil or castor oil?

Neither: Certain oils or petroleum ointment applied to base of lashes will smother the microscopic mites called demodex which live in the hair follicles. Overgrowth of demodex can cause lashes to fall out prematurely. The only fda approved way to stimulate eyelash growth is to use a prescription medication called bimatoprost (latisse) or similar medications available as eyedrops for glaucoma treatment. ...Read more

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By applying olive oil to your skin, cure hives?

By applying olive oil to your skin, cure hives?

Unfortunately no: Hives are very distressing. Unfortunately, topical treatment such as creams, ointments, etc are not effective for treating hives even antihistamine creams. The best treatment for the itching and redness of hives is an antihistamine by mouth such as claritin, zyrtec, Allegra or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I have oily(face)skin.Currently oil cleansing w/Sweet Almond Oil.Does oil really decrease the overproduction of sebum or will it cause more oiliness?

I have oily(face)skin.Currently oil cleansing w/Sweet Almond Oil.Does oil really decrease the overproduction of sebum or will it cause more oiliness?

Use real Rx: Try retinoic acid instead. Most of these products named for pretty flowers, fruits and trees are placebos. If you have acne, the retinoic acid should help as well. A dermatologist can give you more advice ...Read more

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Whats virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Whats virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Moisturizer: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care and for viruses. ...Read more

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