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Can olive oil cause acne?

Can olive oil cause acne?

No: The connection between oily food and acne has not held up. Olive oil is ok. From webmd: "food: all over the world, parents tell teens to avoid pizza, chocolate, greasy and fried foods, and junk food. While these foods may not be good for overall health, they don't cause acne or make it worse.". ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more

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I know olive oil is really good for your face (i tested it), but is it also good for acne?

I know olive oil is really good for your face (i tested it), but is it also good for acne?

Probably not: In general, one wants to help decreaseb the oiliness of the skin when treating acne, so potential clogging of pores with olive oil would not be recommended. Ask your doctor for treatment suggestions, likely to include a skin drying agent. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
3x year
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Is california olive ranch extra virgin olive oil good for acne 2 tbs per day, ?

Is california olive ranch extra virgin olive oil good for acne 2 tbs per day, ?

Won't help: I see that you're using both benzoyl peroxide and isotretinoin. The former is the best topical remedy for mild acne. The latter is the big guns for severe acne and you can expect it to clear you. The diet / fad / pop / "natural" remedies you'll find on the internet are mostly made up. Stay the course with the Isotretinoin and don't waste time / emotional energy on additional subscientific remedies. ...Read more

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If i treat acne dark spots with an olive oil remedy, will it vanish them?

If i treat acne dark spots with an olive oil remedy, will it vanish them?

Don't know: I am not sure what exact "remedy" you are using. Olive oil by itself will not likely cause dark spots to fade. Things like tretinoin and hydroquinone can help. Although time will help to fade most hyperpigmented spots from acne. And treating with things that may keep you from getting acne lesions will help keep them from forming in the first place. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Wash face with a hydroxy acid cleanser
2x day
Apply OTC benzoyl peroxide in the morning
Daily
Consider a topical retinol at bedtime
Once
Consider taking vitamins
once
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Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

How does olive oil prevent acne and make my facial hair grow faster?

It may not: Diet has little impact on acne. If it makes your facial hair nicer, I'll be surprised. If your acne flares, manage it with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need something more powerful, your physicain can help. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

See a Doctor to prescribe a treatment plan based on your acne severity
3x year
Use your medications consistently; don't skip doses or days
daily
Wash twice daily & after exercise, make-up removal, extra oily skin
daily
Use mild, oil-free soaps, avoid exfoliating products & don't scrub
daily
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I have hypersensitive oily skin and acne. Should I wear olive oil on my face at night and wash it off in the morning to control the oil production?

I have hypersensitive oily skin and acne. Should I wear olive oil on my face at night and wash it off in the morning to control the oil production?

Oil free products: if you have a problem with oily skin and acne, adding olive oil will not help you. have your skin evaluated by a board certified dermatologist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more

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